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Crime

Columbia police make 22 burglary arrests between October and November

Police said they arrested five groups of at least two or more people committing burglaries together across the city.

Columbia Police Department plans special traffic detail for Thursday

Four officers will focus solely on traffic violations such as speeding, driving without a seat belt or running red lights.

Grant Elementary School amps up safety measures

The school principal e-mailed parents on Monday about the increased safety measures, which were implemented after a man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing last week.

Man charged with arson for fire at The Blue Note

Brendan William Orscheln was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson and was held in the Boone County Jail on $250,000 bond.

 

Man stunned with Taser on Ninth Street after resisting arrest

The unidentified man was suspected of trespassing Tuesday morning. He was stunned outside Subway on Ninth Street and later taken to University Hospital.

 

Four burglaries have occurred at unoccupied home this month

The owner, Ronald Kinsel, was killed in a car accident on Nov. 9. Several items including money, jewelry and a computer are missing from the home.

Police arrest seventh suspect in Hobson homicide

Lee Wyatt Carter, 23, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree robbery and second-degree murder, Columbia police said.

Police arrest eight in connection to recent burglaries

Columbia police arrested eight individuals on suspicion of taking part in as many as 19 recent burglaries.

Ryan Ferguson denied hearing before top state court

Ferguson's father said the decision was no surprise and will allow Ferguson's legal team to file a habeas corpus petition in which he can present new evidence not available during the first trial.

Washington's attorney waives preliminary hearing

Attorney Chris Slusher said he is also contemplating requesting a change of venue for the felony charge because the case has received a lot of publicity in Boone County.

Columbia man and his mother arrested in assault case

A teenage girl was stabbed in the arm during the incident that preceded the arrests.

Suspect in multiple burglary cases arrested

Michael L.W. Maurer Jr. was brought into custody without incident.

Columbia woman arrested on suspicion of drug possession

While speaking with Mallory Simpson, sheriff's deputies found drug paraphernalia in plain view in her purse and found more, along with methamphetamine and cocaine, in a subsequent search.

U.S. Bank robbery suspect indicted

A Rockaway Beach man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in connection with bank robberies in Columbia and Sedalia.

Taser issue voted down

Citizens and police can continue using Tasers in Columbia after Proposition 2 was roundly defeated. The group People for a Taser-Free Columbia planned to issue a statement Wednesday.

Columbia police: Be wary of 'grandparent scam'

As part of the scam, callers claimed to be family members who needed money to be bailed out of a Canadian jail.

Man arrested on suspicion of rape of female college student

Ahmed Salau was arrested on Friday, and bond was set at $150,000.

Columbia woman faces charges in setting fire to items on boyfriend's bed

Donna Book was arrested Saturday on charges of first-degree arson and domestic assault. She is also suspected in an incident on Thursday, where witnesses said she set fire to a blanket outside of her boyfriend's bedroom.

Police arrest two men in connection with West Thurman Street burglary

Between Oct. 23 and Saturday, 33 burglaries were reported in Columbia, and 89 burglaries were reported for the month of October, according to Columbia Police Department news release.

Boone County Sheriff's Department conducts sobriety checkpoint

Sixteen are arrested as 542 vehicles are checked in Saturday night effort.

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