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Crime

Two months after election, downtown cameras still undecided

The decision regarding cameras downtown is in the hands of the police chief.

Counterfeit bills reported at Columbia businesses

There have been 19 reports of counterfeit bills at Columbia businesses since the beginning of 2010.

October trial date set for former Missouri House Speaker Jetton

Hit-and-run homicide suspect commits suicide before trial

A woman charged with the hit-and-run homicide of a highway worker committed suicide in her cell Tuesday morning while awaiting trial, according to a Cooper County Sheriff's Office news release.

UPDATE: Columbia Police Department hires crime analyst to monitor trends

The analyst will work with officers to identify crime trends in the hope that police can take a more proactive approach to crime prevention.

UPDATE: Columbia man arrested in connection with second-degree assault

Alfredo Rojas-Sion was being held at Boone County Jail on a $50,000 bond as of Monday morning. He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault on suspicion of causing injuries while operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Man reported missing last week still not found

Richard French was found unharmed in Tennessee, but Edward Acosta has yet to be located.

January trial date set for Jared Mohler

He is one of six men accused of molesting young family members more than two decades ago.

Two men arrested after robbery at Break Time

Police say two men used rifles to steal money and cartons of cigarettes from a 20-year-old female clerk working at a Break Time gas station.

Stolen iPhone leads to assault

After threatening a person who stole his iPhone, police said a teenager was assaulted by another man.

Knives drawn in fight, 1 arrested

After threats had been made against him, police said a 75-year-old man pulled his own knife in self-defense.

 

Domestic dispute leaves woman injured, man arrested

Police arrested a man on suspicion of having bitten and choked his girlfriend.

Rock Bridge trespassing issue a 'miscommunication', tickets dropped

The trespassing tickets issued to the 18 Rock Bridge High School students who were attempting a senior prank on Thursday have been dropped.

Defense attorney goes missing

Defense attorney Richard French was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning after taking a personal day Tuesday.

Rock Bridge senior prank could have legal repercussions

Eighteen Rock Bridge High School students were caught attempting a senior prank around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the school's principal.

Weapons assault on Hackberry Boulevard involves children

A man is suspected of threatening a group of children with a rifle Wednesday night.

Board discusses unique perspectives of police interaction

The Citizens' Police Review Board got a lesson on Wednesday night in how different perceptions among citizens and police officers can lead to misunderstandings.

Black drivers stopped at increasing rates, attorney general report finds

 

A yearly analysis of statewide traffic stops shows that black drivers are far more likely to be stopped by officers than white or Hispanic drivers. This disparity has risen almost every year since 2001, when Missouri began publishing these reports.

Missouri Attorney General Koster to release police traffic stop report

The report, which will be released Tuesday, uses data from the state's more than 700 law enforcement agencies.

Columbia man arrested for warrants, methamphetamine possession, creation

A Columbia man was arrested on methamphetamine charges  Friday in the 700 block of Business Loop 70, according to a news release.

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