Home Burglarized and Cars Broken Into in Mexico22-May-2017

Mexico Public Safety is investigating a home and vehicle break in.

The department reports it happened in the area of 2800 block of Fairground road Thursday night. 

Apparently someone entered the home, taking some jewelry, a camera and other items.

Upon further investigation police say that some vehicles were gone through at the 2700 block of South Clark as well, and the same person is likely responsible.

Anyone with information can call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-392-Tips.

Weapons Displayed Call in Mexico22-May-2017

An incident involving a man displaying a large knife in Mexico is being reported.

Mexico Public Safety reports it happened yesterday (Sunday) at the 4800 block of South Clark just after 11:30. 

Apparently there had been an argument between several men outside of the business and during the disturbance on of the men displayed the knife. 

Officers says that no one was willing to assist in prosecuting for any offense.

No injuries are being reported.

Two Drug Busts Leads to Four Arrests18-May-2017

2 separate drug busts in Mexico last (Wednesday) night leads to the arrest of 4 people.

The Audrain County Sheriff's Department and the East Central Drug Task Force report serving a search warrant at 1012 East Lafayette where they found meth, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Those arrested were Gary D. Reeves Jr. and Dawn Reeves. 

The 2nd search warrant was served by police at America's Value Inn at 4224 South Clark, room 23.

The sheriff's department report arresting Carey L. Tarrants  and Krystal L. Wheeler after finding meth, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the room.

McMillan Elementary Awards Assembly17-May-2017

City of Mexico Sewer Work16-May-2017

The City of Mexico Wastewater crew will working on sewer lines at the Green Boulevard Overpass today (Tuesday). 

The street will not be closed however the city would like everyone to be aware of the work zone. 

The work will be done from 8 until noon.

Mexico Residents Arrested in Connection With Weekend Burglary15-May-2017

3 Mexico residents are in facing charges after an arrest in connection to a burglary.

According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Department they received a report Saturday morning  of a man walking around with a crowbar outside of a business at 1400 Old Highway 40 near the border of Boone and Callaway County. 

Police say a car fled the scene, and when it was stopped stolen property was found from the business.

The Highway Patrol arrested 23 year old Robert Peak and 34 year old Renea Hill. Later that day 35 year old Casey Jolly was arrested by Audrain County Deputies in connection to the same burglary.

Class of 2017 at Mexico High School Graduates Monday12-May-2017

The Mexico High School Class of 2017 will graduate this Monday May 15th. 

Dr. Terry Robinson Principal of the Mexico High School says the graduating class is small in size compared to prior years. 

Dr. Robinson says this year's class has broken a record when it comes to dual college credit classes.

The graduation ceremony will take place Monday at Hawthorne Heights Field at the Mexico High School at 7.

City Crews Working on Parks and Pool10-May-2017

Mexico City Crews are busy working on area parks, and getting the city pool ready for the summer time months.

Megan Harrington Recreation Supervisor for the city of Mexico says at the parks they are mowing and working on a new shelter. 

Harrington says crews have been working on the pool for the last month in preparation for its opening Memorial Day Weekend. 

The Pool official open date is set for Saturday May 27th at 1pm.

Mexico Public Safety02-May-2017

The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the following calls yesterday (Monday):

-Suspicious activity at 502 West Boulevard Apartment B and at 311 West Monroe.

-An unwanted subject at 103 North Washington.

-A domestic verbal dispute at the corner of of North Western and Maple.

-An ex-parte violation at South Elmwood. 

-A domestic issue at 921 Grove.

-A peace disturbance involving a barking dog at Summit Street.

Cortez Trial Continued01-May-2017

Audrain County Judge Wesley Dalton grants a continuance today (Monday) in the case of former Mexico High School Band Teacher Robert V. Cortez. 

July 31st is the next time that Cortez has been ordered to appear in Court. 

Cortez  is accused of having sexual contact with a student was arrested in September of last year.

Body in Lake Ozarks Identified22-May-2017

The Missouri Highway Patrol is identifying the man whose body was found in the Lake of the Ozarks on Friday night. 

According to the patrol the body was that of 66 year old Steven Fox of Fenton.

The patrol says they believe that the man drowned, however an investigation is continuing.

Car Fire on Highway 54 in Fulton22-May-2017

A car fire on causes a temporary shut down of Highway 54 East in Fulton.

It happened Saturday Morning just after 11 on Highway 54 East and Country Road 306. 

Police say a 2002 Chevy Suburban became fully engulfed in flames. 

The fire department put out the fire and no injuries are being reported.

Columbia Food Market Robbery22-May-2017

Police are looking for the man who robbed the Clover Natural Market in Columbia Friday night. 

Columbia police say it happened about 9 at the Clover Market at 2100 Chapel Plaza Court. 

The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20's, about 5"10 and was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and athletic style pants.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbia Police Department.

Kids in Custody in Connection with Fire at Fulton Middle School22-May-2017

Fulton Police have 2 juveniles in custody after a fire at the announcers booth at the Fulton Middle School. 

According to Fulton Police it happened early Saturday morning just before 5.

The fire was put out quickly however around five hundred dollars worth of damage is estimated. 

There were no injuries reported. 

Portland Multiple Charges in Connection with Stabbing22-May-2017

A Portland man is facing multiple charges after a altercation turns into a stabbing in Callaway County on Saturday night. 

According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Department it happened in the 10400 block of Highway 94, when 53 year old Mitchell Byrne tried to stab 2 people with a knife.

Charges include felony assault, and unlawful use of a weapon. 

Byrne is currently in the Callaway County Jail on a fifty thousand dollar bond.

Robbery Investigation in Columbia22-May-2017

Columbia Police are searching for 3 suspects after a reported robbery last (Sunday) night. 

Police report it happened close to midnight in an alley between 8th and 9th ninth street. 

Apparently a man was standing in the alley when the robbers attacked him from behind, taking his wallet. 

The man is said to have suffered injuries during the assault. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 875-TIPS.

Run for the Wall22-May-2017

Run for the Wall is a ride to raise awareness for Prisoners of War Missing in Action. There are around 500,000 riders taking three different routes from California to Washington, DC over an 11 day time frame. One of the routes goes through Columbia today to Wentzville and leaves from Wentzville tomorrow.

Shots Fired in Downtown Columbia22-May-2017

Columbia Police are investigating a shots fired at the Soul Spot on Rangeline. 

According to the Columbia Police Department it happened just before 1 am Sunday morning when an argument started in a crowd, which led to gun being fired. 

Police say that a car was hit by one of the bullets. 

No injuries are being reported.

Audrain County Scam19-May-2017

The Audrain County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a scam going around the area.  

The Sheriff's Office reports that over the past several hours citizens have been calling stating they are receiving calls from someone who claims to be with the Sheriff's Office. 

The caller then tells them they have missed jury duty and have to pay a fine in order to avoid arrest.

The department says that this is a scam and not to reveal any personal information and don't send any money.

Columbia Chemical Spill19-May-2017

An area of Columbia is back open after being shut down due to a reported chemical spill. 

The Columbia Fire Department responded to University Avenue between Ninth and Hitt Street last (Thursday) night. 

The chemical spill was apparently employees at the Domino's in the 400 Block of Ninth Street spraying oven jell on oven racks outside the store and used a portable sprayer to power wash the racks.

A concerned citizen called the firefighters after watching the employees spraying the racks.