Netplex Ribbon Cutting in Mexico at Fairground Park17-Aug-2017

A ribbon cutting at the Netplex at Fairground Park in Mexico will be taking place tonight (Thursday).

Chad Shoemaker Director of Parks and Recreation in Mexico says that the project was put together by the Mexico Tennis Association who raised over $300,000. 

The ribbon cutting will take place in the pavilion at Fairground Park at 5pm.

Four Arrested in Audrain County Drug Bust15-Aug-2017

Four people are facing drug charges after the East  Central Drug Task Force serve a search warrant in Mexico yesterday (Monday). 

According to authorities the warrant was served along Highway 54, south of Mexico and during the search meth, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were discovered. 

The Mexico residents arrested are 30 year old Billy Joe Coleman, 54 year old Frank Lee Dailey, 36 year old Kathryn Renae Dailey, and 53 year old Teresa Jurline Kennemore.

Mexico Man Found Guilty of Rape and Child Molestation 15-Aug-2017

A jury in an Audrain County Court  finds a Mexico man guilty of Rape and Child Molestation yesterday (Tuesday). 

It took a jury 25 minutes of deliberations to convict 62 year old Ralph Eugene Harbit of rape and molestation of a girl who was 8-10 years old at the time, for crimes that occurred 2007 through 2009. 

The case was tried by Audrain County Prosecutor Jacob Shellabarger and Assistant Prosecutor Scott Fox. 

The crimes carry a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 45 years in prison. 

Harbit is scheduled to be sentenced October 20th by Judge Wesley C. Dalton.

Mexico Public Schools Construction Almost Complete14-Aug-2017

Most of the construction work on the Mexico Public Schools will be completed when the year begins on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Mexico Schools Superintendent Dr. Zach Templeton says the work will be done to a level where school can start. 

Dr. Templeton says the construction company is still hopeful they can complete their work by the start of school.

Mexico Man Arrested in Connection With Suspicious Package09-Aug-2017

A Mexico Missouri man is facing charges of making a terrorist threat after an arrest in Columbia in connection to a suspicious package left near the probation and parole office on July 18th.

According to the Columbia Police Department 47 year old Vincent E. Ferrell Jr. was identified as the man who left the package and was arrested this (Wednesday) morning. 

A bond has not yet been set.

Seven Car Break ins in Mexico09-Aug-2017

Seven vehicle break ins in Mexico last (Tuesday) night are being investigated. 

According to Mexico Public Safety the thefts occurred in the south central part of town during the overnight hours.

Mostly money was taken from the cars.

Citizens are encouraged to call any time they see suspicious activity in the their area. 

To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 800 392-TIPS.

Teenagers in Custody and 1 Arrested in Mexico Robbery09-Aug-2017

Several teenagers are in juvenile custody and one arrest is made in connection to a robbery in Mexico last week.

According to Mexico Public safety the incident occurred on Thursday in the 500 block of South Western when four teenagers approached a victim with what looked like a handgun and demanded he empty his pockets. 

As a result of the investigation 17 year old Joshua Maxwell of Mexico was arrested for 1st degree robbery. 

A 15 year old juvenile was placed in a juvenile detention center, and cases are pending on a 13 and 14 year old who were also involved in the incident. 

2 bb guns were recovered, police say neither gun had any markings to make them look different than an actual handgun.

Tyronn Lue Sign Dedication at Garfield Park04-Aug-2017

A dedication ceremony for Cleveland Cavaliers Coach and Mexico Missouri's own Tyronne Lue will be taking place tomorrow (Saturday). 

The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosing the presentation at Garfield Park in Mexico. 

Chamber Executive Director Dana Koeller says that the dedication is a continuance from the Tyronne Lue Day of Service that started last year.

Speakers will include Dr. Ayanna Shivers from Mexico City Council, Miss Missouri 2017 Jennifer Davis and Tyronne Lue.

The event starts at 11 am.

Mexico Teens with Guns 2 Incidents03-Aug-2017

An investigation is ongoing into a robbery early this (Thursday) morning in Mexico involving a group of teenagers with a gun. 

The incident occurred around 1:30 this (Thursday) morning in the area of 500 South Western. 

Major Bryce Meskow with Mexico Public Safety says they later responded to the 800 block of Trinity for another report of teenagers waiving a gun at cars. 

No injuries were reported from either incident.

Man Hit on Bicycle01-Aug-2017

An accident is being reported of a man being hit on a bicycle at Lakeview and Jubel Drive last (Monday) night.

According to an accident report taken by Mexico Public Safety it happened when a car driven by 65 year old Daryl E. Prenger turned east on Lakeview Road and hit 58 year old Samuel D. Ehrlich who was riding his bike. 

Both were employees of Spartan Light Metals in Mexico and where sent to Miller Warehouse on Elmwood to hand merchandise.

Ehlrich refused medical response.

Arrest Made in Columbia Burglary18-Aug-2017

A man and woman are facing burglary charges after an arrest by the Boone County Sheriff's Department yesterday (Thursday).

According to the department 33 year old Benjamin T. Reid of Auxvasse, and 32 year old Angel L. Warrren of Columbia were arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a home in the 4000 block of McGee Road, north of Columbia. 

Deputies say they were dispatched shortly before noon when a citizen became suspicious after seeing a vehicle at the residence which had been vacant. 

Both Reid and Warren were booked into the Boone County Detention Center.

Eldon Teen Arrest Child Porn18-Aug-2017

An Eldon teen is in the Miller County Jail after an arrest Wednesday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for promoting and possession of child pornography.

Investigators reports a search warrant was served the home of 17 year old Seth M. James on Kristy Road in Eldon.

During the search authorities report finding child pornography and computer equipment used to commit the crimes.

A two hundred thousand dollar bond has been set.

Heroin and Opioid Overdoses on the Rise18-Aug-2017

An increase in heroin and opioid overdoses and seizures this past week is being seen by  law enforcement agencies in the area. 

According to Montgomery County Sheriff Matt Schoo says Warren County has had 7 heroin related overdoses, this past week, and Montgomery County had 3 heroin overdoses in a single day this week. 

The Sheriff's office is asking parents to try educate themselves on the signs of drug use and drug dependency, as many of the drugs are showing up at teen parties through out the county.

Vandalia Drug Bust One Arrest18-Aug-2017

A Vandalia woman is facing several charges after an arrest yesterday (Thursday) by the East Central Drug Task Force.

According to police 44 year old Paula S. Powell was arrested in the 100 block of East Haig Street in Vandalia, after meth was found.

Powell is being charged with possession of meth, maintaining a public nuisance, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Columbia Man Arrest in Connection with Home Invasion Robbery17-Aug-2017

A 25 year old Columbia man is facing multiple charges after an arrest in connection to a home invasion robbery last (Wednesday) night in Columbia. 

Police say they arrested 25 year old Anthony Sean Acton after stopping a vehicle that matched a description from a robbery in the 900 block of Huntridge Drive.

Officers say they found heroin, marijuana, a firearm, and money in the car.  

Police say a 2nd suspect is still on the loose and an investigation is ongoing.

Columbia Weapons Arrest - Man Yells Racial Slurs17-Aug-2017

A Columbia man is facing a weapons charge after an arrest following an altercation with two black men and where racial slurs were shouted.

According to police Joshua Enloe was arrested last (Wednesday) night in the 1100 block of East Broadway. 

Witnesses's claim Enloe was yelling racial slurs, at 2 black men, and punched one of the men in the shoulder leading to a fight.

Police say they found a fillet knife in a sheath with 5.5 inch blade on Enloe.

Hannibal Couple Safe After Residential Fire17-Aug-2017

A Hannibal couple escapes a house fire yesterday (Wednesday) with no injuries.

According to the Hannibal Fire Department the fired happened at 1604 Sierra Street at the home of Georgia Cassady and Jeff Brown. 

According to reports a passerby noticed smoke coming from the attic of the house, and went and knocked at the door. 

Cassady and Brown and their dog were able to get out of the home safely.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Callaway County Beefing up Security for Solar Eclipse16-Aug-2017

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department will have extra deputies patrolling the area during the Solar Eclipse on Monday August 21st. 

Thousands of people are expected to converge on Mid Missouri to view the total eclipse of the sun.  Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism says they have been coordinating with several law enforcement agencies for the event.

Chism says the patrols will be increased through out the weekend and into Monday leading up to the eclipse.

Centralia Police Looking into Implementing Dual Purpose K-916-Aug-2017

The Centralia Police Department is looking into a K-9 Unit. 

Centralia Chief of Police Larry Dudgeon says they are looking for a dual purpose K-9. 

The total estimated cost is fifteen thousand one hundred ten dollars. 

Chief Dudgeon is seeking support for the measure by the Centralia Board of Alderman, their next meeting is this upcoming Monday, August 21st.

Columbia Police Investigating 2 Shots Fired Calls16-Aug-2017

Columbia Police are investigating two shots fired calls from last (Tuesday) and this (Wednesday) morning.

According to the department the first happened at the 1400 block of Greensboro Drive around 11:30 last (Tuesday) night. 

Police say they located blood stains at a home and a short time later officers were notified a man with a gunshot wound arrived at a local hospital. 

The 2nd happened just after midnight at the 2600 block of Quail Drive. 

Officers report finding shell casing in the area, with no injuries reported.  

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.