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Boone County Sheriff's Office

Boone County citizens are being told to think twice about incoming phone calls. The Boone County Sheriff's Department says they have received a number of calls from citizens reporting an individual claiming to be a sheriff’s deputy has called them.


Boone County authorities have requested more money to deal with the expenses of processing an increasing number of requests for concealed carry permits.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports applications for new concealed-carry weapon permits in Boone County are on pace to top previous highs.

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Following three days of vigils held over the weekend, the family of Gaspar Soto-Reza is calling on the Boone County Sheriff’s Department to deepen its investigation into the man’s death.


Soto-Reza was first reported missing on Sunday, August 2 at a sub-division lake north of Columbia. The sheriff’s department and Boone County Fire Protection District located his body in the lake two days later.


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The Boone County Sheriff’s Department said the total number of newly issued and renewed conceal carry permits has increased so far in 2013.

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Department collected almost 650 pounds of prescription drugs from drop-off locations around Boone County in a drug pick-up event this past weekend … and the sheriff’s department reports there is an increase in people dropping off prescriptions for environmental reasons.

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is increasing its effort to crack down on impaired drivers.