joe bernhard

Crime
6:08 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Apartment complex cooperates with police

Aspen Heights photo by Michael Losch/KOMU via Flickr
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Recent incidents involving robbery, gun fire, and large parties at Aspen Heights housing complex have encouraged the Columbia police department to step in. Columbia Police Sgt. Joe Bernhard says the beat sergeants and the sector lieutenant are now working with Aspen Heights management to improve safety and security. He says the management has been requesting a courtesy officer, or off duty police officer, on site to look over things.

“I think it’s just small things that need to happen and have to set expectations for the tenants and enforce the rules,” Bernhard says.

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Crime
6:53 am
Thu July 25, 2013

CPD: 'Clerical error' misclassifies May shooting

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Columbia police say a clerical error caused the Missouri Highway Patrol to classify an unsolved fatal shooting as a justifiable homicide.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a monthly statistical report compiled by the patrol lists a 21-year-old white male as the shooter in the May 19 death of 25-year-old Brandon Coleman.

Coleman's family and some community leaders have criticized Columbia police for not making an arrest in a case police say remains under investigation.

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