Sedalia Man Arrested For Urinating In Public

At 10:24 Saturday night (Aug. 16)  a Missouri State Fair Security Officer was flagged down on the Missouri State Fairgrounds by multiple people, who reported seeing an intoxicated man urinating in public. The officer located the suspect, 42-year-old Neil Lutjen of Sedalia, and observed him urinating while visible to passing people. Lutjen was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail pending formal charges of sexual misconduct and indecent exposure.

17-year-old Arrested For Stealing At Breaktime

Just after midnight this morning (Aug. 19), Sedalia Police responded to the Breaktime at 318 West Broadway on a theft in progress. Upon arrival officers made contact with the suspect identified as 17-year-old Austin Gruber of Sedalia, who had reportedly attempted to steal $4.38 worth of merchandise.
Gruber was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending $533.50 bond.

Sedalia man arrested for Domestic Assault

Around 5  Saturday morning (Aug. 16), Sedalia Police responded to a residence in the 400 block of North Hurley on a report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival officers made contact with 30-year-old Joshua Smith of Sedalia. Following an investigation Smith was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges of 3rd degree domestic assault.

Suspect Arrested In A Property Damage Case

At 2:10 Monday afternoon (Aug. 18), Sedalia Police responded to a report of an orange car following a white truck through town. The police report also states the orange car was causing damage to the truck. Officers located the vehicles at 4th and Kentucky, and made contact with both drivers. Following an interview of both drivers 17-year-old Cordell Jacob Bell of Sedalia was arrested and transported to Pettis County Jail on a charge of destruction of property.

A Pink Barbie child sized bicycle was found in the 1000 block of West 10th Monday night. If you lost it call the police department at 826-8100.