27-year-old Homeless man in jail for identity theft, and driving without a license

Just before 1pm Thursday afternoon Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of West Broadway for making an improper turn. Upon contact with the driver, he gave the officer another person’s information. A check through dispatch revealed the man’s identity was 27-year-old Anthony Lamar Melton, a homeless person. At the time of the police report Melton was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County pending charges of identity theft, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

White female reportedly sends a black man to the hospital Thursday

Around noon Thursday the Sedalia Police received a call on an assault in progress in the 1600 block of South Osage.  According to the caller a white female was holding a black male to the ground, and was punching him in the face and neck area. Upon arrival the officers located a black male with injuries consistant with the reported attack. The black male was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment. The police report states the incident is under investigation.

Found property turned into the police Thursday

According to a police report a woman’s clutch purse was turned in at the police station Yesterday afternoon. There was no contact information in the purse, and it was placed in found property at the police department.

At 10:16 Thursday morning  a wallet that was found in the 500 block of North Osage was turned into the Sedalia Police Department. The wallet has been placed in found property at the station.