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Afternoon Sedalia Police Crime Reports For July 17, 2014

Sedalia man arrested on multiple charges following a disturbance involving a knife

Just after 7pm Wednesday night Sedalia Police investigated a disturbance in the 1300 block of West 16th involving a suspect with a knife. Upon arrival the victim told officers that 19-year-old Tyler James Evans of Belton Missouri had threatened them with a knife. Evans also reportedly had a chain wrapped around his knuckles. Following his arrest he was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia. According to a Pettis County Sheriff’s report Evans was placed on 24-hour hold facing charges of 2nd degree assault with a knife, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, and drug related charges.

27-year-old Sedalia woman arrested for failure to appear

At 10:20 Wednesday morning Sedalia Police arrested 27-year-old Elizabeth Esqueda of Sedalia on a failure to appear warrant out of the City of Sedalia. Esqueda was taken to the Pettis County jail pending a $200 cash only bond.

Marshall Man arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon

Around 1:42pm Wednesday afternoon Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle at 6th and Prospect. A subsequent computer check revealed the driver, 30-year-old Benjamin Ollie Laney of Marshall was a suspended driver. Laney was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released with a court date.

Vacant house reported vandalized Wednesday afternoon

At 2:42 Wednesday afternoon the owner of a vacant home in the 1500 block of South Moniteau called Sedalia Police to report a neighbor had alerted her that the home had been vandalized. According to the victim two windows in the garage were broken out, and paint was used inside the home. There was no information on possible suspects.

Stolen vehicle recovered Wednesday afternoon

Just after 1:30pm Wednesday afternoon a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Pettis County was recovered at 4th and Brown. A Sedalia Police report states the case was turned over to the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, since the theft report was made to that office. At the time of the report there were no suspects.

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