The following Sedalia Police crime reports are from the afternoon of Sept. 18, 2013.

Traffic stop results in arrest for a Sedalia man on a Pettis County warrant

Just after 10:30 Tuesday night, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle for a license plate infraction. Upon contact with the driver, 22-year-old William Taylor of Sedalia, he was found to have an active warrant out of Pettis County for possession of a controlled substance. At the time of the police report, Taylor was in the Pettis County Jail pending a $500,000 bond.

Sedalia woman arrested for trespassing Tuesday morning

At 5:30 Tuesday morning, Sedalia police were dispatched to the 1500 block of South Missouri to locate a suspect. Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Carla Meeks of Sedalia, walking on the street. Meeks reportedly disappeared from view when she turned a corner, but a witness told officers the suspect had entered a shed. When officers attempted to enter the shed, Meeks held the door shut, but they managed to enter it and take Meeks into custody. The police report states Meeks was charged with 1st degree trespassing.

Assault complaint results in arrest for a 54-year-old Sedalia man

Around 3:00 this morning, Sedalia police responded to a residence in the 500 block of East Chestnut on an assault complaint. Upon arrival, the victim told officers that 54-year-old Gregory Hoskins of Sedalia had punched him and chased him from the house where he assaulted him again. Hoskins was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges.

Police chase ends when a suspect hits a garage with a vehicle

At 7:00 Tuesday morning, Sedalia police attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1200 block of South Harrison with expired plates. The driver turned into a driveway and exited the car while it was still in gear and moving forward. The driver fled the area on foot while the car ran into a garage, doing approximately $600 of damage to the garage door. At news time, the suspect was being sought.

Thieves steal electronic equipment from a residence on West Broadway

Sedalia police took a burglary complaint from a victim in the 500 block of West Broadway around 9:30 Tuesday morning. According to the victim, someone entered the home sometime over the past two weeks and stole $1500 worth of electronic items. There was no information on a possible suspect at the time of the police report.

Stolen vehicle returned before local dealer knew it was gone

Around 2:00 Tuesday morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reportedly recovered a stolen vehicle that belonged to Wes-Mo Auto at 3108 Erika Avenue. The owner of the vehicle was not aware the vehicle had been stolen according to the police report.  There are no suspects at news time.

Thief walks out of store on stolen shoes Monday

Payless Shoes at 2923 West Broadway reported that a pair of shoes was stolen by an unknown male suspect Monday. There are no suspects.