Here is the Sedalia afternoon crime report for May 2, 2012.

Woman reports her purse stolen from a downtown business

At 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, Sedalia police took a theft complaint from a Sedalia woman at the police station. According to the victim, someone stole her purse while she was at Fitters at 500 South Ohio . The purse contained a wallet plus other personal items. There was no information on possible suspects.


51-year-old Man Arrested on a Parole Absconder Warrant Tuesday Morning

Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Sedalia police responded to the Break Time at 808 east Broadway on the report of a suspect at that location. Upon arrival, officers arrested 51-year-old Kenneth Smith on a warrant as a parole absconder. According to the police report, Smith absconded from a Community Release Center in Kansas City, Missouri. At the time of the report he was being held without bond in the Pettis County jail.


Theft From a Motor Vehicle Reported in the 1300 Block West 4th Tuesday night

At 10:40 a.m.Tuesday morning, Sedalia police investigated a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim told officers that sometime overnight someone stole items from her vehicle, while it was parked in the 1300 block of West 4th. There are no suspects.


Daughter in Jail for Grabbing her Mother By the Throat

At 12:15 Tuesday afternoon Sedalia police responded to the 400 block of East 13th on a disturbance;. Upon arrival a 42-year-old female victim told them her daughter, 25-year-old Andrea Smelzer of the residence had grabbed her by the throat, and took her phone during an argument. At the time of the police report Smelzer was on 24-hour hold pending state charges.


DeLong Steel Reports the Theft of Steel From the Company’s Property

Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, DeLong Steel at 131 Harding reported the theft of steel from company property. According to the complainant, someone stole approximately $1500 worth of steel from the property sometime over the weekend. There are currently no suspects.


Traffic stop Tuesday night results in arrest for a 27-year-old Sedalia woman

Around 11 p.m. Tuesday night Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at 13th and Lamine for expired registration. Upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, 27-year-old Brianna Johnson of Sedalia was found to have a warrant for a probation violation. She was arrested and taken to the Pettis County jail, pending $25,000.



The Shortcut located at 1515 Thompson Blvd reported a vehicle pumped $90 worth of gas Tuesday night, then left without paying.