Area crime reports 9-25-18

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 40-year-old Heather M. Miller of Sedalia at 10:18 p.m. Saturday night in Pettis County. She was charged with DWI, C & I driving resulting in a motor vehicle crash, leaving the scene of an accident and no seat belt. Miller was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 21-year-old Madison L. Boersma of Sedalia in Pettis County Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. She was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was also wanted on a felony Pettis County warrant for 2nd degree burglary and assault. Boersma was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 31-year-old Maria J. Villafana of Sedalia after investigating an accident at 17th and Washington at 7:50 p.m. Monday evening. A computer check revealed she was wanted on a Knob Noster warrant. Villafana was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 31-year-old Clarissa Jean Holman of Sedalia after a traffic stop at 16th and Ingram Tuesday at 3:40 a.m. A computer check revealed she was wanted on a warrant for stealing. Holman was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis-Saline County line.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a domestic dispute Monday afternoon in the 2600 block of Wild Rose Lane. The suspect, 17-year-old Brock Edward Cooper of Sedalia, allegedly broke two windows on his father's pickup. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. The victim estimated the damage to be over $750. The younger Cooper was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold and charged with 1st degree property damage.


 

Valiant Gun & Pawn, 707 E. Broadway, reported a theft on Monday morning. According to a report, two males entered the store on Sept. 13 and while one was looking out, the other stole a handgun from behind the counter. Security camera footage was obtained and one suspect was identified. A charge of theft is being sought.


 

On Monday around 5:45 p.m., a man reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle at the Sedalia WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, and took an $80 green jacket vest. There are no suspects.


 

On Sept. 18, Sedalia Police took an assault report from a woman who said she was assaulted on Sept. 17. The suspect, 25-year-old Tyler Ray Hice, was later located already jailed on unrelated charges. He denied any involvement in the incident, according to the report. The case, involving 2nd degree domestic assault, is being forwarded to the prosecutor.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a black Cadillac with Texas plates at West Avenue and West Main at 12:27 p.m. Monday for failure to obey a stop sign. The officer reported detecting the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle when he approached. A computer check revealed no operator's license for the driver. A subsequent search revealed a large amount of cash and marijuana, as well as a pistol reported stolen. 27-year-old Miguel Angel Cavazos of Sedalia, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. The case was sent to the prosecutor for review.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 16th and Grand just after midnight Tuesday on a blue Honda with plates that checked to a Pontiac. A passenger in the Honda, 36-year-old Lindsey May Watkins of Green Ridge, was wanted on a felony warrant for drug possession ($10,000 cash or surety bond), an FTA warrant for possession of marijuana ($250 cash bond), and an FTA warrant for driving while revoked ($185.50 cash bond). Watkins was taken to the Pettis County Jail.