James A. Gill, 29, Pilot Grove, was arrested after a disturbance at the Pettis County Courthouse on Wednesday morning shortly after 9 a.m. Sedalia police responded to a courtroom and talked with the people, who said they were assaulted by the suspect, to whom they are related. The bailiff had earlier arrested Gill for contempt. He later admitted to police he struck on victim and spit on the other. He was charged with 2nd degree Domestic Assault and 3rd degree Domestic Assault.

A 17-year old woman from Eldon was arrested for 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Abandonment of a Child, and Possession of Liquor by a Minor after Sedaia Police responded to Housel park on a report of a woman trying to sell her children for drug money. After allegedly asking several people at he Park, the woman left the area, leaving two young children behind. A witness then called police.

Jose Luis Herrera, Jr., 18, was arrested for DWI, Possession of Liquor by a Minor, 1st degree Property Damage, 3rd degree Assault, Resisting Arrest and No Valid Driver's License after police responded to a call of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on the Missouri State Fairgrounds on May 29. The driver was located a short time later and placed into custody for a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail, pending state charges.

Three juveniles were turned over to the Pettis County Juvenile Office and one 17-year-old was arrested Thursday for Tampering With a Motor Vehicle in the 2700 block of S. Grand. Mira Lucille Freeman and the juveniles were accused of egging a car. The victim had called police, complaining that this was the third time it had happened. The victim followed the suspects' vehicle and all of them ended up at the Police Station. All suspects later admitted to egging the victim's car. Freeman was issued a court summons and a traffic citation.

Police took two reports of property damage in the 200 block of W. Fourth Street on June 2 involving eggs being thrown at the victims' cars over night. Security camera footage is being reviewed to identify the suspects.

Police responded to Katy Motor Company, 4211 S. Limit, at 1:37 a.m. Friday after a burglar alarm was tripped. Police, along with Pettis County deputies, discovered a broken window on the north side of the business, but no suspects.

Richard Len Craig, 46, was arrested June 1 by Sedalia Police after a warrant check revealed he had a Pettis County warrant for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $1,500 bond.

A case of identity theft was reported to police Thursday. A woman said she was notified in May that her account was delinquent, but stated she did not open up the account. Upon checking her credit report, it was discovered that 29 accounts had been opened in her name.

A floor jack was reported missing from a vehicle in the 400 block of South Grand Thursday. The victim went to the suspect's home in an attempt to retrieve it, but got into a disturbance. That's when Sedalia Police were called.

Elgene Reyes Shai, 24, was arrested for Driving While Suspended or Revoked after a traffic stop at 1909 Main for no front license plate. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail and issued a citation. His driver's license was also seized.
He has a court date of June 22.

On June 1, police responded to the 500 block of W. Seventh on a possible burglary. The caller stated that his neighbor, who is also the apartment building manager, entered his apartment while he was out of town without his permission. Teddy Lee Reaves, 59, was arrested for trespassing in the incident. Reaves stated he believed there was a problem on the inside, the report said.

Angel B. Blockson, Sedalia, was arrested for Failure to Appear after Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in the street. She had an active warrant of out Sedalia. She was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $90.50 bond with a court date of July 13.

Police took a report of a damaged corner fence post and four dead goldfish on Thursday in the 700 block of Wilkerson.

A burglary was reported in the 500 block of E. Fifth Thursday. Missing in the break-in were $350 in cash, a package of cinnamon rolls and chicken wings. A witness told the victim he watched a male break in and enter the house. There have been no arrests at the time of the report.

A Sedalia man told police his Central Bank debit card was illegally used in a transaction in Virginia Beach, Va., on May 31. The purchase was for $463.88 in goods.

Randy Kirby