Sedalia Police observed smoke coming from a vehicle around 8:40 p.m. on August 12 near the intersection of E. 6th St. and S. Lafayette Ave. An investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and a passenger was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. 22-year-old Vatia L. Hammond and 26-year-old Timothy P. Cota, Jr. were both arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, pending state charges.


A Sedalia woman was arrested on August 12 for possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. 37-year-old Charlotte Vinson was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Benton County Jail, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


On August 12, Pettis County deputies arrested Bryan J. Nail after responding to a physical disturbance in the 6500 block of Monsees Drive. Nail was arrested for third degree domestic assault and was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail, pending charges.


Sedalia Police were dispatched around 12:45 a.m. on August 12 to Jiffy Stop in the 1700 block of W. Broadway Blvd. on a report of counterfeit money. An investigation determined that the person making a purchase did not know that the bill was counterfeit. The counterfeit bill was seized as evidence. Police say that at the time of their report, information indicates that the bill may have come from the Missouri State Fair.


Sedalia Police were dispatched around 3 a.m. on August 12 to the 2900 block of James Rd. A caller told police that there was a man who  was high on meth and refused to leave. A computer check showed that the man had a warrant from Pettis County for failure to appear on charges of second degree sexual assault, and a warrant from the City of Sedalia for failure to appear on back fines for urinating in public. 39-year-old Terrell L. Peck was placed under arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


On August 12, Pettis County deputies arrested Arthur William "Bill" Forst of Houstonia after responding to the 15900 block of Tevebaugh in reference to a physical assault in progress. Deputies were assisted by troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. While en route, deputies and troopers learned that Forst was attempting to get a firearm. Forst was taken into custody for third degree domestic assault.


A 47-year-old Sedalia man was arrested for assault after police were dispatched to Break Time on W. Broadway around 2:15 a.m. on August 12. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who had obvious facial injuries, according to a Sedalia Police report. PCAD was called and the suspect was contacted at the car wash behind the business. Sean Sebastian Burke was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


Sedalia Police were dispatched on August 11 to the 2400 block of Poplar Place for a report of a physical disturbance. A caller told police that a group of men were outside her house punching windows and doors. Police say the group had left prior to their arrival. An investigation revealed that one of the subjects had been responsible for a  broken window. 52-year-old Lee Allen Volk was located, interviewed, and issued a municipal summons for property damage.


Pettis County Deputies used a taser during an arrest on August 11. Deputies stopped a vehicle in the are of 7th and US 65 for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. The vehicle was also driving on a flat tire. The driver, Amanda Davis, was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated. While investigating Davis, deputies say a passenger in the vehicle, identified as Jimmie Curry, became aggressive and a taser was deployed. Curry was taken into custody for interfering with a felony arrest.


On August 11, Sedalia Police attempted to stop a speeding vehicle near S. Grand Ave. and W. 18th St. The driver reportedly failed to yield to emergency vehicles displaying emergency lights and sirens, and continued eastbound on W. 24th before stopping in a driveway in the 300 block of W. 24th. 22-year-old Larry Ray Cameron, Jr. was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and exceeding the posted speed limit.


Police arrested a 27-year-old Sedalia man for shoplifting on August 11. Police responded to the Thompson Hills Shopping Center after dispatched advised that a suspect fled Walmart after being confronted for stealing. Police say Randy Ray Reed was found to be in possession of stolen property. Reed fled, but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. Reed was placed on a 24-hour hold pending stage charges of stealing and resisting arrest.


On August 11, police were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a theft. Asset protection advised that they had two female shoplifters. Both suspects left the area. One got into a black Chevrolet Blazer and the other ran on foot towards the Thompson Hills Shopping Center. Police were unable to locate the suspects, but were given a license plate number for the suspect vehicle.


On August 10, deputies with the Pettis County Sheriff's Office responded to the 3900 block of S. New York in reference to a disturbance in progress. While en route, deputies were advised that a male suspect was waving a knife around. Deputies arrested Viktor Fedorovich Gorpinich for fourth degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.


Sedalia Police took a report of a stolen motorcycle in the 1600 block of S. Montgomery Ave. A caller said that sometime between 9 p.m. on August 10 and 11 a.m. on August 11, someone had taken a 2004 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle from his residence. The caller said that the motorcycle was parked on the sidewalk in front of the residence and the key was not in the motorcycle at the time of the theft. The motorcycle has a value of approximately $5,900.