Deputies with the Pettis County Sheriff's Office and troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the 34000 block of Route KK on August 25. After an investigation, deputies arrested Russell Lawson for burglary, assault, and resisting arrest. Lawson was transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending the filing of formal charges.


Sedalia Police were dispatched on August 25 to Break Time at 318 W. Broadway on a forgery complaint. A juvenile reportedly attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill for five $20 bills. The business recognized that the bill was fake and did not give the juvenile change. The juvenile then left the store without incident. Police were told that the juvenile comes into the store daily, and should be easy to identify.


A traffic stop on August 25 led to the arrest of a Sedalia man for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. A pickup truck was stopped near the intersection of E. Main St. and S. Lamine Ave. around 8:24 p.m. Police say 49-year-old William Charles Mulcrone was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released pending state charges.


On August 24 Pettis County Deputies were advised of a dog bite that occurred on Westlake Drive in Sedalia. The victim was transported to Children's Mercy Hospital. An investigation is ongoing.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to Walmart on August 24 in reference to a theft. Police say the suspect, 25-year-old Cassandra L. Eckhoff of Cole Camp, was in the store when officers arrived. Eckhoff was released with a court summons and the items were recovered.


Sedalia Police arrested two people while investigating a possible stolen vehicle on August 24. Contact was made with two suspects inside the vehicle in the 300 block of E. Cooper St. Both suspects had warrants. Police say 36-year-old Michael R. Fritchey of Warsaw had a no-bond warrant from Benton County, and was the primary suspect in the case of the stolen vehicle. Fritchey was transported to the Pettis County Jail for theft of a motor vehicle, and was then transported to Benton County.


Sedalia Police say a 25-year-old man was found to be in possession of methamphetamine as they were investigating a disturbance on August 23 in the 700 block of Wilkerson Ave. Enrique Serna Canseco was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold for possession of a controlled substance.