Pettis County Deputies were dispatched to Muddy Creek Eagle Stop on February 1 to recover a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Sedalia. The vehicle was located and returned to the owner. An investigation is ongoing.


A Sedalia man was arrested on February 1 after officers observed a Buick Century that failed to stop before the white stop line on W. 24th St. at S. Kentucky Ave. Police say the license plates on the vehicle were reported stolen from Johnson County. The driver, 29-year-old Timothy S. Lemaire, was arrested for receiving stolen property and was transported to the Pettis County Jail.


A Smithville man is accused of trying to steal 22 individual toy Lego characters from Walmart in Sedalia. Police were dispatched to the store around 12:45 p.m. on February 1 and made contact with the suspect. 20-year-old Jonathan C. Seay was issued a municipal summons for shoplifting.


Sedalia Police were dispatched on February 1 to the area of E. Broadway Blvd. and S. Garfield Ave. for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with two subjects, and one of them ran from officers. After a foot pursuit the man was placed under arrest. He reportedly gave false identifying information. The suspect was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center to be treated for a leg injury. The suspect was admitted to the hospital due to symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Charges for resisting arrest and identity theft against 30-year-old Travis L. Davis were sent to the state prosecutor.


On February 2 Sedalia Police responded to an accident around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Broadway and Ohio. There were no injuries, but one of the drivers, 32-year-old Gregory T. Leigh of St. Charles, was arrested and a blood test was obtained. Leigh was booked and released pending state charges for driving while intoxicated.