A 49-year-old Sedalia man was arrested on July 19 in Johnson County for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor Jackson County warrant, speeding, and no seat belt. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Benjamin A. Labus was transported to the Johnson County Jail.


Police arrested a Sedalia man who is accused of leaving the scene of an accident. Officers were dispatched just before 10 p.m. on July 19 to the 1600 block of W. 5th St. on a report of a hit-and-run. A suspect vehicle was later located in the 700 block of South Park Ave. and contact was made with the driver, 30-year-old Fidel Carlos Waldo, who was taken into custody for leaving the scene of an accident and no operator's license. Waldo was taken to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released pending a state court date.


Police took a report of burglary and theft from Advantage Metals Recycling on July 18. Police say video footage captured a white male walking through the business lot wearing blue shorts and a black shirt. Several items were taken from the busines and stashed near a hole found in the northwest part of the property. A window screen was damaged during the burglary.


A vehicle was stopped on July 17 around 11:37 p.m. for not having working license plate lights near the intersection of W. Broadway Blvd. and S. Hancock Ave. Police say the driver, 18-year-old Jonathen Cramer Ross, was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and then released from the scene after being given a municipal summons.


A vehicle was stopped near the intersection of S. Grand Ave. and W. 16th St. on July 17 around 12:30 a.m. for not having working license plate lights. Police say the driver, 41-year-old Timothy Bain Lamb, was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Lamb was arrested, given a municipal summons, and released from the scene.