A delivery driver for Domino's reported the theft of an insulated pizza bag containing two pizzas and six sides just after midnight on June 11. According to a police report, the driver was making a delivery in the 1700 block of S. Heck in Sedalia when someone entered his vehicle and stole nearly $70 worth of food from another order that had not yet been delivered.


Two Sedalia residents were arrested after a traffic stop during which police say drugs and drug paraphernalia were found. Sedalia Police stopped a Toyota Camry for failure to stop on June 10 around 11:15 a.m. at S. Marvin Ave. and Broadway Blvd. Officers say they received consent to search the vehicle. The driver, 39-year-old John Prentice Beaman III, was arrested for possession of a synthetic narcotic, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. An occupant in the vehicle, 35-year-old Deborah L. Beaman, was issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and was released.


Sedalia Police took a report of forgery around 8:30 p.m. on June 9. Police were told by a man that he had sold a phone to a suspect that paid with a counterfeit $100 bill. The bill had pink Chinese writing on it along with other discrepancies, according to police. The suspect has not been located.


A 30-year-old Cole Camp man was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia on June 9 as he was walking in the area of E. 3rd St. and S. Mill. Police say they contacted the man, who matched the description of a suspect with an active Pettis County Arrest warrant. The suspect's identity was confirmed as Shane Steven Ruth and his warrant was confirmed. During a search of Ruth, police reported finding drug paraphernalia containing a substance that tested positive for a controlled substance. Ruth was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


A June 9 traffic stop resulted in summonses for two Sedalia women for marijuana possession. Police stopped a Ford passenger car in the area of W. 11th St. and S. Harrison Ave. at approximately 1:45 a.m. for not having functional license plate lights. An investigation revealed that a driver and passenger were in possession of marijuana. 19-year-old Danielle M. Huerta and 26-year-old Angela Michelle Kempf were given court dates of August 1.


Sedalia Police were called to Centennial Park Pool on June 9 and met with a man who found a firearm in the roadway outside the Sedalia City Limits. The firearm was collected and transported to the Pettis County Sheriff's Department. Police say the firearm had not been reported stolen at the time of the incident.


On June 9, Sedalia Police were dispatched to Break Time in the 800 block of E. Broadway where a man allegedly tried to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill. Police located the suspect, 53-year-old Mark Anthony Purinton, who was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Purinton was booked and released. The case is being submitted to the Pettis County Prosecutor for review.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to Tiger Eagle Stop in the 3400 block of E. Broadway on June 8 on a report of a suspect attempting to pass a counterfeit $50 bill. The suspect did not get away with any merchandise, and the bill was seized by the teller. Police were able to review security camera footage of the suspect. 47-year-old Shelley Lee Garrison of Sweet Springs was later located and arrested for forgery.


The Pettis County Sheriff's Office reports that a man was arrested on multiple charges on June 9 following a traffic stop on E. 10th. Demonte S. Allen was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending state charges for stealing, being a felon in possession of a firearm, defacing a firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.