Sedalia Police arrested a 53-year-old man around 1 a.m. on June 14 after being dispatched on a trespassing call to Break Time in the 800 block of E. Broadway Blvd. The suspect, Mark A. Purinton, was located near W. 10th St. and S. Marvin Ave. Police discovered Purinton had a warrant out of Pettis County for forgery, and was transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of W. 10th St. on June 14 for a report of gun shots. A caller told police that a passenger in a dark blue SUV that was westbound on 10th St. reached out the window and shot a gun in the air. The caller reported that the gun was possibly a .22 caliber.


Police arrested a Sedalia woman for theft and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after being called to Walmart in Sedalia on June 13. Officers were told that the woman stole about $130 worth of merchandise. A search of 29-year-old Jessica K. Salmons reportedly revealed a glass pipe with a white residue in it. Salmons was transported to the Pettis County Jail.


Sedalia Police took a theft report on June 13 from a woman who said that her tablet and wallet had been stolen while she was in court. Security camera footage identified a suspect, who was reportedly captured picking up both the tablet and wallet. The wallet was turned in to the police station, but the tablet was not. Police say the tablet was turned over once they made contact with 52-year-old Theresa Miller, who was issued a municipal summons for theft.


A vehicle was stopped by Sedalia Police on June 13 for having a defective brake light. The driver, 38-year-old Timothy Duane Jackson, was arrested after it was discovered that he had an active warrant from Pettis County for tampering with a motor vehicle and another warrant out of La Monte for Larceny.