Sedalia Police arrested a 28-year-old man from Virginia Beach, VA after a short vehicle pursuit on May 29 around 10:30 p.m. Police initiated a traffic stop at S. Limit Ave. and W. 16th St. on a vehicle traveling 70 mph in a 35 mph zone. Police say the vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed, after emergency lights had been activated. The vehicle stopped near the intersection of W. Broadway Blvd. and S. Limit. Police took Jonathan B. Ritzo into protective custody after he reportedly displayed erratic behavior and admitted to using drugs. City charges of speeding, driving without a valid operator's license, and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle are being recommended to the city prosecutor.


A 23-year-old Sedalia man was taken to the Johnson County Jail after being arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, speeding, careless and imprudent driving, resisting arrest by fleeing, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Blake M. Garret around 5 p.m. on May 29.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol transported an Osage Beach woman to the Miller County Jail after she was arrested just before 8 a.m. on May 30. 22-year-old Kaitlyn K. Shannon was taken into custody on charges including possession of a controlled substance (two syringes of Suboxone), possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding.


Sedalia Police arrested a 37-year-old man following a traffic stop on May 31, where they reportedly found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. According to a report from the Sedalia Police Department, a westbound Chevrolet on E. 10th St. was stopped after an officer discovered that the registered owner had an active warrant from Pettis County. Dispatch confirmed the warrant and 37-year-old Quinton Noel Gano was arrested. While making the arrest, police detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search led to the discovery of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Gano was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold on multiple charges.