A Sedalia man was arrested on October 7 on charges of second degree burglary and first degree property damage. Police responded to a burglary alarm at Kohl's and were advised by the store's security company that a camera check verified that there had been an attempt to gain entry into the business. Police discovered glass on the front doors had been damaged, but the building was still secure. While on the scene at Kohl's, police were dispatched to a  second glass breakage alarm at another location. Police say the suspect was still in the building at the second location, and discovered that the description of the suspect and vehicle from the Kohl's security company appeared to match the suspect at the second location. 28-year-old Robert P. Bemiss was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


Pettis County Deputies responded to the Katy Trail area of Sacajawea Rd. on October 6 in reference to an assault that had occurred on the Katy Trail. Deputies, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sedalia officers and a K9 unit searched the area but did not make contact with the suspect. An investigation continues.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Brianna Blvd. around 12:20 a.m. on October 6 in reference to a 911 hang-up call. While in the area, officers were flagged down by a person who stated that their friend had been raped. The incident is under investigation.


Sedalia Police took a report of a hit-and-run accident around 9:30 p.m. on October 5 in the 800 block of W. 6th St. A caller reported hearing a collision outside his residence and then witnessing a suspect vehicle fleeing the scene. The victim reported that a parked vehicle had been struck by the suspect vehicle. The victim was able to provide some suspect information.


Police say drug paraphernalia was discovered as a 24-year-old Sedalia was being arrested on multiple active Pettis County warrants. Police conducted a vehicle check on October 5 at CVS Pharmacy and made contact with the suspect, Jacob Levi King. King was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of charges.


On October 5, Pettis County Deputies responded to the 1300 block of E. Boonville in reference to an abandoned vehicle. Authorities discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Springfield, Missouri, and made contact with three people: Dimitri Denochick, Michael Washmon and Janel Holman. All three were arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle and were transported to the Pettis County Jail.


On October 3 deputies took a citizen's report of child abuse which allegedly occurred near the intersection of US 65 and Sacajawea Rd. Following an investigation, the matter has been referred to the Pettis County Prosecutor.