Here are Sedalia Police and Pettis County  Sheriff's Department crime reports, plus your Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports for the afternoon of October 15, 2012.


Possession charges filed on a 21-year-old Sedalia man

At 9:18 Sunday morning, Sedalia police investigated a call on a drug offense in progress at a residence in the 1500 block of West Main. Upon arrival, the homeowner allowed the police to enter and they observed a suspect identified as 21-year-old Thomas Williams of the residence sitting on the couch with a light bulb with a modified straw in it on his lap and a baggie containing methamphetamine in his hand. At the time of the police report, Williams was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail pending charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.


Vehicle stop nets suspect with a failure to appear warrant Sunday morning

Around 5:45 Sunday morning Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at 5th and Center with no front license plate.  A computer check on the occupants of the vehicle revealed a passenger, 25-year-old Robert Farr of Sedalia, had a failure to appear warrant out of Pettis County on a charge of taking wildlife illegally. Farr was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending a $3000 bond.


Motorcycle theft in the 1500 block of East 11th under investigation

At 8:46 Friday morning, Sedalia police investigated the theft of a motorcycle in the 1500 block of East 11th. According to the victim, someone stole his Black 2000 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Motorcycle from his garage sometime over the preceding two days. There were no suspects at the time of the police report.


Pettis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of batteries from a tractor

According to a Pettis County Sheriff’s report, a victim in the 30,000 block of Highway “M” reported the theft of batteries from his tractor sometime after the 9th of October. There was no value placed on the stolen batteries, and no information was available on possible suspects in the case.


Pettis County accident Sunday night results in moderate injuries for a Smithton man

At 8:37 Sunday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a two vehicle accident on US 50-Highway at Overstreet Road in Pettis County. The accident occurred according to the report as the driver of a 2002 Ford, 16-year-old James Pangburn of Sedalia, attempted to make a left hand turn onto Highway 50 and pulled into the path of a 1997 Saturn driven by 19-year-old Taylor Feris of Adrian. The Pangburn vehicle struck the Feris vehicle, totaling both vehicles.  The five occupants of the vehicles received minor injuries and sought their own treatment, while a passenger in the Pangburn vehicle who was not wearing a seatbelt, 52-year-old Robert Johnson Sr., received moderate injuries and was taken to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment.


One-vehicle accident reported in Johnson County Seriously injures a St. Peters woman

Early Saturday morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle injury accident on Eastbound 50 Highway and Northwest 250 Road in Johnson County.  The accident happened when the driver of a 2012 Chrysler, 24-year-old Emily Webb of St. Peters, Missouri, failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off the roadway, struck a ditch and several trees before overturning several times before coming to rest. Webb reportedly suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City by EMS for treatment. The accident report states the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated, then transported to the hospital.