Sedalia Police arrested Nicholas A. Lindenmeyer, 32, Sedalia, after officers responded to a burglary in progress at 321 N. Park Sunday.

Pettis County Jail

According to a police report, a caller said the owner was in a nursing home and no longer lived there. The caller also noticed a flashlight moving around inside the house.

Upon arrival, Sedalia Police officers heard someone moving around inside. Verbal commands to come out were given, but no one came out. Officers made entry and discovered the suspect hiding in a back room, where he covered himself with items to evade apprehension.

A subsequent search of the suspect revealed a small baggie which later tested positive for meth.

Lindenmeyer was taken to the Pettis County Jail and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary and Possession of a Controlled Substance.