Sedalia Police and Pettis County Sheriff’s Crime Reports for February 13, 2017
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Break Time store in the 800 block of E. Broadway on February 12 around 11:15 a.m. to investigate a disturbance between a man and a woman. Police say the two, who had previously been in a relationship with one another, were arguing, and the man ran away with the woman's purse. The purse was found and returned to the woman, who told officers that her wallet was missing. The suspect has not been located by police.
Pettis County deputies and Sedalia Police officers stopped a vehicle at 13th and Summit on February 12 and made three arrests. Matthew J. Johnson was arrested on a Sedalia warrant and for identity theft. Jozlan N. Holloway was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. Marshal Tindell was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were placed on 24-hour holds, pending charges from the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney.
On February 12, Pettis County deputies arrested Miguel C. Gonzales of Sedalia in the 4200 block of W. Main Street. Gonzales is accused of driving on the wrong side of the roadway, having no proof of insurance, and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Gonzalez was released on a summons.
A Sedalia man was arrested for second degree assault after police were dispatched to the 800 block of W. 3rd Street on February 11. Police received a report of a man holding a woman down on the ground by the throat. 59-year-old Harvey Townsend was taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.
Sedalia Police were called to Break Time at 318 W. Broadway to investigate an accident at 10:11 p.m. on February 11. One of the vehicles had left the scene, but it was located nearby. Police say an investigation revealed that the driver of that vehicle had been driving while intoxicated. 51-year-old Esteban C. Tolentino was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail on charges of DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Tolentino was booked and released pending the filing of charges by the state prosecutor.
On February 11, Pettis County deputies arrested Sean Clark of Hughesville for first degree tampering with a motor vehicle. Clark was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending formal charges.
On February 10, Sedalia Police were called to the emergency room at Bothwell Regional Health Center for a report of a man and his dog being attacked by a pit bull. The victim told police that he had been walking his dog in Centennial Park when the pit bull attacked his fox terrier. The man told police he had been bitten on the hands while trying to separate the dogs. He reported that some teenagers came to the scene and took the pit bull away after helping separate the dogs. The fox terrier was being treated for extensive injuries. Police have not yet located the teenagers or the pit bull.