The following reports come from the Sedalia Police and Pettis County Deputies for the morning of Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

Sedalia Police and School Resource Officer Investigate a Suspicious Man

Yesterday, a child reported to the Sedalia School Resource Officer, John Cline, that she was walking to school in the area of the post office. The child was approached by a white male who appeared to be between 35 and 40 years old. The suspect was wearing a beanie hat, unknown color jacket, jeans and had a brown or blonde colored beard. The man was driving a vehicle described as a four-door silver car with “red bars” on the back near the trunk. The child stated that the driver stopped the vehicle and blocked the sidewalk. The driver briefly spoke to the child asking if she wanted a ride. The child declined. The child stated that the driver gave her a weird look like he couldn't understand why she would not take a ride. The vehicle then pulled away and traveled east on 5th. If anyone has information about this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Sedalia Police Department at (660) 826-8100 or The School Resource Officer at (660) 827-0052.

Sedalia Police and Pettis County Deputies Investigate Property Damage

Last night, Sedalia Police went to the 100 Block of East Saline for a report of trespassing. A window was damaged and the home was supposed to be unoccupied and it appeared that someone was staying there.

A man from Green Ridge reported to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office that someone had damaged his mailbox on either October 21 or 22.

Sedalia Police Receive a Report of a Dog Bite

Yesterday, Sedalia Police Department went to Bothwell Regional Health Center to meet with a dog bite victim. The victim and his girlfriend said that the dog belonged to them. The dog is up to date on his shots and quarantined at the home.

Pettis County Deputies Make an Arrest

Pettis County Deputies arrested Andre Ward for driving while suspended after being stopped for a traffic stop. Ward was placed on 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges by the Prosecutor's Office.