Here is your Sedalia Police crime reports and accident reports for August 1, 2012.


Female suspect arrested at Walmart for stealing and possession

Sedalia police investigated a stealing complaint Tuesday evening at the Walmart Store. Upon arrival, asset protection personnel had a female suspect in custody who had reportedly been observed concealing items in her purse. The complainant also stated the woman then took a purse off the shelf and concealed items in that one too. The woman then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items and was stopped at the double doors. The police report says while they were searching the suspect’s purse, drug paraphernalia was found along with the missing items. The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Melody Rhodes, a homeless person was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, and placed on 24-hour hold pending charges of stealing and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Red Box Machine in front of the Dollar General on West Broadway is vandalized

At 9:37 this morning, Sedalia police were dispatched to the Dollar General at 2402 West Broadway on a property damage complaint. Upon arrival officers met with the complainant, an employee of “The Red Box Company” of Illinois. According to the complainant, Dollar General Personnel told him someone had damaged the Red Box Machine in front of the store by punching the screen, breaking the glass front. The complainant estimated the damage at around $700. The police report states surveillance tapes are being looked at for a possible suspect.


Fraudulent use of a credit device reported by a female victim Monday evening

According to a Sedalia Police report, around 6:30 Monday evening, a victim came to the police station to report fraudulent use of her credit card number. The victim said her credit card number was used without her permission at the Jiffy Stop located at 1722 West Broadway. There was no information on a possible suspect in the case.


Pettis County accident reported Sunday night

Just before 9 o’clock Sunday night the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle accident on Highway 65, north of John Road in Pettis County.  According to the report, the accident occurred as the 2004 Nissan driven by 33-year-old Susie Priesmeyer of Sedalia had a tire blowout, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle travelled off the roadway and struck a traffic sign and a pile of rocks before coming to rest. Priesmeyer and her two passengers, 31-year-old Charmaine Ward and 21-year-old Nakesha Windfield, both of Sedalia, received minor injuries. Ward was transported to Bothwell Hospital for treatment, while the other two victims refused treatment at the scene.