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Sedalia Police Crime Reports: Afternoon of August 5, 2013

The following Sedalia Police crime reports are from the afternoon of Aug. 5, 2013.

Sedalia man arrested following a disturbance involving a weapon

Just after 10:00 Sunday night, Sedalia police were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of West Main on a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the female victim who told them a male subject had pulled a knife on her, then ran away. The police report states the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Cody Whiteman of Sedalia, was found hiding in tall grass a short time later. The police report states Whiteman was arrested at the scene and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending formal charges of 1st degree burglary, armed criminal action, 3rd degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Hannabal man arrested at the fairgrounds on multiple charges

Around 11:00 Friday night, Sedalia police responded to the west end of the fair grounds on a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, a security officer led them to a reportedly highly intoxicated and belligerent subject who had been assaulting people and avoiding fair security. A check on the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Herman McFall Jr. of Hannibal, revealed he had a failure to appear warrant out of Ralls County. The police report also states after being handcuffed, McFall ran from the scene and had to be subdued. At the time of the police report, McFall was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail pending charges of escape from custody and resisting arrest, plus a $5,000 bond on the warrant.

Traffic stop Saturday night results in arrest for a Sweet Springs woman

At 11:00 Saturday night, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at Booneville and Depp for expired registration. A check on the occupants of the vehicle revealed that one of them, 53-year-old Janet Coslet of Sweet Springs, had a failure to appear warrant out of Pettis County for child neglect. Coslet was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending a $1000 bond.

Passenger arrested during a traffic stop on a vehicle Friday night

At 6:44 Friday morning, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at Broadway and Quincy for improper registration. During an investigation, a passenger, 32-year-old Keith Reed of Sedalia, was found to have a Sedalia Municipal warrant for failure to appear for back fines. Bond on the charge was set at $233 cash only.

Thefts and vandalism reports

Early this morning, a victim in the 1700 block of South Marvin reported someone broke a window out of his house with a piece of concrete.

A female victim in the 200 block of South Grand reported the theft of a bag containing $300 worth of items to the Sedalia police at 8:00 Sunday night. The victim told officers the bag contained two Toby Keith concert tickets and two unlimited carnival wrist bands.

Both registration stickers were stolen from a vehicle in the 600 block of West Cooper sometime overnight Sunday. There were no suspects in these cases at news time.

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