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Sedalia Police Crime Reports: Afternoon of February 24, 2014

The following Sedalia Police crime reports are from the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

Sedalia man arrested for domestic assault and child abuse

At 9:46 Friday morning, Sedalia Police received a domestic dispute call from a female victim at a residence in the 2600 block of Bristol Lane that reportedly involved the woman’s husband. The caller told dispatch she had locked herself and her child into a bedroom until the officers arrived. Following an investigation, 24-year-old John Brandtkamp was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail pending formal charges 3rd degree domestic assault and abuse of a child.

Intoxicated Cole Camp man arrested Thursday morning

Just after 1 a.m. Thursday morning, Sedalia Police received a call on a vehicle parked in the roadway with the driver slumped over the wheel. The police report states that upon arrival, they found the vehicle had a flat tire. The report states it took several tries to get the unresponsive man awake. The driver, identified as 27-year-old William Gerhardt of Cole Camp, then attempted to drive away. He was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail pending charges driving while intoxicated (prior offender) and resisting arrest.

Sedalia man arrested for abusing 911

Around 6:30 Friday evening, a man in the 200 block of South Prospect made four calls to the 911 operator with in a 7 and ½ hour period claiming someone was chasing him with a gun. Sedalia Police determined that the man, identified as 26-year-old Scovern Norris of Sedalia, was under the influence of methamphetamine. Norris was arrested, taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

Sedalia man arrested Monday morning on a warrant

At 12:42 this morning, Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check at a residence in the 1000 block of East 4th. Upon contact with the suspect, 44-year-old Gary Gene Brown Jr. of the residence, the warrant for felony stealing was confirmed. Brown was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail pending a $5000 bond.

Sedalia man arrested on two outstanding warrants Sunday night

Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle at 8:46 Sunday night for improper registration. A check on the occupants revealed that one of them, 39-year-old Shawn Spellmeyer of Sedalia, had two active warrants. One of the warrants was for a probation violation, and the other was for failure to appear. At the time of the police report, Spellmeyer was in the Pettis County Jail pending a $2500 bond.

Warrant check Friday morning lands a Kansas man in jail

Just after 11 a.m. Friday morning, Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check in the 800 block of Westwood Ave. Upon contact with the suspect, 34-year-old Justin Cupp of Olathe, Kan., the failure to appear warrant for trespassing was confirmed by dispatch. Cupp was arrested and taken to the Pettis County jail pending a $1500 bond.

Houstonia woman arrested Sunday night for driving while suspended

At 9:13 Sunday night, Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle at Broadway and Warren for a defective tail light and an improper turn. A check through dispatch revealed the driver, 26-year-old Aleacia Vickery of Houstonia, was suspended out of Georgia. Vickery was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail where she was booked and released with a court date.

Sedalia man reports an explosive device was thrown into his yard Friday night

Around 10:15 Friday night, a victim in the 2400 block of West 2nd reported that a homemade explosive device was thrown into his front yard. During an investigation, Sedalia Police reportedly found evidence of items used to make the device on the victim’s lawn. The police report states no one was hurt in the incident and there were no suspects at the time of the report.

Tenants take landlord’s property when they moved out

On Friday evening, Sedalia Police took a theft complaint from two people who reported that tenants who had just moved out of their rental house in the 300 block of West 10th took their refrigerator, washer and dryer with them. Value of the items was in excess of $1100 according to the victims. There was no information on the suspects in the police report.

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