The following Sedalia Police crime reports are from the afternoon of Monday, March 17, 2014.

Warrant check this morning results in arrest for Sedalia man

Just after midnight this morning, Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check at a residence in the 1000 block of East 4th Street. Upon arrival, the suspect was not located at the residence, but was observed a short time later in the area of 5th and Engineer. Following a brief foot pursuit, officers apprehended 44-year-old Gary Gene Brown Jr. and transported him to the Pettis County Jail. At the time of the police report, Brown was being held on the probation violation warrant pending a total of $4500 bond.

Sedalia man stopped for no helmet faces drug-related charge

At 3:11 Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police stopped 50-year-old Rick Hand of Sedalia for operating a motor scooter without a helmet. A check through dispatch revealed Hand was revoked. A subsequent search of the scooter located a syringe in the rear compartment. Hand was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

Traffic stop Sunday lands a Sedalia man in jail

Around 8:30 Sunday morning, Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle at 5th and Summit for no license plates. A computer check on the driver, 32-year-old Christopher Bittner of Sedalia, revealed he was revoked. Bittner was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending formal charges.

23-year-old Sedalia man arrested during a traffic stop

At 9:50 Thursday night, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2800 block of South Limit for speeding. During an investigation, an open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle. The driver, 23-year-old Nunez Guzman of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a $134 bond.

Sedalia Police answer a rash of theft calls on Sedalia’s West Side

On Saturday, two victims reported thefts from a storage unit they share in the 1400 block of West Main Street. Thieves stole over $1300 in items and damaged an estimated $550 additional items.

Four victims in the 1400 block of Liberty Park Blvd. reported thefts from their vehicles overnight on Friday. There was no information on the items that were stolen in those thefts.

On Saturday afternoon, a female victim reported her residence in the 900 block of West 3rd Street was forcibly entered, and a PS3, five Games and some money was taken.

On Saturday afternoon, a victim reported that the latch was cut on his storage unit in the 3500 block of Green Ridge Road and $800 in items were reported stolen.

If you have any information on any of these cases, please call the Sedalia Police Department at 826-8100 or the TIPS Hotline at (660-827-8477).