Sedalia Police Crime Reports: Afternoon of March 25, 2013
The following Sedalia Police crime reports are from the afternoon of Mar. 25, 2013.
Sedalia man arrested for possession of Child Pornography
Just after noon on Friday, Sedalia police responded to a residence in the 1500 block of South Missouri along with members of the Cyber Crime Task Force to serve a search warrant that agency had secured. Upon arrival, officers arrested 32-year-old Christopher Purl of the residence. Purl was taken to the Pettis County Jail pending state charges of possession of child pornography. The police report states Purl was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.
Sedalia man arrested on multiple charges following a trespassing complaint
Just after 12:30 Sunday afternoon, Sedalia police responded to the Sunset Motel located at 3615 South Limit on a trespassing complaint. Upon arrival, officers arrested the suspect and transported him to the Pettis County Jail. The police report states they discovered that the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Gerardo Madrigul, had given them false information at the jail. He was also found to have a failure to appear warrant out of Pettis County. The police report states Madrigul was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail pending formal charges of trespassing, identity theft and the warrant.
Sedalia Police S.T.I.N.G Unit Serves a Search Warrant Sunday Morning
Just before 11:00 Sunday morning, the Sedalia Police S.T.I.N.G. Unit along with other law enforcement personnel served a search warrant at Apartment “C” at 501 West 7th. The police report states two subjects were in the apartment. Officers located methamphetamine individually packaged for sale, digital scales and packaging supplies. Arrested at the scene was 55-year-old Paul Witten of the residence. Witten was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, manufacturing a controlled substance within 2000 feet of a school, distribution of a controlled substance within 2000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Warrensburg man arrested for driving while intoxicated
At 11:00 Friday morning, Sedalia police responded to a call on a careless driver. Upon arrival, officers observed the driver commit several traffic violations. Following a traffic stop, the officer conducted a field sobriety test on the driver, 39-year-old Steven Harlan of Warrensburg. After the test, Harlan was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending charges of driving while intoxicated.
Early morning disturbance call lands a 56-year-old man in jail
Around 2:00 this Monday morning, Sedalia police were called to a disturbance in the 1200 block of South Massachusetts. Upon contact with the suspect, 56-year-old Marcella Butler of Sedalia, he was found to have a municipal warrant for back fines. Butler was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail pending a $113.90 cash only bond.
34-year-old Sedalia man arrested for domestic assault
At 2:45 this (Monday) morning, Sedalia police were called to a residence in the 500 block of South Grand on a domestic assault complaint. Upon arrival, officers arrested 34-year-old Jonathon Schofield of the residence. At the time of the police report, Schofield was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail on a charge of 3rd degree domestic assault.
Sedalia police arrest a suspended driver
Around 5:20 Friday evening, Sedalia police arrested 23-year-old Corey Draper of Sedalia on a charge of driving while suspended. Draper was booked and released with a court date.
Thieves cut gas lines in home on East 6th to steal copper pipes
Saturday afternoon, Sedalia police were called to a residence in the 1500 block of East 6th by the Sedalia Fire Department. Upon arrival, the police detected the smell of gas. The Sedalia Fire Department found that someone had cut several sections of copper tubing from the gas lines in the basement. The home had reportedly been empty for three weeks according to the last tenant. There were no suspects at news time.
Thieves break windows of four vehicles to steal electronic equipment
Late Saturday morning, a victim in the 1100 block of East 3rd reported damage and thefts from vehicles. According to the police report, thieves broke windows of four vehicle to gain entry and steal stereo equipment valued at $1160. There were no suspects, and the damage report was not included in the police report.
Local service company reports tires on a company vehicle punctured
On Sunday, a complainant in the 400 block of Albright Court reported that someone had punctured two tires on the passenger side of a company vehicle belonging to Benitz Service Company on Clinton Road. Value of the punctured tires was set at $200 each. There were no suspects at news time.