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Sedalia Police Crime Reports: Afternoon of March 4, 2013

The following Sedalia Police crime reports are from the afternoon of Mar. 4, 2013.

STING Unit arrests three Sedalia suspects on drug related charges Sunday night

According to a press release from the Sedalia Police Department, a police officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the 700 block of East Broadway around 9:30 Sunday night. The vehicle refused to stop and left the city on Marshall Ave. The vehicle was located on Martha Lane a short time later by Pettis County Deputies, and the driver, 24-year-old Jimmy Brown and a passenger, were taken into custody. During a search of the vehicle, officers located marijuana, a digital scale, baggies and a key to a motel, where the press release states authorities had received information earlier that Brown was selling marijuana from a room there. During a search of the room at the Comfort Inn, more drug items, including drug paraphernalia and drug packaging supplies were found. While at the hotel, two suspects came to the room to purchase drugs from Brown, which lead to a search of a residence at 1400 South Stewart where more drug items were located. At the time of the press release, Brown and the other two suspects, 33-year-old Serena M. Sandburg and 28-year-old Amber M. Lawson, were on 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail on multiple drug related charges.

Traffic stop Sunday morning leads to drug charges for a Sedalia man 

At 4:46 Sunday morning, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at 3rd and Thompson for defective license plate lights. During an investigation, officers found the driver, 32-year-old Tony Hughes of Sedalia, was in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Hughes was arrested and taken to the Pettis County jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

Man walking in the roadway early Saturday morning arrested for non-support warrant 

Just before 4:30 Saturday morning, Sedalia police observed a suspect walking in the middle of the roadway at 9th and Ware Ave. Upon contact with the suspect, Robert Balance of Sedalia, he was found to have an active warrant for non-support. Balance was arrested and taken to the Pettis County jail pending a $3500 bond.

49-year-old Sedalia man arrested for driving while revoked Sunday morning 

Around 7:00 Sunday morning, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle for speeding at Booneville and Hurley. Upon contact with the driver, 49-year-old Ramirez Chavez of Sedalia, he was found to be a revoked driver with two prior convictions for that same charge. He was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

Ex-boyfriend sought in a case of assault in a parking lot

On Friday, Sedalia police responded to the Cork and Bottle at 3806 East Broadway on an assault complaint. According to the 29-year-old female victim, her ex-boyfriend held her mouth so she couldn’t call for help and punched her in the head twice with his fist.  He then took her cell phone, valued at $400, and left the area. The incident took place in the parking lot of the business according to the victim. At the time of the police report, the suspect had not been located.

Sedalia woman arrested on a probation violation warrant Sunday night

At 9:16 Sunday night, Sedalia police conducted a warrant check at a residence in the 1100 block of East 6th.  Following confirmation of the warrant for a probation violation, 24-year-old Kathleen Kraft was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a $500 cash only bond.

25-year-old Sedalia man arrested on a failure to appear warrant 

Sedalia police conducted a warrant check at a residence in the 500 block of East 5th early Sunday morning. Upon contact with the suspect, 25-year-old Dustin Bailey of Sedalia, the warrant on a traffic violation was confirmed and he was taken to the Pettis County jail pending a $250 bond.

Thieves steal copper pipes from a home on West Broadway

On Sunday, Sedalia police responded to a residence in the 1600 block of West Broadway on a burglary complaint. According to the victim, someone forced entry to the home by the back door. Once inside, the thieves cut several copper pipes from inside the home. There were no suspects at the time of the police report.

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