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Sedalia Police Crime Reports: Afternoon of October 1, 2013

The following Sedalia Police crime reports are from the afternoon of Oct. 1, 2013.

Teen arrested for child endangerment and assault

Around 11:16 on Monday night, Sedalia police responded to the area of Broadway and Limit on a disturbance. Upon arrival, the victim told the officers a suspect was trying to ram their vehicle and cause them harm. The police report states that the suspect, 17-year-old Wayne Gravitt of Sedalia, returned to the area and was arrested. Following a further investigation, Gravitt was taken to the Pettis County jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending state charges of 1st degree endangerment of a child and 2nd degree assault

Sedalia man arrested for stealing meat then attempting to sell it 

At 7:44 Monday night, Sedalia police received a call from an employee of Woods Supermarket reporting that a white male had stolen $40 worth of meat from the store and was attempting to sell it in the parking lot at West Bings. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect, 50-year-old Brian Cantrell of Springfield, in the Kmart Parking lot. Cantrell was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail pending charges of stealing.

Traffic stop results in the arrest of a female passenger on drug related charges

Just before 9:30 on Monday night, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle on a moving violation at Broadway and Prospect. During an investigation, officers found that a passenger identified as 27-year-old Amanda Arnold of rural Sedalia was in possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia. At the time of the police report, Arnold was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County jail pending formal charges.

Pilot Grove man arrested on a failure to appear warrant this (Tuesday) morning

At 11:50 this (Tuesday) morning, Sedalia police arrested 46-year-old Michael Sutherland of Pilot Grove on a failure to appear warrant out of Cooper County.

Thieves target a bank bag left in a vehicle on East 7th Street

Around 8:30 Monday morning, a victim in the 1700 block of East 7th reported a bank bag containing approximately $5000 worth of checks and some change was stolen from a vehicle parked in front of the residence. The bag reportedly belonged to “Lake Instant Auto Sales” of Kaiser, Mo., according to the police report.

Local car dealer reports damage to a vehicle on his lot

At 8:00 Monday morning, Sedalia police were sent to Rick Ball Motors located at 1700 West Broadway on an attempted theft complaint. Upon arrival, the victim reported that someone had damaged a bumper on a vehicle when they tried to remove it from the vehicle. The thieves caused around $1500 in damage to the vehicle according to the victim.

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