The following Sedalia Poliec crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of Aug. 1, 2013.

Warrant check early Thursday morning results in arrest for Sedalia man

Just before 1:00 Thursday afternoon, Sedalia police were sent to a residence in the 1100 block of East 12th for a warrant check. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect, 30-year-old James Blacklock of the residence. Following confirmation of the warrant, Blacklock was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a $3500 bond.

Carrolton man arrested for littering on the fairgrounds

According to a Sedalia police report, at 1:45 this morning, 24-year-old Jack Henslek of Carrolton was arrested at the Missouri State Fairgrounds for littering. The police report states he was taken to the Pettis County jail where he was booked and released with a court date.

Woman in the Morgan County Jail has her EBT card stolen 

At 10:50 Thursday morning, the Sedalia Police Department received a call from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department concerning the theft of an EBT card from a victim in their jail. According to the police report, the woman’s mother needed the card to feed the incarcerated woman’s children. The victim told officers the suspect was in the American Inn here in Sedalia. The EBT card was recovered according to the report, but the victim did not wish to press charges.

Elvis dolls reported stolen from a victim in the 500 block of East 12th

Around noon on Wednesday, a female victim in the 500 block of East 12th filed a theft complaint with the Sedalia Police Department. According to the victim, someone stole some items from her home sometime earlier in the day including an authentic Elvis Doll valued at $4000. The woman also said some mail was missing. There were no suspects at news time.

Teen injured in a Pettis County Accident reported early this morning

At 12:15 this morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle accident on Route “H” just South of Fowler Road in Pettis County. The accident reportedly occurred as the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, 19-year-old Jordan Rafferty of Higginsville, failed to negotiate a curve and travelled off the left side of the roadway where it ran into a ditch. The driver then overcorrected and struck a road sign as it re-entered the roadway, then ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned coming to rest upside-down. Rafferty suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Bothwell Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.

56-year-old Houstonia man suffers serious injuries in a three car accident

Around 5:00 Wednesday evening, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a three vehicle accident on US 50 Highway at Route FF in Johnson County. The Highway Patrol report states the accident happened as the 2010 Pontiac Vibe driven by 35-year-old Christie Schumaker of Kansas City, Mo. attempted to move to the right lane and struck the rear of a 2005 Ford Focus driven by 56-year-old James Box of Houstonia, and pushed it into the rear of a 1996 Peterbilt driven by 31-year-old Kyle Kreizel of Houstonia. Box suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Research Medical Center by Air Ambulance for treatment.

Improper lane change results in a Johnson County accident Thursday morning

Just after 10:00 Thursday morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident on US 50 Highway at County Road 375 in Johnson County. The accident reportedly occurred as the driver of a 2006 Chevrolet, 72-year-old Gordon Ruhlander of Louisburg, Kan. made an improper lane change causing a 2009 Toyota driven by 70-year-old Robert Schroder of Shawnee, Kan. to strike his vehicle. A passenger in the Schroder vehicle, 70-year-old Patricia Schroder of Shawnee, Kan. received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Lees Summit Hospital.