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Sedalia Police Crime Reports and MSHP Accident Reports: Afternoon of January 13, 2014

The following Sedalia Police crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of Jan. 13, 2014.

Traffic stop nets two suspects with warrants

Just before 1:30 this morning, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at 3rd and Barrett for a broken tail light and improper plates. A computer check on the occupants revealed a female, 28-year-old Sandra Burns of Sedalia, had a no-bond parole violation warrant. A male occupant, 35-year-old Ryan O’Malley of Belton, was found to have an active warrant out of Polk County. At the time of the police repor,t Burns was being held in the Pettis County Jail on the no-bond parole violation and O’Malley was being held pending formal charges.

Two Sedalia suspects arrested Sunday night for shoplifting at Walmart

At 10:21 Sunday night, Sedalia police were called to the Walmart store on a theft complaint. Upon arrival, officers were informed the two suspects had left the area in a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped at 10th and Winchester according to the police report. Two suspects, identified as 35-year-old Brendon Vanwinkle and 26-year-old Wendy Smith of Sedalia, were arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending shoplifting and stealing charges. Smith reportedly faces a charge of possession of marijuana as well.

Local bank reports counterfeit checks used to receive money

On Friday afternoon, Third National Bank at 301 West Broadway reported a person opened an account at the bank on Dec. 4, 2013, then deposited two counterfeit checks into the account on Jan. 6 and Jan. 10. The account holder has now drawn all of the funds from the account according to the bank. There was no other information at news time.

Theft reports filed Sunday night

The Family Dollar located at 612 South Hancock reported thefts from the store at 7:48 Sunday night. There are no suspects.

At 11:40 Sunday night a female victim reported her cell phone valued at $600 was stolen earlier in the night while she was at a local business. There was no information on a possible suspect in the police report.

Four teens injured Sunday afternoon in a Pettis County accident

Around 4:40 Sunday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a rollover accident on Route “CC” a half mile east of Route “K” in Pettis County. According to the report, the accident occurred as the 2003 Chevrolet Tracker driven by 19-year-old Kenneth Bryson of Marshall traveled off the right side of roadway, returned to the roadway and then traveled off the left side of the roadway. The driver then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn. Two of the passengers, 14-year-old Josh Bryson and 16-year-old Bridgette Mullins of Houstonia, received minor injuries in the crash, while 15-year-old Shelby Bryson of Houstonia who was not wearing her seat belt suffered serious injuries. All three victims were transported by private vehicle to the I-70 Medical Center for treatment. The driver was not injured and refused treatment at the scene.

Edwards woman receives moderate injuries in a Benton County accident

At 4:40 Saturday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted by the Benton County Sheriff’s department reported a vehicle accident that happened on Missouri Highway 7 west of Route “DD” in Benton County. The accident happened as the 1999 Ford Taurus driven by 44-year-old Michelle Nelson of Edwards traveled off the roadway and struck a driveway. A passenger in the vehicle, 69-year-old Maggie Gardner of Edwards, received moderate injuries and was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center by Lincoln EMS for treatment.

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