Sedalia Police Crime Reports and MSHP Accident Reports: Afternoon of September 20, 2013
The following Sedalia Police crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of Sept. 20, 2013.
Sedalia woman arrested for stealing and active warrants
At 8:45 Thursday night, Sedalia police were dispatched to a reported theft at Walmart. According to the complainant, the suspect left their truck in a parking lot, which employees were able to provide police with a license plate number for. The police report states that a vehicle with the license number was located and stopped at Broadway and Harrison. During an investigation, it was found that a female passenger had concealed 16 items valued at $422.33 in her purse then left Walmart without paying for them. A check through dispatch on the suspect, identified as 43-year-old Kimberly Knipp of Sedalia, revealed she also had two active warrants out of Pettis and Benton Counties. At the time of the police report, Knipp was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail pending formal charges and $5800 bond on the warrants.
Hit-and-run accident suspect arrested this morning
Just before 3:30 this morning, Sedalia police investigated a hit-and-run accident at 3rd and Engineer. The suspect and the vehicle that fled the scene were located at 6th and Madison a short time later. The driver, 29-year-old Antonio Gray of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked and leaving the scene of an accident.
Vandals slash tires on a vehicle on South Barrett
Around 7:30 this morning, a victim in the 1400 block of South Barrett filed a property damage complaint with the Sedalia police department. According to the victim, someone cut all four tires on a truck belonging to his employer sometime overnight. Replacement value of the tires was placed at $800. There were no suspects at news time.
Fraudulent use of a credit card reported by a Sedalia woman
According to a victim in the 1200 block of East 18th, her credit card has been used without her permission at several local businesses. There are no suspects at news time.
Washington Elementary School is the target of thieves
At 8:15 this morning, Sedalia police responded to Washington School at 610 South Engineer on a theft complaint. Upon arrival the complainant reported door bell buttons and their locked covers had been stolen. The replacement value was unknown at the time of the police report and there were no suspects.
Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a fatal accident in Johnson County
Just before 5:00 on Thursday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle fatality accident on eastbound 50 Highway at Missouri Highway 131 in Johnson County. The accident reportedly occurred as the 2002 Chevrolet driven by 80-year-old Betty Kelly of Polo, Mo., traveled across lanes into the path of a 2009 Dodge driven by 55-year-old Mary Miller of Warrensburg, causing the Miller vehicle to strike the Kelly vehicle in the driver’s side. A passenger in the Kelly vehicle, 86-year-old Norma Smith of Piketon, Ohio, suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was taken to the Sweeney-Phillips Funeral Home. Kelly and another passenger, 83-year-old Beulah Smith of Piketon, Ohio, received moderate injuries and were transported to Research Medical by EMC for treatment.