Here are your Sedalia Police crime reports for August 31, 2012.


Sedalia police deploy Taser during an arrest Wednesday afternoon

Just after 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Sedalia police officers were reportedly forced to deploy a Taser on an aggressive suspect. The police report states 53-year-old Larry Priesmeyer of Sedalia was Tased when he pushed a police officer after taking an aggressive stance, and appeared ready to strike out at another officer. Charges of assault on a law enforcement officer and failure to obey were sought in the incident.


Traffic stop nets a suspect with three active warrants

At 1:12 Thursday afternoon, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at 16th and Lamine with a driver with three active warrants. Upon confirmation of the warrants out of Pettis, Benton, and Henry Counties, 25-year-old Casey Steimel of Sedalia was arrested and taken to the Pettis County jail $3400 in bonds on the warrants.


Two female suspects arrested at Walmart for stealing

At 4:47 Wednesday afternoon, Sedalia police were dispatched to the Walmart store on two female shoplifting suspects. Upon arrival and further investigation, 44-year-old Michelle Nash and 46-year-old Patricia Jackson, both of Sedalia, were arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail pending bonds of $531.50 each.


Hermitage man arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia charge

During a traffic stop at 10:38 Thursday night, Sedalia police found a passenger in the vehicle, 48-year-old Art Wonderful Williams of Hermitage, was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Williams was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released pending a court date.


Investigation of an accident results in arrest for a Sedalia woman

Around 2:10 Wednesday afternoon, Sedalia police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 16th and Warren. An investigation revealed one of the drivers involved was suspended. Arrested at the scene was Brittany Johnson of Sedalia. She was transported to the Pettis County jail, where she was booked and released with a court date.


Thieves steal thousands of dollars worth of copper pipe and wiring from a residence in Sedalia

At 8:48 Wednesday morning, Sedalia police investigated a case of burglary and property damage at a residence in the 800 block of South Barrett.  According to the victim, thieves forced entry to their basement sometime after 10 o’clock Tuesday morning in order to cut out and steal copper tubing and wiring.  Material loss and damage estimate is said to be between $15, 000 and $20,000.

A second victim in the 800 block of East 16th reported a similar incident approximately an hour later. According to that report, thieves cut out and stole wiring and copper pipe from a vacant house in that area sometime over the past week. There was no loss estimate available on that incident, and there are no suspects in the two burglaries and property damage cases.


Sedalia Automotive on South 65 Highway reported the theft of two custom made car ramps and six old wheel rotors from the business. Value of the ramps was set at $300. Value of the rotors was not known.

A victim in the 500 block of South Park reported the tab of her license plate was stolen.

Thursday afternoon, a victim in the 2400 block of Greenwood Lane reported someone in Florida made five attempts to use the information on his credit card to make unauthorized purchases.