Police arrested a 32-year-old Sedalia man who is accused of driving a stolen vehicle, and being in possession of an illegal weapon and drug paraphernalia. Police conducted a traffic stop around 4:20 p.m. on August 13 at 5th and Lafayette Ave. on a Chrysler Sebring for a minor traffic violation. Officers discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen. David Jackie Wayne Peak was arrested and a search reportedly revealed the weapon and drug paraphernalia. Peak was taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of state charges for theft of a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an illegal weapon, and failure to use a turn signal.


Sedalia Police received a complaint on August 13 of a counterfeit bill being passed at a local business. Police were dispatched to Dollar Tree and were told that the business had found a counterfeit $100 bill, after being informed by a neighboring business that a woman was attempting to use counterfeit bills. Police say a suspect has been identified, but had not been located at the time of their police report. The counterfeit bill was collected and placed into evidence.


Police say they discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia after searching a truck that had been stopped for no tail lights in the area of Montgomery and Broadway. The traffic stop took place just after 4 a.m. on August 13. The driver, 42-year-old Jason C. Williams of Syracuse, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Police conducted a traffic stop around 3 a.m. on August 13 near the intersection of S. Missouri Ave. and W. 18th Street. Police say 33-year-old Robert D. Ballance  of Sedalia as found to be driving while intoxicated. Balance was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released pending state charges.


A 34-year-old Smithton woman was issued a municipal summons for stealing after Sedalia Police were called to Walmart on August 12. The loss prevention officer at the store had detained Thelma D. Miller, and say that she had concealed multiple items insider her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying. All of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the store.


On August 11, Sedalia Police were dispatched to Walmart for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention officer had detained 29-year-old Elizabeth A. Knight of La Monte. Knight was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released on her own recognizance. A court date has been set for September 13.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of W. 1st Street on August 11 on a report of property damage and possible attempted burglary. The caller showed police damage to the back side of her house, and a cut pipe in the crawl space under the home. An investigation into the incident continues.