Police reports 12-2-16

Sedalia Police pursued two people in a vehicle accused of shoplifting over $300 of merchandise at Kohl's, 4300 Wisconsin Ave., around 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Police made a stop on the vehicle, but as the officer was approaching, the couple sped away, initiating a pursuit that extended west on 50 into Pettis County. The pursuit was later terminated, however, because police say they have the license of the vehicle as well as the identities of the two suspects. No arrests have yet been made in the case.

A woman was struck by a vehicle at Broadway and Ohio around 3:45 Thursday afternoon. Florencia Agostina Aonzo, 18, Sedalia was turning left from northbound Ohio onto westbound Broadway when she struck Nancy Cornine Sims VanBuren, 54, of Sedalia, driving a 2007 Chrysler. VanBuren was northbound on foot, crossing Broadway. She was west of the marked crosswalk, the report said. VanBuren complained of head, shoulder arm and back pain, and was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center by Pettis County Ambulance District.

Nicholas Eugene Shull, 32, Sedalia was arrested on a Lafayette County warrant Wednesday by Sedalia Police in the 600 block of W. 5th. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $1,823 bond and a court date of Dec. 10.

Two men were arrested without incident on drug charges in the 600 block of W. 4th Street on Thursday at 12:22 p.m. Christopher A. Veith, 32, was charged with possession of meth, possession of meth with intent to distribute, and was wanted on three Pettis County warrants with a total bond amount of $15,500. Joey hays, 26, was also arrested for possession of meth, possession of meth with intent to distribute, and was wanted on 2 Pettis County warrants and one Municipal warrant. They were both transported to the Pettis County Jail for 24-hour holds pending the filing of state charges. Consent to search was granted to officers. Drug Enforcement Unit detectives assisted with the operation.


Pettis County jailers located a homemade alcoholic substance while conducting a search at the Pettis County Jail on Wednesday.

Randy Kirby