Sedalia Police crime reports 12-26-18

On Saturday around 1:30 a.m., Sedalia Police responded to a report of gunshots at 11th and Moniteau. According to a report, officers located shell casings in the area. Residents reported hearing gunshots, but no evidence of victims or damage to cars or houses was found. Investigation is under way.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of E. 2nd around 2:30 p.m. Friday on a report of domestic violence. According to a report, a physical assault had occurred, and the suspect allegedly grabbed the victim's throat, causing injury, and also chased the victim with a weapon, threatening to kill them. Arrested was 19-year-old Andrew Briones Vasquez. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and 3rd degree domestic assault. The victim refused medical attention.


 

Hobby Lobby, 4125 W. Broadway, reported a theft by an employee on Dec. 18 just before 5 p.m. According to the report, the suspect, 22-year-old Matthew J. Locke of Houstonia, stole two items, and also marked two more items down for discount for personal gain. Total amount of loss was $89.98. Police interviewed Locke, who admitted to the theft. He was issued a Municipal summons for stealing and given a court date of Jan. 23.


 

Walmart, 3201 W. Broadway, reported a theft by employee on Dec. 21. According to the report, the suspect, Monique Williams, 37, of Sedalia, allegedly stole $2,051 from registers between Nov. 21 and Dec. 21. Police interviewed Williams, who admitted to the theft. She was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 800 block of Ruth Ann Drive on Monday, Dec. 24. According to the report, officers cleared the home upon arrival, but located a possible forced entry point. The victim said a white male entered the house, produced a knife and demanded money. Missing were several items of jewelry, valued at around $2,000.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 1300 block of E. 7th around 2:20 a.m. Sunday on a disturbance. According to a report, there was a couple involved in a physical altercation. The male was later determined to be the primary aggressor. Arrested was 40-year-old Noah James Mitchell. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges of 2nd degree domestic assault. The female victim was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center for medical treatment.


 

On Sunday evening, customers at Menard's, 4400 Wisconsin, noticed a juvenile who took a lighter from a display in the store, and lit another cardboard display on fire. The customers were able to quickly put out the fire before any more damage was done.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle at 17th and Lafayette at 2:23 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, officers located a male asleep in a vehicle parked in the roadway. 18-year-old Gage Anderson Fancher of Sedalia was awakened, arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol.


 

On Sunday afternoon, a woman reported the theft of two license plates, valued at $60, in the 1400 block of S. Vermont. There are no suspects in the case, and the plates have since been entered into a statewide database as stolen.


 

On Sunday afternoon, Golden Corral, 2004 W. Broadway, reported that a customer attempted to pay for their meal with a counterfeit $50 bill. No criminal charges are being sought.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plate lights and failure to use a turn signal at 5th and Osage Sunday evening around 9:20. A passenger in the vehicle, 16-year-old Devin A.T. Anderson, was found to be in possession of marijuana and tobacco. She was later released to a parent.


 

A man reported the theft of his Allis Chalmers lawn tractor on Christmas Eve in the 600 block of West Cooper.


 

A man reported the theft of a black Samsung Galaxy J7 from the 200 block of South Engineer around 3:25 a.m. Sunday. According to a report, the victim fell asleep with the suspect in the house. When he awoke, the phone was gone.


 

Sedalia Police took a report of a hit-and-run that occurred at 16th and Thompson Ave., involving a light pole that was knocked down on the southeast corner of the intersection by a white truck that left the area after striking the pole on Christmas Eve around 11:40 p.m.


 

Sedalia Police investigating a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 9th and Sneed on Friday at 2:30 p.m., discovered that one of the drivers was driving while revoked. 35-year-old Joseph Sullivan of Knob Noster was issued a citation.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 40 mph in a 20 mph zone at 16th and New York around 11:45 a.m. Saturday. A computer check of the driver, 30-year-old Michael L. Montes of Sedalia, was revelaed he was wanted on two Moniteau County warrants. He was also driving while suspended. Montes was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Sedalia conducted a traffic stop at 16th and Limit after observing a vehicle that was swerving and narrowly avoided a collision at 11:34 p.m. Saturday night. A subsequent search revealed that 18-year-old Gary Alan McKinsey, Jr., of Sedalia, was in possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was later booked and released.

Randy Kirby