Sedalia Police crime reports 12-7-18

Sedalia Police arrested 19-year-old Elizabeth Mae Jones of Sedalia, after conducting a traffic stop for failure to signal at Moniteau and Magnolia at 12 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7. A computer check revealed Jones was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for speeding and was also charged with driving while suspended. She was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released with a Jan. 9 court date. Her bond was $150 cash on the warrant.


 

Two people were arrested after Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a red Pontiac for a defective headlight at 14th and Missouri around 9:50 p.m. Thursday night. The driver, 30-year-old Dustin S. Colvin of Sedalia, was found to have no valid operator's license. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released with a Jan. 9 court date. His passenger, 31-year-old Clarissa Jean Elizabeth Holman of Sedalia was wanted on a misdemeanor Marshall warrant for stealing. Holman was transported to the Pettis/Saline county line and released to Marshall Police. Her bond was $50 cash with a court date TBA.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 22-year-old Troy Chase Lauer of Sedalia, at 4:42 a.m. Thursday at Broadway and Barrett after a traffic stop for expired registration. A computer check revealed that Lauer was wanted on a Municipal warrant for no insurance. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $150 cash or surety bond.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driving 30 mph in a 20 mph zone at 3:29 a.m. Friday just north of 22nd at New York. A computer check revealed that the driver, 39-year-old Kimberly S. Ballenger of Sedalia, was wanted on three Pettis County warrants for stealing. She was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a total bond amount of $11,5000, cash or surety.


Sedalia Police investigated a shoplifting report at WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the accused, 36-year-old Amy Michelle Gravitt, provided officers with her sister's ID. When she was later properly identified, it was discovered Gravitt was wanted on a Pettis County probation and parole violation, a Benton County warrant (seat belt violation) and she was also charged with stealing (third offense) and identity theft. She was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Gravitt was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a total bond amount of $4,550.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a report of a woman crying in the lobby of East Hardee's, 615 E. 9th, on Thursday morning just after 9 a.m. Investigation revealed that the woman had been in a physical altercation with her ex-husband, who is also her roommate. PCAD was called in to check her out, but she refused medical treatment. Police later located the ex-husband. They were unable to determine a primary aggressor in the case, so a 12-hour log was created. The two later agreed to stay apart at separate residences.


 

Sedalia Police took a report from a woman in the 400 block of W. 7th late Thursday morning. According to the report, sometime between Dec. 4 and 6, someone entered her residence and stole $2,315 worth of items. In addition, a stolen debit card was later used to fraudulently purchase more items. A suspect was named, but not yet located for questioning.


 

Two people were arrested after Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a gray Toyota at 32nd and Limit around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday for expired plates. The driver, 33-year-old James Allen Wright of Warsaw, was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was also driving while suspended and was wanted on two FTA Municipal warrants with $300 in bond. His passenger 44-year-old Lester G. Vass, Jr., was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Both were taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 5th and Engineer Wednesday around 10:45 p.m. The driver, 48-year-old Steven Jay Kimbrell of Sedalia, was found to be driving while suspended. A computer check revealed Kimbrell was wanted on a Greene County warrant for probation violation, as well as a Municipal warrant for excessive noise. He was also charged with forgery and identity theft. Kimbrell was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a total bond amount of $2500 cash or surety and $100 cash. He now has a Municipal court date of Jan. 9.


 

Sedalia Police took a report Wednesday night from a woman who says she found a bag and clothing just north of the railroad tracks near 3rd and Engineer.The owner was identified from the contents of the bag, but police were unable to contact the person. The items were placed into evidence.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a vehicle check at Motel 6, 3402 W. Broadway, on Thursday. According to a report, there was a male inside the vehicle and one female outside. The odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle was detected by officers. A subsequent search revealed the male, 31-year-old Nicholas D. Harves of Kansas City, Mo., was in possession of a syringe, marijuana and a meth pipe. A computer check revealed Harves was wanted on a KCPD warrant for unlawful transaction with a child. The female, 34-year-old Jessica D. Jenkins of KCMO, was in possession of two controlled substances and a meth pipe. Both were taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the formal filing of state charges.


 

On Wednesday around noon, a woman in the 700 block of E. 5th reported that her license plates were stolen from her vehicle sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 5 (WK6-S6K) and another plate (not hers) was attached to the vehicle. It will cost $0 to replace the plates, the report said. There are no suspects.


 

On Wednesday just before 3 p.m., two adults reported finding two Missouri license plates at 3201 W. Broadway. The plates were turned over to Sedalia Police.


 

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested 22-year-old Brooke L. Zabriskie of Clinton at 6:18 p.m. Friday evening in Henry County. She was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a forgery device. She was taken to the Henry County Jail, where she was booked and released.

Randy Kirby