On Tuesday (Jan 22), Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of W. 1st Street in reference to a report of trespassing. The caller stated that his son was not supposed to be at the house. The caller said he told his son that he wasn't allowed to sleep or eat there. When officers arrived, the son reportedly refused to open the door and shoved an officer who was trying to open it. The suspect then resisted arrest, according to a police report. 27-year old Kaleb T. Krumroy was arrested and placed on a twenty-four hold in the Pettis County Jail. Investigation revealed that Krumroy had entered and remained unlawfully in the occupied residence with the intent to take and eat food. State charges of 1st Degree Burglary, Felony Resisting Arrest and 4th Degree misdemeanor Assault on Law Enforcement are being requested.


On Tuesday night (Jan 22), Sedalia Police were dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a theft. The suspect reportedly exited the store and fled west on foot. The suspect, 39-year old Gary D. Spradley, was contacted a short time later and arrested outside the Econo Lodge. In addition to theft, Spradley had a Sedalia FTA warrant. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a twenty-four hold. A charge of Stealing is being requested.


On Monday (Jan 21), Sedalia Police responded to the 400 block of Buckner Court for a warrant check. Contact was made with the suspect, 20-year old James J. Baker. A Pettis County warrant and a Morgan County warrant for Baker were confirmed. He was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, with a total bond of $750.50.


On Monday (Jan 21), Sedalia Police were working a traffic accident in the 900 block of E. 13th Street. Officers made contact with the owner of one of the vehicles involved. It was the discovered that 23-year old Nicholas Douglas Vansell had a FTA warrant from Lafayette County. Vansell was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, with a bond of $300.00.


On Sunday night (Jan 20), Sedalia Police and PCAD were dispatched to the 1300 block of S. Grand Ave for a medical report. When officers arrived, the female suspect was reportedly irate and verbally belligerent. While officers were trying to determine what happened, the woman continued to act irate. The suspect, 53-year old Tamara S. Brooks, was eventually handcuffed and detained in a patrol vehicle. Brooks reportedly started kicking the cage of the patrol vehicle and trying to break the window. She was then placed in a WRAP device. Brooks was taken to the Pettis County Jail for a twelve-hour protective custody hold. No further details were available in the report.


On Sunday night (Jan 20), Sedalia Police responded to a non-injury vehicle accident at 24th Street and Lafayette Ave. When officers arrived, they saw a Dodge Ram that appeared to have struck a chain-link fence. The truck was unoccupied and had damage to the front passenger side wheel. Police eventually made contact with the driver, 50-year old Phillip Todd, who reportedly admitted to striking a trailer on Carr Ave and then striking a neighbor's fence and leaving both scenes. Todd was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail on two counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. He was booked and released with a court date TBD.


Around 10:30 Sunday night (Jan 20), Sedalia Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the 1300 block of E. 5th Street for a structure fire. While on scene, police discovered that a woman had an active Pettis County warrant. 31-year old Elizabeth Ann Esqueda, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail. No further details were available in the report.


On Wednesday (Jan 23), Sedalia Police were dispatched to the parking lot of 2420 Clinton Road in reference to a property damage. The victim stated he was followed earlier in the evening by a group. He said that while driving around, his vehicle ran out of gas, so he parked it in the lot. He had noticed the group go by his vehicle after he walked away. When he returned to the vehicle later, there was approximately $1,050 worth of damage. The incident is under investigation.


On Tuesday (Jan 22), Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Stewart Ave in reference to a burglary. A saw valued at $300, a scroll saw valued at $100 and a toolbox valued at $50 was reported stolen. Suspect information was gathered and at this time, no further details are available.


On Monday (Jan 21), Sedalia Police took a theft report from a victim who stated that while he was sleeping at a friend's house, another subject (who is known to him), took over $200 from a bag. A witness to the incident stated that he saw the subject remove the cash from the bag and leave the residence in the middle of the night. No further details were available in the report.

Randy Kirby