Sedalia Police reports 1-8-19

Pettis County Jail

Sedalia Police conducted a car stop on a silver Toyota at 2nd and Harrison for going the wrong way on a one-way street at 8:15 p.m. Monday. The vehicle had several passengers, one of whom was wanted on a $50 Municipal warrant and a $350 Benton County warrant. 19-year-old Michael Joseph Hertel of Cole Camp was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a Jan. 23 court date.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 40-year-old Blake H. Tokuda, 40, on Monday just after 4 p.m. after he was approached by a white male driving a gold and silver Toyota Camry. The man asked the officers for directions and the officer recognized him from a photo sent to him a few days earlier that showed a suspect and his vehicle in another case. The man was read his Miranda rights and taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was issued a court summons for Feb. 13 and released.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Chevy Cruze with a headlight out at 1601 E. Broadway just before 9 p.m. Monday. The driver, 35-year-old Nicholas S. Brandes of Cole Camp, was found to be driving while revoked. Brandes was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a domestic violence call at 6th and Montgomery Monday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. According to a report, the victim was choked by a known male who fled the area before police arrived. The victim refused medical treatment. Charges of domestic assault are being sought.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a physical disturbance in the 1100 block of E. Broadway at 4:11 a.m. Sunday. The suspect, 40-year-old Javier Luna Castro of Sedalia, was in need of medical attention and was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center, where he was admitted. Castro was wanted on a Pettis County warrant.


 

Gene's Boots and Hats, 3145 W. Broadway, reported that a suspect entered the store on Saturday around 6 p.m., shopped around for a long period, then took a pair of Tony Lama boots off the shelf, tried them on, then walked out of the store without paying. The light brown boots had a large diamond-shaped fish skin leather and a rubber heel cap, according to a report. The suspect has not yet been located.


 

Shoe Sensation, 2700 W. Broadway, reported that a white male left the store without paying for a pair of boots, valued at $154.99, at 2:50 p.m. Saturday.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 16th and Barrett on a vehicle with no license plates at 10:45 a.m. Monday. The driver, 36-year-old Bernard L. Henderson of Sedalia, was wanted on a Cole County warrant. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $200 cash bond. He now has a Jan. 18 court date.


 

A Sedalia Police officer noticed a vehicle in Crown Hill Cemetery after closing hours around 8:20 p.m. Monday. The officer made contact with the driver, 37-year-old Jerimiah Zachary Clark of Sedalia, and a computer check revealed he was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for forgery. Clark was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $2,500 bond. He now has a Jan. 29 court date.


 

 

Sedalia Police responded to a call involving a non-breather in the 1800 block of E. 6th at 1:13 p.m. Saturday. After attempting CPR unsuccessfully, the subject was pronounced deceased. An autopsy is being conducted.


 

On Sunday around 2:20 a.m., a man reported to police that a known subject came to his house and threw a bottle at one of his cars, causing damage in the 1100 block of E. Broadway. Investigation is under way.


 

Sedalia Police took a report of stolen purse from the 3200 block of W. Broadway on Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. The business has video of the incident, but the suspects were not located at the time of the report. The next day, the victim said that her debit cards were used at multiple locations on Saturday and Sunday. The suspect vehicle and the suspects were later located on Sunday afternoon. Arrested were 57-year-old Karan A. Gaines of Pettis County, and 52-year-old Kimberly K. Vasquez (homeless). Both were charged with stealing, fraudulent use of a credit device, identity theft and forgery. Gaines was also charged with driving while suspended or revoked.
Both were taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges.

Pettis County Jail
Pettis County Jail

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 31-year-old Dontavia D. Woodard of Knob Noster at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in Johnson County. He was wanted on a felony warrant out of Pettis County and was also driving without a valid license.


 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 23-year-old Cody S. Irwin of Windsor at 11:43 a.m. Monday in Pettis County. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.


 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 30-year-old Ashly D. Thurman of Warsaw at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Henry County. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and transported to the Pettis wanted on a felony warrant out of Lafayette County, and was also in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Henry County Jail on bond.

Randy Kirby