Area crime reports 5-24-18

Sedalia Police arrested 20-year-old Melvin E. Osborne Wednesday morning after the suspect ran from Pettis County deputies. According to a report, the suspect ran from deputies and was last seen around 7th and Vermont. Ofc. Benner assisted with the foot pursuit and located the suspect between 4th and 5th near Missouri. The suspect saw the officer and continued to run. Osborne was apprehended when he ran between houses near 4th and Harrison. Osborne was wanted on two Municipal warrants. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $228 cash bond. He now has a June 13 court date.


 

While on routine patrol, an officer saw a subject walking through a front yard at 4:22 a.m. Wednesday near Plaza and Skyline. The officer contacted the subject, who said he was going to a friend's house. Consent to search revealed a pipe used to consume drugs, according to a report. 18-year-old Richard Danforth Bartlett of Sedalia was arrested for Possession of Drug paraphernalia and taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check at 4th and Ohio Wednesday afternoon. 32-year-old Melinda S. Lamb of Sedalia was wanted on a misdemeanor Pettis County warrant. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail ona $210.50 cash bond.


 

On Wednesday, WalMart asset protection reported that two subjects entered the Sedalia store and stole $175.76 in merchandise. One was previously issued a trespass warning and the other is being charged with theft. Both subjects were identified by WalMart employees. Charges are pending.


 

On Wednesday, a man reported that someone pretending to be him sent email to Bothwell Regional Health Center, 601 E. 14th, requesting that his check be deposited to a Green Dot Card at the end of February. The victim didn't learn of the change in his account until his electronic transfer failed to get to the bank because of account closure notification. Charges are pending with further investigation.


 

On Wednesday evening, someone turned in a wallet to police that was found in their backyard in the 600 block of E. 12th. Attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful and the wallet was placed into evidence for safekeeping.


 

On Thursday morning, Breana K. Billingsley reported a theft from her motor vehicle in the 200 block of S. Massachusetts. Taken were her driver's license, debit card, Social Security card and other items. An online purchase for $108 was made on her card, but the card has since been deactivated. There are no suspects.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 53-year-old Bobby Wright of Sedalia, for Driving While Suspended after conducting a traffic stop on a gold Chevy Tahoe on Osage north of Broadway Wednesday afternoon. Wright was taken to the SPD, where he was fingerprinted and released with a summons. He now has a court date of June 23.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 39-year-old Richard A. Jones in the 200 block of S. Prospect Wednesday afternoon around 1:30. A computer check revealed he was wanted on two warrants. Jones was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked on a $1,500 cash or surety Pettis County bond, and a $450 cash Moniteau County bond.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 30-year-old James W. Dingus-Fague in the 200 block of Prospect Wednesday just after 1:30 p.m. Police conducted a warrant check in the area, and Dingus-Fague was located hiding inside a privacy fence at 230 S. Prospect. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.

On Wednesday afternoon, police took a theft report from a man who said a woman he knows took his lawn mower from the side of his house in the 200 block of E. Boonville. He confronted her and she confirmed she “borrowed“ it. But at the time of the report, she has not yet returned it.


 

On Tuesday, A woman reported that her vehicle got rear-ended while stopped at Broadway and Limit. The suspect vehicle left north on Limit after striking her car. The victim's 2013 Hyundai had minor rear-end damage, according to the report. The suspect has not yet been identified.

Randy Kirby