Area crime reports 5-29-18

Sedalia Police were contacted Monday afternoon around 4:45 p.m. after a maintenance worker reported finding a dead body at 400 North Engineer. The Pettis County Cororner's office was alerted and the body was identified and the family contacted. The body, which reportedly had been dead for several days, was transported by McLaughlins and the investigation is ongoing.


 

On Tuesday at 3:43 a.m., Sedalia Police responded to Best Western, 3120 S. Limit, on a suicidal subject. Officers made contact with 36-year-old Brandon Louis Srader, Sr., and he refused medical treatment. In the meantime, investigation revealed Srader had assaulted his wife. She reportedly had injuries to her head. Srader was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges of 3rd Degree Domestic Assault.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after an officer noticed the license plate tabs appear to have been altered and looked fictitious. The traffic stop took place Monday around 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of Sneed. The driver and owner of the vehicle, 37-year-old Rian E. Kelly, was arrested for forgery. She was also charged with failure to register with the DOR and failure to maintain financial responsibility. Kelly was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges.


 

Sedaia Police conducted a vehicle check in the 600 block of E. 15th on an improperly-parked vehicle. A computer check revealed the owner, 21-year-old Jessica L. Kirkpatrick of Sedalia, was wanted on a Municipal warrant for speeding. Kirkpatrick was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $119 cash bond. She now has a June 13 court date.


 

On Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police took a hit-and-run report of an incident that occurred at Stewart and Henry. According to the report, a witness said the driver was drunk and walked away from the scene after the crash. A search by the officer of the immediate area turned up nothing. The car was then towed from the scene, and the driver's identification was located inside the vehicle.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a hit-and-run that occurred at Broadway and Montgomery at 3:50 p.m. Saturday. According to the report, four subjects walked away from the crash scene, but three of them were located one block away upon officer's arrival. The officer asked them to stop several times and eventually three of the four did. The fourth one fled on foot and was later identified, but not apprehended yet. None of the three who stayed behind complained of injuries. Police are requesting charges of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Driving While Suspended and Resisting Arrest against the driver, who was not identified in the report.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a hit-and-run in the 2000 block of S. Warren just after 8 p.m. Sunday. According to a report, the suspect vehicle backed into a mailbox, then left the scene. There was no damage to the mailbox, but it was uprooted, causing damage to the lawn. There are no suspects identified.


 

On Saturday just before 11 p.m., Sedalia Police responded to Bothwell Regional Health Center Emergency Department, 601 E. 14th, on a combative subject. According to a report, the victim said the suspect struck the victim in the chest. 50-year-old Michelle Elaine Nash was arrested for 4th Degree Assault and taken to the Pettis County Jail.


 

On Sunday afternoon, a woman reported a domestic violence incident that took place in the 400 block of Wilkerson. According to the report, the woman had injuries to her arms and face, but refused medical treatment. The suspect had not yet been located at the time of the report.


 

A woman was arrested on six charges Sunday morning after Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check in the 800 block of W. 3rd. According to a report, 29-year-old Kathleen Aurora of Pettis County was located in front of the house. When officers approached, she ran inside the house. She was quickly apprehended and arrested. Aurora was charged with Felony Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession With Intent to Sell Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance in a County Jail. Aurora was also wanted on two misdemeanor warrants. She was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the formal filing of charges.


 

On Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police took a theft report from Jaylin Todd, who reported someone she knows took her silver iPhone 6 from a house in the 400 block of S. Quincy. The phone was valued at $250. The suspect had not yet been contacted at the time of the report.


 

On Sunday at 8:20 p.m., Sedalia Police took a theft report from Priti Bhakta at Econo Lodge, 3501 W. Broadway. According to the report, her cell phone was taken from a table near the front desk while she was away. There are no suspects.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a loud noise complaint in the 1700 block of S. Osage just before 6 p.m. Saturday. According to a report, the complainant said their neighbor's music was so loud, they could not hear their movie inside their own house. The suspect, 49-year-old Michael Wayne Ronspiez, was issued a Municipal Court Summons for June 27.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near Centennial Park at 11:18 a.m. Sunday on a black Jeep for expired plates. As the driver, 34-year-old Tiah Hatcher of Sedalia, was being informed her plates were expired, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search was then conducted and marijuana and drug paraphernalia were discovered inside the vehicle.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a physical disturbance in the 700 block of Engineer Sunday at 8:10 p.m. As a result of an investigation, 27-year-old Anthony J. Skutnick, Jr., was issued a Municipal summons for Assault and then released with a court date.


 

On Sunday around 6:20 p.m., Sedalia Police were called to the 300 block of N. Quincy on a female camped out on someone's front porch, refusing to leave. Upon arrival, the officer found her on nearby Railroad tracks at N. Prospect and West Main. 50-year-old Cara Marie Fauquier was found to be highly intoxicated and unable to walk on her own. She was taken into custody for a 12-hour hold. Fauquier was then taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center to make sure she was fit for confinement. While at the hospital, Fauquier allegedly kicked an officer in the face and also spit in his face. She was then taken to the Pettis County Jail and charged with 3rd Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and 1st Degree Trespassing (on the Railroad tracks).


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a gray Ford 500 bearing plates which checked to a 1998 passenger car at 5th and Sunset Monday around 11 a.m. A computer check revealed the passenger, 22-year-old Steven Sei of Sedalia, was wanted on two Pettis County warrants. Sei was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. His total bond amount was $1,800, with $300 of that in cash and $1,500 in cash or surety. Sei now has a June 5 court date.


 

Sedalia Police took a set of keys turned into police after they were found in the street at 20th and Kentucky Sunday afternoon. The keys had been run over and were in three pieces, according to a report.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 35-year-old Robert Jones Weisner of Sedalia, at 12th and Hancock at 3:38 a.m. Saturday, for walking in the middle of the road where a sidewalk was available. He was also found to be in possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 45-year-old Jenny R. Nandho after conducting a traffic stop on a Mitsubishi with no plates at 1400 S. Limit at 11:25 a.m. Saturday. A computer check revealed she was wanted on two Saline County warrants. Nandho was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


 

On Friday, a woman reported a burglary in the 300 block of W. 7th. A total of $2,107 in items were taken from the residence, which showed no signs of forced entry. There is a suspect in the case that has not yet been apprehended. Charges are being submitted.

Randy Kirby