Sedalia Police released the following reports on April 8:

Christina M. Garrett, 49, Ionia, was arrested on April 6 at 1320 S. Limit, on charges of possession of a synthetic narcotic, (demerol and methado), possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended. Sedalia Police responded to a report of a drug transaction in Liberty Park at 3 p.m. Police then followed the vehicle to the 1300 block of South Limit, where Garrett was arrested on Benton and Henry County warrants. She was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail. In addition, Jeffery L. Waters, 51, listed as homeless, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of Identity Theft and on a Failure to Appear charge.

On April 6, Sedalia Police responded to a report of a sex crime that occurred near Seventh and Engineer. The incident reportedly occurred some 30 days ago, the report said.

Cynthia L. Trumpp, 407 W. Sixth Street, reported a burglary at her residence on April 6. Someone forced their way into her house, and threw red paint on the kitchen floor and on the carpeting in two other rooms. An estimate of the damage was unknown at the time of the report. There are no suspects named.

Julie A. And Jeffrey J. Kesterson reported a case of Identity Theft that occurred over the past year. The Kestersons told police they had received letters from the IRS in March of 2015 informing them of an address change, but no such change occurred. And also in February of 2016, they received a letter from the IRS with questions about their 2015 tax returns, which they had yet to file. The Kestersons reported the abnormality to the IRS, which advised them to file a police report.

Wayne Thomas Lion, 34, 509 W. Fourth, was arrested at 4300 Wisconsin (Kohl's) after store security observed him put Kohl's clothing under his own clothing and left without paying. The suspect was later located and arrested. The stolen clothing was returned. Lion was transported to the Pettis County Jail. State charges are pending.

Tony D. Bickers, 1310 S. Marshall, reported a case of Identity Theft to Sedalia Police. Bickers provided enough information to allow police to locate the suspect. All pertinent info will be sent to the appropriate police agency, the report said. Bickers was then arrested on a City of Marshal warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $1250 cash only bond. A court date of April 25 was set for Bickers.

Barbara Lavern Simmons, 508 W. Fifth, reported to police that her dog (breed not identified) was stolen from her residence on April 7 between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. She reported that someone untied the dog's leash and stole the dog. Police checked with area neighbors about the missing pooch with no results.