Sedalia Police Department Crime Reports for September 27, 2016
Just after midnight on Tuesday (Sept 27), Sedalia Police officers conducted a traffic stop at South Hancock and East 10th Street, for a vehicle with expired plates. A computer check revealed the driver had a suspended license and an active failure-to-appear warrant from Sedalia. 34-year old Robert William Copas was arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail. His bond was placed $88.50, cash.
Around 7:45 Monday morning (Sept 26), Sedalia Police officers conducted a traffic stop at South Ingram and East 15th Street. A check through dispatch revealed the driver to be Ramon Romeo. However, officers could not confirm the ID. The driver was taken to the police station, where he was fingerprinted and his actual identity was confirmed to be 37-year old Juan Mendoza. Mendoza was arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail and an I.C.E. hold. Charges of ID Theft, Forgery, Possession of Marijuana, and driving while revoked, are being pursued.
Around 2:40 Monday afternoon (Sept 26), officers were dispatched to 4300 Wisconsin Avenue for a reported theft. The suspect was located and admitted to placing the stolen item in his backpack. After searching the backpack, officers found drug paraphernalia and residue of a controlled substance. 34-year old Timothy L. Harris was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail. The stolen item was returned to the victim. There were no further details listed in that report.
Around 5:40 Monday afternoon (Sept 26), officers took a report of a theft. The victim stated a laptop, a backpack, and five school books, were taken from her vehicle while it was parked in the 900 block of South Stewart Avenue. The estimated value of the stolen items was placed at $468.00. There are no suspects at this time.