Sedalia Police have released the following reports for April 18, 2016:

On Monday around 4:50 a.m., police responded to a suicide attempt on East Sixth involving a female who possibly swallowed bleach. The subject said that she and her boyfriend got into an argument, and she admitted she drank bleach to harm herself. After talking with police, the female subject agreed she needed help and was willing to go to the hospital for further medical and mental evaluation.

On Monday around 3:42 a.m. Sedalia Police assisted Pettis County Sheriff deputies at the Super 7 Motel, 5650 S. Limit, on a mutual aid call involving two suspects allegedly involved in a shooting that occurred in Marshall. One suspect from the shooting was located and arrested. A second suspect arrived while officers were in the motel parking lot, noticed them, then fled in his vehicle. Police pursued the vehicle south on Highway 65. At 65 and Rose Road, the subject turned around and traveled northbound on 65. Officers deployed stop sticks, which disabled three of the car's tires and officers arrested him. In addition, the second suspect fled his vehicle on foot near 65 and Heck Ave., and a foot pursuit occurred and he was apprehended and arrested as well.

On Saturday around 1 a.m., Sedalia Police responded to a motor vehicle accident that occurred at Seventh and Missouri. The driver, Saul Juarez Rodriguez, 20, of 624 W. Fourth Street, was arrested after police discovered he was intoxicated and a small amount of marijuana was located in his vehicle. Rodriguez was transported to the Pettis County Jail and given a court date of June 15. Bond was set at $1,067 cash or surety.

On Friday around 9:20 p.m,, police were dispatched to the Sedalia Wal-Mart, 3201 W. Broadway, for two shoplifting suspects who had allegedly concealed merchandise and left the business without paying. Serbina M. Alarcon, 18, of 406 W. Sixth Street, was arrested on a charge of stealing and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a $533.50 bond, while information on a juvenile was submitted to the Pettis County Juvenile Office for follow-up.

On Friday around 7:40 p.m., Sedalia Police responded to 820 W. Third, Apt. C, on a reported assault. The victim said a subject she knew came up on her front porch and began hitting her in the face. The suspect then left the residence. A neighbor who witnessed the incident was able to provide police with the vehicle's license number and the vehicle was later located in the 600 block of W. Cooper inside the residence. The suspect, Melvin L. Ward, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold for third degree assault.

Randy Kirby