Sedalia Police arrested 34-year-old Nathan Shane Snyder of Sedalia at 3rd and Missouri at 4:10 p.m. Friday after a traffic stop on a gray Mercury Cougar. According to a report, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed a marijuana cigarette that was dropped into a can of soda in apparent attempt to destroy it. Snyder was charged with possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

On Friday at 2:45 a.m. at Broadway and Harding, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired plates. A subsequent computer check revealed that the passenger, 25-year-old Bradley Allen Simons of Sedalia, was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for driving while suspended. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $250 cash bond.


 

On Friday at 4:12 a.m. at 16th and Ingram, an incident occurred where the victim said that while he was helping a female, he witnesses a male throw her to the ground. He then got between them and the male punched him in the mouth. A computer check revealed the female, 24-year-old Jade Alexis Buckner of Sedalia, was wanted on a no-bond probation and parole warrant. Buckner was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 47-year-old Samuel L. Todd of Warrensburg after conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle for a taillight out at 8:17 p.m. Thursday at 3128 W. Broadway. He was a passenger in the vehicle and he was wanted on two warrants out of Warrensburg and Clinton for driving while revoked. Todd was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a total bond amount of $650.


 

Two people were arrested at WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, for shoplifting on Thursday evening. According to a report, police were called after store security observed them switching tags on items and paying the cheaper price. The two left the area after being confronted by security. Sedalia Police later made contact with 47-year-old Roger A. Motley, and 44-year-old Marsha J. Panuco in the 600 block of E. 11th Both were issued court summons and trespass warnings.


 

Sedalia Police responded to Fav Trip, 216 W. Broadway, at 9:49 p.m. Friday after receiving a call that a man was trespassing there and threatening employees. 39-year-old Erik Matthew Elkins was taken into custody, transported to the Pettis County Jail and charged with 1st degree burglary and 4th degree assault.


 

On Friday at 10:20 a.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for no license plate in the 1300 block of W. Main. The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed the passenger, 22-year-old Sonjteria K. Goude of Sedalia, was in possession of marijuana. She was issued a Municipal summons and given a Sept. 19 court date.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver 1998 Honda Accord for speeding in the 3700 block of W. 16th at 8:51 a.m. Saturday. 36-year-old Sergio Gonzalez-Morales of La Monte was taken to the SPD, fingerprinted and released with citations for speeding and no operator's license.


 

Sedalia Police were called to 1500 Waterloo Drive (Stanley Black & Decker) on a suicidal subject at 10:51 Wednesday night. Contact was later made with the subject at 12:48 a.m. Thursday. An investigation revealed the suicidal claims were unfounded. However, the subject did have a Johnson County warrant for failure to appear. 45-year-old Gregory L. Hatcher was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $400 cash or surety bond.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the area of Arlington and Crescent on a call of a suspicious van driving around the neighborhood at 3:55 a.m. Saturday. An officer spotted a van traveling south on Arlington, then westbound on 12th. The vehicle reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign at 12th and Wagner, and a traffic stop was initiated. Both the driver and passenger had Municipal warrants. Arrested were 36-year-old Charity Henson of Sedalia, and 50-year-old Eric V. Franken of Sedalia. The driver was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $228 cash bond, and the passenger was taken to the Jail on a $100 cash bond. Both have Oct. 3 court dates.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 28-year-old Devonta M. Sterling of Marshall after conducting a traffic stop on a black SUV for making an improper turn from westbound 10th to northbound Limit at 9:44 a.m. Saturday at 1808 W. Broadway. Sterling had four prior convictions out of Arkansas, the report stated. He was taken to the Pettis County Hail and charged with felony driving while suspended.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 55-year-old James Webb of Sedalia at Saline and Albright after conducting a traffic stop on a red vehicle at 7:26 p.m. Saturday. He was a passenger in the vehicle and was wanted on a Johnson County warrant for failure to appear. Webb was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Sedalia Police arrested two people after conducting a traffic stop for expired plates on a Nissan at Broadway and Quincy just after 8:30 p.m. Friday. The driver, 38-year-old Tammy Ann Ballew of Sedalia, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and meth, while the unnamed passenger was wanted on a no-bond warrant by the Division of Youth Services. Both were taken to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 49-year-old Charles Spellmeyer after conducting a traffic stop on a motorcycle at 3rd and Stewart at 10:46 p.m. Friday for no rear license plate light. Spellmeyer was charged with driving while revoked. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail with an Oct. 3 court date.


 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 44-year-old Carla S. Stephens of Sedalia at 1:20 p.m. Saturday in Pettis County. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding no valid operator's license. She was booked and released.


 

Sedalia Police took a theft report from a woman in the 1000 block of E. 13th, who said that her black 2003 Chevy Ventura van was stolen from her residence on Wednesday. According to the report, a key was left inside the vehicle. There are no suspects.


 

On Aug. 16, Sedalia Police took a report from a woman on North Grand who said she got into a physical altercation on Aug. 12. According to the report, the suspect ran her over with her vehicle, then left the scene. Investigation continues.


 

On Friday, Woods East reported that two males left the store without paying for two bottles of alcohol, valued at $27.78, around 8 p.m. There were no arrests made.


 

On Saturday, an employee of the Sedalia Democrat, 700 Massachusetts, reported there was $100 – 200 of damage done to a vehicle in the area. There are no suspects.


 

On Saturday, a woman reported finding a plastic bag in the roadway in the 500 block of Sunset. The bag contained multiple IDs, a Social Security card, debit and credit cards, insurance cards and business cards. The bag was placed into evidence.


 

On Saturday around midnight, Sedalia Police responded to 2209 S. Limit where a vehicle had struck a deer, and the driver left the area.The animal was disposed of and officers cleared the scene. Pettis County Sheriff's office attempted to contact someone to harvest the deer.

Randy Kirby