Sedalia Police reports 2-23-18

On Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to a hit-and-run at CVS Pharmacy, 100 E. Broadway. According to a witness, a red pick-up backed into a parked car, then pulled forward and back up again before leaving. The victim was inside the store at the time. The suspect, 67-year-old Pauline Billingsley, allegedly caused $700 of damage to the bumper of the victim's car. She and her vehicle were later located. According to a report, Billingsley is willing to cooperate with prosecution.


Sedalia Police arrested 43-year-old Sandy Kay Gibson on a Saline County warrant after an officer conducted a warrant check at Motel 6, 3402 W. Broadway, around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday. Gibson originally gave the officer a false name and date of birth. She was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond. She was also charged with identity theft.


Sedalia Police issued a Municipal summons to 52-year-old Marcelino Tinoco Orozco of Marshall for urinating in public at Menard's, 4400 Wisconsin, at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. According to a report, a complainant observed Orozco urinate by a vehicle in the parking lot, then enter the store. He was contacted by SPD when he exited the store, and he later admitted to the act.


Sedalia Police issued a trespassing summons to 26-year-old Joshua Jay Quick of Sedalia after officers found him sleeping in a laundry room of an apartment complex in the 300 block of W. 7th on Wednesday morning. The owner of the house, John Loveland, indicated he wants to pursue charges. Quick was awakened, issued the summons and released from the scene.


On Thursday night, Sedalia Police arrested 30-year-old Carlos Elie Staten in the 100 block of E. 13th after officers were called to a domestic disturbance there. According to a report, the suspect hit her, threatened her with a gun, then ran back into the apartment. Officers later located and arrested Staten and transported him to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of a 3rd Degree Domestic Abuse charge. The victim had minor injuries, the report said.


On Thursday at 4:30 a.m., officers responded to an alarm at Otten Small Engine, 2617 E. Broadway. When they arrived, they found the glass in the west door broken. Management was called and the store was inspected. A total of $4,620.72 in merchandise was stolen, the report said.


On Thursday around 5:30 p.m. an officer observed a subject tampering with a utility junction box near 16th and Brown. A subsequent consent to search revealed the suspect, 38-year-old Tony E. Dinges of Sedalia, had a quantity of marijuana on his person. A Municipal summons was issued with an April 4 court date.


Sedalia Police arrested 43-year-old Robert Leroy Lynch in the 100 block of S. Park just after 9 a.m. Thursday. He was wanted on a Municipal warrant. Lynch was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $50 cash bond, and a March 14 court date.


On Wednesday, a man reported that his garage in the 600 block of E. 3rd has been burgled twice. According to a report, the suspect's DNA was collected at the scene and sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's crime lab in Jeff City for analysis.


On Thursday morning, a woman reported the theft of her vehicle from the 200 block of E. 13th overnight.


On Thursday afternoon, a woman reported property damage in the 1800 block of S. Vermont. According to the report, someone broke out the passenger window on her 2003 Dodge Stratus and stole $156 in cash. There are no suspects.

Randy Kirby