Sedalia Police reports 3-27-18

On Saturday at 1:05 a.m., Sedalia Police arrested 31-year-old Benjamin Franklin Hinsberger, Jr., Sedalia, after a traffic stop near Boonville and Heard. The driver was found to have an active Pettis County warrant (possession of drug paraphernalia). Hinsberger was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $50 bond. He now has a May 2 court date.


 

Pettis County Jail

Sedalia Police arrested 48-year-old Michael James Maggard of La Monte after a traffic stop at 701 E. Broadway at 7:13 p.m. Monday. Maggard was a passenger in the vehicle. A computer check revealed Maggard was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for a drug-related offense with a $15,000 cash or surety bond. He was also wanted on two Cooper County warrants for traffic-related offenses with a total bond of $300. Maggard now has a May 15 Cooper County court date. His Pettis County court date has yet to be announced.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 36-year-old Robert M. Williams of Sedalia at 1:46 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to a report, police were called to 327 Scott Joplin Court where a vehicle had struck a building in the Buckner Apartment Complex (Sedalia Housing Authority). Officers determined that Williams, the driver, was impaired by drugs and alcohol. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. He was charged with Driving While Impaired by Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid License and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The building Williams allegedly hit sustained structural damage to the east wall.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 23-year-old Dennis James McCarty III of Sedalia after conducting a traffic stop on a red Dodge truck at 10th and Limit at 7:45 p.m. Monday evening. A computer check revealed McCarty was Driving While Suspended. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released with a May 2 court date.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 19-year-old Joshua W. Dickson of Sedalia after a traffic stop on a white Honda at 16th and Missouri for disobeying a stop sign at 1:20 p.m. Monday. Dickson was issued a Municipal summons for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released from the scene. He now has a May 2 court date.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 20-year-old Melvin E. Osburn of Sedalia at noon Monday at 103 E. 13th after officers conducted a warrant check. Osburn was wanted on a Benton County warrant. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond. He now has an April 24 court date.


 

On Monday, a man reported that his house was broken into between Saturday and Monday in the 200 block of W. 6th. Missing was $600 of furniture. There are no suspects.


 

On Monday, a woman reported a hit-and-run that occurred at 713 E. Broadway. According to the report, the suspect struck the victim's vehicle, then left the scene. A witness was able to obtain a plate number of the suspect vehicle.


 

On Monday morning, A man reported the theft of his hand gun, valued at $450, from his vehicle in the 2000 block of E. 9th.


 

On Sunday, a man reported the theft of his 16-foot utility trailer from his property in the 200 block of E. 16th. The theft occurred between 1 and 4 p.m. March 25.


 

On Sunday, A woman reported that someone stole $200 of patio furniture from her front porch in the 900 block of S. Arlington sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday and noon Sunday. There are no suspects.


 

On Saturday evening, a woman's wallet was found in the street at Broadway and Kentucky and turned over to police. SPD was unable to contact the owner, and the wallet and contents were placed into evidence for safekeeping.


 

On Sunday morning, a woman reported the theft of her wallet while she was working at WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, sometime between 1 and 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The wallet was taken from her coat, which was lying on a pallet in an aisle of the store. Total loss was $120. Asset protection is analyzing store security video to determine the culprit.


 

On Saturday, a woman reported the theft of $400 from inside her residence in the 1500 block of E. 3rd. The victim provided police with suspect information, and the investigation continues.

Randy Kirby