STING unit arrests two Sedalia men Sunday morning on drug charges

Just before 6 o’clock Sunday morning the Sedalia police Department STING unit and other officers served a search warrant at 1001 Thompson Blvd. Upon arrival several people were secured along with the residence. According to a press release from the Sedalia police Department a search of the residence revealed dealer amounts of methamphetamine, and other items including marijuana, digital scales, plastic baggies, prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia. Arrested at the scene were 31-year-old John D. Baker of the residence, and 25-year-old Justin R. Crum. At the time of the police report both men were on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail pending formal charges for possession of a controlled substance, and manufacturing a controlled substance within 2000 feet of a school. Baker also faces charges of possession with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Sedalia woman reports a burglary at her residence early this (Monday) morning

At 1:14 this (Monday) morning Sedalia police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Ware Ave.  on a burglary complaint. According to the female complainant she heard her front door open, and when she got out of bed to check she found several things including jewelry and a small amount of cash had been taken. The victim believes the thief entered through the back door and exited through the front door. There were no suspects at news time.

Break-in reported at a residence in the 1300 block of South Quincy

On Friday the Sedalia police were called to the 1300 block of South Quincy on a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival a witness reported seeing several people messing around a residence in the area. A check of the residence revealed the back door had been pried open. When the owner of the residence checked, several items were found missing from a vehicle in the garage including a child’s hearing aid, and several gold chains. There was no information on a possible suspect in the police report.

Sedalia police investigate a theft at Menards

At 4:30 Saturday afternoon Sedalia police were sent to Menards at 4400 Wisconsin Ave. on a theft complaint. Upon arrival the complainant told officers someone had stolen his “Drake Water Fowl Mid-season Jacket” valued at $300 from inside the store. At the time of the police report there were no suspects.

Smithton man seriously injured in an ATV accident Sunday afternoon

At 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported an accident on private property at 33041 Lutman Road in the Smithton Area of Pettis County. The accident reportedly occurred as the 2005 Honda Foreman 4 wheel ATV, driven by 47-year-old David Staus of Smithton rolled forward over the driver. Staus received serious injuries in the accident, and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia by Air Ambulance for treatment.

Rollover accident in Saline County injures a 39-year-old Slater man

The Missouri State Highway patrol reported a one-vehicle accident on Missouri 240 at Route “P” in Saline County. The accident report states the accident occurred as the 1999 Ford driven by 39-year-old Ralph King of Slater, travelled off the roadway several times, then struck a sign and overturned coming to rest on its top in a creek. King received serious injuries in the wreck, and was taken to University Hospital by Air Ambulance for treatment