Area crime reports 11-12-18

Sedalia Police arrested 25-year-old Dustin D. Dillon of Sedalia after officers were called to the 1100 block of South Park at 8:50 a.m. Sunday. According to a report, the victim said her boyfriend punched her multiple times in the back of her head. A witness confirmed the victim's statement. The suspect also admitted he threw a brick at the victim's vehicle, breaking a window. Dillon was taken to the Pettis County Jail and charged with 3rd degree domestic assault and 2nd degree property damage.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 16th and New York on Sunday just before 1 p.m. on a vehicle traveling 35 mph in a 20 mph zone. 30-year-old Melissa Dorsey of Sedalia was found to have a Saline County warrant. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $2,500 cash or surety bond.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a report of gunshots in the area of 14th and Vermont around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Investigation showed that a vehicle was damaged by gunfire. The investigation is ongoing.


 

Sedalia Police arrested two men after checking on a vehicle parked near the Liberty Park Maintenance building Saturday around 1 p.m. The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the white 2012 Chevy car. A probable cause search revealed that 29-year-old Shawn Balark Brown was in possession of marijuana, while 27-year-old Deandre K. Williams was in possession of ecstacy. Both men, of Sedalia, were taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.


 

On Saturday, Sedalia Police took a report from a woman who said her 13-year-old son was sexually abused by a fellow student at 312 E. Broadway. The incident was also reported to school officials. A suspect has been identified and an investigation is under way.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a house fire at 1109 W. 16th on Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. Heavy smoke was coming from the residence upon officers' arrival. The Sedalia Fire Department was able to get the blaze under control, and it was noted that no one was home at the time of the fire. Preliminary investigation pointed to grease left on a stove in the kitchen.


 

On Sunday morning, Sedalia Police took a theft report from a woman in the 200 block of South Prospect who said that someone entered her locked garage and stole three JVC 110-watt speakers, valued at $750. Damage to the door was estimated at $100. There is suspect information in the case.


 

On Sunday, Sedalia Police arrested 17-year-old Kenkori Lenell Grant, Jr., of Sedalia, in the 1800 block of South Barrett. Grant was wanted on felony Pettis County warrants – one was no-bond, two were for $25,000 cash or surety, and one was a Pettis County warrant for $1,500 cash or surety. Grant now has a Nov. 20 court date.


 

Sedalia Police were called to Steak n' Shake, 4203 Wisconsin Ave., on a suspicious couple at 6:48 p.m. Saturday. A computer check revealed that one of them, 33-year-old Andrea L. Brown of Sedalia, was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for trespassing. Brown was taken to the Pettis County Jail, and later released on her own recognizance.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of E. 6th on a call of two males fighting at 2:06 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, officers saw an intoxicated man try to start his vehicle. He was asked to step out of the car. The report then indicated he tried to walk away. He then attempted to flee by pushing away from the officers. It was at that point “the subject was assisted to the ground and taken into custody.” 32-year-old Benjamin Franklin Hinsberger was taken to the Pettis County Jail and charged with resisting arrest.


 

On Sunday, WalMart reported two theft incidents. One involved a female who concealed a bag of Purina dog food in a blanket, and the other who was a suspect who failed to pay for $39 of groceries at self check. Video evidence was given to Sedalia Police.


 

On Friday, Sedalia Police arrested 26-year-old Tiffany Lynn Zullig of Sedalia after asset protection at WalMart stopped her and accused her of stealing $71.33 of goods from the store. Zullig was issued a Municipal summons with a Dec. 12 court date. All items were returned to the store.


 

On Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the 2900 block of James Road on a civil matter. While there, a computer check revealed that 34-year-old Garrett Michael Ecker  was wanted on an El Dorado Springs warrant for assault. Ecker was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $527 cash or surety bond.


 

Sedalia Police took a hit-and-run report in the 1600 block of W. 5th on Friday afternoon. According to the report, a 2010 Nissan was side-swiped while parked in front of the residence.


 

Sedalia Police took a damage report from a man who said the driver's side mirror on his 2005 Ford F-150 was damaged in the 1100 block of W. 3rd on Friday morning.


 

On Friday, a Sedalia woman reported her debit card was fraudulently used to make three purchases in Overland Park, Kansas.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the area of El Tapatio on a 911 call Friday. According to a report, an argument ensued between two parties and a weapon was presented. The caller did not wish to prosecute, the report said.


 

41-year-old Terrence J. Cooper was arrested by Sedalia Police after responding to a disturbance in the 400 block of N. Grand Friday at 3:22 a.m. Cooper was one of the subjects involved, and a computer check revealed he was wanted on a Pettis County warrant. His bond was $250.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration and a headlight out at 11th and Grand Friday just after 11 p.m. 30-year-old Justin Markeis Hall of Sedalia was wanted on a Municipal warrant for driving while suspended. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $150 cash or surety bond. Hall now has a Dec. 5 court date.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a gray Ford Explorer for a brake light out at South Grand and La Grand just before 5 p.m. Nov. 6. A computer check revealed that 31-year-old Dylan Wesley Landon of Sedalia was wanted on a Newton County warrant. His bond was $50.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 49-year-old William J. Wilson of Lincoln at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday in Benton County. Wilson was charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance (10 grams of meth and less than 35 grams of marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wilson was taken to the Benton County Jail, where he was booked and released.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 41-year-old Stacey M. Fitzgerald of Sedalia at 1:09 a.m. Sunday in Benton County. She was charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance (meth and clonazepamun) and lawful use of drug paraphernalia. Fitzgerald was taken to the Benton County Jail, where she was booked and released.

Randy Kirby