This is a compilation of reports released by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office:

On Wednesday, Feb. 3 just after 8:30 a.m., Pettis County Deputies arrested 50-year-old Joseph P. Wheeler of Sedalia. He was wanted on an outstanding probation violation for failure to register as a sex offender, and also on a felony Johnson County warrant.


On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Pettis County Deputies responded to 22051 Chevalier Road for a burglary report from the Roadway MiniMart. Several items were taken during the burglary. No suspects were identified. Anyone with information on the case are urged to contact the Pettis County Sheriff's Office or call the TIPS hotline.


On Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 4:22 p.m., Pettis County Deputies responded to a call of someone putting water in the caller's diesel fuel storage tank at 37438 Pleasant View Road in Green Ridge sometime between August 2020 and Jan. 29, 2021. The caller stated he pumped fuel out of the tank and into his skid steer and afterwards, the skid steer quit running. A large amount of fuel was stored in the tank.


On Monday. Feb. 1 at 11:30 p.m., Pettis County Deputies conducted a vehicle stop at 3rd and Lamine. The driver, identified as Thomas W. Bentley, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail for a 24-hour hold, pending state charges of felony driving while suspended.


On Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:14 p.m., a Pettis County Deputy on patrol noticed a silver four-door 2012 Ford Taurus parked on the north side of Oak Grove Lane, just west of the low water crossing. The car was facing east, and the front end of the car was in the roadway. The registration checked to a 1999 Chevy pickup. A check of the VIN showed that the vehicle was not on file, and there was no owner attached to the Taurus. It appeared that the car had been underwater, and there was water on the floorboard and had brush and leaves under the vehicle. The car was later towed by Don's Truck Towing.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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