This article is compiled from reports issued by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office.

Last Friday night, Deputies were dispatched to the area of Highway 52 and Bennett Road for a report of a vehicle abandoned in the roadway. State Fair Towing arrived on scene shortly after and towed the vehicle to their lot for safekeeping. All damage was noted on the tow sheet, and an outside inventory was taken of the vehicle.


Pettis County Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle near the intersection of South Limit Avenue and West 14th Street late Friday night for a traffic violation. The vehicle continued on West 11th Street and Sue Lane. Deputies made contact with the driver, Daniel Leonardo (age and location were not given in the report). The following investigation revealed Leonardo was intoxicated. A records check indicated Leonardo did not have a valid driver's license. Leonardo was arrested and booked into the Pettis County Jail pending charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, and Speeding (14 MPH or over). Deputies were assisted on the scene by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


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Saturday evening, Deputies were patrolling in the area of Missouri Highway 52 east of Windsor. Deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Missouri 52 and Bennett Road for a vehicle that was speeding 21 miles over the limit. The Deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Jaycob Thomas Schrader, 24, of Warrensburg. The following investigation revealed Shrader was intoxicated on drugs. Schrader was also in possession of marijuana. Schrader was arrested and booked into the Pettis County Jail on charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs), Speeding (Over 20 MPH), and Possession of Marijuana. Deputies were assisted by the Sedalia Police Department.


Late Saturday night, Pettis County Deputies were informed by staff of the Pettis County Ambulance District of a vehicle travelling southbound on US 65 Highway from Deer Park Road that was having difficulty maintaining its lane of travel. Deputies intercepted the vehicle near the intersection of US 65 and Rebar Road, as the vehicle was continuing to travel southbound. Deputies observed the vehicle was driving erratically. A stop was conducted near US 65 and Eagleview Drive. Contact was made with the driver, Jacob Kleitz, 24, of Warrensburg. The investigation revealed Kleitz was intoxicated. Several open containers of alcohol were located inside the vehicle. Kleitz was arrested and booked into the Pettis County Jail on charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Maintain the Right Half of the Roadway. During the investigation, Klietz provided a breath sample that was in excess of twice the legal limit. The Pettis County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the PCAD staff who assisted in ensuring the safety of the motoring public and citizens of Pettis County.


Monday morning, Pettis County Deputies took a report of theft from Dale Spillars of Nelson, Missouri. Spillars reported someone had stolen his 1999 trailer from his shed in the 10000 block of Highway J. The investigation continues.


Deputies took a report of a burglary Monday morning in the 400 block of West 36th Street Terrace in Pettis County. A window was forced open.


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