The following Sedalia Police and Pettis County Sheriff's crime reports are from the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2013.

Sedalia man faces charges of assault, resisting arrest and animal abuse

Around noon on Saturday, Sedalia Police responded to the 1900 block of South Stewart on an aggressive dog running loose. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the owner of the animal, who reportedly refused to give officers his name. When the suspect was informed he would be arrested, he fled into his residence, then assaulted a law enforcement officer while resisting arrest. The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Ryan Williams of Sedalia, was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County Jail at the time of the police report pending formal charges of assault on law enforcement, resisting arrest and animal abuse.

Traffic stop results in drug related charges for two Sedalia residents

At 9:24 Monday night, Sedalia police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at 4th and Vermont for improper registration and failure to signal a turn. During an investigation the driver, 45-year-old Kevin Wolf of Sedalia, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A passenger in the vehicle, 30-year-old Ashley Schoenthal of Sedalia, was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

Sedalia teen arrested for 1st degree burglary

Just before 12:30 Monday afternoon, Sedalia police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of West 10th St. in reference to a burglary. The police report states officers responding to the residence were informed that the suspect was standing on the porch. Upon arrival, 17-year-old Michael Martin of Sedalia was arrested, taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending state charges of 1st degree burglary.

Windsor man faces possession charges

Early this morning, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at Broadway and Grand for improper lane usage. A subsequent investigation revealed a passenger in the vehicle identified as 35-year-old Paul Christopher of Windsor was in possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was issued a Sedalia Municipal summons and given a court date.

Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft in the Ionia area

According to the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, a victim in the Ionia area reported a theft of a ¾ ton Chevrolet Extended Cab Pickup Truck with a newer Hay Bale Stringer on the back on Monday. The report states the truck was stolen sometime overnight. There were no suspects at the time of the Sheriff’s report, but an investigation is ongoing.