Here are your Sedalia Police and Pettis County Sheriff's crime reports for the afternoon of September 13, 2012.


Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies locate an Improvised Explosive Device on East Booneville

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon,, deputies from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office served six arrest warrants and a search warrant of a residence in the Lone Pine Trailer Park, 1305 East Boonville, just east of the Sedalia City Limits. The warrants were in connection with a series of continuing disputes that have occurred recently in the park, which have included assaults and repeated peace disturbances involving both adults and juveniles. All six arrests were made and evidence in the crimes, including a weapon and ball bat, was seized during the operation. While in the park, a deputy spotted a handgun in a nearby vehicle belonging to a known felon, and arrested the subject on weapons charges. While retrieving the handgun the deputy spotted a suspicious device appearing to be an IED (improvised explosive device). The area was immediately cordoned off and residents evacuated from their homes. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad was requested to respond to the scene, where a robot was deployed to better inspect the device. The device was determined to be unsafe and detonated at the scene. Additional charges against the subject are pending.


Sedalia woman reports being assaulted in her home Thursday morning

At 5:14 this morning, Sedalia police were dispatched to a residence in the 2100 block of West 11th on a burglary complaint. Upon arrival, the victim told the officers someone had came into her house, assaulted her and fled the area. The police report states the victim had suffered injuries and was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment. An investigation continues in the case.


Just before 11 o’clock Wednesday morning Sedalia police arrested 23-year-old Joshua Bridges of Sedalia on a municipal warrant. At the time of the police report Bridges was in the Pettis County Jail pending a $200 cash only bond.