An 18-year-old Sedalia resident was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop at approximately 2:15 a.m. on April 22 near W. Main St. and Metallic Ln. Police say the driver of the vehicle was driving while suspended, and also had several active warrants from Pettis County and the City of Sedalia. According to a police report, the driver gave an officer a friend's information. When her true identity was confirmed, 18-year-old Gabriela Pascual was placed under arrest for the warrants, driving while suspended, and identity theft. Pascual was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail, pending state charges of driving while suspended and identity theft.

A Sedalia man was arrested for DWI after police stopped a pickup truck in the area of 19th and Ingram for improper lane use. Sedalia Police say the traffic stop occurred around 3:22 a.m. on April 22. Margarito Quentzecua Ubaldo was asked to get out of the vehicle and perform a standard field sobriety test. He was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department after doing poorly on the field sobriety test. At the police department, the driver provided a breath sample over the legal limit. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released to a sober person.

A traffic stop was conducted at approximately 12:55 a.m. on April 21 on an unregistered Honda SUV near the intersection of Broadway Blvd. and Thompson Ave. The driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Jason R. Shields of Hughesville, was arrested on multiple charges, including possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Shields was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail, pending state charges.

Sedalia Police responded to the 2200 block of S. Ohio on April 20 to investigate a downed utility pole. Police say the pole had snapped in half after being struck by a vehicle, which left evidence at the scene. KCPL was notified. Police say there are no suspects.

The Pettis County Sheriff's Office responded on April 20 to the 23000 block of Bothwell State Park Road for a fire alarm. Residents were evacuated. The source of the smoke was located in one of the rooms where a dryer sheet had been stuffed into a heater to eliminate an odor. The alarm was determined to be accidental.

Pettis County Deputies arrested Burl A. Brown of Sedalia on April 20 near the area of US 50 and Engineer for possession of marijuana, and possession with the intent to deliver.

On April 20, deputies stopped Niko Iron Hammonds of Clinton for a traffic violation at US 65 and Bothwell Park Rd. Hammonds was arrested for DWI-drugs, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hammonds was placed on a 24-hour hold a the Pettis County Jail, pending the filing of formal charges.

The Pettis County Sheriff's Office says the Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force opened an investigation April 18 into large amounts of methamphetamine being shipped to a residence on the north end of Pettis County. Authorities arrested Richard Buckner following the execution of the search warrant. Buckner was reportedly in possession of large amounts of methamphetamine, digital scales, packing materials, drug paraphernalia and a hand gun. Buckner was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail. A $50,000 cash or surety warrant was later issued. The case remains under investigation.

A Knob Noster man was arrested after the Pettis Co. Sheriff's Office and Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force began an investigation early this month into large amounts of Ecstasy (aka "Molly" or "MDMA") being transported to Pettis County. Authorities say the investigation began on April 3. Brandon Beasley was reportedly found to be in possession of the drugs and was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance and second degree trafficking. On April 4, a $75,000 cash or surety warrant was issued for Beasley.

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