Officers with the Sedalia Police Department observed smoke coming from the area north of E. Broadway between Harding Rd. and Marshall Ave around 1:40 p.m on January 28. The Sedalia Fire Department was called and discovered a fire caused from unknown subjects burning and stripping wire. The fire was put out. Police say they have no suspects at this time.

A Sedalia woman is accused of stealing a decorative plate from a room at the Hotel Bothwell. Police were called on January 28 and told that the plate was discovered missing after a guest checked out. Stealing charges are being sought against 35-year-old Erica L. Osburn.

The Pettis County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft report from a motor vehicle. Deputies received the report on January 28 of items stoeln from a motor vehicle while it was parked int he 1700 block of East Timber Ridge Dr. There are no suspects at this time.

Sedalia Police say drug paraphernalia fell out of the pocket of a man during a field sobriety test during a traffic stop at approximately 2:20 a.m. on January 27 near 24th and Missouri. Police say a silver pickup truck was stopped for speeding and it was suspected that the driver was intoxicated. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle and did poorly on the field sobriety test. While performing the test, a glass pipe reportedly fell out of his pants. 24-year-old Sean Christopher King was taken to the Sedalia Police Department where he provided a breath sample and it was determined he was above the legal limit. King was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released for DWI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On January 27 at approximately 11:20 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of S. Warren Ave. and W. 13th St. Sedalia Police say the driver, 17-year-old Rafael G. Barragan Tapia, was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released pending state charges of possession of marijuana and DOR administrative actions for abuse and lose.

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