Sedalia Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that took place March 12 in the area of Ruth Ann And Sylvia Drive. Officers arrived on scene and found a white Ford truck that had gone through the intersection, left the road and crashed into a tree. No one was found inside or near the vehicle. A check was made at the truck's registered address, but the vehicle's owner has not been contacted, and the driver has not yet been identified. The truck was towed from the scene.

A 38-year-old Sedalia man is accused of stealing a bottle of alcohol from Woods on E. Broadway Blvd. Police were called to the store on March 12 around 7:17 p.m. to take a theft report. The suspect, James Arthur Burnworth, was located and arrested. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold, pending state charges.

Sedalia Police were dispatched to Woods on E. Broadway Blvd. around 10 p.m. on March 12 to investigate a theft. A suspect was reportedly observed on a security camera concealing a bottle of liquor in his jacket, then exiting the store without paying for it. 23-year-old Jaden D. Brady was issued a municipal summons for stealing/shoplifting, and was released with a court date.

A Pettis County man was arrested on March 11 after Deputies with the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, detectives with the Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers executed a search warrant at a residence around 11 a.m. in the area of Chmelir Rd. Authorities say large amounts of methamphetamine, packing materials, digital scales, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were discovered during the search. A suspect, Thomas Pitts, reportedly tried to evade law enforcement by climbing out a bedroom window with evidence. Pitts was arrested on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, first degree trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a weapon. He was placed on a 24-hour hold and later issued a warrant for $100,000 cash or surety. He is also being detained on a no-bond probation and parole warrant.

Police responded to Walmart on March 8 on a report of shoplifting. Officers reviewed security camera footage that reportedly showed a suspect placing several items into a Walmart bag without scanning them. The suspect allegedly tried to leave the store without paying and was stopped by Walmart's loss prevention team. 29-year-old Jessica A. Brown was issued a municipal summons for shoplifting and was given a court date of April 11.

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