Police are investigating a May 25 theft at Woods Supermarket on Broadway. It was reported that two suspects entered the store around 7:30 p.m. A woman made a small cash purchase while a man loaded up a hand cart with items and left through the front door without paying. An employee followed the man outside and told him to stop. He then ran and got into a truck. Police say the incident remains under investigation.


Police were called around 9:30 p.m. on May 25 to the 2000 block of S. Limit for a report of a hit and run. The caller told police that a dark colored SUV side swiped his vehicle, then left the scene. Police continue to investigate.


Sedalia Police say they found a 50-year-old suspect accused of violating an order of protection hiding under a parked vehicle when they were called for a second time to a residence in the 1400 block of South Ohio for a disturbance. Police say a temporary order had been served after the first call. Several hours later, the victim told police the suspect had returned to the residence. Troy Thomas Hufford was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.


The Pettis County Sheriff's Office says methamphetamine, marijuana and evidence that meth was being packaged for distribution were found, along with several stolen guns, when they executed a search warrant on May 25 in the 400 block of N. Grand Avenue in Sedalia. 22-year-old Michael B. Hicks and 32-year-old Amber M. Lawson were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, and endangering the welfare of a child (two infants were reportedly found inside the residence). 33-year-old Nathan Snyder was also arrested for stealing and receiving stolen property.


A 36-year-old Sedalia man was arrested on May 24 after police responded to the 1500 block of S. Harrison Avenue for a report of a vehicle theft. A blue 1992 Ford Tempo was reported stolen from a residence. The vehicle was located nearby and returned. A suspect, identified as Terry J. Roak was also located. Roak was found to have an active warrant from Pettis County and was arrested on the warrant and taken to the Pettis County Jail. The theft of the vehicle remains under investigation.