Here is your Sedalia Police crime and fire report for the afternoon of July 19, 2012.

Local Apartment Complex burns Wednesday, leaving 30 residents without homes

Around 4:15 Wednesday afternoon the Sedalia Police and Sedalia Fire Departments responded to a 911 call to a structure fire at the Mark Twain Apartment Complex located at 800 West 2nd. The apartment building, formally a school with the same name, was on fire in the attic area when the emergency vehicles arrived. The fire leaves thirty people without homes, something the owner David Furnell was on hand trying to help with yesterday. Early this (Thursday) morning, KSIS talked to Battalion Chief Paul Withers about the fire. Withers said while they have theories they were waiting for the fire marshall to give them the cause of the fire. KSIS will stay with this story, and report more as it becomes available.


St. Louis man arrested for public peace disturbance Tuesday afternoon

At 12:32 Tuesday afternoon, Sedalia piolice were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1200 block of East Broadway. Upon arrival, suspect 51-year-old Joesph Ripici of St. Louis was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending a $281 bond for public peace disturbance.


Lamonte woman arrested at Walmart for stealing

Just before 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Sedalia police were called to a Walmart store on a shoplifter. Upon arrival asset protection personel told officers that 19-year-old Emily McNeil of Lamonte had left the store with $27.41 worth of merchandise she had not paid for. McNeil was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was booked and released with a court date.

A Cambdenton woman reported an airconditioner was stolen from a house she owns in the 100 block of East 7th sometime over the weekend. There are no suspects.

On Tuesday a victim reported a hit and run accident that occurred in the parking lot of J.C. Penny's. There were no witnesses or suspects according to the police report.

Tuesday morning, Sedalia police received a theft complaint from a Colorado woman. According to the complainant, a video camera was stolen from her while she was at a business in the 2400 block of South Limit. There was no other information in the police report.