Sedalia Police reports 8-4-19

Sedalia Police arrested two people Aug. 1 at 5th and Montgomery after conducting a traffic stop for expired registration. Arrested were the driver, 35-year-old Amy Lynn Hilton of Sedalia. She was found to be driving while suspended or revoked. The passenger, 28-year-old William Dustin Franken, was wanted on a Cass County warrant with a $2,500 cash bond, and a $10,000 Pettis County bond for driving while revoked. Franken was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Both were taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Katy Motors, 4211 South Limit, reported that someone passed bad checks totaling $29,000 to purchase vehicles at the business on Aug. 1. The suspect is known, according to a report, and the information was forwarded to the prosecutor.


Sedalia Police arrested a man on a bicycle after engaging in a brief pursuit on Saturday. According to a report, an officer attempted to conduct a subject check on the man in the 800 block of West La Grand Avenue at 12:57 a.m. as he was leaving the area. The officer activated his lights and siren, but the biker refused to stop and a short chase ensued. He was quickly apprehended, and found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a syringe and digital scales. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. 24-year-old Christopher Howard Walker of Sedalia was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. He was also wanted on five warrants.


On Aug. 1, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on an SUV for a busted tail light at Spring and South Park at 11:45 p.m. A probable cause search revealed that 19-year-old Rafael Getsemani Barragan Tapia was found to be in possession of 95 grams of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Tapia was taken to the Pettis County Jail. He now faces eight drug-related charges.


On Friday, a man reported the theft of a 9mm Taurus 709 Slim handgun from an unlocked vehicle over night in the 400 block of Buckner Court. The holster and magazine for the gun were found in a yard at a different location, the report said.


Two men were arrested and charged with public peace disturbance after the two started fighting at WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, on Saturday. One raised his fists, while the other pulled a knife, according to a report. 56-year-old Charles E. Heaper and 58-year-old Richard B. Waters were both issued Municipal summons and released from the scene.


25-year-old Evan Christian Bankovich was issued a summons for private peace disturbance on Aug. 2 after a neighbor complained he was loudly revving his engine around 2 – 3 a.m. in the 1800 block of South Sneed. He was located later in the day and issued the summons.


Sedalia Police responded to the 1400 block of South Carr Sunday around 3:20 p.m. According to a report, there was a man in the garage in violation of an ex parte order. Officers approached the man, who then climbed on the roof and pleaded with officers to leave. Five minutes later, he jumped down and into a tree, then to the ground and led officers on a short foot pursuit. He was eventually tased and subdued. 28-year-old Donald R. Knox, Jr., was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail for resisting arrest and violating an ex parte.


Sedalia Police took a theft report on Aug. 2. A wallet was stolen from a locked vehicle in the 500 block of West Cooper. The wallet contained $250 in ash, as well as debit and ID cards. The report also stated that although the vehicle was locked, one window was slightly open overnight.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 4203 Wisconsin on Saturday morning just after 8 a.m. One of the back seat occupants refused to identify himself, and was asked to step out of the vehicle. 41-year-old Leslie Eugene Harrell of Sedalia was verified to be wanted on two Pettis County warrants. One was a no-bond warrant and the other had a $1,500 cash bond. After being cleared for confinement at BRHC, Harrell was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Sedalia Police took a an assault report on Saturday at 11 p.m. at 16th and Ohio. The caller said she and her child's father (boyfriend) were arguing while walking to a gas station, when the boyfriend pulled on her shirt. She pushed him, and he struck her in the face. A charge of domestic assault is being sought by police against the boyfriend, who had not been located at the time of the report.


25-year-old Tabitha Leanna Dunham of Independence was found to be driving while suspended after a traffic stop at 716 W. 16th around 9:15 p.m. Aug. 2. Dunham was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released.


Sedalia Police arrested 54-year-old Mark Anthony Purinton of Sedalia after he trespassed at Break Time, 318 W. Broadway, on Sunday just before 2 a.m. A subsequent search of Purinton revealed marijuana in his pants. He was issued a Municipal court summons.


On Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police took a report from a complainant who said they were assaulted at Housel Park by a group of teens. The report confirmed the victim had injuries to their cheeks, jaw, neck, forehead, eye and above the ear. The suspects have been identified.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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