Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 4th and Limit on a vehicle for an improper turn at Broadway and Limit Monday at 4:43 a.m. 26-year-old Cora Jean Comfort Miller of La Mote was found to be driving while suspended. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released.


On Monday around 12:30 a.m., Joshua Hartman reported that he left his vehicle running while getting ready for work in the 900 block of South Kentucky, and when he came back outside, his vehicle was gone. There are no suspects.


On Sunday, Barbara S. Nace reported that she stopped to visit a friend in the 1300 block of Montgomery and left her car running while she went inside. While standing in the doorway, suspects left the area in her vehicle, which was a teal 2008 Ford Taurus.


On Sunday, Sedalia Police investigated a report of gun shots in the 700 block of E. 17th. A man reported that someone shot his car. Several bullets holes were observed in his vehicle, and the windows on the left side of the car were also broken. There were no injuries reported.


On Sunday night around 10:45 p.m., Anthony Torgayev reported a hit and run at Limit and Plaza. Information on the suspect vehicle was collected.


On Friday, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at Broadway and Summit around 3:45 p.m. and discovered that 34-year-old Everado Garrido-Maldonado of Sedalia was driving without a valid license. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at Broadway and Vermont around 10:20 p.m. Nov. 29 (Friday night) and found the driver, 26-year-old Kaitlyn Nicole Garrison of Sedalia, to be intoxicated. According to a report, she failed to stop at a red light at Broadway and Kentucky. She was taken to the SPD for further testing and then released on Municipal charges of DWI and disobeying a signal light. Garrison now has a Jan. 8 court date.


Sedalia placed 55-year-old Thomas Russel Beck into protective custody Friday around 10:40 p.m. after officers responded to a call of a male wanting to harm himself in the 1600 block of Honeysuckle Road. Beck was located on his front porch and later transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced fit for confinement. He was placed on a 12-hour hold.


On Friday at 10:40 p.m., a woman reported her vehicle was damaged while she was shopping at WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway.


On Friday around 10 a.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a subject wanted on a Pettis County warrant for stealing in the 400 block of North Hurley. According to a report, the pickup stopped, but the driver ran inside the residence. He eventually came back out and was taken into custody. 45-year-old James Duana Baker was taken to the Pettis County Jail and charged with resisting arrest in addition to the warrant.


On Friday, a box of medications found in the street and damaged, was turned over to police. The box, which was delivered by UPS to the 1100 block of South Kentucky, was wet and damaged. The owner was identified, but not located at the time of the report.


On Friday, a man reported that while at Central Bank, 301 W. Broadway, he removed his license plates after selling his vehicle and set them down. And when he returned, they were gone. There are no suspects.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a red Chevy pickup for disobeying two stop signs Thursday in the 100 block of E. 16th,. A computer check revealed that 45-year-old Larry R. Howard of Pettis County was driving while suspended. A subsequent search revealed he was also in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine. Howard was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation at 12:52 a.m. Nov. 28 at 15th and Kentucky. A subsequent search revealed that 51-year-old Dale Lee Turley of Pettis County was in possession of a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance which later tested positive for methamphetamine. He was taken into custody and charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.


Sedalia Police assisted the Pettis County Sheriff's Office and PCAD Thursday night just before 11 p.m. in the 29000 block of Arrowhead Road on a 911 medical call. Deputies requested mutual aid, and SPD provided security and also attempted life-saving efforts on the patient.


Sedalia Police took a report of juveniles trespassing and lighting a fire near Sacred Heart School, 416 W. 3rd, around 11 a.m. Friday. Security footage was provided to police, and an investigation was begun.


On Nov. 21, WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, reported the theft of $259 of computer equipment from the store which happened on Nov. 18. The suspects were identified and formal charges are being sought, according to a report.


Sedalia Police took an assault report at 900 Westwood on Thursday night around 10:50 p.m. According to a report, a woman said she got into an argument with her roommate, and she was pushed down a flight of stairs. There is one suspect.


Sedalia Police took a robbery report from Tristen Williams at Break Time, 318 W. Broadway, on Nov. 24. The incident took place in the 1600 block of West 9th.


On Nov. 30, an officer conducted a subject check at Casey's General Store, 3050 South Limit, and found that 38-year-old Michael V. Frain, III of Independence was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Frain was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $7,500 cash or surety bond. Once at the jail, a pat down revealed that Frain had contraband on his person.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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