On Friday just before 11 p.m. Sedalia Police were called to Applebee's, 3320 W. Broadway, after management reported that four people left the restaurant without paying their $70 bill. They also took with them four drink glasses. A staff member at Applebee's personally recognized one of the four suspects, so the incident remains under investigation.


Pettis County Jail

On Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., Sedalia Police arrested 30-year-old Zachariah Cameron Sparks of Pettis County after Tigerland Motors, 1303 South Limit, reported a stolen vehicle to police. Sparks was charged with 2nd degree tampering with another's property and receiving stolen property. The stolen vehicle was later located and returned. There are two suspects in the case, it was noted.


On Friday just after noon, Sedalia Police took a report from Brandon O. Simon in the Thompson Hills Shopping Center, 3101 W. Broadway, on a vehicle theft that occurred a few minutes earlier. The victim provided suspect information to police and stated that he wants to press charges. The suspect was later located and arrested by Pettis County Sheriff's deputies and charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

On Friday, Robert W. Mullineaux, Jr., reported the theft of $3,135 of items stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight in the 3100 block of Skyline Drive. Charges were requested.


On Friday night at 10:40 p.m., 38-year-old Mikel Shane Franks of Morristown Tenn., was arrested after Sedalia Police responded to a noise complaint in the 500 block of W. 7th. Franks was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold. His bond and court date was TBA. Franks also reported the theft of a black 2002 Chevy Cavalier, valued at $1,000, to police. According to a report, Franks allowed a subject he knows to borrow his car at 3 p.m. Jan. 10 for one hour. After several hours, the car was not returned and Franks had not heard from the person. Charges were requested.


Pettis County Jail

On Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police arrested 30-year-old David A. Rohde after responding to a disturbance at 3107 W. Broadway. One of the subjects involved was wanted on a Saline County probation violation. Rohde was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond. He now has a Jan. 27 court date.


On Friday around noon, management at WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, said that two males fled on foot from the store. Both males were later identified and unspecified charges are being sought.

Randy Kirby