Sedalia Police Crime Reports for January 15, 2019
Sedalia Police reports 1-15-19
Sedalia Police responded to TJ Maxx, 3105 W. Broadway, on a theft report Sunday evening around 8:15 p.m. The suspect was seen running from the store with items, according to the report. 36-year-old Jeffrey F. Knifong was arrested at 2910 W. Broadway. The report stated that Knifong attempted to flee while being arrested. He was later apprehended and taken into custody. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the formal filing of charges of shoplifting, 4th degree assault and resisting arrest.
Sedalia Police took a report from A & W, 922 S. Limit, on Sunday around 1:45 p.m. after a customer ordered food, left the store, then returned, demanding a full refund. According to a report, the manager asked the man for all the food to be returned before he could give him a refund, but the man didn't have it, became upset and threw a burger at the manager. The man then left the store in a white Ford Expedition (MR6-P3F). The report stated the suspect has a Pettis County address and he had not yet been contacted at the time of the report.
On Friday afternoon, a man reported the theft of a Stihl TS 500i cut-off saw, valued at $1200, from a work site at 573 W. Saline.
Sedalia Police assisted a motorist that had become stuck in the snow at Main and Ohio at 2:33 a.m. Sunday. A computer check then revealed that one of the occupants, 30-year-old Johnathan F. Cota of Sedalia, was wanted on a Johnson County warrant for speeding. Cota was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $350 cash bond.
53-year-old Joseph C. Roberts was arrested for driving while revoked after a traffic stop at South Limit and Tiger Pride Blvd, at 2:02 a.m. Sunday for no license plates lights. Roberts was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver Jeep Liberty for failure to signal lane changes on West Broadway near Thompson at 10:14 p.m. Friday night. The officer noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search revealed a marijuana pipe with residue inside the Jeep. Arrested was 23-year-old Ashley K. Morales. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Pettis County Jail with a $120 bond.
Sedalia Police responded to a 911 call on a disturbance in the 1500 block of S. Kentucky Friday night. After investigation, 19-year-old Michael Torres Alejo was taken into custody and charged with two counts of 3rd degree domestic assault. Alejo was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.
Sedalia Police responded to the area of 19th and Kentucky on a report of copper wire burning at 12:47 a.m. Jan. 7. An officer spotted a subject walking west on the Katy Trail between Kentucky and Missouri. A computer check revealed that 36-year-old Steven D. Culbertson of Sedalia was wanted on a Cass County warrant. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $250 cash bond.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a Ford passenger vehicle at 14th and Kentucky at 8:53 p.m. Saturday for failure to use a turn signal. A computer check revealed that one of the four occupants, 18-year-old Blake Allen Gerke of Sedalia, was wanted on a Municipal warrant. Gerke was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $64 bond with a Jan. 23 court date.
Menard's, 4400 Wisconsin Avenue, reported that on Jan. 4 a subject entered the store just before 10 a.m. and stole several items totaling $2,030. The suspect is known to authorities.
Sedalia Police took a report of a smashed windshield in the 700 block of S. Quincy Jan. 10. The incident occurred sometime between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10.
A woman reported that she was attacked bny two males while she was walking down Grand near 11th Street at 1:16 a.m. Jan. 10. The report said she lost her wallet, shoes and keys as a result.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at Broadway and Lamine around 9:30 p.m. Jan. 10. The driver, 36-year-old John Roger Dory of Sedalia was found to be driving while revoked. Dory was taken to the Pettis County Jail.
Sedalia Police transported a female who was arrested by Johnson County Sheriff's deputies on three outstanding Sedalia warrants on the night of Thursday, Jan. 10. 22-year-old Taylor Makanze Steele was transferred at the Pettis-Johnson county line and taken to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked on a $450 cash or surety bond. She now has a Feb. 20 court date.
Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check in the 700 block of W. 11th on Friday night around 8 p.m. A computer check revealed that 38-year-old Bobby Lynn Clark of Sedalia was wanted on two parole violations ($4,000 cash and $5,000 cash or surety), and was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Clark was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 18-year-old Destiny S. Lukecart of Lincoln at 9:13 p.m. Monday in Platte County. She was taken to St. Luke's Hospital and later released. Lukecart was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and driving the wrong direction on a roadway.