Sedalia Police crime reports 1-2-19

Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in the 1500 block of S. Kentucky at 5:50 a.m. New Year's Eve. Investigation revealed it was a family argument, and one of them was highly intoxicated. Arrested was 18-year-old Michael Torres Alejo, who was wanted on a Municipal warrant. Alejo was taken to the Pettis County Jail.

On New Years Eve around 6:15 p.m., Sedalia Police took a report in the 500 block of Dal Whi Mo Court. According to the report, the victim said someone broke into the residence and stole $4,450 of items. It was noted that a disturbance occurred earlier at the residence. Suspects were named by the victim, but they had not yet been contacted at the time of the report.

A Clinton woman was arrested after Sedalia Police responded to a shoplifting incident at WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway. According to a report, there were three suspects tag switching on merchandise, and not paying full price. It was estimated that the suspects underpaid by over $340. Officers searched the suspects' vehicle and discovered a glass pipe with a white crystalline substance which later tested positive for methamphetamine. 39-year-old Cissy J. Morris of Clinton was taken into custody and charged with forgery, shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth. She was transported to the Pettis County Jail.

Sedalia Fire responded to a structure fire in the 800 block of North Grand Tuesday evening. According to a Sedalia Police report, while emergency vehicles were in the roadway with lights activated and fire hoses laid across the street to fight the fire, a 2003 Ford ZX2, driven by Dennis Wayne Paxton of the 300 block of North Grand, drove around the emergency vehicles and over the fire hoses before he was stopped by officers. There was no damage to the Ford, but the SFD's fire hoses that he drove over will now have to be tested to make sure they are not damaged.

On New Year's Day, a couple reported that someone stole their dog about a week ago in the 200 block of South Quincy.

On Jan. 1 at 1:12 a.m., Sedalia Police took a hit-and-run reported from a woman who said another vehicle struck her car while she was in the McDonald's drive-through, then left the scene at 1611 South Limit

On Jan, 1 at 1:56 a.m., a woman reported someone threw a large rock at her windshield, causing $1,000 of damage in the 100 block of W. 14th.

Sedalia Police took a theft report from a man at 12 a.m. Wednesday, who said that someone stole his motorcycle from the 1200 block of South Washington. Suspects were named and an investigation is under way.

Sedalia Police took a burglary report from a woman who said she was in her home when it occurred. Two subjects entered her house on Friday evening in the 1500 block of Honeysuckle Road and went through several rooms, then ran out. There was one window broken during the incident. The window was valued at $400. The victim is willing to pursue charges, according to the report.

While attempting to find witnesses of any suspicious activity that occurred in the 2100 block of South Washington late Sunday night, Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check on 38-year-old Jessie N. Abney and discovered he was wanted on two Pettis County warrants totaling $431 in bond money. Abney was taken to the Pettis County Jail.

Sedalia Police took a hit-and-run report on New Year's Eve from a woman who said she was westbound on Broadway at Ingram, when another vehicle changed lanes into hers, colliding with her 2004 Chevy, which ended up with damage to the front driver's fender.

On New Year's Eve, Sedalia Police took an assault report from a woman who said she was physically assaulted by a known male and held against her will over the weekend in the 1100 block of E. 7th. According to the report, the victim has injuries, but refused medical attention. Formal charges are being sought against the male suspect.

On Saturday around 4:45 p.m., Sedalia Police stopped a man for riding a scooter without a helmet at Pettis and Mill. A computer check revealed that 23-year-old Caleb A. Foose of Sedalia was driving while suspended. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail.

On Sunday afternoon, Shane Hatami reported that two guns were stolen from his locked truck in the 2600 block of Wing Avenue sometime between Dec. 20 and 27, while he was incarcerated.

On Sunday morning around 3:15 a.m., a man reported the loss of three guns, ammunition and three pair of shoes from the 2000 block of South Washington.

On Saturday at 12:20 a.m., Sedalia Police conducted a follow-up on a burglary case in the 700 block of W. 3rd. Contact was made with the suspect, who then fled from officers. One officer sustained minor injuries during a brief foot pursuit. The suspect was later apprehended and charges of resisting arrest, 3rd degree assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed against 34-year-old Brian R. Corf. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges.

Sedalia Police responded to Bothwell Regional Health Center ER on an agency assist request from Morgan County. Officers took photos of an assault victim's injuries around 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 4th and Hancock for a broken taillight at 5:30 a.m. Saturday. A computer check of the driver revealed that Gerald W. Todd, Jr., was wanted on a Pettis County warrant. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $150 cash bond.

Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check near 16th and Kentucky on New Year's Eve and discovered that 32-year-old Nick Ryan Noble of Sedalia was wanted on a felony Taney County warrant. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.

Sedalia Police placed a found wallet into evidence after someone turned it into Cork n' Bottle and said they'd found it at Centennial Park on New Year's Eve.

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver Chevy SUV on New Year's Eve at Main and Thompson at 4 p.m. for expired plates. According to a report, a female passenger provided false ID to the officer in an attempt to prevent the male passenger from being arrested for an active warrant. 37-year-old Nyad K. Roark of Slater was then arrested for hindering prosecution. The male was also arrested when it was discovered he was wanted on a Saline County warrant. Both were taken to the Pettis County Jail and booked. His bond was set at $2,500 cash. No court dates were set.

On Dec. 28, a woman reported a burglary in the 200 block of Driftwood Drive. According to a report, the suspect forced their way inside the residence through a basement window. The incident was captured on home security video. There was nothing taken, but there was $250 damage done to the window.

On Dec. 28, a juvenile reported the theft of his 16-inch green Mongoose bicycle, valued at $140, from the 1300 block of South Ohio. The bike was taken sometime between 9 p.m. Dec. 27 and 9 a.m. Dec. 28.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 37-year-old Marlana R. Smith of Sedalia at 8:40 p.m. Dec. 31 in Pettis County. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving and taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 12-hour hold.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested  45-year-old Jeffrey W. Clouse of Marshall at 9:46 a.m. Jan. 2 in Saline County. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (meth) and no seat belt. Clouse taken to the Saline County Jail, where he was booked and released.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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