Sedalia Police reports 7-16-19

An attempted traffic stop ended in a crash for one man on Saturday. According to the SPD, an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop at 3:53 a.m. at Broadway and Hancock. The driver refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle left the city limits, and eventually ended in a crash on Route JJ in Benton County. 22-year-old Austin Scott Gruber was charged with C&I driving, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child. He was also wanted on a felony Benton County warrant. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody.


On Saturday night around 10:40 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation at 9th and Garfield. A passenger in the vehicle fled on foot, but was later apprehended. 30-year-old Adam Chris Eugene Shephard of Cole Camp was charged with resisting arrest. He was also wanted on a Concordia warrant. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $300 bond.


On Saturday at 1:09 a.m., Sedalia Police responded to the 500 block of Dal Whi Mo Court on a domestic disturbance. 36-year-old Christopher Danial McKinzie was arrested and charged with 2nd degree domestic assault, and a misdemeanor charge of stealing. According to a report, McKinzie allegedly choked the victim and pushed her downstairs. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


West 50 Storage, 842 Mitchell Road, reported that several units were broken into and over $1,000 of items were taken on July 9. Security footage of the suspects were provided to police.


On Saturday, a man reported a break-in at his house that occurred over the past week at a rental house in the 1300 block of South Ohio. He said that $10,570 of furniture and equipment was stolen from the residence.


26-year-old Levi Ryan Craig was arrested in the 600 block of E. 11th after Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check. Craig was wanted on five Municipal warrants totaling $1500 in cash, and one Benton County warrant for non-support ($2,000). He was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


An employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1513 South Limit, was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly stole $240 from the business. 49-year-old Freddie Maurice Thomas, Jr. was located and arrested on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail.


An attempted burglary was reported in the 1300 block of South Moniteau on Friday. According to a report, a white male was seen quickly walking away from an apartment house. Later, one door to an empty upstairs apartment was discovered forced open. And a back door to the caller's apartment was pried on. The suspect was not located.


42-year-old Carrie Lynn Wilcox of Sedalia was arrested at 7th and Marvin at 8:40 p.m. Friday night after Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver VW. A computer check revealed that Wilcox was driving while suspended. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released with an August 7 court date.


Two people were arrested after an officer observed them walking west on Boonville on Friday afternoon. 42-year-old Steven R. Bartlett and 49-year-old Shanon E. Demschick were both wanted on a felony Moniteau County warrant.


On Saturday morning, Sedalia Police were called to a parking lot at 1700 South Washington on an abandoned vehicle. A computer check revealed that the license plate was reported stolen out of Independence.


On Saturday afternoon, a man reported the theft of a chainsaw and welder's helmet, collectively valued at $725, in the 700 block of W. 4th. The theft occurred sometime in early June.


44-year-old Lisa Marie Thompson was arrested by Sedalia Police after a traffic stop at 14th and Lafayette at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. She was found to be driving while suspended and was also wanted on a Pettis County warrant. Thompson was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $1,500 cash or surety bond.


On Monday, Wilken Music, 207 South Ohio, reported that a rental flute was not returned or paid for. Attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful.


On Monday, a woman reported the theft of her 2014 dark gray Charger overnight in the 700 block of North Grand.


Sedalia Police took a hit-and-run report on Monday morning. According to a report, the suspect vehicle side-swiped the victim's car on the driver's side in the 1100 block of E. 11th. The suspect vehicle was reported stolen, but has since been recovered, the report said.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 6th and Ohio July 5 just before 7 p.m. on a vehicle for several infractions. 33-year-old Russell L. Tyler of Sedalia was found to be operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. He was revoked out of Missouri. Once taken to the jail, it was learned that he lied about his identity to avoid a felony warrant. Tyler was then charged with ID theft as well.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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