Sedalia Police reports 7-2-19

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Sedalia Police arrested two people on various drug charges Saturday night in the 1800 block of South Vermont. 44-year-old Shannon J. Holm was charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous drug and delivery of a controlled substance, while 44-year-old Paula Elaine Hopkins was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, meth and heroin.

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Police obtained a search warrant for the apartment and discovered several controlled substances. Evidence also pointed to the sale of these substances. Both suspects were taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Sedalia Police arrested a man after a short foot pursuit early Sunday morning. According to a report, an officer observed an eastbound vehicle on West 16th near State Fair Boulevard at 2:51 a.m., when the vehicle quickly turned north on State Fair, pulled into a driveway and shut off its lights. The driver got out of the van and met the officer at the back of his patrol car. When told to place his hands behind his back, he ran. A short foot pursuit ensued and 33-year-old Byron A. Guider, Jr., was apprehended and taken into custody.

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The report added that Guider allegedly ditched marijuana under a car in an attempt to hide it. Guider was charged with felony driving while revoked, felony resisting arrest, concealment of a controlled substance in a jail facility, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

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On Saturday evening, Sedalia Police were called to Woods East, 703 East Broadway, just before 8 p.m. on an intoxicated person refusing to leave the premises. When police arrived, 34-year-old Steven G. Newman was located in a bathroom, still refusing to leave when asked by officers. Newman was then arrested and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. He was then taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center to be be cleared for confinement, but while there, he assaulted the staff and threatened them. Additional charges of assault and harassment were added to the list. Newman was then taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.


On Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police arrested 24-year-old Nicholas Ryan Douglas-Vansell of Sedalia in the 1600 block of West 18th after he allegedly tore a rear view mirror off the victim's car. He was charged with 1st degree property damage and 3rd degree assault after he also allegedly pushed her off the porch and into some railroad ties and a sign.


Sedalia Police stopped a man riding a bike in the roadway with no lights at Broadway and Thompson at 4:36 a.m. Monday morning. 39-year-old John E. Franken of Green Ridge was charged with riding on the wrong side of the roadway. A consent to search revealed methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


On Saturday at 12:47 a.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding at Broadway and Sunset. The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent consent to search revealed the presence of marijuana, as well as a firearm and marijuana. 25-year-old Treston D. Clay of Sedalia was charged with unlawful possession of a concealable weapon and possession of marijuana. Clay was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.


On Saturday at 12:01 a.m, Sedalia Police responded to American Inn, 1217 South Limit, after a disturbance with weapons was reported in the area. The incident reportedly occurred between 11 and 11:45 p.m. Friday night. According to a report the victim met with the suspect to get a stolen firearm back. Once the firearm was recovered, the suspect pulled out a silver revolver. The victim screamed and ran to the motel. The victim wishes to pursue charges against the suspect. Suspect info was provided to police.


Sedalia Police responded to a call of suspicious activity in the 1800 block of South Beacon at 343 a.m. Saturday. Arrested was 36-year-old Stephanie J. Jackman of Sedalia. She was wanted on a Benton County warrant. Jackman was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released with a July 16 court date.


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Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in the 700 block of North Osage Friday around 8 p.m. Investigation revealed one party had a felony no-bond warrant out of Jeff City for a probation and parole violation. 47-year-old William Randall Taylor was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $7,500 cash or surety felony bond.


Town and Country Insurance, 1718 W. 16th reported the theft of five boxes of manufactured stone from the business that occurred June 14-18. Video of the theft may be available, according to Brad D. Grupe.


50-year-old Richard K. Lines of Sedalia was arrested after Sedalia Police responded to a verbal argument between a male and female at 7:15 a.m. June 28 in the 1400 block of South Washington. According to a report, Lines allegedly punctured two tires on the female's vehicle. He was charged with destruction of property.


An employee accused of theft from Break Time, 808 E. Broadway, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail on June 25. 23-year-old Rebecca Dawn Rouse of Sedalia reportedly admitted to the theft, which amounted to $170 and occurred June 23-24.


On June 28, Sedalia Police took a bicycle theft report in the 400 block of E. 16th. The bike was valued at $200.


52-year-old Jesse R. Smith of Sedalia was arrested and charged with 1st degree trespassing after police were called to a disturbance at 318 W. Broadway around 10:30 p.m. June 28.


Sedalia Police arrested 62-year-old Ronald L. Schulenberg of Blue Springs after conducting a traffic stop at State Fair Blvd., and Broadway just before 7 p.m. June 28. He was charged with driving while suspended and no proof of insurance. Schulenberg was released with a summons.


On Saturday at 5:18 a.m., at 16th and Warren, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop for no license plate lights and a headlight out. A consent to search led to the discovery of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 34-year-old Travis Alexander Lawson was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.


On June 28, Sedalia Police took a theft report from a man who said his 9mm pistol is missing from the 600 block of S. Moniteau.


On Saturday, parking dispute at Woods East turned into an assault. Arrested was 38-year-old Uber A. Montejo was issued a summons for assault and given an August court date.

Randy Kirby