Sedalia Police reports 7-31-19

Sedalia Police investigated a hit-and-run that occurred in the 1800 block of South Sneed on July 27 around 12:20 a.m. after responding to a call of domestic disturbance there. According to a report, the victim's vehicle was backed into by the suspect. The suspect then left the scene. Around 5:20 a.m., 25-year-old Evan Christian Bankovich was found passed out behind the wheel with the vehicle still running at Casey's General Store, 716 W. 16th. The odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle, the report said, and a subsequent search revealed a blunt of marijuana inside. Bankovich was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the formal filing of charges for leaving the scene of an accident. He was booked and released.


On Sunday at 2 p.m., 17-year-old Kylee Renee Blaylock of Sedalia was arrested and charged with 3rd degree domestic assault after officers responded to the 1000 block of E. 5th on a domestic abuse call. The victim had obvious injuries, according to a report. The suspect left the area on foot, but was later located and arrested. Blaylock was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Sedalia Police conducted a subject check after observing 33-year-old Bruce A. Gullett of Pettis County walking in the roadway where a sidewalk was available at Pettis and Mill around 8 p.m. Sunday. A consent to search revealed methamphetamine in his backpack. Gullett was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.

Sedalia Police arrested 29-year-old Brandon Kelch at 713 E. Broadway on trespassing charges around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, Kelch resisted arrest and had to be tasered and wrapped to be taken into custody. Once at thePettis County Jail, methamphetamine was found on him.


Sedalia Police arrested 29-year-old Jasmine U. McCartney of KCMO at 9 p.m. Friday night at the Casa Loma Apartments, 2323 Lewis Circle. A computer check confirmed she was wanted on a Pettis County warrant with a $750 cash bond.


Sedalia Police arrested a highly-intoxicated man at 9th and Ingram after receiving a complaint call from Bothwell Regional Health Center ER at 5:27 a.m. Sunday about a highly-upset man yelling and unable to walk straight. 27-year-old Wallace Jerome Singleton of Sedalia was taken to the Pettis County Jail, and released after he became sober.


Sedalia Police responded to Bothwell Regional Health Center, 601 E. 14th and arrested 27-year-old Kelsey Layne Jennings of Warsaw after she was transported there for medical evaluation and then decided to check herself out against medical advice at 5:10 p.m. Saturday. She allegedly caused a disturbance and was later located in the 600 block of E. 11th and taken into custody. Jennings was later released with a September court date.


On Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police were notified of a hotline call received by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division, concerning possible sexually explicit photos being sent to people from a 14-year-old girl in the 2400 block of North Woodlawn Drive.


Chlid neglect charges are being sought by Sedalia Police in a case that occurred in the 1500 block of South Stewart on Saturday. According to a report, children were in an unsafe environment and exposed to weapons.


Sedalia Police arrested 18-year-old Abigail L. West of Wheatland for minor in possession of alcohol at Liberty Park, 1500 W. 3rd after she was found in the park at 1:47 a.m. According to the report, West was not intoxicated, but admitted to drinking alcohol prior to entering the park. She was issued a Municipal summons with a Sept. 11 court date.


On Monday, a man reported a burglary that occurred sometime in the last month in the 1400 block of W. 3rd. Taken were two push mowers, a chainsaw, a weed eater and hand tools.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 10th and Moniteau Monday just after 8 p.m. on a vehicle with expired registration. A computer check revealed that 53-year-old Marshall Lee Tittsworth was wanted on a parole violation. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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