Sedalia Police Crime Reports for March 15, 2019
On Tuesday afternoon, Sedalia Police took a burglary report from a man in the 500 block of S. Lafayette who said his shed was broken into, resulting in $1,914 of stolen property and damage. The incident occurred between 10:30 Monday night and 4 p.m. Tuesday. There are no suspects.
Sedalia Police responded to the 3100 block of Brianna Blvd., on Friday just before 1 a.m. on a disturbance call involving a male and female who were dating. Police determined that the male was the primary aggressor and 38-year-old Brent A. Gemes was taken into custody and charged with 4th degree domestic assault. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the formal filing of charges.
Sedalia Police responded to a trespassing call in the 1600 block of E. 15th late Tuesday night around 11:30. A computer check of the suspect, 35-year-old Shawn Ansely Sims, revealed that he was wanted on a Pettis County warrant. Sims was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Sedalia Police responded to Municipal Court, 2nd and Osage, on Wednesday and arrested 28-year-old Mary Ann Hale of Sedalia. She was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for 4th degree domestic assault. Hale was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $1,500 cash or surety bond.
Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check in the 800 block of Ruth Ann Drive on Wednesday morning, and located and arrested 22-year-old Harley R. Flower on a felony domestic assault warrant. Flower was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $7,500 cash or surety bond. Her court date was TBA.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of South Sneed around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday for no license plate lights. A computer check of the driver, 27-year-old Shelia Renea Swope, revealed that she was wanted on a no-bond parole violation on an original charge of burglary. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana, which was seized and destroyed. Swope was taken to the Pettis County Jail.
Sedalia Police responded to 312 E. Broadway around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday on a call of an intoxicated male. According to a report, while officers were speaking to him, the man attempted to run into traffic. 51-year-old Jesse Robert Smith was taken into custody for safekeeping, and transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center, where he was deemed medically fit for confinement, then transported to the Pettis County Jail in protective custody.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a tan Ford truck with no plates at Curry and Pelham Drive at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. A computer check of the driver, 31-year-old Timothy R. Barrett of Sedalia, revealed he was wanted on one Municipal warrant ($150 bond), and two Benton County warrants ($400 bond). Barrett now has an April 10 court date on the Sedalia warrant.
25-year-old Cora Jean Comfort Miller of La Monte was issued a citation for driving while suspended after being stopped at 16th and Lafayette for speeding through a school zone on Thursday just after 11 a.m. She was later released from the scene.
Sedalia Police responded to Pettis County Probation and Parole, 205 Thompson, on Wednesday morning on a fugitive from justice. A computer check confirmed that 46-year-old Billy G. Taylor of Sedalia was wanted on a no-bond warrant out of Indiana. Taylor was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail awaiting extradition to Indiana.
Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check at Pettis County Probation and Parole, 205 Thompson, on Thursday morning. A computer check revealed that 31-year-old Kenneth L. Millard of Sedalia was wanted for a parole violation. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.
On Wednesday, a Sedalia man reported that his 2001 Dodge Caravan was stolen from an automotive repair shop. The vehicle was last seen one month ago. According to the report, he talked to the shop owner, who said he didn't have it, and thought the Caravan owner picked it up. The vehicle is now listed as stolen through MULES.
On Thursday, a Sedalia woman reported that she left a damaged gray 2007 Jeep Cherokee parked on 5th near Grand in November. The vehicle was later stolen in late January or early February. According to the report, the caller initially believed the Jeep was towed by police for abandonment. One of the plates was recovered in February, the report stated.
Sedalia Police responded to Break Time, 318 W. Broadway, on Thursday night to conduct a warrant check. A computer check revealed that 48-year-old Gerald D. Anderson was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for larceny and a Pettis County warrant for shoplifting. In addition, a subsequent search led to the discovery of a meth pipe with residue. Anderson was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail for a 24-hour hold on a $500 bond.
Sedalia Police took a report from a woman who lives in the 1200 block of E. 18th on Thursday. According to the report, the Sedalia Water Department contacted her on March 1 and said her water usage had doubled. Checking for leaks led to the discovery of a garden hose hooked up to one of her outside spigots without her permission by her next-door neighbor. And on March 5, the excessive water usage stopped. The report added that attempts to contact the owner and/or renter to the east were unsuccessful.
Sedalia Police arrested 52-year-old David A. Graves of Sedalia, after he was caught on camera stealing from WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, on Thursday afternoon. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of shoplifting charges.
Sedalia Police, Sedalia Fire and PCAD all responded to a non-breather call Thursday around 1:30 p.m. on East 12th involving a white male who was found on the bathroom floor. Despite life-saving measures performed by all three departments, the efforts were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced deceased at 3 p.m. by the Pettis County deputy coroner.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 51-year-old Willie R. Waddell of Otterville at 1:17 a.m. Friday in Pettis County. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated (prior offender) and driving while revoked. Waddell was taken to the Pettis County jail on a 24-hour hold.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 82-year-old John L. Weiser of Warsaw at 6:27 p.m. Thursday in Benton County. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. Weiser was taken to the Benton County Jail, where he was booked and released.