Area crime reports 5-25-18

Sedalia Police arrested two people after a traffic stop just before 2 a.m. Friday at 713 E. Broadway. According to a report, the car was stopped due to a brake light out. A computer check of the driver, 21-year-old Christopher A. Byrd of Sedalia, revealed he was driving while suspended and was placed under arrest and in a patrol car. The passenger, meanwhile, was found to be wanted on a Pettis County warrant for 1st Degree Burglary. He fled on foot, but was quickly apprehended by Officer Schnell. Both were transported to the Pettis County Jail. Byrd was booked and released. The passenger, 27-year-old Emmanuel R. Reeders of Sedalia, was charged with felony resisting arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Stolen Property. He was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the formal filing of charges.


Sedalia Police responded to a call of subjects illegally dumping at a business around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. A computer check of one of the subjects, 37-year-old Angie M. Steeves of Sedalia, revealed she was wanted on a Pettis County warrant for trespassing. Steeves was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $170.50 cash bond.


On Thursday, an employee of Boonslick Regional Library, 219 W. 3rd, reported that a computer task station, valued at $250, was taken from the library sometime between 1 and 5 p.m. May 23. There is no suspect information available.


Sedalia Police arrested 38-year-old Jeffery L. Taylor after a traffic stop at 3rd and Engineer at 12:21 a.m. Friday for improper registration. A computer check revealed Taylor, a passenger in the vehicle, was wanted on a out-of-county warrant for Careless and Imprudent and No Operator's License. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $231 cash bond. The plates were confiscated and sent to the Missouri Department of Revenue.


On Thursday afternoon, Lowe's, 3811 W. Broadway, reported the theft of a 22-horsepower John Deere zero-turn lawn mower by using a stolen credit card to purchase it. The lawn mower was valued at $2,899. The complainant said that several stores in the region have suffered similar losses, using the same method. The store is willing to assist with prosecution, the report said.


On Thursday morning just around 7:30 a.m., Sedalia Police and Sedalia Fire responded to South Limit on a call of a semi-truck leaking fuel while northbound on 65. The trail of gas was tracked from 32nd and Limit to the old Jennie Jaynes Stadium lot. According to a report, the truck leaked over 50 gallons of diesel in the outside lane of northbound 65. Police made contact with the driver, who claimed he struck an item in the middle of the road, which punctured his passenger-side fuel tank. The SFD cleaned up the mess at 32nd Limit, while MoDOT was dispatched to the Jennie Jaynes site. The driver was told to hire a private company to thoroughly clean up the spill at Jennie Jaynes and dam the leak before leaving the area, which he did, according to the report. No charges are being sought against the driver, John J. Papagni.


Sedalia Police arrested 25-year-old Kalah Dawn Lindsey after officers responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of E. 4th on Thursday afternoon. The victim had marks on his neck and face. While the suspect's hands had blood on them. Lindsey was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a charge of 4th Degree Domestic Assault. She was booked and released with a court date.


On Thursday afternoon, a man reported that his parked Toyota Tundra was struck by a blue Ford Mustang at 18th and Barrett. The Mustang then left the area. Witnesses recognized the Mustang from several previous occasions and neighbors led police to the car, which was parked behind a residence south of the crash scene. Contact was made with the driver of the Mustang, and he admitted crashing and leaving the scene. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released after being charged with leaving the scene of an accident and no proof of insurance. The suspect was not identified in the report.


On Thursday, Sedalia Police took a report from Ricky L. Bailey of Rush Hour, 1320 S. Limit, who said that his gun was taken from the business sometime between 11:30 and 11:50 .m. May 24.


On Thursday, police took a report from a woman who found a bag of tolls in her yard min the 1100 block of Herold Avenue. The bag was placed into evidence for safekeeping.


On Thursday morning, a woman reported finding a purse in the alley behind her house in the 900 block of E. Broadway. The purse was placed into evidence for safekeeping.


Police took a report on Thursday afternoon from someone who said he cashed a check at Central Missouri Credit Union, which turned out to be fake.


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