Sedalia Police reports 11-29-17

Sedalia Police responded to a domestic disturbance call at 3 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Sneed. According to a report, both parties claimed assaults on each other, but no corroborating evidence was found. Instead, the male, 36-year-old Chad Eugene McDaniel was arrested on a Marshall warrant for stealing. He was transported to the Saline County line and turned over to Marshall Police. He was taken to the Saline County Jail on a $278 bond.


On Nov. 22, Sedalia police took a report of a burglary that occurred at a house in the 1600 block of W. 11th. Taken were several items, including a weapon. The suspect, 17-year-old Devin M. Nicholson, reportedly handed over the weapon believed to have been stolen to police. According to the report, the suspect knew it was stolen, but denied having any involvement in stealing it. Nicholson was then arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold for receiving stolen property, pending the filing of state charges.


Sergio Soterio, 42, Sedalia, was arrested after a traffic stop on a white, 1997 Chevy van at 1:29 a.m. at Broadway & Carr. Soterio had no valid license and was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released, pending the filing of a Muncipal charge.


Jose Rodriguez, 32, Sedalia, was arrested for DWI and for having no valid license after a traffic stop on a green Cadillac SUV for defective equipment and improper lane use (no turn signal) at 1:40 a.m. Nov. 25 at 7th and Missouri. He was also found to be intoxicated, according to a report. Rodriguez was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold. His court date and bond were TBA.


On Monday, a United States Postal Service employee turned over five wallets that were dropped in to local mailboxes across Sedalia over the past month. The Sedalia Police Department said it is making every effort to return the wallets to their owners.


On Monday afternoon, Dollar General, 619 N. Ohio, reported that someone entered the store, filled a shopping basket with goods and left the store without paying. The items, including the shopping basket, were valued at $25.50.


On Tuesday, Sedalia Police took a report from Kelsey M. Cox regarding a phone call she received from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller told her she owed several thousand dollars in back taxes, and that she needed to make a $1,000 payment in order to avoid being taken to jail. According to the report, the victim purchased several gift cards, called the scammer back & read the info to the caller. She later realized she was scammed out of $1,000.


On Tuesday, Sedalia Police arrested Shawn W. Spellmeyer, 43, on two warrants. One was out of Pettis County and had a $250 cash bond. The other was out of Johnson County and had a $1,000 cash bond. Spellmeyer now has Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 court dates.


Joseph Henry Hendrix, 39, Sedalia, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver Chevy Cobalt for improper vehicle registration at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday at Main and Gentry. The officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the driver and the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed “several pieces of marijuana.” A municipal summons was issued and Hendrix was later released. He now has a Dec. 13 court date.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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