On Tuesday (Nov 21), Sedalia Police observed a truck pull to the side of the road without signaling. A report from the police department says the truck then back onto the the roadway and officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of E. 13th Street and S. Ohio Ave. According to the report, police saw a handgun in plain view and conducted a search of the vehicle. The report indicates the driver, 37-year old Justin Lee Denny, was not allowed to have a firearm. A search of the vehicle reportedly turned up methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. The handgun was also discovered to be stolen. Denny was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail for multiple offences, including Unlawful Possession of a Concealable Weapon, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday (Nov 21), Sedalia Police made contact with 41-year old Ryan Keith Clark in the area of 7th Street and Massachusetts Ave, in regards to a Pettis County warrant for assault. The warrant was confirmed and Clark was arrested, then taken to the Pettis County Jail with a bond of $7,500.

On Tuesday (Nov 21), Sedalia Police responded to the 1000 block of S. Vermont Ave for a reported theft. A man said someone got into his truck, stealing two hunting knives and a cell phone. There are no suspects at this time.

On Sunday (Nov 19), Sedalia Police took a report of a burglary that occurred in the 2800 block of S. Washington Ave. The victim said that someone got into an unoccupied trailer, causing damage and stealing an item. There are no suspects and no other information was available in the report.


Antoinette Lynn Korecky, 37, Sedalia, was arrested for DWI-Prior Offender, and Improper Lane Usage, after Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a black 2011 Jeep Patriot at 13th and New York at 11:12 p.m. Friday. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released, pending the filing of formal charges.


Ali M. Bankovich, 20, Pettis County, was arrested after a traffic stop by Sedalia Police on a black 2012 SUV for expired tags at 3101 W. Broadway at 7:46 a.m. Friday at Broadway and Thompson. Bankovich was taken to the Pettis County Jail and booked on a $93.50 bond. She now has a Dec. 13 court date.


Sedalia Police arrested Gina M. Carver, 37, Sedalia, and charged her with 2nd Degree Burglary and Shoplifting at Wal-Mart, 3201 W. Broadway, at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. According to a report, she allegedly selected items in the store, then passed all points of payment without purchasing the items. Carver was stopped at the exit doors and escorted to the business office for investigation, She was later taken to the Pettis County Jail. Her bond amount and court date were TBA.


Sedalia Police arrested Luigi Ventura, 58, Sedalia, after officers conducted a subject check on a male walking in the middle of the street on Warren near 10th at 12:43 a.m. Friday. A computer check revealed Ventura was wanted on a Municipal warrant (traffic). He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $50 cash bond with a Nov. 22 court date.


Sedalia Police arrested Christopher J. Miller, 33, Sweet Springs, for Driving While Suspended after a traffic stop at 20th and Quincy at 2:54 a.m. Friday. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Plaza 16, 120 E. 16th, reported a $24.93 gas drive-off involving an older blue Nissan Altima that left the gas station without paying just after noon on Sunday. A license number of the suspect vehicle was obtained and provided to police.


Break Time, 808 E. Broadway, reported a gas drive-off that occurred Saturday just before 11:30 p.m. The suspect left without paying for $20.06 in fuel.


On Friday afternoon, Forrest Glen Bottom, Sedalia, reported the theft of a golf cart from behind his residence in the 2200 block of S. Washington.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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