Sedalia Police Reports For April 14, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Monday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of West Broadway for a disturbance call. A resident of one juvenile group home had gone to another group home, and was now refusing to return to the original location. Officers arrived and attempted to get the juvenile to go with the care giver. The juvenile refused, and when officers attempted to take custody of the juvenile for transportation, she hit and kicked officers. The juvenile was eventually taken into custody and released back to the care of the group home with no injuries reported.
Sedalia Police took a call of a report of a missing juvenile Monday evening. The caller stated that the juvenile was last seen in the area of East 9th street and South Osage avenue. The juvenile was entered as a missing person at the time.
Monday evening Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West 11th for a civil standby related to an earlier disturbance. Officers remained in the area while the female caller retrieved property from the residence.
In the afternoon on Monday, Andrea Hilario reported a theft in the 200 block of East 6th street. Hilario reported a theft occurred between April 11th and 12th and valued the theft at $420. At the time of the report, there was no suspect information.
Last Thursday afternoon, a complainant called the Sedalia Police Department in regard to a harassing phone call. The caller threatened the employees of the store - which was not named in the report - causing them to fear for their safety. The suspect, Gerald C. Knorr Jr., 60, homeless, was later identified and arrested for harassment. Knorr was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.
On April 9, Sedalia Police took a burglary/theft report from William Allen and Lawrence Westerfield in the 900 block of West 3rd street. Westerfield said someone forced entry into his storage unit and had stolen items. While inside one unit, the suspect made entry into Allen's unit through a wall, also stealing items. The burglary/theft is said to have occurred on April 6, when a witness observed the suspect breaking into a unit. At the time of the report, no arrests have been made.
In the afternoon of April 9, Sedalia Police took a burglary/theft report in the 100 block of West Pacific street. Stafford Swearingen reported an individual unlawfully entered his storage unit and stole items. Swearingen valued the items stolen at $1,000. At the time of the report, no arrests had been made.
Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to a possible incident of child sexual abuse which occurred out of state. A report was taken and provided to the appropriate agency.
Last Wednesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Massachusetts Avenue in regard to a vehicle that had crashed into a pole. Upon arrival, Officers found that the driver had left the scene, but witnesses indicated the driver was intoxicated when the crash occurred. The driver, John Cecil Paxton, 60, of Sedalia, walked back to the scene shortly after and admitted to being under the influence of alcohol. Paxton was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Pettis County Jail after having his blood drawn at Bothwell Regional Health Center.