Wednesday evening Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Scott Joplin Court and West Saline Street for an equipment violation.

The driver of the vehicle, Joshua Wade Bridges, 31, of Sedalia  was found to have a parole violation warrant and was arrested.

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The passenger of the vehicle, Nicole Rae Chumpraphai, 42, of Sedalia was found to have three failure to appear warrants. During a search of her bag, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was located.  She was arrested for her three warrants and charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia are being sought.


Sunday night, Sedalia Police were called to the area of East 7th and South Massachusetts for a disturbance.  Officers located the suspect vehicle and identified the driver. The driver, who was not named in the report, was found to have a revoked driver's license and the vehicle was displaying two reported stolen license plates.  Charges are being requested for receiving stolen property and driving while revoked.


In the evening of April 1st, officers took a property damage report from the 200 block of West Avenue. Officers were told the southwest window of the residence had been shot several times with a BB gun. The incident is believed to have occurred between February 21st and April 1st.  The homeowner, Annie B. Mizer of Sedalia, did not have an estimated value of the damages.  The investigation continues.


Just before 8 p.m. Wednesday night, officers responded to Albright Court for a report of a juvenile who was struck by a vehicle. The juvenile sustained moderate injuries to his leg as a result of the accident and was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for evaluation.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding at the intersection of 2nd and Quincy Sunday morning. The officer noted that they knew the driver had a revoked license.  The driver, Everett Franklin Smith IV, 40, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released.  Charges of driving while revoked are being sought.


Wednesday afternoon Officers responded to the Walgreens at the 800 block of South Limit for a response to found property.  When Officers arrived contact was made with a customer who found a piece of mail from the Social Security Administration.  The mail was collected and will be placed into evidence for safe keeping.


A reporting party came to the Sedalia Police Department Wednesday morning.  The party wanted to provide information for suspicious activity occurring in Sedalia.


Wednesday morning an Officer made a traffic stop for speeding in the area of West 32nd and Southwest Boulevard. Upon approach of the vehicle, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana.  The driver, who was not named in the report, was told of the odor and asked to hand over the marijuana for destruction.  The driver turned over marijuana and cigarillos to the officer.  The driver was released on a summons for speeding.  No charges are being sought for the possession of marijuana, which was placed into evidence for destruction.