Sedalia Police Reports For April 20, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Sunday night, Sedalia Police responded to the overpass on South Limit, North of the Country Club Boulevard for a subject in distress and on the edge of the overpass. Officers arrived after the initial call and were able to talk to the subject. Action was taken to get the subject from the edge of the overpass. The subject was a juvenile and released to custody of a parent.
Sedalia Police responded to the Woods Express in the 700 block of East Broadway in reference to a theft that occurred earlier in the evening. An item valued at $1.89 was stolen.
Monday morning, Officers responded to the 1800 block of South Vermont Avenue for a report of a disturbance. During the investigation, one of the involved subjects was found to have an active Failure to Appear warrant out of Cole County. The suspect, Amanda L. Matz, 21, of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail where she posted a $500 cash bond.
Officers responded to the 900 block of South Sneed for a domestic disturbance and possible runaway juvenile Sunday evening. The juvenile was located in the immediate area and returned to the home. Referrals were made to juvenile authorities for the incident.
Saturday evening, Officers took a report of theft of merchandise from Walmart, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard. The complainant reported that on the 16th, a known subject left the store with $283.97 worth of merchandise without paying for the items. The suspect could not be located during the investigation. Charges of Burglary and Theft are being requested through the Pettis County Prosecutor.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Ohio for a report of a theft not in progress Sunday evening. The caller, Robert R. Hiller, reported that a license plate was stolen off of his trailer at an unknown time. The plate is being entered as stolen property.
Sunday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of South Ingram for a report of domestic assault. Fights among four domestic partners had occurred and the primary physical aggressor, Gage A. Fancher, 20, of Sedalia, arrested for two counts of Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree.
Officers were dispatched to the Housel Park, 201 East Howard, in reference to 5 or 6 people spray painting near the basketball court Sunday morning. Four juveniles were located, and it was determined that several hundred dollars in damage were caused by the juveniles, consisting of several city property items spray painted. The juveniles were released pending referral to the Juvenile Office.
Sunday evening, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 900 block of West 6th Street for a possible assault complaint. Dispatch had received a third party call that someone at the residence had been assaulted. Contact was made at the residence with the subjects reported to be involved, but the incident could not be substantiated.
Sunday afternoon, Police were called to the 2300 block of West Main Street for a report of Identity Theft. When Officers arrived, they made contact with the victim, Justin C. Baker, who stated that on Wednesday the 15th, he was contacted by a collections agency about a purchase for $1,369.89 that was made in Las Vegas sometime in March. Baker stated that he did not make that purchase and wanted to make a report. There are no suspects at this time. Officers advised him that he would still need to contact Las Vegas Metropolitan Police if he wanted to pursue charges. Baker agreed and wrote a statement.
Sedalia Police were called the 900 block of East 15th Sunday morning for a report of found property. Marco Cervantes reported he found a firearm in his backyard. The firearm wasn't registered as stolen and was loaded. After investigation, it isn't clear how the firearm ended up at the location. The firearm was recovered and placed into evidence for safekeeping.
Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police observed a vehicle travelling over the posted speed limit. The vehicle's registration was also expired. Officers made a traffic stop at East Broadway and South Garfield Avenue and made contact with the driver. Officers gave his information to dispatch, who advised the suspect's driving privilege was suspended. The suspect, who was not named in the report, was released from the scene, state charges pending.
Saturday afternoon, Police were called to speak with a subject in the lobby of Police Headquarters about a violation of an order of protection. Officers spoke with the victim, Meghan E. DeFoe, who stated earlier in the day her ex-husband drove past her house, said hello, and called her phone, putting him in violation of an order of protection. Police made contact with the suspect, not named in the report, who came to the station to write a statement. When he arrived, he was informed of his Miranda rights and he stated that he understood. He then wrote a statement. When he finished, Officers informed him that charges would be submitted, but he would not be taken in custody at the time.
A complainant called the Sedalia Police Department Sunday morning and reported that one of the back windows of a truck was shattered. The truck was parked in the complainant's driveway at the time. The incident occurred between midnight and 9:30 a.m. The victims, Megan Zuvich and Scott Coterel, do not want to press charges and wanted to report for documentation purposes only.
Saturday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for a subject outside yelling. Upon talking to Bothwell Security, they advised the subject was transported by ambulance, refused to be treated, and then wouldn't leave the property. Contact was made with the male, who could not identify where he came from, where he lives, or anyone to come and get him. The male subject, later identified as Donald Wayne Garmon, 59, of Warsaw, was placed on a 12-hour protective custody hold and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
In the early morning hours of April 19, Sedalia Police responded to the 2300 block of South Engineer at the request of the Benton County Sheriff's Officer to check the area for a possible stolen vehicle. The owners of a 2018 Chevrolet pickup had received some information of a vehicle that had been reported stolen on the 18th of April in Benton County. The truck was located and returned to its owners. The incident is still under investigation in Benton County.
Saturday evening, a subject came to the Sedalia Police department to report a theft. The victim, Lucia Cardenas, reported she had been at the Lowe's store in Sedalia shopping. Cardenas briefly left a purse in a shopping cart while leaving to obtain a larger cart. When she returned, she found the purse missing. Reported missing was approximately $1,000 in cash, several credit cards, some identification, and the purse itself.
Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Malibu with July 2019 expired registration in the area of the 3300 Green Ridge Boulevard. Prior to the stop, the officer ran the registered owner, who had 7 total active warrants from the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Sheriff's Office for Failure to Appear. Six of the warrants were from Sedalia, one was from Pettis County. Waylon Mathew Burns, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. The bond for the Pettis County warrant was set at $129 cash, the total bond for the Sedalia warrants was set at $360 cash only.
Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of South Lamine in regard to a rape that had occurred the previous month. A suspect was identified.
Sedalia Police responded to a business in the 900 block of South Limit, who reported a possible impaired driver in their drive through Friday afternoon. Officers made contact with the driver and determined he wasn't intoxicated, however his driver's license was revoked. The subject, who was not named in the report, called for a ride and was released from the scene, pending charges of Driving While Revoked.
Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Dal Whi Mo Court for a report of someone depositing solid waste in a container that wasn't theirs Friday afternoon. Police spoke with the reporting party, Joseph B. Sarver, who showed a picture of the suspect vehicle from their surveillance camera. Officers recognized the vehicle and contacted the owner, who was not named in the report. He stated that the dumpster said City of Sedalia on it, so the thought it was a part of the city cleanup that was going on that week, and that is why he put his trash in it. He agreed to go back to the residence to talk with the reporting party, and no charges were requested.
Early Saturday morning, a subject was seen and recognized by an officer at the Econolodge in the 3500 block of West Broadway. The subject, Glen Michael Naylor, 40, of Sedalia was wanted on a felony Pettis County Failure to Appear warrant with a $50,000 cash or surety bond. Naylor was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Friday night, Officers responded to the 3100 block of Brianna Boulevard for a report of Domestic Assault. Both parties had apparent injury, but refused transport for treatment. One suspect, Austin Ray Turner, 20, of Sedalia, was arrested at the scene and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Sedalia Police observed a vehicle at pumps at the Jiffy Stop 1722 West Broadway Friday night. The check of the plates revealed that a subject associated with the SUV was revoked out of Missouri and had a felony Pettis County Warrant. Contact was made with the suspect, Ahmad Jamal Dupree, 28, of Sedalia, who was arrested on the $10,000 cash or surety Pettis County Warrant. After an investigation, it was also determined that Dupree drove to the Jiffy Stop on a revoked license. Dupree was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on the warrant and placed on a 24 hour hold on a state charge of Driving While Revoked.
In the evening hours of April 14th, a theft of several items totaling over $1000 and property damage under $750 was reported from LifePointe Church, 2921 West Broadway. Later that evening, the suspects, Wesley Adam Franken, 32, of Sedalia, and Nichole Chere Paxton, 35, of Sedalia, were located. After investigation, both Franken and Paxton were arrested on state charges of Felony Theft, Methamphetamine Possession, Felony Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Marijuana Possession, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Misdemeanor Property Damage. The driver, Snyder, was also charged with Driving While Revoked.
Friday night, Sedalia Police observed a subject who they were familiar with and knew to have warrants, driving on East 16th near South Washington Avenue. Officers stopped the vehicle when the subject pulled into the Cenex at 120 East 16th Street, where they made contact with him. The subject, Nathan S Snyder, 36, of Sedalia was cooperative and ultimately arrested for the outstanding warrants.
Saturday night, Officers were dispatched to the area of West 16th and South Grand Avenue in reference to a hit and run accident. Officers spoke to the victim, Peter Hibbard, who reported an unknown vehicle rear ended his car at the intersection and then took off northbound on South Grand Avenue. The suspect is unknown.
Friday evening, Officers responded to the Central Bank at 301 West Broadway, for a found property report. The complainant, Michael C Johnson, stated he found a backpack on the south west corner steps. The bag was collected and placed in found property at the Sedalia Police Headquarters. The owner has not been located at the time of the report.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 600 block of South Washington for a domestic assault. Officers arrived and investigated the claim, but no evidence supported an assault occurred and no one wanted to press charges. However, during the investigation, it was revealed that one of the subjects, Scott Michael Ritter, 44, of Sedalia, had an active arrest warrant out of the City of Sedalia and County of Pettis, Missouri for Failure to Appear. Ritter was arrested without incident and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a $450 cash bond.