This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Thursday night, Sedalia Police responded to the area of West 11th and South Park avenue for juveniles shooting fireworks. Officers made contact with the juveniles, and took possession of the illegal fireworks. Contact was made with one of the guardians in regards to the fireworks.


Officers responded to the Plaza 16 in 100 block of East 16th for a report of a theft not in progress Thursday night. Police made contact with the caller, an employee of the business. The caller stated that on Sunday the 19th, a customer had opened packages of Pepto Bismol, taking the contents from within and then saying that they could not pay for the items. At this time, the suspect has not made payments for the items taken from the store.


Pettis County Jail - Neighbors

Thursday evening, Officers were dispatched to the area of West 7th street and Missouri avenue in reference to a disturbance. Officers spoke to one of the subjects involved, Jennifer Lynn Neighbors, 36, of Higginsville, who was found to have a Henry County warrant for Failure to Appear. While awaiting confirmation on the warrant, Neighbors fled, but was apprehended after a short foot chase. Neighbors was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Once there, Henry County opted not to extradite Neighbors due to Covid-19. Neighbors was booked and released on a state charge of resisting arrest.


Thursday afternoon, Wes-Mo Auto Sales, in the 3000 block of South Limit called the Sedalia Police department and reported that one of their dealer tags was lost in the course of a test drive. A report was completed to document the incident.


Sedalia Police received a report of packages being stolen Thursday afternoon. Ashley Dominguez-Bryd reported a package was stolen off her front porch in the 1100 block of East 13th. The theft was reported to have occurred Tuesday evening and the value was placed at $100. At the time of the report there was no suspect information.


Thursday morning, Jennifer Tackett reported to the Sedalia Police someone stole two cellphones and damaged a backpack containing a laptop. Tackett reported the incident occurred overnight when someone entered her vehicle in the 300 block of West 4th. The suspect stole two cellphones, valued at $1300 and attempted to burn a backpack containing a $700 laptop. There was minor fire damage and the fire was possibly extinguished by the overnight rainfall. At the time of the report there was no suspect information.


Officers were called to the Woods Express in the 700 block of East Broadway in reference to a disturbance with an intoxicated customer Wednesday evening. The suspect was gone by the time Police arrived, though employees with the store stated they wanted to pursue charges. Charges are being requested for Peace Disturbance.


Pettis County Jail - Franken

On April 9th, Officers took a report of a burglary that occured at a business in the 100 block of West Pacific street. Property inside the business was taken and damaged. Through investigation, a suspect was developed and eventually arrested on April 15. Wesley Adam Franken, 32, homeless, was placed on 24-hour hold pending the filing of state charges for Burglary.


Pettis County Jail - Defoe

Wednesday afternoon, a report was made of violation of a Full Order of Protection. The victim stated the suspect pulled up next to her vehicle in the area of 16th and Limit. The suspect tried to engage in a conversation with her and her daughter. The suspect, Kevin R. Defoe, 39, of Sedalia was contacted and came to the Police Department. Defoe was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail. He was placed on 24 hour hold pending the filing of state charges of Violation of Full Order of Protection, Stalking, and Driving While Suspended.


In the evening of April 22nd, Arthur Sims Jr reported damage to two pieces of equipment in the 1000 block of North Osage avenue. Sims Jr reported the damage occurred in the overnight and valued the damage at $150. At the time of the report, there was no suspect information.