Sedalia Police Reports For April 27, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Sunday evening, Sedalia Police conducted a vehicle check in the parking lot of 120 East 16th street. While speaking with the driver, drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view inside of the vehicle. A search was conducted of the vehicle, where more drug paraphernalia was located as well as a small amount of marijuana. The contraband was seized and entered into evidence for destruction. No charges are being requested on either occupant.
Sedalia Police were called to the 2600 block of East Broadway Sunday evening for a complaint of the sidewalk being blocked. When officers arrived, they discovered three large traffic cones block the sidewalk for no reason. The cones had been moved from the sidewalk earlier in the day by an officer and someone had put them back. Officers were unable to determine who owned the cones, so they were taken and placed into evidence for safekeeping.
Late Sunday night, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was weaving in the road and did not have license plate lights in the area of East 16th street and South Ohio avenue. Upon contact with the driver, Officers noticed the odor of intoxicants coming from the driver. The standard field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver was arrested. Shelby Nicole Geromini, 33, of Otterville, was transported to the Sedalia Police Department where she provided a breath sample and showed her BAC was above .08%. Geromini was issued a citation for DWI and released to a sober driver.
Early Monday morning, Officers conducted a vehicle check in the parking lot of 1200 South Limit. A NCIC check of the vehicle's VIN showed it was reported stolen out of Benton County in 2018. Further investigation led to a suspect who was in possession of the keys to the vehicle. The suspect, James Michael Steilling, of Sedalia, was arrested for an active Pettis County warrant and charges are being requested for receiving stolen property.
Last Tuesday, Sedalia Police spoke with a victim over the phone to take a report of theft. The victim said $941 worth of shoes were stolen from his house in the 400 block of North Mill. One suspect has been identified and charges are being submitted to the prosecutor.
Officers responded to the 1900 block of South Lamine avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance Sunday night. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a female involved in the disturbance, but the male had already left the scene. The female said there was a physical altercation and she had some minor injuries. Officers were not able to determine a primary aggressor and the female did not want to cooperate with pursuing charges. A 12-hour log report was completed.
Sunday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of West Broadway in reference to a disturbance. A juvenile resident hit another resident with a rack. The incident was referred to the Juvenile Office.
Police took a report over the phone Sunday afternoon for a stolen vehicle from Yesenia Fernandes De Espinoza. The vehicle was stolen from the 1700 block of South park and has not been located at the time of the report.
Saturday evening a subject came into the the lobby of the Police Department to drop off a cell phone that was found near the CVS pharmacy on West Broadway boulevard. The cell phone is being held at the station for safekeeping until the owner can be found.
Saturday morning, Sedalia Police responded to a convenience store near the intersection of West Broadway and South Limit in regards to a trespass in progress. Upon arrival, Officers met with a subject in front of the building. The subject refused to the leave the area after being asked several times by management and Police. The subject, Dustin Lee Mcllroy, 28, homeless, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail. Mcllroy was held in protective 12-hour custody, and was issued a trespass warning for the convenience store. Charges for trespassing were submitted for the prosecutor's review.
Officers made contact with a subject in the 1500 block of West Third street Saturday morning who had a no-bond probation warrant. The suspect, Calvin W. Comfort, 29, Homeless, fled on foot and after a short foot pursuit, was captured. While searching through Comfort's belongings, a firearm was located. Comfort was arrested for the warrant and charges are being sought for Resisting Arrest and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.
Saturday morning, Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Westwood Avenue in reference to a disturbance. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered one of the subjects had three warrants for Failure to Appear in court, 2 from Pettis County and 1 from the City of Sedalia. The warrants were confirmed, and Daniel Lamel Windfield, 21, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Windfield's total bond was set at $358 cash only.
Officers met with a complainant in the Police Department lobby Saturday morning. Laura Kaemper stated that someone known to her had stolen her husband's prescription medications. Officers have not made contact with the suspect yet at the time of the report.
Sedalia Police responded to a traffic complaint of a vehicle that had traveled through Sedalia Eastbound on Broadway boulevard, running red lights and swerving in and out of traffic Sunday morning. The vehicle was located near South Limit and 16th street, whereupon Officers attempted to stop the vehicle after observing it driving erratically. The vehicle didn't stop and continued driving. A vehicle pursuit ended in the 2900 block of Broadway boulevard with the driver stopping the vehicle and being taken into custody. The driver, Ronald James Koch II, 39, of Roach, Missouri, was arrested for DWI, Resisting Arrest, Careless Driving, Improper Lane usage, Failure to Stop On Red, and Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle. Koch was taken to the Pettis County Jail and booked on 24-hold for prosecutor review.
On April 8, an item was ordered off of the Walmart website. It was to be delivered to the victim's home and once it went past the expected delivery date, the victim, Darya Malikov, contacted Walmart. Walmart was able to show that the delivery had been made. Malikov contacted the Post Office and was told that whoever picked up the package made sure that it was not delivered to the house; it had to be picked up at the Post Office. The Post Office would give no further details without a report. The report is being made concerning the theft, which was valued at $112.55.
In the afternoon of April 21, Police responded to a business on Erika Avenue in regards to theft of services and a littlering report. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victim, Dennis Richard Houk, who provided video evidence of a suspect dropping trash and plant refuse in and around the dumpster of the business. A summons was written for littering and theft of services. At the time of the report, the suspect is known but has not been issued the summons.
Friday afternoon, Officers were called to Police Headquarters to take a report of a theft. Officers spoke with the victim, Carrie A. Weathers, who stated a sign had been stolen off of her front porch. No suspect information was provided.
Sedalia Police responded to the Casey's convenience store on South Limit avenue Friday morning in regards to a theft that had just occurred. The suspect was tracked to an address in the 2500 block of South Stewart. The suspect, Avery N. Williamson, 29, of Sedalia, was confirmed to have two active warrants from Pettis County and an active protection order against him, that he was in violation of at the time of Police contact. Williamson was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail and booked on a 24-hour hold for the theft and violation of the order. The bond for the warrants are $6,000 cash and $7,500 surety, respectively.