Sedalia Police Reports For August 10, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Thursday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of East Broadway and South Wagner Avenue in reference to gun shots. Officers arrived on the scene and found shell casings. The suspect and victim fled the scene prior to law enforcement's arrival. Suspect information was gathered.
In the early hours of Monday, Officers checked a car travelling faster than the posted speed limit in the area of 16th and Park. The same car was stopped on South Limit near the intersection of West 14th Street. During contact with the driver, Officers learned that he did not have a valid driver's license. Department of Revenue Records indicated that the driver currently had a revoked driver's license. Michael Taylor, 49, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked for a charge of Driving While Revoked and released pending action by the prosecutor's office.
Early Sunday morning, Officers were dispatched to the area of East 13th and South Summit in reference to a large fire. After an investigation, it was determined that the fire was intentionally set. There was damage to a city trash can and the grass on the property.
Sedalia Police observed a car westbound with no front license plate and a cracked brake light, causing it to emit white light to the rear Sunday morning. As Officers caught up, the car swerved outside of its lane several times. A traffic stop was initiated at East Broadway and South Massachusetts Avenue. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was in possession of stolen license plates and marijuana. Jessica Rose Hice, 22, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for Stealing and Possession of Marijuana and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released.
Sunday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Washington Bridge for a report of a female who jumped off the bridge. The female was located with moderate injuries. Medical personnel transported her for treatment.
Officers took a report of lost money Sunday evening. Mark Balch stated that while he was in the Wal Mart store, he misplaced $465 in cash. At this time, the money has not been found or turned into Wal Mart or the Police Department.
Early Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of West 5th Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. One half of the disturbance had left just prior to the reporting party's call to the Police Department. While checking the area for the subject who left, Officers located him driving a Chevrolet passenger car near East 5th and South Lamine Avenue. Officers initiated a traffic stop, knowing he had a suspended license and wanting to ask him about the disturbance. The driver's suspended status was confirmed and he was arrested. Thomas L. Lee, 49, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold for Driving While Suspended.
Sunday night, Officers met with a representative of the New Haven Youth Home in the 1500 block of West Broadway in reference to a missing person. Staff reported that two of the girls had recently left the home and their whereabouts were unknown. No foul play is suspected at this time.
Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of West Broadway Sunday afternoon in regard to an assault which took place Friday evening and Sunday morning. The victim alleged that their ex spouse had come to the property and scratched their face and knocked them down. The suspect then stole some of the victim's property, which had a combined value of approximately $817. They also caused damage to the front door of the residence. However, Officers later learned that the suspect was the owner of the property. Officers were able to make contact with the suspect later in the day, who denied the allegations. The property was not found in the suspect's possession. Debra K. Kirk, 60, of Sedalia, was arrested for Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Kirk was transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was booked and released.
Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford Mustang in the area of Engineer and Howard. Upon contact with the driver, the odor of marijuana was detected. The vehicle was searched, and a prescription bottle with pills was located in a bag belonging to the driver. The driver was not the person who had been prescribed the pills. The driver claimed to be the boyfriend of the subject prescribed the pills. Officers were not able to speak to the owner to verify this information. The pills were seized and placed into evidence. No charges are being sought. No further information was available in the report.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to the area of Buckingham Drive for at theft from a vehicle report. On arrival, it was discovered that several unlocked vehicles had been entered in the neighborhood overnight, with multiple items stolen. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been located.
Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Heck Avenue Saturday night for a report of theft. Officers spoke with Tiffany Moore and Marcus Bowens, who had fallen victim to a landlord/rental scam, depriving them of approximately $650. A suspect is not known at this time.
Saturday night, Officers performed a traffic stop on a gold Chrysler passenger car because the vehicle had a defective brake light. The traffic stop took place near West Broadway and Winchester Drive. Officers spoke to the driver and a single passenger, and then performed a computer check through Dispatch. Officers learned the passenger had two active Failure to Appear warrants out of the Pettis County for original charges of Stealing, with a combined bond of $10,000 cash or surety. He also had a City of Sedalia warrant for a traffic offense, with a $60 cash bond. Joseph Elmore Fore, 37, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
In the early morning hours Saturday, Officers responded to the 500 block of East 12th for a domestic assault. Officers arrived and made contact with a victim and a witness, however, the suspect had already left the scene. A report was made and the charge of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree for the suspect is being requested through the prosecutor's office.
Last Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the 600 block of South Ohio for an alarm inside a business. Two suspects were found inside the building and arrested. The subjects were in possession of stolen property and had damaged numerous other merchandise items. The total value of the stolen and damaged property was set at $27, 151. Anthony Weddle, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested for charges of Burglary, Stealing from a Building, Property Damage in the 1st Degree, and Possession of a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine). Heather M. Buettner, 20, of Sedalia, was arrested for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Stealing from a Building, and Property Damage in the 1st Degree. Both Weddle and Buettner were taken to the Pettis County Jail where they were placed on a 24 hour hold.
Friday evening, Sedalia Police took a theft from a vehicle report in the lobby of the Police Department. Rhiannon Foster stated that someone had gotten into her vehicle and took items from it while it was parked in the 2400 block of Golf Drive the previous night.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Plaza Avenue for a report of a theft from a vehicle not in progress. Rebecca Woodard Baughman reported that someone had gotten into her vehicle sometime overnight and took items from within.
Friday afternoon, subjects came to the Sedalia Police Headquarters to report a sex crime that occurred approximately five years ago in the city limits of Sedalia. The incident is under investigation.
Saturday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 3100 block of Katy Trail Avenue in reference to a theft from a vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke with Sam B. Jones, who stated that items had been taken from his unlocked vehicle overnight. Multiple items including soccer related equipment had been taken, as well as prescription pills.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 1000 block of Thompson Boulevard to check on property that had been left on a bench in the area. The same property was present the previous day when Officers responded to the address. The items were placed into evidence as found property.
Officers responded to the 1400 block of South Park in reference to a domestic disturbance early Saturday morning. Officers made contact with the suspect, who admitted to vandalizing a truck with a sledge hammer. Martin L. Wilson, 55, of Sedalia, was arrested for Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree and Property Damage in the 1st Degree. Wilson was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he will be held on a 24 hour hold.
Last Wednesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East 12th for a possible missing person call. After a brief investigation, Officers went to the 800 block of West 14th, where the "missing person" was located. The suspect was also located on scene and arrested for an outstanding warrant. A search of the subject located a plastic bag with methamphetamine. Christopher E. Demus, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested on charges of Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine).
Friday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Fitter's restaurant in the 500 block of South Ohio for a property damage report. On arrival, Officers made contact with the reporting person, Jason Travis Perry, who stated he was a bartender at the restaurant. Perry stated a male subject entered the building and punched two holes in the wall and then left. No value was given for the damage.
Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East Broadway Boulevard Friday night in reference to a burglary in progress where the renter of the property arrived home to find a person inside the residence. The renters managed to confine the subject inside a bathroom. Officers arrived and were able to take the person into custody without incident. Eric Allen Monsess, 51, Homeless, was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hold pending charges of burglary and stealing.
Friday night, a truck was stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign and for improper registration at about East 16th and South Marshall Avenue. Once stopped, the driver fled on foot and was captured and arrested. The driver had multiple felony warrants from several jurisdictions, was driving while suspended, and in possession of marijuana and methamphetamine. Larry Russell Howard, 46, of Sedalia, was taken to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on the multiple warrants and placed on a 24 hour old. State felony charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest, Driving While Suspended, misdemeanor charges of Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia are being sought with total bonds at $55,060.
Sedalia Police responded to the 1100 block of South Harrison for a missing person report Friday night. Officers met with Jami Cramer, who advised a 14 year old male that resides at the home had left the residence sometime in the past hour. The subject has been reported as a runaway before and no foul play is suspected.
On August 4th, Officers responded to the 1900 block of West Broadway for a domestic disturbance. The victim advised that a known suspect had struck her in the back of the head and then kicked in the mirror and door of her vehicle. During the investigation for that incident, the same victim reported being assaulted on the evening of August 2nd. The same suspect had again fled the area and his whereabouts are unknown.
Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of East 14th in regard to a domestic disturbance Friday morning. Upon arrival, one of the subjects alleged physical abuse, though there weren't any marks and the subject did not want to pursue charges. The parties were separated and a 12 hour log was completed.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Jaeger Motorcycle in regard to someone having their wallet stolen out of their vehicle at their home address in the 1500 block of East 9th. The vehicle was parked in their driveway, unlocked, overnight. At some point, someone entered the vehicle and took their wallet from the dashboard. The wallet contained several items, including a debit card. Overall, the value of the stolen item totals to approximately $70.
On Tuesday August 4th, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of East Broadway and South Massachusetts Avenue in regard to a hit and run accident. The suspect vehicle was described as a large, white truck. No additional information is available. Margaret A. Harmon stated she would like to press charges.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of Liberty Park Boulevard and Summer Avenue regarding a possible medical concern. The subject was eventually found in the 1000 block of West 3rd. As the subject was being evaluated by PCAD, Officers were notified by Dispatch that the subject had two active warrants. After being medically cleared, Preston Jerell Poindexter, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. the warrants were both for Probation Violations, one with an OR bond and the other with a cash only bond of $1,500.
On Tuesday, August 4th, Police were dispatched to the Menards store in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue in regard to a theft which had recently taken place. 5 items were stolen with an aggregate value of $34.75 The subject was identified, though the business stated they did not want to pursue charges.
Sedalia Police spoke with Suzanne St Cyr at the Police Headquarters Friday morning in reference to lost property. St Cyr stated that she picked up her prescription, 90 Klonopin pills, from the CVS Pharmacy in the 100 block of East Broadway. She stated she placed the prescription in the basket of her three wheeled scooter drove to various parts of the city, and when she returned home, the bag containing her medications was gone. St Cyr suspects the bag bounced out of her basket. She stated due to the basket missing screws, it is unstable on rough terrain and she believes the medication bounced out when she hit bumps in the roadway.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 2500 block of Southwest Boulevard for a theft from a vehicle report. Officers met with Joshua A Johnson, who stated someone entered his unlocked vehicle overnight, damaging his car stereo and stealing an Alexia device. Johnson valued the car stereo at $40.00 and the Alexia at $40.00. At the time of the report a suspect has not been located.