Sedalia Police Reports For August 13, 2021
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Early Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of South Marvin Avenue in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrived on the scene and located the subject, who had three Pettis County warrants, two no bond and one with $10,000 cash or surety. Scott Wayne Mathis, 46, of Cole Camp, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on his warrants on original charges of Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle, Driving While Suspended, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, felony Tampering With Physical Evidence in a Felony Investigation, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Mathis also had a felony Failure to Appear warrant for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.
Officers observed a vehicle with expired registration in the area of East 9th Street and South Montgomery Avenue Tuesday night. Officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle failed to yield to Officers, and proceeded south on Montgomery and turned onto East 12th Street. Officers terminated the pursuit.
Tuesday night, Officers responded to the 300 block of East Saline Street for a report of theft. Gary Douglas Horn reported he was given a ride by an unknown subject. They stopped at a local business, where the driver abandoned Horn. The vehicle drove off while Horn's property was still in the vehicle.
On the night of August 9th, Officers initiated a traffic stop at East 6th Street and South Massachusetts Avenue for no visible plate lights. When Officers ran the driver's information through Dispatch, the driver's license status was revoked, and he had an active Failure to Appear warrant from Pettis County. Jeremiah J. Miller, 29, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for Driving While Revoked and his Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway While Revoked. Miller was taken to the Pettis County Jail for processing with a $141.50 cash only bond.
Thursday evening, Officers observed a minivan fail to signal in the area of North Depp Avenue and East Harvey Street. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. After running in the information of all occupants of the vehicle, a passenger came back through Dispatch with two active Failure to Appear warrants from Pettis County. Stephen W. Hassler, 47, of Otterville, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and felony Driving While Suspended. Total bond on those warrants was set at $24,000 cash or surety. Hassler also had an active warrant out of Probation and Parole with no bond.
Officers responded to the 300 block of East 3rd Street Wednesday afternoon in reference to a theft. A subject living at the residence, Michael O. Smith, reported that on the morning of August 10th, he left two guitars, a guitar amplifier, and a set of headphones on the back porch of the residence. Smith stated that when he returned, everything was missing. The total value of the items was estimated at approximately $1,215. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Wednesday afternoon, Officers responded to the Break Time store, 101 Rebar Road, in reference to a theft. A prior employee of the business was reported to have stolen approximately $264.51 from the business. Officers were able to locate the suspect on Thursday morning. Kimberley Ann Wroda, 47, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released pending charges of Stealing.
Sedalia Police spoke with Christopher A. Killion Thursday afternoon. Killion reported a theft of chrome center caps from his 1998 Ford F240, which was parked in front of his residence in the 1600 block of South New York Avenue. Killion reported that three center caps, valued at $600, had been taken in the last month and a half on two separate occasions.
Thursday morning, Officers spoke with Lindsey R. Jones regarding a juvenile that had left from the 700 block of West Broadway Boulevard without permission. Information was collected for the juvenile to be entered. The juvenile was located a short time later and returned to the residence. A juvenile referral will be sent to the Pettis County Juvenile Office at the request of the complainant.
Officers were dispatched to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, Wednesday morning for a report of theft that had occurred on Sunday. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Mark Moreno. He stated that his employee was working in the electronics area, and a man stole the silver Chrome Book laptop she was using. The Chrome Book was valued at $259. The suspect was described as a bald white male around 5'8, wearing a white shirt with white and red shoes. At the time of the report, the suspect had not been located.
Wednesday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1100 block of South Osage Avenue in reference to a vehicle check. Officers ran the late on a Ford van parked at the residence. The plate on the vehicle showed to be entered as stolen. The plate was seized and placed into evidence.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on South Missouri Avenue near West 4th Street Thursday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle was determined to have an active warrant out of Pettis County for Failing to Appear in court on original charges of Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle. Leonard James Williams, 63, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked with a bond set at $32.00 cash only.
Thursday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the Katy Park Baptist Church, 901 West 24th Street, in reference to two violin cases being located on the property. Both cases had violins inside of them. Officers took custody of them and placed them into evidence as found property. The owner is unknown.
Sedalia Police responded to the 500 block of East 13th Street for a possible dead body Thursday afternoon. On arrival, contact was made with the victim. Pettis County Ambulance was on the scene and determined the female to have no signs of life. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Pettis County Deputy Coroner responded to the scene. Heckart's Funeral Home was contacted at the request of the family. No signs of foul play were observed at the scene.
Wednesday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of West Cooper Street in reference to an assault. Contact was made with both parties. The victim claimed that she had been assaulted by the suspect. Paul E. Buckner, 70, of Sedalia, was issued a Uniform Traffic Ticket for Assault at the scene.