Sedalia Police Reports For August 17, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports. Early Monday morning, Officers responded to the intersection of East 3rd Street and South Montgomery in response to a male carrying a gun and walking down the street. Officers made contact with the male subject, who did in fact have a BB-gun. Officers did a thorough investigation and the male was released.
Sunday night, an unnamed male subject came into the lobby of the Police Department to make a report of domestic violence. Information was gathered and a 12-hour report was completed.
Officers responded to the 3200 block of West 16th for a report of a runaway juvenile Saturday night. Upon contact with the mother, April Dawn Whitney, she stated her son told her he was not coming home. A report has been completed and the juvenile was located.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Bristol Lane in reference to a deceased family member Saturday night. Through the investigation, it appears the 70-year-old male subject had passed away while at home between Thursday afternoon and Saturday night. The Pettis County Coroner's Office was contacted and took control of the scene.
Friday night, while on a traffic stop at West 16th and Grand Avenue, Officers observed a female walk across Grand Avenue and open the door to a vehicle that was parked at a gas pump. The female waited a moment and walked off. Officers later located the woman, who said her friend had asked her to move the car and she decided against it. When Officers checked the VIN, it was discovered the vehicle was stolen from Benton County. The vehicle was processed and towed to a secure location to be returned to the owner. After further investigation, a suspect was identified. A request for the charge of Tampering in the 1st Degree has been submitted to the prosecutor.
Officers spoke with a subject in the Sedalia Police Department lobby Sunday night. The subject stated he located a bag of methamphetamine and wanted to turn it over to the Police.
Early Sunday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration on Thompson Avenue and East Broadway Boulevard. While speaking with the driver, Officers observed a passenger in the back seat that was not moving. Officers directed the driver to roll down the rear window, so they could check on the subject. When the window rolled down, the subject woke up and Officers observed a syringe in her hand. The subject then started attempting to hide the syringe when inquired about it. The subject was removed from the vehicle, and the syringe that was loaded with methamphetamine was secured. While searching the vehicle, a lid with additional methamphetamine was located as well as two glass pipes. Maria Del Socorro Lowe, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. A request for the charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia has been sent to the prosecutor.
Sedalia Police responded to the 1200 block of South Carr Avenue for a report of a suicidal subject Saturday evening. Officers made contact with the subject, who admitted he had recently attempted to commit suicide. The subject also said he would continue to attempt suicide until he found a method that worked. The subject refused to go to the hospital, so he was taken into custody and transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center. Officers filled out affidavits so the so the subject would be placed on a 96-hour hold for a psychological evaluation.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, Officers performed a vehicle check in the area of North Lamine Avenue and East Morgan Street after an odor of marijuana was detected to be coming from the vehicle. The investigation led to a search of the vehicle, which resulted in the seizure of an AK-47 style rifle, a large amount of marijuana, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, prescription pills and additional evidence to support illegal drug distribution. Kayla Lynn Leach, 20, of Sedalia, was arrested pending charges of felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Distribution of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Keyshawn Jonathan Flowers, 21, of Sedalia, was arrested pending charges of felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Distribution of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Flowers also had a Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Possession of Marijuana, and a warrant for his arrest on charges of Domestic Assault, Armed Criminal Action, Tampering with a Witness in a Felony Prosecution, and Stealing. Flowers was given a bond of $100,000. Both Leach and Flowers were transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.
Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in a vehicle that ended in the intersection of 12th Street and Garfield Avenue. After an investigation, Cody James Howe, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, whereupon he was booked to be held for 24 hour hold pending charges of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree and Property Damage in the 2nd Degree.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 700 block of East 15th Street for a report of trespassing Sunday afternoon. Dispatch stated that the suspect had been issued a trespass warning for the property. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Timothy L. Davis, 43, Homeless, who was sitting on the front porch. Davis stated he didn't think the trespass warning was still valid. Officers spoke with the victim, who stated she wanted to pursue charges. Davis was placed under arrest for Trespassing in the 1st Degree.
Officers responded to the Prime Time store in the 200 block of West Broadway Sunday afternoon in reference to a disturbance in the parking lot. Upon arrival, Officers met with Elizabeth Esser, who stated she was involved in a disturbance with someone known to her. During the disturbance, the suspect stole $100 from her purse and fled on foot. Officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area. Municipal charges of Stealing are being requested for the suspect.
Sunday morning, Officers were dispatched to a property damage report in the 800 block of West 3rd Street. Victoria A. Ball stated that the tires of her vehicle were stabbed and deflated sometime that morning. The tires were valued at $50 each.
Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police made a traffic stop in the area of East 16th and South New York on a vehicle that didn't have any license plates. Officers made contact with the driver, and ran his information through Dispatch. Dispatch stated that the subject had a suspended driver's license. Daylin Ray Reed, 23, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was given a court date, booked and released pending charges of Driving While Suspended.
Officers responded to a burglary no longer in progress in the 400 block of North Hurley Avenue Saturday afternoon. Norma G Acosta reported items were stolen from the scene. The total value of the stolen items is $350.
Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West 6th Street for a report of burglary that was no longer in progress. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victim, who stated that sometime between 4:00 a.m. and 4:20 a.m., a known subject broke into her house looking for his wallet. The victim stated that the suspect stole her purse and some playing cards. The victim was later able to recover her property. Mikhail Martosich was later located and admitted to the burglary. Martoisch was placed under arrest for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Stealing, and Property Damage in the 2nd degree. While interviewing a subject, it was found that the Martosich had lost his wallet sometime overnight. Martosich stated his wallet contained his California ID and several debit cards.
Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of West Broadway, the Break Time Convenience Store Saturday afternoon in regards to a found controlled substance. The substance was confiscated and taken to the Police Department to be destroyed.
Officers were dispatched to the Motel 6, in the 3400 block of West Broadway Boulevard in reference to a property damage report Saturday morning. A subject had thrown a rock through a window at the hotel. The subject was identified and charges were submitted to the state prosecutor for Property Damage in the 2nd Degree.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 2200 block of South Marvin Avenue in regards to property damage no longer in progress. MaryAnn J. Smasal reported a vehicle had been damaged and the window had been broken. The total value of the damage is $500.
An Officer was dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a stolen vehicle report Saturday morning. Crymson Couch reported that the vehicle was last seen around midnight on August 15th. The vehicle was entered into MULES and NCIC as a stolen vehicle.
Friday afternoon, while Officers were investigating another incident near the intersection of South Kentucky and West 13th Street, they were flagged down by subjects who said that a neighbor had hanged themselves. The subject was confirmed to be deceased in the coroner was contacted.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Cenex Gas Station in the 100 block of East 16th in reference to a subject arguing with the manager Friday night. Officers were told the subject was trying to set fire to the gas pumps and a wooden fence. Through the investigation, the subject was found to be highly intoxicated. Emry L. Williamson, 28, of Cole Camp, was arrested and placed on a protective custody hold pending charges of Peace Disturbance.
Officers responded to the area of West Broadway and South Moniteau in reference to a vehicular collision Friday afternoon. The cars had pulled into a lot and one of the drivers began yelling at the other. The aggravated driver then took off. That car and driver were later located southbound on Kentucky Avenue at 13th Street, and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was identified and found to have a warrant for Assault out of Pettis County. When the warrant was confirmed, Thomas D. Averbeck, 68, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Averbeck was attempting to post a cash or surety bond of $7,500 at the time of the report.