Sedalia Police Reports for August 3, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Sunday night, Sedalia Police responded to the area of West Broadway and South Limit Avenue for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the victims, who stated the disturbance started as a road rage incident and ended with the suspect brandishing a firearm at the three subjects, one being a juvenile. Bernard William Kleoppel, 63, of Sedalia, was later located and placed under arrest for Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Assault. Kleoppel was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked, but no court date has been issued at this time.
Early Monday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West Broadway and Industrial Road for a moving violation. The driver of the vehicle, Malik Antonio Sistrunk, 21, of Decatur, Georgia, was found to have two active Failure to Appear warrants for his arrest on original charges of Probation Violation and Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Sistrunk was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with bond set at $750.
Sedalia Police responded to the apartments in the 300 block of East 4th Street in regards to assault and property damage Sunday afternoon. The victim refused medical treatment for their injuries and the case was turned over to the Pettis County Juvenile Office. The damaged property was valued at $600. During the course of the investigation, a sex crime was discovered. The investigation is ongoing.
Sunday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to a gunshots call in the area of North Lamine Avenue and East Morgan Street. When Officers arrived in the area, there were several people still in the area who were uncooperative. While trying to gather information, Officers were notified there was a victim at Bothwell Regional Health Center who had been shot. Police made contact with the victim, who stated she had been shot on North Lamine. The crime scene was located, as were additional pieces of evidence. There have not been any arrests made at this time, and no further information was available in the report.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on a Pontiac Grand Prix Sunday morning because the license plate lights were not working, and the vehicle failed to signal a lane change. During the stop, a passenger was found to be in possession of two controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Casey N. Henson, 32, of Columbia, was placed under arrest. While in a patrol vehicle, Henson tried to destroy evidence by ingesting it. Henson was transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Sunday night, an employee at New Haven, Sherrell A. Peck, came into the Police Department Lobby to report a runaway. Information was gathered and the juvenile has been entered as a missing person.
Friday night, Officers stopped a maroon GMC Sonoma on Winchester Drive and West Broadway Boulevard. The GMC did not have any license plates. During the stop, the passenger was found to have a Pettis County warrant for at traffic offense. Brandon Keith Vogan, 36, of Sedalia, was arrested for the Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign. Vogan was given a bond of $150. The driver, Billy J. Hill, 41, of Sedalia, was found to have suspended driver's license. Hill was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a charge of Driving While Suspended, booked and released without a court date.
Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of South Grand Avenue and West 7th Street Friday night. The driver of the vehicle was found to have a suspended driver's license and was arrested. After being processed at the Sedalia Police Department, Johnathan Frederick Cota, 31, of Sedalia, was released with a court date for the charge of Driving While Suspended.
Early Saturday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East Howard in reference to an accident. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Adam D. Huffman, who said he had heard a crash and found a vehicle had struck his tree. Huffman said the driver was gone when he went outside. The driver was not located. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driving in both lanes of West Broadway Boulevard near South Park Avenue Saturday morning. When Officers made contact with the driver, they could smell the odor of intoxicants on his breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Nicholas R. Rasa, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department where he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was above .08. Rasa was issued a citation for Driving While Intoxicated with a court date and released.
Friday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West Broadway and Thompson Boulevard for a license violation. The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Lee Foster Dorsey, 52, of Barstow California, was arrested pending charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug.
Saturday night, Officers responded to the 2100 block of South Washington Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. It was reported a motorcycle struck a subject on a bicycle. The driver of the motorcycle and the driver of the bicycle both sustained injuries as a result of the accident. Both subjects were transported from the scene by Pettis County Ambulance District personnel for further medical treatment. Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel responded to the scene to assist with processing the scene.
Friday morning, Officers responded to the 300 block of West 10th in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the subjects were identified and interviewed at the scene. There were injuries present to all parties, but a primary aggressor could not be determined. Officers completed a 12 hour log for the incident.
Thursday afternoon, Officers were contacted via email by a subject reporting that a suspect had violated an Ex Parte that the reporting party had against the suspect. Officers spoke to the reporting party in person, and they told Officers of other instances where the suspect had violated the order. The incident is under investigation.
Saturday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after the registered owner was identified to have a suspended driving status. Upon contact, the driver was confirmed to have a revoked driving status and an active Johnson County Warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While Intoxicated. Michael D. Rice, 41, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Rice was placed on a 24 hour hold and provided a bond of $1,000 cash only for the active Johnson County warrant.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Ware Drive in reference to runaway juveniles Saturday morning. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Patrick Shane McGuire, who said his daughter had runaway with a friend. The second juvenile's Grandmother, Donna J. Hughes, said she heard the girls go out a window and attempted to find them, but was unsuccessful. The juveniles have not been located at this time.
Officers conducted a warrant check at a residence in the 300 block of West 10th Street Saturday morning. One subject at the residence was found to have an active Carroll County Warrant for Failure to Appear, for original charges of Driving While Suspended. Maribel Madrid, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bond was set at $500 cash only.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 400 block of North Osage in reference to a hit and run accident. Upon arrival, Officers met with Lyudmila Begina, who stated her vehicle was struck that morning while parked in front of their residence. The striking vehicle left the scene, but left behind several parts. Officers were able to identify the make, model and color of the suspect vehicle. Officers then later located the suspect vehicle, parked on McAnally Court. The driver and passenger were ultimately identified as well, and both were forthcoming about the incident. Begina has since declined to pursue the matter criminally, and a crash report was completed.
Friday afternoon, Emergency Personnel responded to the 1500 block of West Main Street in reference to two subjects who had overdosed on heroin. Responding Officers found the two in respiratory distress, unresponsive and in grave condition. Officers deployed Narcan nasal spray to the two subjects, and PCAD arrived shortly after, along with Sedalia Fire. PCAD and Sedalia Fire performed life saving measures, while also deploying additional Narcan. The subjects eventually began breathing on their own again and were transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center.
While on routine patrol Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police located a subject who Officers knew to have a City of Sedalia warrant. Officers made contact with the suspect and ran his information through Dispatch. Dispatch confirmed the warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Trespassing, and arrested the suspect. Mario A. Madrid, 37, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was given a bond of $100.00 cash and given a court date.
On the afternoon of August 1st, Officers responded to the 1600 block of East 6th Street in regards to a stolen vehicle. Officers took the report and added the vehicle to be listed as stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
Saturday morning, an Officer was dispatched to the Rush Hour store in the 1300 block of South Limit for a report of theft. Leanna Dedman reported that her phone was stolen, likely out of her vehicle, and she was able to track it for a short time.
Sunday morning, Officers responded to the 700 block of East 13th in regards to a physical disturbance in progress. The subjects had been fighting and there were minor injuries involved, but Police could not determine a primary physical aggressor. The incident was logged for 12 hours.
On the morning of July 27th, the Sedalia Police Department was contacted by the Pinellas County Florida Sheriff's Department in reference to a scam where an elderly subject in Sedalia was victim. Contact was made with the victim in Sedalia, who was unaware that he had been scammed for money. The victim was under the impression he had won a sweepstakes, when in fact he had not.
Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of West 10th Saturday afternoon in reference to a hit and run. Upon arrival, Officers met with Cano Rodgriquez, who stated his vehicle as struck while parked on 16th Street near Vermont Avenue. The striking vehicle left without providing information. The victim's vehicle had damage to the driver side mirror. At the time of the report, the vehicle had not been identified.
Sunday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 600 block of East 16th Street for a vehicle check. Michael Eugene Bell stated that there was a vehicle that was left running and parked in their yard. Upon arrival, Officers ran the vehicle information through Dispatch and found that it had not been reported as stolen. Officers were not able to reach the registered owner, so the vehicle was towed from the scene.
On the morning of July 22, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Police Station Lobby for a report of theft. Upon arrival, officers met with Stephanie L. Gregory, who stated her roommate stole her credit card and used it a total of 9 times around town, while purchasing $163 worth of items. Charges of theft and unlawful use of a credit device are being sought.
Saturday afternoon, an Officer responded to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a found property report. Brent Grose found a key near the intersection of West Broadway and South Osage Avenue. The key was placed into evidence for safe keeping.