Sedalia Police Reports For August 5, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
On July 30th, the Sedalia Police Department was made aware of a possible sexual relationship between an adult female and a juvenile male. The case is still under investigation. There was no further information in the report.
Tuesday night, Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of North Quincy for a man in the street holding a knife while yelling, screaming, and threatening people. Officers located the described suspect, Robert E. Mrazek, 30, of Sedalia, who was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Mrazek was placed on a 24 hour hold pending action from the Prosecutor's Office. Officers are seeking charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Harassment, and Peace Disturbance.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West 3rd Street (the Sedalia Police Station) on a report of a male at the station with a warrant Tuesday night. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the suspect. A computer check revealed a warrant for the suspect's arrest out of Pettis County for Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Use of A Weapon. Gary A. McKinsey Jr, 20, of Sedalia, was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. A court date was given and bond was set at $25,000.
Officers responded to the 2800 block of South Clarendon Road for a report of a theft not in progress. Christopher Lathe reported that sometime in the early morning Tuesday, someone went through and stole items from his work vehicle.
Tuesday night, an SUV was stopped for expired plates. The driver, Dreyvin Jaquelynn Marcos, 23, of Independence, had a Cooper County $300 cash only Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Speeding. Marcos was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on the warrant.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of West 11th on a request from the Sweet Springs Police Department, asking to help recover a vehicle stolen from their jurisdiction Tuesday evening. Officers were able to make contact with the resident, who was not named in the report, at the given address and locate the 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle. The stolen entry was confirmed with Sweet Springs, and the recovered vehicle was released to the owner.
Early Tuesday morning, Officers observed a car northbound on South Kentucky Avenue around West 5th. The vehicle drifted across the center of the roadway and again drifted to the center of the road between West 4th and West 3rd Street. It stopped past the stop line at West 3rd and South Kentucky Avenue. Officers initiated a traffic stop at about West 2nd and South Kentucky Avenue. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated. Brandon Jackie Cooper, 31, of Sedalia, was arrested on a state charge of Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Without a Valid License. Cooper was transported to the Sedalia Police Headquarters for further testing and then transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on the charge pending release to a sober person.
Monday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of West Broadway Boulevard in reference to a disturbance where people were yelling at each other. One of the subjects, Carlese Lavonne Overton, 23, of Sedalia, had a Sedalia Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Stealing. Overton was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on the warrant, given a bond of $60 cash only and a court date.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to a disturbance at the Wal-Mart store in the 3200 block of West Broadway Tuesday evening. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with a subject who admitted to having used drugs a short time ago in the store's bathroom. In searching the subject's belongings, a white powdery substance was found as well as several syringes, one of which had clearly been used. The subject stated the substance was heroin, though it tested positive for cocaine. Mary E. Craig, 42, of Columbia, was transported to PCAD to the Bothwell Regional Health Center, then taken to the Pettis County Jail, where Craig was placed on a 24 hour hold for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Tuesday afternoon, Officers responded to the Sedalia Police Station lobby for a forgery report. On arrival, Officers met with an employee of InMotion Towing, located in the 4000 block of South Limit. The employee stated someone had used two counterfeit $100 bills to cover a tow bill. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been located.
Tuesday afternoon, April Whitney reported her 12 year old son missing from the 200 block of South Moniteau Avenue. Whitney said she last saw her son Monday afternoon. At the time of the report, the juvenile has been entered into a statewide database as missing.
The Prime Time Store in the 200 block of West Broadway Boulevard reported a forgery to the Sedalia Police Department Tuesday afternoon. The complainant said three male subjects entered the store in the early morning hours, paying for fuel and got change with counterfeit bills. At the time of the report, no arrests have been made.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 900 block of West 5th for a report of property damage Monday afternoon. When Officers arrived, they spoke with John E. Hire, who stated that sometime between Friday and Monday morning, someone forced entry into his vehicle and damaged the steering wheel. Estimated value of the damage was set at $2,000. Officers took photos of the damage, and there are no suspects at the time of the report.
Monday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 3100 block of Wing Avenue for a 911 hang up call. On arrival, Officers met with a subject at the residence. A computer check through dispatch confirmed him to have an active warrant out of Lee's Summit for an original charge of Aggravated Assault in the 2nd Degree. Brandon J. Silva, 25, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where his bond was set at $3,000.
Officers responded to a hit and run accident that occurred near West Broadway and West Main Street Monday afternoon. On arrival, Officers met with Robin L. Wallace, who stated a red SUV struck her rear driver's side of her vehicle in an attempt to pass her. At the time of the report, the suspect vehicle has not been located.
Tuesday morning, James Fisher reported his vehicle stolen while parked in his driveway in the 800 block of East 7th Street. Fisher said he last saw the vehicle Monday evening and noticed it was gone Tuesday morning. The vehicle was entered into a statewide database as stolen. At the time of the report, there was no suspect information.
Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of West Main, to Jackson Relocation, for a report of a stolen tow dolly. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Aimee R. Jackson, who stated that sometime between July 20th and July 23rd, someone stole a gray Penske tow dolly from their lot. Jackson estimated the value to be $2,000. There are no suspects at the time of the report.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 800 block of West 20th Street in regard to a theft Tuesday morning. Robert C. Paxton stated that someone had stolen their medication from the house. There are no known suspects, and the victim does not want to pursue charges.
Monday afternoon, a complainant called the Police Department to report a vehicle stolen from the Central Bank in the 400 block of West Broadway. Taylor R. Ditzfeld reported she had parked a white 2018 Ford Focus outside of her work at approximately 7:45 a.m. When she came out at 12:45 p.m., the car was gone. The car had been left unlocked and the keys in the ignition at the time of the theft. Video footage at the business shows the vehicle being taken at 12:45 p.m. The vehicle will be entered into MULES as stolen. There are no suspects at the time of the report.
Officers were on patrol Monday morning when they made contact with a person walking in between some houses in the area of 7th and Barrett Streets. A check of the suspect with dispatch confirmed that he had a municipal warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Operating a Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial Responsibility and a Pettis County Warrant for Resisting Arrest. The municipal bond was set at $200 cash and the bond for the Pettis County warrant was set at $1,500 cash or surety. James D. Baker, 46, of Sedalia, was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he has held pending posted bond.
On the afternoon of July 30th, Sedalia Police took a report regarding an assault that occurred in the 700 block of North Grand Avenue. Katie Goodson reported she was struck with a weapon and sustained injury. Goodson refused medical treatment. The report was completed for documentation only as Goodson doesn't want to pursue criminal charges.
Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Mitchell Road in regard to a theft which had taken place earlier that day. Esther M. Kostis stated her purse had been taken from inside the home, likely while she was using the bathroom. The overall value of the purse and its contents totals to approximately $190.
Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Winchester in regards to a theft Monday afternoon. Herbert Striker reported that license plates had been stolen off of his vehicle while it was worked on at a business. This occurred sometime in the past month, and Striker would like to press charges.
Police responded to the 2200 block of South Missouri for a possible theft report Monday afternoon. On arrival, Officers met with the caller, Vernon E. Frame, who stated his rear license plate was missing. At the time of the report, it is unknown if the license plate fell off or was stolen. A report was completed for documentation purposes.
Fidel A. Maldonado came to the Sedalia Police Headquarters to report a theft Monday morning. Maldonado reported that he had been the victim of fraud; he had been contacted by a company who claimed to be a debt collection agency. Maldonado reported that he made two payments over the phone to the company for over $400, but after further checking he believed that the company was not legitimate. A general information report was completed for documentation.
Officers were dispatched to the area of the 400 block of North Prospect for a report of shots fired Monday afternoon. When Officers arrived, they spoke with two witnesses. One stated that suspects from a dark colored SUV fired shots at subjects in a red vehicle that was parked. Both vehicles left the area. Photos of the scene were taken and bullet casings were collected as evidence. Facts to this investigation are being gathered and leads are being followed. There have been no arrests at the time of the report.
Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a red Pontiac Grand Prix at South Grand and La Grand Avenue Monday afternoon for expired registration. Upon contact with the driver, a computer check confirmed him to be a suspended driver. William H. Howe, 30, of Lincoln, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold pending state charges of DWS.
Tuesday morning, Shana Fox called the Police Department regarding damage to her vehicle in the 500 block of West 5th. Fox reported someone spray painted her wheels black. The approximate value of the damage is $340. At the time of the report, there was no suspect information.