Sedalia Police Reports For December 14, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Early Monday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of South Grand Avenue for a 911 hang up. The address of the call and phone number of the caller was known to the Police Department to belong to an individual with an active warrant. Officers made contact with the subject through a window of the home and advised that she had a warrant. The suspect refused to leave the home. New charges of resisting arrest are being sent to the Municipal Prosecutor's office for review.
On the evening of December 7th, Cynthia A. Hocking came into the Police Department lobby to report a burglary that occurred on November 5th in the 1700 block of East 5th. A list of items stolen was provided and charges are being pursued. The suspect was identified and state felony charges are being requested, including Burglary in the 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Stealing.
Sunday evening, Officers performed a traffic stop near the intersection of South Washington Avenue and East 2nd Street. Following an investigation, the driver of the vehicle was arrested for Driving While Suspended. Bethany N. Choate, of Marshall, was transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was booked and released.
Sunday morning, a motorist assist was conducted at North Grand and West Main Street. A stalled vehicle had run out of gas. A warrant check of the passenger, recognized by the Officers, revealed he had two warrants out of Pettis County, totalling $500 cash only bond. Cody Allen Edgar, 22, of Smithton, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on the warrants.
Sunday night, Officers were dispatched to the Bothwell Emergency Room at 601 East 14th Street for an intoxicated subject causing a disturbance. Officers spoke to the subject and took him into protective custody, given his intoxicated state and the disturbance he was causing with staff. Michael T. White, 31, of Slater, was transported to the Pettis County Jail until sobriety. No criminal charges are being requested at this time.
Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a white Durango SUV Sunday night as the vehicle did not have a front license plate. The traffic stop took place in the area of West 3rd Street and South Osage Avenue. Officers spoke with the driver and two occupants. Three small children were also in the vehicle. Investigation during the traffic stop revealed that an occupant was in possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. Gary M. Shafton, 33, of Jefferson City, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Shafton was booked on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful transaction with a Child and then released.
Early Saturday morning, Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle with no headlights or tail lights illuminated. The Officers determined the driver was intoxicated. Felicia Brainard, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked on charges of Driving While Intoxicated, to be released to a sober party or released when she was sober.
Saturday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of South Park Avenue for a residential alarm. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Fernando S. Borja, who advised his car had been stolen by someone he knew. Contact was made with that person, and the car was returned without issue.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of South Lamine Avenue for a theft from a vehicle no longer in progress Saturday night. Diana L. Brummet stated only one item was stolen from her unlocked vehicle sometime during the day.
Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle with no front or rear license plates Saturday morning. After contact with the occupants, a check through Dispatch showed that the passenger had an active Pettis County warrant for Aggravated Assault. Jose Luis Herrera Aguilar Jr., 23, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked on his warrant. The driver and the occupant were released from the scene.
Officers responded to West Pettis and North Osage for a possible vehicle theft Saturday morning. Troy C. Wright, 36, of Sedalia, reported that he had left a black 2013 Dodge Avenger running on the side of the road for a short time. When Wright returned, the vehicle had been stolen. It was valued at $13,000. A check through Dispatch showed that Wright had an active Probation/Parole Violation warrant out of District 29. Wright was arrested for the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.
Saturday night, a car was stopped in the Crown Hill Cemetery, 901 North Engineer Avenue, for being in the Cemetery after sunset, against city ordinance. A warrant check of the subjects revealed that one of them at $5,000 cash or surety bond felony warrant out of Benton County. Christie L. Petree, 29, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on the warrant.
Sunday morning, a car was stopped in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and Highway M for several instances of failing to maintain its lane. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated. Brooke Ashley Adams, 32, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for a state charge of Driving While Intoxicated. Adams was then transported to the Sedalia Police Headquarters, and then to the Pettis County Jail pending release to a sober person.
Sedalia Police observed a vehicle that crossed the fog line multiple times while travelling westbound on West Broadway Boulevard Sunday morning. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at West Broadway Boulevard and South Grand Avenue. While speaking with the driver, Officers detected the strong odor of intoxicants on the driver's breath. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the driver had a suspended driver's license. Timothy Lee Branch, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department where he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was above 0.08. A request for the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Persistent Offender) and Driving While Suspended has been submitted to the prosecutor.
An Officer assisted a disabled vehicle in the roadway in the 2900 block of West Broadway Boulevard Saturday night. Officers recognized one of the vehicle occupants to have a City of Sedalia warrant for Failure to Appear. The warrant was confirmed, and Carlese L. Overton, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bond on the warrant was set at $100 cash only and she was given a new court date.
Sunday afternoon, a backpack was found on East Broadway and South Lamine and brought into the station by Zoe C. Dirck. Upon inspection, an owner was discovered, and contacted but could not be reached.
Sunday morning, an Officer found a bag of marijuana and methamphetamine in the 500 block of East 3rd Street. The drugs were seized and logged into evidence.
Sedalia Fire, Sedalia Police and the Pettis County Ambulance District responded to medical non breathing subject in the 2800 block of Katy Trail Avenue. Upon arrival, the subject was determined to be deceased. The subject was released to Rea's Funeral Home.
Sedalia Police responded to an assist agency in the 2800 block of West Broadway Saturday morning. A firearm was reported stolen and sold to the Family Pawn store. The firearm was recovered and put on hold. A suspect has been identified but not contacted.
Saturday morning, communications dispatched Officers to the 800 block of Winchester Drive in regards to a disturbance. An employee of the business was assaulted by a customer who was upset about his truck not being cleaned to his satisfaction. John H. Batten Jr, 47, of Sedalia, was charged with Assault.
Officers were dispatched to the Elite Dry Cleaners and Laundromat, 3232 West 16th Street Saturday afternoon for a disturbance. It was reported that a subject was creating a scene, refusing to leave, and had threatened an employee. The suspect was trespassed from the business and charges are being requested for Trespassing in the 1st Degree and Harassment.
Saturday afternoon, Officers conducted a warrant check in the 2400 block of Stacey Lane. Tanner Joel Leary, 20, of Sedalia, was found to have an active warrant out of Sedalia for a Municipal Probation Violation with a bond amount of $60. Leary was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail without incident.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 500 block of South Engineer in regard to a report of property damage Saturday afternoon. Ellis Osbourn reported that someone had tried to break into the property, damaging the doorknob in the process. At the time of the report, nothing was reported missing from the residence. Osbourn estimated that it would cost approximately $55 to replace the knob and have it installed. There is not currently any suspect information.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a white Ford Explorer at 19th and Ingram, for speeding in a school zone. The vehicle also had no license plates on it. Officers made contact with the driver. A computer check through Dispatch confirmed him to be a suspended driver, and to have an active confirmed warrant through Linn County for Family Neglect. Scott A. Trobaugh, 56, of Chilhowee, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Trobaugh was given a $650 cash only bond on his warrant, and was booked and released for Driving While Suspended.
On the evening of December 8th, Officers responded to the 600 block of West 5th for a warrant check. On arrival, Officers met with a female behind the residence. A computer check through Dispatch confirmed her to have an active Failure to Appear warrant out of the City of Sedalia with a bond at $114. She also had an active Failure to Appear warrant out of Pettis County with a bond set at $253.50. Alla V. Mishchuk, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was given a court date.
Saturday morning, Officers took a theft report in the lobby of the Police Department from James Esselman. A trailer was stolen from the 700 block of North Park Street. The trailer is valued at $6,000. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a gray Explorer SUV as Officers recognized the driver to have a suspended license. The vehicle's license plates were also expired. The traffic stop took place in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South New York Avenue. Officers spoke to the driver and performed a computer check through Dispatch, confirming his suspended status. Jonathan D. Buri, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested and a search incident to arrest revealed he was in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Buri was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of a Dangerous Drug.
Late Friday night, Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle with no front or rear registration. A check through Dispatch showed that the driver had an active St Joseph warrant with a bond at $10. Briar Judd Smith, 24, of Smithton, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a new court date.
Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for operating with no lights, stopping in the 3600 block of South Limit Avenue Friday night. A computer check of the driver showed that she had a suspended driving status out of Oklahoma. Joanna M. Anderson, 28, of Warsaw, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department. Anderson was issued a citation, fingerprinted, and then released with a court date.
Friday afternoon, Officers responded to the Salvation Army at 601 South Ohio for a found property report. The property found was a small .22 caliber revolver. Property has not been claimed.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Police Station lobby to speak with Clifford T. Hutler, who wanted to report someone using his credit card number to purchase items online. When he contacted one of the places where a purchase was made, he was given the name of the person using the credit card. It was a woman who previously lived with him. Hutler had not been able to make contact with her. Hutler stated he was going to have the card deactivated once he was finished reporting it missing. At the time of the report, the suspect had not been located for questioning.
On the morning of December 9th, Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of East 5th Street for a report of a subject who was possibly deceased. Upon arrival, it was determined the subject was in fact deceased. It appeared as if the victim passed away from natural causes and there is no foul play suspected at this time.