This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports.

Early Wednesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the area of East 12th Street and South Washington Avenue in reference to reports of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was observed parking on the wrong side of the roadway. Contact was made with the driver, and during the course of the investigation it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Josephine Cordelia Marek, 19, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Marek was transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where she provided a breath sample that showed her BAC to be above 0.08. Marek was issued a citation for DWI and released.


 

Officers were dispatched to the Taco Bell restaurant, 820 South Limit Avenue late Tuesday night in reference to a trespassing incident. Upon arrival, the suspect was gone, and Officers gathered the necessary information to generate a report.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on South Limit Avenue for defective license plate lights. The stop occurred near the area of West 5th Street and South Limit Avenue late Tuesday night. The driver was found to be driving without a valid license, and had a warrant from Pettis County for Driving While Revoked (2nd or 3rd Offense). Enrique Serna Canseco, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant and new charges of Driving While Revoked.


 

Early Wednesday morning, Sedalia Police observed a couch on fire in the middle of the road in the 100 block of West 10th Street. Officers used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The couch was removed from the roadway. The cause of the fire is unknown. Officers attempted contact  residents in the area to determine the cause. Officers were not able to contact anyone. A report was completed for documentation.


 

Officers were dispatched to the Sedalia Police Department lobby in reference to a fraud report Tuesday evening. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the caller, who said she received a phone call from someone who claimed to work for the Pettis County Sheriff's Office. The person told her she had a warrant for her arrest. The victim said the caller convinced her to transfer $4500 using CashApp and Zelle to take care of the warrant. The victim later discovered she had been scammed. No arrests have been made at this time.


 

Tuesday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a passenger vehicle near the intersection of West Main Street and South Kentucky Avenue. A passenger was identified, and found to have a Pettis County warrant for their arrest. Timothy Lee Branch, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant on charges of felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and felony Driving While Revoked. Branch was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on the warrant, pending a $25,000 cash or surety bond.


 

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Monday morning, Officers took a report of theft over the phone. The caller, who lives in Warsaw, stated that while his truck was at WK Chevrolet, 3310 West Broadway Boulevard in Sedalia, the front license plate tag was stolen.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department to take a report of identity theft Monday afternoon. The reporting party stated she received notifications from Experian with new account activity she did not recognize.


 

Officers responded to the 300 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to a suspicious situation Monday morning. Officers made contact with the victim, who stated a subject left a urine-soaked sock on their windshield. A suspect has been named, but no contact has been made with that person at this time.


 

Tuesday morning, Officers responded to the lobby of the Sedalia Police Department to take a report of Harassment. The reporting party stated that a male unknown to her came to her work, Metro T-Mobile, 2302 West Broadway Boulevard. She stated he offered her coffee and cake repeatedly and would not leave until she accepted the items.


 

Sedalia Police took a report of theft over the phone Tuesday afternoon. On December 11th, the reporting party noticed that the lock from her storage unit had been removed. The storage unit was located in the West 50 Self Storage, 842 South Mitchell Avenue. The reporting party noticed a leaf blower and a weed eater were missing, worth approximately $300.00.


 

Tuesday morning, a citizen reported that someone had run the stop sign at the intersection of East 14th Street and South Lafayette Avenue. The complainant had video, the license plate of the vehicle, and the name of the driver. Video was sent to the Officer, along with all the information that had been gathered. The reporting party wished a citation to be issued. A citation for Disobeying a Stop Sign was written and mailed to Stephanie D. Curry, 39, of Sedalia in lieu of a formal arrest.


 

Officers responded to the 500 block of South Grand Avenue Tuesday morning in reference to a report of burglary. Quincy L. Conley reported that between Monday night and Tuesday morning, someone kicked in one of the doors on the residence.


 

Early Tuesday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle they had observed speeding and failing to maintain their lane. The stop was conducted in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Missouri Avenue. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated and had a revoked driving status. The subject was transported to the BRHC for a blood draw and then was taken to the Pettis County Jail. Alison May Kowalski, 47, of Sedalia, was booked and released pending charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Prior Offender) and Driving While Revoked.


 

Police conducted a traffic stop late Tuesday night on a vehicle near the intersection of East Broadway Boulevard and South Lamine Avenue because it had a defective license plate light. The driver gave consent to search the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia was located. Benjamin Alexander Labus, 53, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Labus was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


 

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