This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

On the night of December 18th, Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3400 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a registration violation. At the time of the stop, an occupant of the vehicle fled on foot and the Officer gave chase. The suspect, Aaron Williams, 34, was taken into custody a short distance later without incident. Officers retraced the steps of the chase and located a firearm that is believed to have been thrown down by Williams when he fled. K9 Charlie was deployed around the vehicle, and provided a positive presence of illegal drugs within the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, in a quantity that would be indicative of illegal drug distribution. Further investigation revealed a room the subjects were known to be frequenting at Motel 6. A search warrant was obtained to search it for items related to illegal drug distribution and firearm possession/trafficking. A search of the room revealed a significant amount of methamphetamine and additional evidence to support methamphetamine was being distributed from the room. At the conclusion of the investigation, two suspects were arrested and placed on 24-hour hold. Williams was arrested on charges of Drug Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) in the 2nd Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Diazepam, Schedule 4), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Fugitive from Justice, Resisting Arrest, and an Illinois State Failure to Appear Warrant on original charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Williams was held with no bond. Andrew Williams, 33, was arrested on Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Diazepam, Schedule 4), and a Failure to Appear warrant from Ralls County, with a $1,000 cash or surety bond.


 

Sunday evening, Sedalia Police were dispatched to East Broadway Boulevard and South Engineer Avenue to assist with a traffic stop. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the driver, and immediately noticed the odor of intoxicants. During the course of the investigation, the driver was found to be intoxicated. Ronald D. Brockway, 60, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he refused to provide a breath sample. A search warrant was obtained, and Brockway was transported to the BRHC where a blood draw was conducted. Brockway was then transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked on charges of Driving While Intoxicated and released.


 

Saturday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of East 5th Street in reference to property damage. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Ashley Elizabeth Marquess, who said her truck had been damaged by her friend's wife. Marquess said the suspect broke the window in their own car and when she went to leave, she noticed her windshield was cracked. It appeared a rock had been thrown at it as well. The suspect could not be located. A request for the charge of property damage has been submitted to the prosecutor.


 

Early Monday morning, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a blue Nissan Sentra for speeding and having expired license plates. During the stop, the passenger was found to a have a Sedalia warrant for Failing to Appear on original charges of Operating a Vehicle Without a License. James Darrel Young, 25, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and given a bond of $60.00 cash only.


 

Sunday morning, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Winchester Drive near West Main Street that Officers had observed weaving. Contact was made with the driver, who said he did not have a driver's license. While speaking with the driver, Officers could smell the odor of intoxicants on his breath. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the suspect's drivers license was suspended, and he was driving while intoxicated. Rodney Jermaine Crockett Jr., 32, of Kansas City Missouri, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department. Crockett provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was over 0.08. Crockett was then transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked on charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Prior Offender) and Driving While Suspended, then released.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 700 block of West 16th Sunday night for a subject check. Contact was made with Ryan Edward Moore, 28, of Sedalia. Moore was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a controlled pill, and marijuana. Moore was arrested on charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic, and Possession of Marijuana.


 

Sunday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Casey's General Store, 3050 South Limit for a license violation. The driver, Charles W. Baldridge, 40, of Pleasant Hill Missouri had two active felony Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Baldridge was arrested on his warrants with a bond set at $10,000.


 

Officers responded to the 1300 block of South Moniteau for a report of property damage to a vehicle Sunday night. Upon arrival Officers made contact with Skylynna Shy Ann Govea, who said someone hit the hood of her car numerous times, causing small dents. The damage occurred some time between the 16th of December and the 20th. Govea estimated the damage to be around $1,000.


 

Friday evening, Sedalia Police observed a black Chevrolet HHR disobey a stop sign on South Washington Avenue at East 3rd Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 200 block of South Washington Avenue. During the stop, Officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle and driver revealed marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia. The driver refused to comply with Officer's orders to place her hands behind her back, and was forced into handcuffs. Shawna C. Blackmore, 28, of Sedalia was transported to the Sedalia Police Department where she was issued three municipal warrants for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting Arrest. Blackmore was given a court date and released from the scene.


 

Late Friday night, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a white Nissan passenger vehicle which had no front license plate. During the stop, the driver was found to have a suspended driving status and was placed under arrest. Darryl Allen Frazier, 54, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.


 

Sunday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 500 block of West 7th for a report of a drug violation. The caller said her upstairs neighbor was smoking some kind of drug and the smell was entering her apartment. The caller wanted to remain anonymous. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the apartment where the odor was coming from. The resident turned over a small amount of marijuana. No charges are being pursued at this time.


 

Thursday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Police Station lobby for a report of theft. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Matthew J. Mergen, who reported that a known suspect took a receipt of his to Menards was able to cash it out for $1,700. Charges of theft are being sought.


 

Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East 15th in reference to a vehicle theft report. Michael Raw stated that vehicle was taken out of the driveway between 9:00 and 12:00 that morning.


 

Sedalia Police spoke with Clarence Shoemaker in the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a theft Sunday afternoon. Shoemaker stated that someone stole two debit cards and made $1,100 worth of transactions with them.


 

Early Friday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Park Avenue for an equipment violation. Upon identifying the driver to dispatch, he was discovered to have a suspended driving status. Tramond Darrell Taylor, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. At the jail, Taylor was booked and released pending a state charge of Driving While Suspended.


 

Saturday evening, Officers responded to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, in response to a violation of a court order. When Officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with the victim, who stated her husband, from whom she has an order of protection against, was inside the store. The victim completed a written statement and a report has been completed. State charges for Violation of a Court Order are being submitted.


 

Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a maroon Ford Escort because the license plate lights were not working Saturday morning. During the stop, a consent search of the driver revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A search of the vehicle revealed more marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The passenger of the vehicle took ownership of the larger portion of marijuana. Lisa L. Potter, 21, of Sedalia, was issued a municipal summons for Possession of Marijuana, given a court date, and released from the scene.


 

Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of South Moniteau Avenue Saturday evening in reference to a hit and run accident involving a parked vehicle. The incident was captured on a Ring device, which assisted the Officers in the investigation. Less than an hour later, Paul Q Hackney II, 19, of Columbia was arrested on charges of Leaving the Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident, Possession of Marijuana, and Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License. Hackney was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.


 

Saturday morning, Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and South Ohio Avenue. Following an investigation at the scene, the driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Nicholas B. Dexter, 29, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released pending state charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Prior Offender), and Driving After Dark with no Head Light.


 

Saturday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a white Pontiac passenger vehicle because the license plates were not working. The stop occurred on East Boonville at South Harding. Officers spoke with the driver, and the driver informed them his driver's license was revoked. Officers confirmed the driver's revoked status with dispatch and placed the driver under arrest. Waylon M. Burns, 36, of Sedalia, was transported to the Sedalia Police Department where he was booked and released with a court date.


 

Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of West 9th and South Quincy Avenue for a moving violation Saturday morning. During the investigation, a search was conducted of the vehicle and all three occupants were found to be in possession of marijuana. In addition, a male passenger was found to have three active Pettis County Warrants for Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While Suspended, Failing to Register a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle without Maintaining Financial Responsibility. Chase Andrew Hayworth, 22, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, for the warrants and a count of Possession of Marijuana, where he was provided a total bond of $3,350.00. The other two occupants, Darian U. Benton, 22, of Sedalia, and Rashawn Nathan Umbles, 33, of Sedalia, were issued municipal summons for Possession of Marijuana with a court date.


 

Saturday morning, Officers spoke with Bryon Rhoads on the phone in reference to a theft. Rhoads stated that the license plate on his vehicle had been stolen while it was parked in the 1400 block of South Sneed on the evening of December 18th. There are no suspects in mind and the plates have been entered as stolen.


 

Friday morning, an Officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South Quincy Avenue in reference to a burglary report. Amy Lancaster reported that when she returned home at approximately 10:00 a.m., their door was open and a laptop and TV were missing from the apartment. The total value of the items taken was approximately $1,700.


 

Friday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Stewart for a report of property damage. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with Josephine Sei, who stated that someone had broken out her back window and frame. Sei stated that she thinks she knows who the suspect is.


 

Friday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Quincy for a report of a theft. Upon arrival, Officers met with Jesse Hopper, who stated that some time over night his vehicle was stolen. Hopper stated that he believed he knew who took his car. The car was later returned.


 

Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of West 9th Street and South Vermont Avenue Friday morning, after the vehicle was observed failing to use its turn signal. Upon contact with the driver, she was identified to dispatch and discovered to have a suspended drivers status. Jillian Kline Walker, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department Headquarters to be processed. Walker was booked and released with a municipal court date for Driving While Suspended.


 

Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of East 2nd and South Ohio Avenue Thursday night. After a check of the registration revealed the registered owner had a suspended driving status, he was placed under arrest. Ryan Keith Chapman, 36, of Sedalia, was transported to the Sedalia Police Department to be processed and was then booked and released.


 

Thursday morning, Officers responded to the 1600 block of South Engineer Avenue in reference to a medical call. Upon arrival, emergency crews made contact with the resident, who was found deceased inside. There is no foul play suspected at this time. The body was turned over to the McLaughlin Funeral Home. Next of kin was notified by the Coroner.