This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Sunday evening, Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a green Ford SUV, as the license plate was expired. The traffic stop took place in the area of West 12th Street and South Osage Avenue. Officers spoke to the driver, and then performed a computer check through Dispatch, where it was learned that he had a felony probation violation warrant from Johnson County on original charges of Tampering With A Motor Vehicle. Tony L. Lawson, 44, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a $15,000 cash only bond.


 

Friday night, an SUV was stopped in the area of West 7th Street and South Osage Avenue for several traffic violations. A check of the driver revealed he had a suspended driving license in Missouri. Trevon M. Gravitt, 25, of Kansas City Kansas, was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters. A breath sample was requested, and after processing at the Police Headquarters, Gravitt was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on state charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended, pending release to a sober person.


 

A traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and Winchester Drive Sunday night. During the contact, a license plate was seized from James E. Davis, as it was falsely displayed. The license plate will be returned to the Department of Revenue.


 

Officers responded to the 300 block of McAnally Court for a subject check Sunday night. Martavious Thomas stated someone was stalking them, but had left the area. The suspect was unable to be located and after further investigation, it was determined that the suspect had committed Stalking in the 1st Degree. State charges for Stalking in the 1st Degree were submitted to the Pettis County Prosecutor. While investigating the scene, Officers discovered a subject with an active Sedalia Municipal warrant for a Probation Violation on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Highway While Suspended. Allison Anjanette Rogers, 45, of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a cash bond of $100 and a court date.


 

Saturday night, Officers responded to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a domestic assault no longer in progress. The reporting party stated that a physical altercation happened between her and her spouse, resulting in minor injury. The reporting party refused treatment from PCAD. The suspect was later located and arrested for Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Aric S. Belzer, 28, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold.


 

Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop in the area of South Grand and West 11th Street for improper registration Sunday night. The driver was found to have a suspended driving status, a warrant from Pettis County for Driving While Suspended, and a warrant for Failure to Appear from Sedalia on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Highway While Suspended. Alexandr Shalnev, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released with a court date to be determined, a $250 cash only bond on the Pettis County Warrant, and a $200 cash only bond on the Failure to Appear warrant.


 

Sunday evening, a vehicle was stopped in the area of 3800 block of East Broadway, in the area of the Cork N Bottle convenience store for driving without tail lights activated. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated by drugs and in possession of marijuana. Brandon Matthew Grandfield, 35, of Smithton, was transported to a hospital, then to the Sedalia Police Department, and finally to the Pettis County Jail on state charges of Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs and Possession of Marijuana, pending release to a sober person.


 

Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the 1100 block of South Moniteau Avenue for a report of an unattended 2 year old child that had been in the roadway. Upon arrival, Officers located the child's residence and parents in the 1200 block of South Kentucky. A report was completed, and a Children's Division hotline was entered for supervision concerns.


 

On the afternoon of Sunday, December 27th, Adam Hodsdon came to the lobby of the Sedalia Police Department and reported a theft which had occurred at the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway, the previous week. On Sunday December 20, a suspect stole three items with an aggregate value of $425.85. The incident was caught on camera, and the complainant stated they would like charges pressed.


 

Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop in the area of the 500 block of South Barrett on a silver Chevrolet Blazer for expired registration Sunday morning. Officers made with the driver and one passenger. Consent was granted for both occupants as well as the vehicle. While searching the passenger front, Officer located a ten dollar bill that had been tucked in between the center console and the passenger front seat. Officer removed the bill and unfolded it, discovering a crystalline type substance inside. The substance was field tested and showed a positive result for methamphetamine. Daniel Ortiz, 32, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.


 

Sunday morning, Sedalia Police spoke to Cobey D. Johnson in the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a theft of a firearm from a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Moniteau. Johnson reported that a firearm had been stolen from his vehicle overnight. It is unknown if the vehicle was unlocked at the time of the theft. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle. There are no suspects at this time, but the serial number was obtained and the gun will entered into MULES as stolen.


 

Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of West 13th Street for an assist agency report. Officers accompanied the Children's Division in regards to an incident that occurred in the Kansas City area. A Child Safe interview had been scheduled and an assist agency report was completed.


 

Saturday morning, Sedalia Police took a report in the lobby of the Police Headquarters from Randy L. Simons in reference to a theft. A license plate was stolen in the 2100 block of South Engineer. No suspects have been identified at this time.


 

Officers investigated an incident in the 1600 block of East 9th Street Friday morning. Based off of the investigation, it revealed several criminal violations had occurred and parties involved failed to contact the authorities, and instead attempted to handle the situation themselves, which failed. At the time of the incident, no one wanted to cooperate and declined criminal prosecution.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of Buckner Court Saturday afternoon for a report of a rape. Written statements were obtained and the matter has been referred to the investigations unit.


 

Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Buckner Court. While working the call, Dispatch advised that one of the subjects Officers made contact with had an active warrant from the City of Warrensburg for Failure to Appear. Erica M. Perez, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond of $500 cash or surety.


 

Early Sunday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the Bothwell Emergency Room in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound to the hand. The gunshot wound, which occurred in the 400 block of South Park Avenue, was deemed self inflicted but accidental. A report for documentation purposes has been completed.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of South Park Avenue and West 9th street Sunday morning. A single license plate on the suspect vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Kansas City. The license plate was seized. The information will be forwarded to the Kansas City Police Department.


 

Police were dispatched to the Oak Ridge Apartments in the area of the 2500 block of Stacey Lane Sunday morning for a dumpster and vehicles being on fire. Police and Fire responded to the scene, and the fire was put out. Three vehicles were found to have damage as a result of the fire. It is unknown what caused the fire at this time.


 

Sedalia Police made contact with a subject walking along the Thompson Hills Shopping Center complex Sunday morning. After speaking to the subject, Officers performed a computer check through Dispatch. Chelsie Renee Comfort, 26, Homeless, had an active no bond felony warrant from Pettis County on original charges of Assault. Comfort was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail with no bond.


 

Saturday night, Sedalia Police observed a subject driving a vehicle near West Main Street and South Missouri Avenue, and was aware this person had a suspended license and an active Pettis County Warrant. Officers stopped the subject near North Missouri Avenue and West Benton Street. Officers spoke to the driver, and performed a computer check through Dispatch. The driver's suspended status and warrant were confirmed. Terez Dominque Lewis, 31, of Marshall, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Driving While Intoxicated with a $454.40 cash only bond. Additionally, Lewis was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. Charges of Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, and Abuse and Lose Drug Possession are being submitted to the prosecutor.


 

A SUV was stopped for expired registration near East Broadway and South Marvin Saturday morning. After an investigation, the driver was arrested on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs) and Driving Without a License. Elizabeth Esqueda, 33, of Sedalia, was transported to a hospital and then to the Pettis County Jail to be booked, pending release to a sober person.


 

Saturday evening, a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of East 15th Street and South Collins Avenue. Following a brief investigation, a license plate belonging to a local business was seized off of the suspect vehicle. The plate will be returned to the Department of Revenue. No charges are being sought at this time.


 

A truck was stopped in the area of South Ohio Avenue and West 4th Street Saturday evening for driving without lights. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated. Mason Dixon Pierce, 21, of Marshall, was placed under arrest, transported to the Sedalia Police Headquarters, and then the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on a state charge of Driving While Intoxicated pending release to a sober person.


 

Saturday night, a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of West 16th Street and South Missouri Avenue. At the end of the contact, the driver of the vehicle was arrested on a Pettis County warrant for an original charge of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident. Jesus B. Fierro Gutierrez, 65, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where bond on the warrant was set at $7,500 cash or surety.


 

Saturday afternoon, a male subject was observed crossing a lane of traffic on the roadway at West 16th Street and South Limit, who collecting money from a vehicle causing a traffic hazard. Joseph A. Markes, 35, of Sedalia, was issued a summons for Walking Along a Roadway with a court date.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1500 block of West 3rd for a report of assault. Officers found a female subject laying in the street. PCAD was dispatched and treated the female. An argument between a male and female occurred over a borrowed vehicle. The male subject tried to leave in a vehicle and when the female grabbed the steering wheel she fell. She was transported to the BRHC and suffered minor injuries to her knees and back. Information taken that a crime had not been committed and a general report was made.


 

On the evening of Tuesday, December 22, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of South Limit and West Broadway in regard to a traffic complaint. There was an unknown substance in the roadway, which turned out to be wet corn feed. In the course of working the incident, Officers learned the driver of the truck which had lost the feed from its cargo had a suspended license. Patrick L. Heiland, 49, of Lake Ozark Missouri, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released pending charges of Driving While Suspended.


 

On the morning of December 3rd, Officers responded to the 300 block of West 6th Street in reference to a harassment call. Officers made contact with the caller, Brittany Foss, who stated that she was getting threatening texts and videos from a male she met through Craigslist in an attempt to rehome her dogs. Foss only knew the male's first name. No charges are being sought at this time.


 

Friday morning, Sedalia Police observed a vehicle speeding on East 24th Street, and then again on South Engineer Avenue. A traffic stop occurred on the vehicle near the intersection of East 13th Street and South Summit Avenue. The driver was identified and found to have a suspended driving status. Trichton E. Dotson, 22, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released with a court date for the charge of Driving While Suspended.


 

Friday night, Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop near the intersection of West 16th Street and South Osage Avenue. Following an investigation, the driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Jonathon Tyler Williams, 31, of Sedalia, was processed and released from the Sedalia Police Department. A charge of Driving While Intoxicated is being requested through the Sedalia Municipal Prosecutor.


 

Officers performed a traffic stop on a red Chevrolet SUV Friday night, as Officers recognized the driver to have a suspended driver's license. Further, the driver failed to signal a turn at West 7th Street/South Missouri Avenue. The traffic stop took place near West 5th Street and South Missouri Avenue. Officers spoke with the driver and then performed a computer check through Dispatch, which confirmed the driver's suspended status. The driver was also intoxicated. Rodney Jermaine Crockett Jr., 32, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated Prior Offender and Driving While Suspended. Crockett was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked pending sobriety or release to a sober person.


 

On the morning of December 22nd, Officers responded to the 1500 block of South Kentucky Avenue for a found property report. On arrival, Officers met with Sara Nichols, who found a small pouch with items believed to be drug related. The items were collected and placed into evidence for destruction.


 

Early Friday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and South Grand Avenue for an equipment violation. A passenger in the vehicle had active warrants for her arrest. Nadelene Meseky, 23, of Warrensburg was arrested for Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Driving While Suspended, Expired Plates, Failure to Maintain the Right Side of the Roadway, and Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Highway While Suspended. Bond was set at $700.


 

Thursday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the 1800 block of East 7th Street for a 911 hang up. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with a male subject who had three active warrants. The warrants were confirmed through Dispatch and the subject was placed under arrest. Christopher D. Cowles, 46, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and given a court date for the Pettis County Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Driving While Revoked, and Burglary. Bond on the two Pettis County warrants was set at $17,500 cash or surety. A bond was set on the Sedalia Municipal warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Littering for $60 cash only.


 

Thursday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of East Broadway Boulevard for a subject passed out in a vehicle. Alyssa Chantelle Smith, 30, of Jefferson City, was contacted and found to be in possession of methamphetamine, syringes and a digital scale. Smith was arrested pending charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


 

Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a white Toyota SUV for disobeying a stop sign Thursday morning. The stop occurred on East 12 Street at South Gorrel. During the stop, a passenger in the vehicle was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and was placed under arrest. Aaron W. Argenbright, 39, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24 hour hold.


 

Wednesday night, Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General, 713 East Broadway, for a report of stealing. The caller provided a description of the suspect and a direction of travel. The suspect was located and taken into custody with the stolen merchandise. The merchandise was returned to the Dollar General and totaled $175.15. Martavious Thomas, 30, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold for stealing.


 

On the afternoon of December 23rd, Officers met with Walmart Loss Prevention in the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a theft. The complainant advised that on the 22nd, a male suspect swapped tags on items and effectively stole a Samsung sound bar. Video evidence of the theft was captured and the case remains under investigation.


 

Thursday morning, Officers responded to the Healthy Habits store, 1500 South Limit, in reference to a hit and run. Upon arrival Officers spoke with Morgan Alford, who stated her vehicle had been struck while parked on the private lot of the business. At the time of the report, there is no suspect information.


 

Wednesday night, Officers responded to the 1800 block of South Carr in reference to a property damage report. Kimberly Conkling reported the front east window of the home was shattered by an object thrown at the window. Conkling reported the damages were an estimated $300.


 

Wednesday morning, Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 400 block of Buckner Court. There was a misunderstanding in some toys delivered to the wrong address. Some of the toys were given out to other individuals. Most of the toys were recovered and given to the rightful owners.


 

Officers responded to the 700 block of East Broadway Boulevard for a general information report Wednesday morning. There was no further information in the report.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 100 block of East 19th in reference to a hit and run accident Wednesday afternoon. Upon arrival, Officers met with James McClintick, who explained he was involved in a vehicle accident near West 11th Street and South Grand Avenue. McClintick said the other vehicle fled without providing information. At the time of the report, the suspect vehicle and driver have not been identified.


 

An Officer conducted a subject check near the intersection of South Kentucky Avenue and West 7th Street Wednesday morning. A computer check of the subject showed he had an active warrant from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office for Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While Suspended. The warrant was confirmed active and Billy Joe Hill, 42, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest. Hill was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was given a bond of $250 cash only.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 1200 block of South Stewart Wednesday morning in reference to possible found drugs and drugs equipment. Upon arrival, Officers took possession of the items and they have been placed into evidence for destruction. The owner of the property has not been identified.