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


Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of East 13th Street for a report of property damage. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the victim, who stated a subject in the neighborhood had tossed something at his window, breaking it. Contact was made with the suspect, who said he was in need of medical attention and began breaking windows in the area to get someone’s attention. Scott Wayne Mathis, 48, Homeless, was arrested for a charge of Property Damage in the 2nd Degree.


Early Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to Hibbett Sports, 3115 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to an alarm. Officers arrived, and found glass broken out of the front door. The building was cleared, and management was contacted. Several items were stolen out of the store. No arrests have been made at this time.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the area of East Howard Street and North Engineer Avenue because it was not displaying any registration Saturday night. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated. The subject was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department. The subject refused to provide a blood sample. A search warrant was obtained, and the subject was transported to the BRHC, where a blood draw was conducted. Kyle Wayne Wissman, 35, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs). The previous day, Wissman reported his vehicle was parked in the same area and had been damaged. Wissman estimated the damage to amount to $1,000 total.


Officers responded to a report of a struck vehicle on the evening of December 1st. Kirsten Kowalski reported the vehicle pulled onto Broadway and Moniteau, hitting their vehicle in the passenger side rear quarter panel. The striking vehicle then left the scene. Full information was gathered, and an investigation was initiated.


On the night of November 29th, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near West Broadway Boulevard and Ruth Ann Drive for speeding and making an improper turn. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Dylan R. Wolfe, 24, of Smithton, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Wolfe was transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was above 0.08. Wolfe was issued a UTT for DWI with a court date, and then was released to a sober driver.


Sunday morning, Officers responded to the Burger King restaurant, 1101 South Limit Avenue to take a theft report. On scene, Officers made contact with Angel Waltemeyer. Waltemeyer stated she believed someone had taken her wallet from her while she was in the restaurant the previous afternoon. A possible suspect has been identified, but it is unclear at this time if the wallet was stolen or lost.


On the afternoon of November 4th, Officers responded to the Dollar General store, 713 East Broadway Boulevard. An individual was camped out on the walkway in front of the strip mall. When Officers arrived, they observed the suspect walking out of the Dollar General. Dispatch confirmed the suspect is trespassed from that location. Officers are requesting charges against the subject, who was not named in the report, for municipal trespassing.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 100 block of East Jackson Street for a report of property damage Friday morning. Officers made contact with Karla Gonzalez Lopez, who stated that sometime the previous evening, someone slashed a tire on both her and her boyfriend’s cars.


Sunday afternoon, Officers stopped a south bound white Toyota for speeding on South New York Avenue in front of the Parkview School. During the traffic stop, Officers checked the driver’s information and found the driver was operating the motor vehicle while their license was revoked (for points). Ashley Nicolle Bardin, 22, of Sedalia was arrested for Driving While Revoked. Bardin was transported to the Pettis County Jail, then released with a court date.


Saturday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of West 7th Street in reference to a physical domestic disturbance. Earlier in the day, a female subject had moved out of the residence, and was trespassed. The female returned, intoxicated, and broke in while her boyfriend was taking a nap with their 16-month-old daughter. The female picked up the daughter, and began hitting the male subject several times. Heather N. Staus, 29, of Smithton, was arrested for felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree, Burglary in the 1st Degree, and Trespassing in the 1st Degree.


On the afternoon of November 27th, Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of East 13th Street for a report of vehicle theft. Officers made contact with Barbara S. Nace, who stated her sister came over to her house and stole her truck. Charges of Tampering With a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree are being sought.


Saturday night, Officers responded to the Sedalia Police Department lobby, 300 West 3rd Street in reference to a domestic assault. Officers spoke with the reporting party, who stated she was assaulted by her boyfriend, who then fled on foot. Formal charges are being submitted to the prosecutor’s office.

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Officers made contact with an intoxicated individual walking on the Katy Trail Grounds very early on Sunday morning. The contact was made in the area of East 16th Street and South Ohio Avenue. At the time of the encounter, the park grounds were closed to the public. Dwight Albert Trester II, 61, Homeless, was arrested for Trespassing in the 1st Degree. Trester was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold.


Sedalia Police responded to the 200 block of East 6th Street in reference to an intoxicated subject Saturday night. Officers conducted an investigation, and determined an assault had occurred. Jarrett Wells, 21, of Fulton, was arrested for felony Assault in the 3rd Degree. Wells was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 12-hour protective custody hold due to his level of intoxication.


Saturday morning, Officers spoke with a subject on the phone in reference to a lost Missouri driver’s license. The reporting party stated they believed they misplaced it while at his bank, the Missouri Bank II, 1601 South Limit Avenue.


On the night of November 23rd, Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on East Broadway Boulevard near South New York Avenue. The driver had fled the scene of the accident. Officers cheeked the registration and found where the vehicle was registered. Officers went to the suspect’s address, and she was not there. Officers then located her hiding in a bush near South Engineer and East 14th Street. When she was found, she was wearing a coat, gray pajama pants, and no shoes. She stated she was out looking for her car that she claimed was stolen. When asked why she was hiding in the bushes and not wearing shoes, she asked why she would run away from accident – even though the accident had not been brought up. The suspect has a revoked driving status, and Officers noted a strong odor of intoxicants on her breath. The suspect gave a breath sample on the PBT, and it showed a BAC of 0.199*. The suspect was then searched, and was found to be in possession of two sets of keys, which he said were to her car. The suspect denied they were driving the vehicle, and was placed into custody. Officers then had the suspect give another sample on the DMT, which showed her BAC to be at 0.228.* Crystal Sheresa Tomasen Burton, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested on charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Revoked, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Burton was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Pettis County Jail. Burton was held pending a cash or surety bond of $5,000. The probable cause statement notes Burton has been arrested for DWI twice and for DWR three times in the last six months.


Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Police Department in reference to a report of a suicidal subject. Officers spoke to the caller, who stated his friend was suicidal. The subject was located in the 100 block of West Broadway Boulevard. She reported that she may have been sexually assaulted the night before. The subject was transported to the BRHC. No arrests have been reported at this time.


Sedalia Police responded to the Hampton Inn, 3909 West 9th Street, in reference to a well being check on the night of December 1st. Officers were able to locate the subject, who had taken an unknown amount of prescription medication. Officers administered NARCAN, and the subject was transported to the BRHC for further treatment.


Officers responded to a residence near the area of West 17th Street and South Vermont Avenue in reference to an accident Friday night. The caller stated a dog had been hit in the roadway, causing it to die. The caller, who was the owner of the dog, was reporting the vehicle did not stop after hitting the dog. A search was conducted; however, no vehicle description was obtained, and it could not be located.


On the afternoon of November 28th, Officers were dispatched to the Family Center Farm and Home, 1400 South Limit Avenue, in reference to a theft. A female subject had left the store without paying for two power tools.


*The PBT, or Portable Breath Test Is a Type of Field Sobriety Test. Portable breath machines are not sophisticated instruments, like an infrared spectroscopy device. The DataMaster DMT uses infrared spectrophotometry, or an infrared light beam that measures an individual’s BAC from his or her breath, as alcohol, scientifically called Ethanol, absorbs infrared light. The DMT is generally considered to be a more accurate representation.

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