This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Tuesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to McAnally Court in regards to a welfare check. In the course of the call, it was found that the home was extremely unsanitary, bringing the safety of the children residing there into question. The children were taken into emergency protective custody and released to the Children's Division.


Early Tuesday morning, Officers responded to the 1900 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a report of property damage. Tiffiney Proctor reported that a subject known to her broke out a window of her residence and then fled the scene. The value of the window was reported at $200. A request for a charge of Property Damage is being requested through the prosecutor's office.


Tuesday night, Sedalia Police responded to the area of South Kentucky and West 17th Street for a report of an animal bite. Officers made contact with the victim, who stated a dog came up to him and bit him while using a vending machine in the area. Joseph M. Allen, 25, of Sedalia, was determined to be in control of the animal and was issued a Municipal Summons for Animal Biting with a court date.


Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a silver Infinity passenger car Tuesday night. The vehicle did not have a front license plate, had an expired rear license plate, and drove in the wrong traffic lane of South Kentucky Avenue. The traffic stop took place in the area of South Kentucky Avenue and West 5th Street. Officers spoke to the driver and two occupants. Investigation revealed the driver lied about his identity to avoid being arrested for several warrants. Daquon D. Ervins, 22, of Otterville, was arrested on four Failure to Appear warrants from Cooper County on original charges of two counts of Stealing, Driving Without A License, and Speeding. Total bond on the Cooper County warrants was $446 cash and $1,000 cash or surety. Ervins also had a Sedalia Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Driving Without a License, with bond at $300 cash. In addition, Ervins was found to have no driver's license. Ervins was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold for the warrants, and charges of Identity Theft and Driving Without a License are being filed.


Tuesday afternoon, Officers responded to the 400 block of Albright Court for a theft report. Dawna Admire, 40, of Sedalia, was identified and a warrant was confirmed for Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While Suspended out of Chillicothe. Bond was set at $300 cash only.


Sedalia Police responded to a theft call Tuesday morning at the Children's Therapy Center, 4415 West Main Street. A catalytic converter and front license plate was stolen on two different vehicles. No suspects have been identified at this time.


Monday afternoon, Officers took a report in the lobby of the Police Department of a theft from KDW Automotive DBA Midas, 4411 Wisconsin Avenue. Denise Wernli reported a suspect tried to cash fake checks from the business on two separate occasions. No suspects have been identified.


Monday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of South Limit and Liberty Park Boulevard in regard to a hit and run. Mark Kranz estimated the damage to his vehicle to be between $3,000 -$5,000. The suspect vehicle was described as a small, white passenger vehicle with heavy front end damage. After the accident, the suspect continued westbound on Liberty Park Boulevard, and then turned northbound onto Gentry Avenue. As of the date of the report, the suspect has not been identified.


Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Ruth Ann Drive for a report of property damage Monday evening. Douglas E. Thomas stated that sometime over the last month, someone forced the driver side door of his vehicle open. There was visible damage to the door handle. There was also visible damage to the steering wheel and ignition. Thomas estimated the amount to fix the damage would be $1,000. Officers took photos of the damage. There are no suspects at this time.


Tuesday morning, Officers conducted a warrant check in the 1200 block of South Kentucky. After running the suspect's information through Dispatch, a warrant out of Pettis County was confirmed. Amanda R. Mejia, 37, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for her warrant on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon While Intoxicated. Mejia was transported to the Pettis County Jail and booked in with a bond of $15,000 cash or surety.

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