Sedalia Police reports 2-9-18

Sedalia Police arrested 34-year-old Benjamin Ollie Laney of Sedalia, on a charge of Possession of Marijuana after a traffic stop on a white Ford SUV with no front license plate at 32nd and Grand at 10:36 p.m. Wednesday. The driver was found to be in possession of marijuana. Laney was issued a Municipal court summons for March 14.


Sedalia Police noticed a vehicle parked on Limit near 18th at 3:18 a.m. Friday and conducted a vehicle check. According to a report, there were two subjects inside. A consent to search the vehicle yielded a glass pipe with white residue inside. In addition, there was a baggie containing needles and a small amount of a white crystalline substance. Arrested were 39-year-old Margaret M. Fields, homeless, and 52-year-old Jeffery Lee Waters. They were taken into custody, charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Fields had an additional charge when she handed the jailer a baggie from inside her bra containing a white, crystalline substance that appeared to be methamphetamine. She was charged with introduction of a controlled substance inside a jail.


On Thursday just after 6 p.m., Sedalia Police took a report of a sex crime from a woman who was staying overnight at a friend's house near Main and Vermont. According to the report, the victim woke up and the suspect was touching her inappropriately.


On Thursday night at 7:51 p.m., Sedalia Police responded to Caseys', 716 W. 16th, on a disturbance in the parking lot. According to a report, one male had a cut on his face. He stated he was “not sure how it got there.” Police were unable to determine a primary aggressor and a 12-hour log of the incident was created.


On Thursday at 6:16 p.m., Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of W. 15th. According to a report, one subject has a mental disability and got out of control. The subject was restrained and taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center until he calmed down. No charges were filed.


On Wednesday, Sedalia Police took a burglary report from Mikayla Amber Johnson of Sedalia, who said numerous items were taken from her residence while she was away. The burglary occurred between Feb. 2 and 4 in the 900 block of W. 10th. The total amount of loss was estimated at $1,200. There are no suspects.


On Wednesday evening, Troy A. Gillpatrick reported a hit-and-run that occurred in the 600 block of E. 11th. According to a report, Gillpatrick had parked his truck at curbside while visiting a friend. The friend later informed him that someone had slammed into his truck. Investigation revealed a large dent on the rear driver's wheel well.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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