This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports. Wednesday afternoon, Sedalia Police spoke with Brian Altis at the Police Headquarters in reference to Identity Theft. Altis stated he received eleven forms, IRS 1099-K, from a company in California. Altis stated he has never worked for the company, or has he done business with them.

Sedalia Police observed a black Chevrolet passenger car on Wednesday afternoon. Upon further investigation, Officers located a warrant for a male associated with the vehicle. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at South Missouri Avenue and West Magnolia Street. The suspect's information was ran through Communications. Communications confirmed the warrant by hard copy a short time later. Jordy D. Salazar, 19, of Sedalia, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Possession of Marijuana and Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle. Salazar was transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond of $504.50 cash only.

Wednesday night, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of North Limit Avenue and Eagleview Drive in reference to a vehicle theft. The victim stated that her vehicle was left abandoned near the intersection on Monday. When she came to retrieve her vehicle, was gone. It was later discovered that the vehicle had been towed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of West 11th Street and South Grand Avenue for a defective headlight Wednesday night. The driver consented to a search of their person. Suspected methamphetamine was found in their pocket. Troy J. Harms, 40, of Sedalia, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Harms was placed on a 24 hour hold.

Wednesday night, Officers performed a warrant check in the 800 block of South Limit Avenue. An Officer made contact with a subject known to have a warrant. Emily Melgar, 22, of Warsaw, was arrested for her Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a License, No Seatbelt, and Possession of Marijuana. Melgar was transported to the Pettis County Jail. At the jail, Melgar was found to be in possession of cocaine. Melgar was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Delivery of a Concealed Controlled Substance into a County Jail.

A report was made of possible child sex abuse on November 30th at the Sedalia Police Department. Due to a myriad of factors, the investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges.

Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the MPW Industrial Services, 3205 West Main Street, to assist Lee's Summit Police Department Officers in collecting information from an accident in Lee's Summit. Officers took photographs of a vehicle in the area and forwarded the information to the LSPD.


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