This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Early Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Phillips 66, 216 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to an abandoned bicycle. The bicycle was collected and transported to the Sedalia Police Department for safe keeping.


A car was stopped in the area of Jerome Drive and Douglas Lane after it was observed speeding Friday morning. The car exhibited suspicious behavior, and then parked on the wrong side of the road. Robert P. Thull, 18, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs). Thull was then transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked pending release to a sober person.


Sedalia police stopped a SUV in the area of East 10th Street and South Center Drive Thursday morning for failure to signal. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated. Jake D. Jensen, 21, of Otterville, was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. Jensen was taken to the Police Department, processed, and then released to a sober person.


Thursday morning, Officers responded to the 600 block of West 4th Street for a vehicle fire. When Officers, arrived, they spoke with Sabrina Ray McKinnon. McKinnon stated she believed the fire was intentional. After the fire was extinguished, Officers located a homemade incendiary device. The device was determined to be the cause of the fire. There is a person of interest at the time of the report.


Officers attempted to stop a traffic violator in the 3100 block of West Broadway Boulevard Thursday morning. The suspect vehicle failed to yield and continued west. The stop was terminated after a short distance.


Thursday night, a car was stopped in the area of East 3rd Street and South Summit Avenue on suspicion of intoxicated driving. Indicators included driving on the wrong side of the road and disobeying stop signs. The suspect briefly failed to stop at the initiation of the stop. The driver ran from the car and was quickly captured. The driver had no license, was impaired by drugs, in possession of drugs, and in possession of drug paraphernalia. Austin James Hedrick, 19, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest. Hedrick was then taken to a hospital, then the Pettis County Jail. Hedrick was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges for Resisting Arrest, Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving Without a License.


Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the Sunset Motel, 3615 South Limit Avenue, for a suspicious person. Contact was made with the business owner. A subject staying in a room came to the front desk of the motel, asking to purchase a gun case. The subject then left the area, leaving the door to his motel room open. The business owner observed a large amount of cash in the room, and a firearm. The subject was known to be a felon by Officers. A search warrant of the room was obtained. A search of the room revealed a firearm, drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, and a large amount of cash. Trenten B. Leary, 20, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Leary was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Unlawful Possession of a Concealable Weapon (felon), Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to Endless Customs, 2907 West Broadway Boulevard, for a report of an employee fraudulently using a credit device Wednesday afternoon. When Officers arrived, the manager informed them that he was contacted by their bank about a refund of $650 that was made by an employee earlier that week. The refund was cancelled, and no money exchange happened. John T. Johnson II, 31, of Sedalia, was taken into custody and transported to the SPD, where he was booked on charges of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card Device. Johnson was then released of his own recognizance.


Wednesday morning, Officer arrested two subjects in the 1200 block of West 11th Street after an investigation that was reported to the department on January 25th. Both subjects were taken to the Pettis County Jail, where they were booked on a 24 hour hold. Donald Christopher Gibbs, 43, of Sedalia, was held pending charges of Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child, Soliciting a Child Over the Internet, Distribution of Marijuana, and Tampering With a Victim/Witness in a Felony Prosecution. Tammy S. Young, 63, of Sedalia, was held pending charges of Tampering With A Victim/Witness in a Felony Prosecution. The bond and court dates for Gibbs and Young are to be determined.


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