This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

On January 26th, Officers took a report in reference to sex crimes against children that reportedly had been occurring for several years in the 1500 block of West 9th Street. The case was transferred to the Sedalia Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau for further investigation. Through the course of the investigation, evidence was gained and seized to substantiate sexual abuse allegations. On the afternoon of February 10, Detectives located and arrested Paul J. Schraml IV, 29, of Sedalia. Schraml was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold and is currently being held on no bond. Charges of Statutory Rape in the 1st Degree, two counts of Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree, two counts of Child Molestation in the 1st Degree, two counts of Incest, Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child, and Tampering with Physical Evidence in a Felony Prosecution are being sought.


Thursday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Warren Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance. Both parties were spoken to and a primary aggressor was not able to be determined. A 12 hour log has been completed to document the incident.


Officers were at the Pettis County Jail on an unrelated case when they were approached by a subject who was incarcerated who wanted to report a past assault Thursday morning. Heath Archambault claimed that on or around January 27th, he was assaulted by a known person. Archambault claimed he was struck in the head with a metal pole and sustained a laceration. State charges are being submitted to the prosecutor.


Thursday evening, Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a maroon Chrysler van, as the vehicle did not have a front license plate. The traffic stop took place in the area of East 2nd Street and South Washington Avenue. Officers spoke with the driver and two occupants and then performed a computer check through Dispatch. Officers learned on occupant had an active and confirmed Sedalia Municipal Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Stealing. Kenneth Edward Paul Schultz, 22, of Sedalia, was arrested transported to the Pettis County Jail with bond set at $150 cash only.


Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a black Toyota passenger car Thursday night, as the vehicle failed to use a turn signal. The traffic stop took place in the area of West 9th Street and South Vermont Avenue. Officers spoke to the driver and performed a computer check through Dispatch. It was then learned the driver had a suspended driver's license. Alla V Mishchuk, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released on a charge of Driving While Suspended. Court dates are to be determined.


Late Thursday night, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for no front or rear registration in the area of South Missouri Avenue and West 7th Street. The passenger was identified and a check through Dispatch showed she had five active Pettis County warrants for Failure to Appear and one active Johnson County felony warrant. Jaylea Victoria Dove, 19, of Sedalia was arrested for Failure to Appear on original charges of: two counts of Failing to Register a Vehicle, two counts of Operating a Vehicle on the Highway with No Valid Driver's License, two counts of Operating a Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial Responsibility, and one count of Stealing. The Johnson County felony warrant was for Failure to Appear on original charges of Stealing. Dove was arrested on the warrants, transported to the Pettis County Jail, and booked with a total bond set at $5,910.00.


Sedalia Police responded to the 400 block of Albright Court for a 911 call Thursday evening. Upon arrival, it was determined that a domestic assault had occurred. The suspect had fled the scene before Officers arrived and the victim had minor apparent injury, but refused medical attention. Charges were submitted to the Pettis County Prosecutor for Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree.


Thursday night, Officers responded to the 500 block of South Grand for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival Officers made contact with John G. Edwards, who stated an ex wife had broken into his residence in order to assault his current girlfriend. Edwards requested a report be done to document the incident.


Thursday morning, Officers responded to the Woods store, 701 East Broadway Boulevard in reference to a theft. A customer paid for groceries using a counterfeit 20 dollar bill. The customer is a resident of Sedalia and has businesses where the customers pay in cash. It is suspected that this is how the customer came in possession of the bill. The bill was taken for evidence and there are no suspects at this time.


Thursday morning, a Sedalia resident who lives in the 200 block of Scott Joplin Court made a report of fraudulent use of a credit/debit device. The victim's debit card was used to make several purchases using Door Dash and Amazon to be sent to an address in Georgia. The victim was able to cancel the Amazon purchase and was refunded for the Door Dash purchases.


Sedalia Police responded to the Sherwin Williams Paint Store, 1400 South Limit Suite 8, for a report of forgery. Upon arrival Officers spoke with Andrew Palmer. Palmer stated that on February 6th, a subject used a fraudulent $100 bill to purchase items. When attempting to deposit the bill in the bank, he was informed the bill was fraudulent.

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