Sedalia Police Reports For February 16, 2021
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Monday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of South Ohio for a report of a suicidal subject. The suspect was ultimately transported to Bothwell for treatment. Charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Firearm Unlawful for Certain Persons, and Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree are being requested through the prosecutor's office. No further information was contained in the report.
Monday afternoon, Officers spoke to subjects at the Police Headquarters in reference to a gun they wished to turn over to the Police Department. The gun was placed into evidence for safe keeping.
Early Sunday morning, Officers responded to the Chances's R Bar, 303 South Lamine, for an Assist Agency call in reference to an intoxicated male sleeping behind the wheel of a vehicle. Donley A. Maldonado, 39, of Warrensburg was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Maldonado was placed on a 12 hour protective custody hold, and charges are being submitted to the prosecutor for Driving While Intoxicated.
Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Lewis Circle in reference to a report of nude photos disseminated through social media Friday evening. The case is under investigation.
Sedalia Police took a stolen vehicle report Saturday night in the 3400 block of West Broadway Boulevard. Nichole C. Paxton stated she loaned it to someone and another subject took it from him. Paxton told the suspect to return the vehicle, but they have failed to do so. The vehicle has been entered as stolen.
Early Sunday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West 32nd Street and South Limit Avenue for a license violation. The driver of the vehicle, Scott L. Dean, 55, of Warsaw, had an active Benton County warrant for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. Dean was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a cash or surety bond of $10,000.
Sunday evening, Officers were dispatched to the Wendy's Restaurant, 1301 South Limit Avenue, for a found property report. The caller located a bag of marijuana inside the restaurant and turned it over to Police. The marijuana was entered into evidence for destruction.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West 10th and South Vermont Avenue Saturday evening for an equipment violation. The driver had two active City of Sedalia Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Expired License Plates. Sonya Louise Parker, 37, of Sedalia, was arrested and bond was set at $120.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a red Chevy pick up that they observed speeding on West Broadway Boulevard early Sunday morning. When Officers made contact with the driver, it was noticed his pupils were dilated and the odor of intoxicants was on his breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. The suspect consented to a blood draw and was transported to the BRHC. Patrick Shane McGuire, 37, of Sedalia, was then transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released to a sober driver. A request for a charge of Driving While Intoxicated has been submitted to the prosecutor.
Saturday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was having issues remaining in its lane, nearly causing an accident. When Sedalia Police made contact with the driver, the odor of intoxicants was coming from the driver's breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Salomon Romero, 56, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he agreed to provide a breath sample. Romero was later transported to the BRHC for a blood draw. Romero was then returned to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released to sober individual. A request for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated has been submitted to the prosecutor.
A traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle Saturday night due to the registered owner having a suspended driving status. Upon contact with the driver, he was confirmed as the registered owner and as having a suspended driving status. Jose Luis Herrera Aquilar Jr., 23, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. At the jail, Herrera Aquilar was booked and released pending a state charge of Driving While Suspended.
Sunday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of West 14th and South Prospect Avenue for a registration violation. During the course of the stop, a search of the vehicle was conducted and two occupants were found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Tobey Yvette Cole, 40, of Sedalia, and Brian Eugene Tripp, 33, of Sedalia, were arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. At the jail, both Cole and Tripp were placed on a 24 hour hold. State charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug are pending for Cole, and state charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Distribution of a Dangerous Drug are pending for Tripp.
Sedalia Police were called to the 1800 block of South Missouri Avenue Saturday afternoon in regards to a theft of utility services. The caller reported someone had been stealing their electricity using an extension cord. Scotty J. Franklin, 43, Homeless was issued a citation for Theft of a Utility Service.
Officers were called to the Breaktime Store, 808 East Broadway, Sunday afternoon for a report of fraud. The clerk had come on duty that afternoon, and had started to give change when they noticed that the bill they were going to give the customer was fake. The bill had Hanzi Chinese type writing on it, double bars on the upper right hand, and a fake serial number. The back also had Hanzi Chinese type writing. The clerk did not know when he may have gotten it. He had no access to video and had no suspects. The bill was placed into evidence for destruction.
Sedalia Police received a report of theft Saturday afternoon that had occurred in the 3100 block of Brianna Boulevard. On February 4th, Sonni A. Harper had put up a laptop on eBay to sell. The next day, Harper received an offer for the full price of $550. There were then four emails that were sent to the victim. Three were presumed to be from eBay and PayPal. The fourth email stated they were sorry that they had swindled the victim. They gave an excuse and an email address. Harper has made a report to both eBay and PayPal concerning this issue.
Sunday morning, Officers took a report over the phone from Samantha A. Quick in regards to a stolen bicycle. The bicycle was taken from the 300 block of West 10th Street on February 9th. The value of the bicycle is $149.00.
Friday morning, a subject flagged Officers down in the 400 block of East Boonville Street to report that his child's mother just took his child. The subject also stated that she had been drinking all night, and his son was not properly buckled in the vehicle. The vehicle was located in the area of Saline and Engineer, where a traffic stop was conducted. The driver of the vehicle was the subject Officers were looking for and believed to be intoxicated. Sarah E. Gerloff, 23, Homeless, was arrested for having an open container and taken to the Pettis County Jail for further investigation. There, Gerloff was read the implied consent and Miranda warning and agreed to give a sample of her breath. Gerloff blew above the legal limit of .08. Gerloff was booked and released pending the filing of state charges. Gerloff was held until she was sober or a sober person picked her up.
Saturday evening, Officers responded to a medical call in the 300 block of McAnally Court, wherein a subject was reportedly non responsive and possibly not breathing. Upon arrival, the subject was found to be fine and was cleared by EMT's at the scene. The subject, Charity Rachae Dixon, 23, was found to have an active warrant from Pettis County for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Dixon was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Dixon's court date is to be determined and bond was set at $7,500 cash or surety.
Friday morning, an Officer was dispatched to the area of South Grand Avenue and West 20th in reference to a hit and run accident. One of the parties involved in the accident left the scene prior to law enforcement's arrival. The suspect was later identified. Joshua Wayne Dickson, 22, of Sedalia, was issued a court summons for Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Sedalia Police responded to the Eagle Stop store, 1515 South Thompson Friday afternoon for a report of forgery. The suspect attempted to pay for items using counterfeit money.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to the Comfort Inn, 3600 West Broadway Boulevard, in regards to a disruptive guest. The guest had previously used language toward the staff that had explicit derogatory and anti-culture connotations. This was loud enough for people on the second floor of the hotel to have heard, as well as people in the laundry area of the first floor. The guest left the premises due to a violation of written and acknowledged policy that was broken. One subject was found to have an active warrant for their arrest and was arrested at the scene. Zyon D. Bell, 21, of Columbia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond set at $100.
Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of West 3rd Street in reference to a disturbance. One party claimed the other party hit them. Ronald J. Blum, 56, of Sedalia, was issued a court summons for Assault.
Friday evening, Officers were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a theft report. Violetta Tyan reported that between the evening of Thursday and the morning Friday, $50 in cash was stolen out of her vehicle. Tyan said the theft occurred in the 2500 block of Wing Avenue.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 1600 block of West 3rd Street in regards to a disturbance. This had been an ongoing issue for several hours and Police had responded to the address several times. After investigating at the scene, Debra K. Kirk, 60, of Sedalia, was issued a summons for Domestic Assault.
Saturday morning, Officers stopped a vehicle in the area of West Saline Street and North Engineer Avenue for speeding. Upon running the driver's information, it was discovered the driver had a suspended license. Rodney D. Bellew, 41, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County jail and is being held pending filing with the state prosecutor.
Friday afternoon, a victim contacted the Police Department in reference to a domestic assault in the 1500 block of East 7th Street. While the victim was on the phone with Sedalia Dispatch, the suspect took the phone from the victim and left the scene. The charges being sought against the suspect are: Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree, Stealing, and Tampering With a Victim.
Late in the night on February 4th, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration. The driver's information was collected and given to Dispatch. The driver was operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license. Harold Williams, 52, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle discovered illegal drugs. A report has been completed and charges of Possession of Cocaine and Driving Without a Valid License have been submitted.
Friday evening, a female subject walked into the Police Department to turn herself in for a warrant. Anna M. Crowe, 17, had a Failure to Appear warrant out of the City of Sedalia for Possession of Marijuana. Crowe was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail, with bond set at $60.00.
Thursday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the Motel 6, 3402 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to an assist agency involving a possible disturbance. A call came through the Children's Division employee who stated that someone reported a disturbance with abuse involving children at the address. Officers arrived and found there was disturbance in progress. Officers spoke to the alleged victims, who stated they were okay and there was no disturbance or abuse actively happening. Because the report came through the Children's Division, a general information report will be done for documentation.
Thursday morning, Officers took a phone report from Joshua L. Rader of a theft from a vehicle. The vehicle had been on the lot of WK Chevrolet, 3310 West Broadway, to be repaired. While waiting to be repaired, someone entered the vehicle cabinets and stole approximately $1200 worth of tools. According to Rader, the dealership has video of the incident and faces of the suspects.