This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to a report of a suicidal subject in the area of the 900 block of Westwood Avenue. When Police arrived, they made contact with the subject and spoke to her. She stated that she was upset about her boyfriend breaking up, but was not suicidal. Officers then left the area. About an hour later, Officers were dispatched back to the apartment, this time with information that the subject was holding a knife to her throat. Police made contact again, and the subject stated she didn't have a knife. After speaking with her, she agreed to go to the Bothwell Regional Health Center to speak with a social worker. Officers gave her a ride to the hospital.


Monday afternoon, a rape was reported in the lobby of the Sedalia Police Department. The victim reported the rape had occurred Saturday, February 13th, in the 100 block of East Johnson.


Tuesday morning, Officers responded to the 1700 block of South Harrison Avenue for a disturbance. Karl Lee Buettner, 45, of Sedalia, was arrested on two Failure to Appear Sedalia Municipal warrants on original charges of Operating a Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial Responsibility and Expired License Plates. Buettner was transported to the Pettis County Detention Facility and was turned over to jail staff with a combined bond of $200 cash only.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the La Michoacan Market, 414 West 16th Street, for a report of someone passing counterfeit bills Monday afternoon. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Reina Pereira, who stated that on February 8th and February 12th, a woman came in and used a $50 to purchase $5.99 worth of items. Pereira informed Officers that they had the suspect on surveillance video. She gave Officers a copy of the video that was packaged and placed into evidence. The suspect was wearing a mask, but appeared to be a white female who left the scene in a dark gray SUV. At the time of the report, the suspect had not been located.


Officers were dispatched to the American Auto Rental, 2101 South Limit for a report of a theft Tuesday morning. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Terry L. Arnold, who owned the business. Arnold stated that between Sunday the 14th and Tuesday the 16th, someone had stolen a catalytic converter from one of his vehicles on the lot. Arnold estimated the value of the property stolen to be $2,000. Officers took photos of the scene. There are no suspects at this time.


Tuesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the City of Sedalia Garbage Disposal, 27882 Highway U, for a report of a burglary. When Police arrived, they spoke with an employee, Dennis L. Arnold. Arnold stated that some time between Friday the 12th and Tuesday morning, someone tried to cut the chain to the front gate, but it was still closed. He also stated that he was not able to unlock the door to the compost office because someone tried to pry it open. Arnold also pointed to pry marks he found on the door. Nothing appeared to be missing. Officers took photos of the damage. The estimated value of the damage to the door and the chain was $120. There are no suspects at this time.


Tuesday morning, Sedalia Police observed a suspect outside of a residence in the 1800 block of South Lamine. Officers asked Dispatch to check the suspect for warrants. Dispatch advised that the suspect had a warrant out of Pettis County for a Probation Violation with no bond on original charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree, Harassment in the 2nd Degree, and Resisting Arrest. Officers made contact with Sean Sebastian Burke, 49, Homeless, and ran his information through Dispatch. The warrant was confirmed, and Burke was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was held with no bond.

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