This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Early Friday morning, a car was stopped in the area of East 13th Street and South Marvin Avenue for moving violations. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was impaired by drugs. Samantha Rae Pierce, 39, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated by drugs. Pierce was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Pierce was transported to a hospital and then to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on a 24 hour hold. Pending state charges are Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the CVS drug store, 100 East Broadway Boulevard Wednesday afternoon to assist with a subject check. Officers made contact with the suspect, who refused to leave the property. When Officers contacted the suspect to ask him to leave, he became belligerent. During the incident the suspect began yelling racial slurs, and threatening to shoot Officers. Jonathan M. Roste, 32, of Independence was taken into custody without further incident. Roste was transported the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold. Charges of Trespassing in the 1st Degree and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in the 4th Degree are being sought against Roste. Later that week,  Officers responded near the 200 the block of West Broadway Boulevard for a theft report early Friday morning. Officers arrived on scene and determined that a theft had occurred and the suspect was taken into custody. Roste was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked on felony Stealing. Roste was held on a 24 hour hold, pending charges.


 

Thursday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East 15th Street in regard to a disturbance. It was found that two subjects at the residence, one of which was a minor, got into a physical fight. The Juvenile Office was contacted and a hotline call was made with the Children's Division.


 

Sedalia Police stopped a truck at West Broadway Boulevard and about Thompson Boulevard for having no license plate lights Thursday evening. A DOR check of the driver revealed that she was suspended out of Missouri. Lori Anne Roberts, 41, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Sedalia Police Headquarters for processing. Roberts was released with a municipal summons for Driving While Suspended with a court date.


 

Thursday night, officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding, stopping on South Warren Avenue near West 20th Street. Officers made contact with the driver and had him run though a computer check. A warrant for Failure to Appear from Lafayette County was located and confirmed. Original charges on the Failure to Appear warrant were for Speeding, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Osvaldo Sebastian, 18, of Sedalia, was arrested for the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked with a court date. Bond was set at $2,500 cash only.


 

Thursday night, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car in the area of East Broadway and South Hancock Avenue that had no front plate and a plate that came back to a truck. Officers made contact with the driver, and the odor of marijuana was detected. The vehicle was searched and two marijuana pipes were found. The pipes were seized and the driver was released from the scene with verbal warnings for the violations.


 

Early Friday morning, Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a red Chevrolet truck, as the vehicle did not have a front license plate, and the rear plate checked to a Dodge. The traffic stop took place in the area of East Broadway and South Brown Avenue. Officers spoke to the driver and then performed a computer check through Dispatch. Officers then learned the driver had an active Failure to Appear warrant from Cole Camp/Benton County for a traffic related offence with a $135 cash only bond. Nicolas C. Thompson, 41, of Leeton, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Thursday morning, Sedalia Police observed a person at Casey's General Store, 1601 East Broadway who Officers knew had active warrants. The subject was sitting inside a vehicle with two other people. Crystal M. Summers, 40, of Marshall, was found to have a no bond Probation/Parole warrant with an original charge of Stealing, and Pettis County warrant for Driving While Suspended, with a $250 cash only bond. Further investigation revealed that Summers, along with the two other people, were all in possession of methamphetamine. Stewart William Kimbrell, 48, of Sedalia, Eric D. Miller, 39, of Clinton, and Summers were all arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug.


 

Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the Sedalia Police Department Lobby in regards to a theft report from the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with an Asset Protection representative. He reported that a subject came into the store and switched tags on items before checkout, with a total value of the theft to be $50.71. Later that afternoon, Asset Protection returned. He reported that on February 19th, a subject left the self check out without paying for merchandise. The total value of the theft is set at $246.87. A suspect has not been located at the time of the report.


 

Wednesday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the lobby of the Police Department for a found property report. Justin Koehn reported he had found a check in the 600 block of South Ohio. The check was placed into evidence for safekeeping.


 

Wednesday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the lobby of the Police Department for a found property report. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with Rita Todd, who located a wallet in the road near West Broadway and South State Fair Boulevard. Officers were not able to contact the owner, and the wallet was placed into evidence for safe keeping.


 

Thursday morning, Officers were called to the Woods East Supermarket, 701 East Broadway, in reference to a counterfeit 100 bill that was passed sometime before Wednesday. The dollar bill was collected for evidence. There are no suspects at this time.


 

Sedalia Police spoke to a subject in the lobby of the Police Department regarding a violation of a court order Wednesday morning. A report was completed in reference to the incident.


 

Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of East 6th Street in regard to a Harassment call. The victim reported that her ex would not stop calling and texting. Officers reached out to the suspect, who admitted to the messaging and sending the photo. No arrest was able to be made at this time, due to the subject residing out of state. A warrant request is being submitted for Harassment and Non Consensual Dissemination of Private Images.


 

Wednesday evening, a truck was stopped at East Broadway Boulevard and South Thompson Avenue for no tail lights and failing to maintain its lane. A DOR check of the driver revealed he was revoked out of Missouri. Donovan Lee Sims, 43, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released on a state charge of Driving While Revoked. Charges of Failing to Maintain Financial Responsibility and Failure to Register a Vehicle are also being requested. Approximately an hour and a half later, the truck was stopped again in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South New York. Sims had a newly issued warrant out of Pettis County for two counts of Driving While Revoked with a $2,000 cash and $2,500 surety bond. Sims was arrested and placed on a 24 hour hold pending state charges.


 

Thursday afternoon, a motor vehicle was stopped in the area of West 14th Street and South Carr Avenue for no registration. During the stop, the operator was found to have no operator's license. Robert K. Miller, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested for No Operator's License. Miller was transported to the Pettis County Jail for processing and released on a citation with a court date. The odor of illegal drugs was also detected to be coming from the vehicle, so a probable cause search was performed. During this search, items related to drug activity were located. Megan E. Stevens, 27, Homeless, was transported to the Pettis County Jail for processing and placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of a Dangerous Drug.