This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports.


Saturday afternoon, Lora Tyler entered the Police Department lobby to return found property. Tyler stated she found a set of keys in Vermont Park, around the area of West 14th Street and South Vermont Avenue. The keys were placed into evidence for safekeeping.


Sunday afternoon, Officers were investigating an assault in the 900 block of South Kentucky Avenue. While on scene, it was discovered one of the parties involved had an active Failure to Appear warrant* out of Johnson County, Kansas. Nicholas DaQuan Levine, 27, was arrested for a charge of Fugitive from Justice. His original charges on the Failure to Appear warrant listed are: Identity Theft, Interfering with Law Enforcement, Driving While Suspended, and a Registration Violation. Bond on that warrant was set at $5,000 cash or surety. Levine was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold.


Sedalia Police spoke with a Stephanie Webster, a Wal Mart employee, at the Police Department Sunday afternoon regarding a theft. Webster stated the theft occurred on Friday, February 23rd. Two subjects walked out of the store with over $300 worth of merchandise without paying. A report has been completed.


Saturday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of East 4th Street and South Montgomery Avenue on a vehicle that was speeding. During that traffic stop, it was determined the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. Juan Beltran Jr., 41, of Sedalia, was arrested on a charge of Operator’s License Required. Beltran was released from the Police Station with a summons.

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Officers were dispatched to a report of Assault on Sunday morning. The victim stated that at an after-party in the area of South Ohio Avenue and East 7th Street, she was assaulted. The assault took place between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m.


Saturday afternoon, Sunshine Mergen came into the lobby of the Police Department to turn in found property. Mergen stated she located a purse near the area of West 17th Street and South Grand Avenue. Mergen also turned in three Social Security cards she found at a garage sale in the area of West 18th Street and South Grand Avenue. The cards and bag were placed into evidence as found property.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of West 3rd Street, near South Gentry Avenue, in the early morning hours last Tuesday. A suspicious vehicle had been reported, and Officers found the vehicle occupied and running. During the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Mercedes Baker, 19, of Sedalia, was arrested and then transported to the BRHC for a blood draw. Baker was then booked in at the Pettis County Jail on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs).
Friday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had no tail lights. The stop was conducted near West Broadway Boulevard and Oak Grove Lane. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the driver was intoxicated. Roger Wayne Lindsey Sr., 59, of Sedalia, was arrested on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs). Lindsey was transported to the BRHC for a blood draw, and then to the Pettis County Jail.


Friday night, Officers responded to the 3000 block of South Grand Avenue for a report of a possible intentional overdose of medication. Contact was made with an adult female, who admitted to taking prescription medications exceeding the normal dosage. The subject admitted to taking the medications with the intention to harm herself. The subject was transported to the BRHC by PCAD for further treatment and evaluation.


Sedalia Police were dispatched the Break Time store, 808 East Broadway Boulevard on Friday afternoon in reference to a theft report. The suspect stole several snacks from the store and was identified by staff.


On the afternoon of February 9th, Officers were dispatched to the Pettis County Jail in reference to a property damage report. A subject keyed several of the employee’s vehicles while they were parked nearby. The incident was recorded on security video, and the suspect was immediately recognized. State charges of Property Damage were recommended to the Prosecutor.


Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Phillips 66**, 216 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a forgery report. The suspect attempted to pass off a fake $20 bill in the store. The bill was confiscated and entered into evidence for destruction.


Saturday afternoon, Officers were sent to the 800 block of Thompson Boulevard to meet with Timothy Edwards. Edwards stated someone had stolen his vehicle, which was parked in the 200 block of South Grand Avenue. The vehicle was at his residence earlier that morning, when he left to play cornhole with some friends. When he got back about four hours later, he noticed his vehicle was missing. The report continues, saying Edwards had been asked by the suspect for a ride to the AT&T Building. While he was getting gas in the 3200 block of West Broadway, the suspect jumped out of the car and got into the victim’s 2007 Ford Focus and drove off.*** The victim realized the suspect had taken his phone as well, as he chased her and the car through the Thompson Hills Shopping Center. He was able to catch up to them, and yell to the suspect to give him back his phone. She threw the phone out of the car and cracked the screen. She then continued to drive south on Thompson Boulevard. There was no further information in the report.


*Warrant number W2302460, Case number 22CR00954. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department warrant search online does not include a date the warrant was issued or a date of when the initial incident occurred.

**The Officer refers to the business in the Incident Report as “Fav Trip”. Ownership has asked KSIS to refer to the establishment as “Phillips 66”.

***The original narrative reads: “He was getting gas in the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard, when the suspect asked him for a ride to the AT&T Building. When they arrived, the suspect jumped out of the car and got into the victim’s 2007 Ford Focus, and drove off.”


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