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


Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of McAnally Court in reference to a possible trespassing report on Wednesday afternoon. Upon contact with the subject, it was discovered that they were not trespassing. However, they did have a Probation Violation and Failure to Appear warrant for their arrest. Bridget M. Pardee*, 40, Homeless, was arrested for her Pettis County warrant on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial Responsibility. The arresting incident occurred in March of 2022, and at the time she was placed on two years’ probation. The probation was violated multiple times, and was revoked with an FTA in November of 2023. Pardee was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on the warrant, with a bond set at $150 cash only.


Wednesday evening, Officers were approached at the Police Department by a member of the public. The subject reported a disturbance that took place in the 200 block of South Prospect Avenue. Officers went to the residence, and concluded some sort of physical disturbance took place. The disturbance took place sometime during the week, but neither subject had injuries. A 12-hour log was collected.

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On the evening of January 2nd, Officers responded to the Sedalia Police Department lobby for a reported bicycle theft. Roger Lee reported his bicycle was stolen off private property in the 1000 block of West 3rd Street. The value of the bicycle was approximately $50.00. Officers gathered information for a report.


Officers performed a warrant check at the Bothwell Walk In Clinic, 3700 West 10th Street, on the morning of January 3rd. Officers made contact with a subject who had an active Probation Violation warrant out of Pettis County. She was asked if she had “anything bad” in her bag, and she admitted she had drugs with her. She claimed the drugs were not hers, but she knew they were in her possession. Officers searched the bag and found a metal container with a small, clear rock inside that later tested positively for methamphetamine. Talitha Mae Parkhurst, 27, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest. Parkhurst had violated her probation on an original charge of felony Assault in the 3rd Degree. The initial incident occurred in 2018, she was placed on 5 years’ probation in 2019, and she violated her probation in 2020. After a court ordered investigation, Parkhurst’s probation began again in January 2021, and was violated again in December 2022. At the time, all bond was revoked, as Parkhurst was considered to be absconding**. Parkhurst was booked in at the Pettis County Jail on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, as well as her felony warrant. Bond was set the next day at $7500 cash or surety on the drug charge, and the parole violation continued to carry no bond.


*In the original report, the name is mis-spelled as Bridgett M. Pardee.

**Absconding occurs when someone runs away from a legal obligation involving law enforcement. The person who absconds purposefully leaves their local jurisdiction with the idea of attempting to avoid prosecution or the terms of their parole.


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