Sedalia Police Reports For January 19, 2021
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Monday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the 1100 block of South Gorrell for a reported dog bite. Officers made contact with Keith Weiss and took a report.
Officers responded to the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard in regard to a subject check Monday night. The subject was arrested for an active Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Domestic Battery out of Johnson County, Kansas. Joseph A. Markes, 35, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Detention Facility where he was held on a 24 hour hold, awaiting charges of Fugitive From Justice. Markes was given a $3,500 cash or surety bond to be posted in Kansas only.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near East 9th Street and South Ingram Avenue for no front registration and registration that did not match the vehicle Monday night. The passenger of the vehicle fled and Officers pursued. The suspect was apprehended after a foot pursuit. Brian Eugene Tripp, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested on Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest, and an active Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Driving While Revoked. The driver was released from the scene with a verbal warning, and Tripp was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Woods Supermarket at 701 East Broadway in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrived and made contact with the suspect, running his information through Dispatch. Dispatch advised the suspect had two warrants from Sedalia for Failure to Appear on original charges of Possession of Marijuana and Stealing. The warrants were confirmed and Enrique D. Mitchell, 30, Homeless, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where his bond was set at $181.00 cash only.
Monday afternoon, Ami J. Crafton came to the Sedalia Police Headquarter to make a theft report. Crafton stated that a cell phone had been taken from her unlocked vehicle in the 1400 block of South Stewart Avenue. Officers completed a report for insurance purposes at the request of Crafton. There are no suspects at this time.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Break Time store, 318 West Broadway, Monday morning for a report of someone using a counterfeit $20 bill. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Kristen M. Coterel, the assistant manager of the store. Coterel stated that she discovered the counterfeit bill when she was counting the money. She believed the money was used the previous evening. There are no suspects at this time.
Monday morning, Scott Hewett came to the Sedalia Police Headquarters to make a theft report. Hewett reported that a firearm, and a jacket containing his personal information were stolen from his unlocked vehicle overnight in the 800 block of La Grand Drive.
Sunday evening, a male subject responded to the lobby of the Police Department to make a report of stealing from the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway. The male provided information and video footage of the theft. A report has been completed and state charges of stealing are being submitted.
Early Sunday morning, Officers observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on East Broadway Boulevard that was failing to maintain its lane. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at East Broadway and South Massachusetts Avenue. When Officers made contact with the driver, the strong odor of intoxicants was coming from her breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. San Juanita Mendoza, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department where she provided a breath sample that showed her BAC to be above 0.08. Mendoza was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released. A request for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated had been submitted to the prosecutor.
Saturday night, Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Scott Joplin Court in reference to a disturbance involving a juvenile. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Candice Nachelle Johnson, who said her son had struck her with a curtain rod. The suspect was still holding the curtain rod. A juvenile referral has been forwarded to the Juvenile Officer.
Sunday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of West 16th Street for a hit and run accident. Karen Lauer reported that the suspect vehicle struck her vehicle while attempting to park and fled the scene.
Saturday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of East 3rd Street and South Summit Avenue in reference to an accident. The caller said he had crashed into a porch of a house and was intoxicated. When Officers arrived, they located where the accident had occurred, but the suspect had left. The suspect was later located at his home a short time later and arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after an investigation. Randall L. Garkie, 55, of Sedalia, was transported to the Sedalia Police Department where he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC to be over 0.08. Garkie was then transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released. A request for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated Prior Offender has been submitted to the prosecutor.
Early Sunday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Ohio for a fire. Trash inside a City of Sedalia receptacle was burning. It was extinguished by the Sedalia Fire Department. The fire caused damage to the receptacle.
Saturday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driving off the roadway in the area of West 6th Street and South Osage Avenue. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the driver had a Failure to Appear warrant from Pettis County on original charges of Insufficient Personal Flotation Devices. Ronald Williams, 47, of Smithton, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked on his warrant with a bond of $150.
Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to a physical disturbance in progress in the 1800 block of East 14th Street. Upon arrival, the subjects were no longer fighting. Officers couldn't determine a primary physical aggressor and both involved parties and minor visible injuries. A 12 hour log was completed over the residence and a report was completed to document the incident. One subject was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for a mental health assessment.
Officers conducted a subject check behind the Staples store, 3601 West Broadway Boulevard Sunday afternoon. The subject's information was gathered and ran through Dispatch. Dispatch stated that he had a possible warrant out of Cooper County for Probation Violation on original charges of Stealing. The warrant was confirmed, and Dustin E. Galloway, 38, Homeless, was arrested. Galloway was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was given a $250 cash only bond and a court date.
Sunday morning, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of West 16th Street and South Limit Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was found to have multiple felony warrants on original charges of Failure to Appear, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Alyssa Chantelle Smith, 31, of Jefferson City, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail to be booked for the warrants. The court date is to be determined. Two warrants had no bond and one had a bond of $7,500.
Friday night, Officers were dispatched to the area of West 16th Street and South Moniteau Avenue in reference to a hit and run accident. Kiara Williams told Officers her vehicle was struck in the back end while she was turning onto South Moniteau. Williams told Officers the striking vehicle then fled the scene. The victim's vehicle had substantial damage to the rear end. The case is under investigation.
Saturday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a non working brake light. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the driver had an active Failure to Appear warrant from the City of Sedalia on original charges of Defective Equipment. Randy Wayne Lutjen Jr., 39, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was given a bond of $60 and a court date.
Friday afternoon, an Officer was dispatched to the Police Department in reference to a theft report. Nancy Davila, the caller, lives in Texas and said she sent a family member a packed that showed it was delivered to the 2400 block of West Main Street, but the family member never got it.
Sunday afternoon, a clerk at the Breaktime store, 101 Rebar Road, found a plastic identification badge in the parking lot. The owner could not be contacted by the clerk nor the Police Department. The item will be vouchered and placed in evidence.
Friday morning, Officers took a report in the lobby of the Police Department from Aida Gutierrez in regards to an attempted assault with a vehicle that took place in the 1800 block of South Engineer Avenue. The investigation is ongoing.
Friday afternoon, an Officer was dispatched to the Horace Mann Elementary School at 1100 West 16th in reference to an Assist Agency call with the Pettis County Children's Division. The Officer assisted the Children's Division with the investigation.
Friday afternoon, a subject brought in a cell phone that was found in the area of West Main Street and South Kentucky Avenue. The phone did not appear to work, and it was placed into found property.
Sedalia Police met with Linda and Chris Davenport in the 900 block of East 14th Street in reference to property damage. Both subjects stated that during the over night hours Thursday, someone shot both of their vehicles with a pellet gun. Officers observed both of their vehicles had one shot from what did appear to be an air powered gun of some sort. At the time of the report, the suspect has not been positively identified.
Officers responded to the Heber Hunt School, 600 South Warren Avenue, to assist the Children's Division Friday afternoon. The Children's Division assessed minor injuries found on a child, but at this time there is no foul play suspected. A report was made for documentation purposes but there are no crimes being investigated at this time.
Last Tuesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway, for a theft report. Billy G. Wahl stated that while he was at work, someone broke the window out of his vehicle and went through it.
Sedalia Police responded to the 400 block of North Grand in regards to a trespassing in progress on the evening of January 12th. Upon arrival, Scotty J. Franklin, 43, Homeless, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released without incident.