Sedalia Police reports 1-20-20

Two people were arrested after a traffic stop at Broadway and Lamine on Wednesday night around 7:55 p.m. on an SUV with no tail lights. One occupant, 25-year-old William Ray Drew Hicks of Carollton provided the officer with a false name. He was found to be wanted on a Jefferson City probation and parole warrant. He was also charged with ID theft. The other occupant, 34-year-old James R. Schull of Marshall, was wanted for felony hindering prosecution. Both were taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.


On Wednesday afternoon a woman reported that she left her purse at Subway, 2750 South Limit around 1 p.m.. The purse was later turned in, but missing $400 in cash.


On Wednesday afternoon, a man reported finding a bag containing over 300 new gift cards, The cards were not yet activated, and police placed them into property at the SPD.


Sedalia Police were called to the 1200 block of South Kentucky on a report of gun shots at 6:15 p.m. Thursday evening. Several spent shell casings were located in the roadway. Investigation revealed there was a suspect who displayed a handgun in a threatening manner and discharged several rounds. No one was injured and the investigation continues.


On Jan. 14 around 11:15 p.m,, a woman reported that a suspect threw a bicycle at her windshield, damaing her vehicle at Buckner and Saline. The suspect was later located at another residence and interviewed. Charges are being requested.


On Sunday at 12:28 a.m., an adult female reported a sexual assault by a male that occurred in the late evening Saturday night. An investigation is under way.
On Saturday morning, Sedalia Police arrested 37-year-old Lachelle R. Flores of Sedalia at Motel 6, 3402 W. Broadway. She was wanted on eight Municipal warrants for various traffic offenses. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail with a $480 bond.


Sedalia Police were called to the 100 block of West Saline on a dead body on Friday afternoon. No foul play was suspected in the case and the person was believed to have died from natural causes.


On Friday around 7 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at Broadway and New York on a vehicle for a license violation. The officer spotted contraband in plain view and arrested 35-year-old Adam Wesley Krug of Warsaw. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and released from the scene.


On Friday, a woman reported the theft of her cell phone, valued at $650, while she was at work at 3201 W. Broadway, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. There are no suspects.

On Friday, a man reported the theft of items valued at $43 from his unlocked vehicle on the morning of Jan. 14 while parked at 3201 W. Broadway.


On Friday morning, Tractor Supply, 3901 W. Broadway, reported that a subject entered the store, selected $579.95 in merchandise, and walked out the store without paying.


On Friday, Sedalia Police arrested 22-year-old Austin K. Bales of Sedalia for trespassing in the 200 block of S. Moniteau. Bales was issued a Municipal summons and take away from the residence.


On Thursday, Sedalia Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 6th and Washington around 3:30 p.m. A computer check revealed that 35-year-old Meri J. Almanza-Meza of Sedalia was driving while suspended. She was arrested and taken to the SPD for fingerprinting and later released with a citation.


On Thuraday morning, Sedalia Police were called to the scene of a non-breather in the 600 block of E. 9th. The person had no pulse, and efforts by SPD, SFD and PCAD were unsuccessful, and the Pettis County Coroner was called. The body was taken to Rea Funeral Home.


On Jan. 15, Sedalia Police took a property damage report at 3101 Clinton Road involving damage to the corner of the building. There were no suspects in the case, which occurred Jan. 14-15.


Sedalia Police took a hit-and-run report at 24th and Grand on Jan. 15 just after 2 p.m.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at Liberty Park Blvd., and South Park on Jan. 12 for improper registration. A compute check revealed that the plates on the vehicle were reported stolen out of Johnson County. The plates were recovered and placed into evidence. Johnson County was notified.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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