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

Late Thursday night, Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of South Park Avenue in reference to property damage. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Donald Lee Aldrich Jr. Aldrich stated when he returned home from work, both of his television sets had been destroyed. He believed another occupant of the residence had destroyed the property. No arrests have been made at this time, but a charge of Property Damage has been submitted to the prosecutor.


In the early morning hours of January 15th, Officers responded to the 1300 block of East 11th Street for a report of a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival, the suspect had fled the scene. Officers conducted an investigation, and were able to identify the suspect. Ashley Nicole Meyrose, 39, of Sedalia, was issued a citation for Destruction of Non-City Property.


Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of East Broadway Boulevard for a report of a driver chasing another driver. Officers arrived and secured the scene. Information was then gathered to generate a report. The suspect was later identified. Braden Avery Williams, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested (with the assistance of the Pettis County Sheriff's Office) for Harassment with the Intent to Frighten or Disturb Another Person.


Sedalia Police responded to the 800 block of East 13th Street Thursday evening in reference to property damage. An Officer made contact with the unnamed caller, who believed that someone known to them had damaged a tire on his car. Two suspects have been identified, but no contact has been made with them at this time.


Officers responded to the area of West 14th Street and South Park Avenue Thursday night in reference to a disturbance. Officers made contact with the victim, who stated a female subject attempted to get her dog to attack the victim. Officers later made contact with the suspect, who spit on an Officer during the course of the arrest. Nickie E. Smith, 37, of Sedalia, was arrested for Assault in the 4th Degree, Harassment with the Intent to Frighten or Disturb Another Person, and Assault on a Peace Officer. Smith was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold.


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Sedalia Police responded to the Casey's store, 1601 East Broadway Boulevard early last Saturday morning for a report of fraud. Rebecca Anderson reported counterfeit money being passed at the store. The suspect fled the scene before Officers could arrive. An investigation is ongoing.


Thursday afternoon, Officers met with William Barlish in the Police Station lobby. Barlish stated that earlier that day, someone known to him asked him to break a $100 bill. Barlish gave the suspect change for the bill, and then later learned the bill was counterfeit.


Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Autumn Avenue in reference to a deceased person Thursday afternoon. The subject's neighbor had not heard from him in a few days, so he went to check on him at his home and found him deceased.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East Howard Street in reference to a domestic disturbance Thursday morning. After an investigation, one of the parties involved was arrested. Suzanna B. Donovan, 63, of Sedalia, was arrested for felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Donovan was placed on a 24 hour hold pending state charges.


A search warrant was performed on December 23, 2022. In the course of this search, a debit card was found not belonging to the vehicle owner. The card owner was contacted at the jail on January 4th, 2023. They confirmed the suspect should not have been in possession of the debit card. Charges of Stealing are being submitted. No arrest was made, due to the suspect already being in the Pettis County Jail on other charges.


On the afternoon of December 16th of 2022, Officers were dispatched to the Sutherland's store, 3808 South Limit Avenue for a reported theft. Upon arrival, Officers met with the complainant. He stated that a suspect entered the store with another individual and attempted to leave the store with $15.48 worth of plumbing materials. The suspect then left in a burgundy pickup. At this time, the suspect has not been identified.


Wednesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the Jiffy Stop, 1722 West Broadway Boulevard in reference to theft report. The victim stated he had several items stolen out of his coat while in the store. The suspect was later located, and the stolen items were recovered. Matthew J. Honse, 35, of Jefferson City, was arrested for Stealing. Honse was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 12 hour protective hold, due to being intoxicated.


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