Sedalia Police Reports For January 22, 2021
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Tuesday night, Sedalia Police observed an individual riding a bike on West Main Street without a light in the area of West Main Street and Winchester Drive. During the search, Officers located a grinder and a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. Gonzalo J. Esqueda, 39, Homeless, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released. A request for the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia has been submitted to the prosecutor.
Wednesday night, Sedalia Police observed an individual riding a bike without a light in the area of East 5th Street and South Washington Avenue. The subject was identified and during the course of the investigation it was found the subject had a no bond warrant from the Division of Probation and Parole. Matthew Wayne Jones, 40, Homeless, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked on his Parole Violation warrant on original charges of Harassment in the First Degree and Violation of an Order of Protection.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that Officers observed in the area of West 14th Street and South Carr, speeding with expired registration Thursday morning. When Officers made contact with the driver, they detected the odor of intoxicants on his breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Kristopher M. Harvey, 44, of Pilot Grove Missouri, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department. Harvey then provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was above 0.08. Harvey was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released. A request for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated has been submitted to the prosecutor.
Tuesday evening, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding on West Main Street near South Prospect 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 Possession of Marijuana. Albert Eugene Nash, 25, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Nash was booked on his warrant and bond was set at $250 cash only.
Thursday afternoon, Officers took a report in the lobby of the Police Department in regards to a property damage no longer in progress. The report did not mention the block where the damage occurred, but did note it took place on West 5th Street. Timothy James Coterel valued the damage at $400 and the investigation is ongoing.
Thursday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of West 10th Street in regards to a disturbance. One subject left the scene before Officer's arrival. While at the scene, Officers took a report of theft from William WC Long, that had occurred the night before involving the subject that had left. The subject's identity is known, and charges have been submitted to the Pettis County prosecutor.
Sedalia Police spoke with an individual on the phone in reference to a possible forgery Thursday morning. The subject stated that his information was used without his knowledge to co-sign on a student loan. Officers spoke with all parties involved and determined that no crime occurred within our jurisdiction, if at all.
Wednesday afternoon, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car in the 3800 block of East Broadway Boulevard for speeding. Officers made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, informed them of the reason for the stop, and ran their information through Dispatch. Dispatch confirmed that the driver was revoked and had a Failure to Appear warrant out of Benton County on original charges of Drug Trafficking. William D. Ross, 37, of Clifton City Missouri, was arrested for Driving While Suspended and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Ross was given no bond for the Failure to Appear warrant, and was booked for the Driving While Suspended charge. Court dates are to be determined for both.
Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the Eagle Stop store, 1515 South Thompson Boulevard, in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, Officers met with management. Management advised that the night before, someone had used a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for gasoline. At the time of the report, the suspect has not been identified. The bill was recovered and placed into evidence.