Sedalia Police reports 1-23-20

Sedalia Police arrested 48-year-old Michael D. Shankles of Pettis County for DWI early Wednesday morning at Broadway and Beacon. According to a report, the officer observed an eastbound truck on West Broadway at Ruth Ann Drive at 1:22 a.m. failing to maintain his lane. At Broadway and Industrial, the vehicle was on the line and drifting in and out of the outside lane before later making a wide turn onto southbound Beacon. Shankles was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody and transported to the SPD. He was later released after being charged with DWI. He now has a March 11 court date.


On Wednesday morning, a woman reported property damage to her residence in the 2300 block of E. 10th. According to a report, an unknown suspect threw an object through a front room window, causing $500 of damage.


On Wednesday morning around 7:30 a.m., Sedalia Police conducted a pedestrian check at Broadway and Mildred. A computer check found that 32-year-old James Wesley Cramer of Warsaw was wanted on a Moniteau County felony no-bond warrant. Cramer was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Pettis County Jail
Pettis County Jail

On Tuesday morning at 10:36 a.m., an officer made an investigative stop on a red Ford Fusion in the 100 block of W. 3rd and discovered that 26-year-old Gregory M. Wagenknecht of Cole Camp was driving while suspended. In addition, drugs and paraphernalia were found on the driver. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold. Then on Wednesday morning at 10:47 a.m., Wagenknecht was charged with felony stealing and felony tampering with physical evidence after an investigation into an incident at WalMart, 3201 W. Broadway, that occurred on the 18th. Security footage was supplied to Sedalia Police on Tuesday.


On Tuesday at 1:22 a.m., Sedalia Police arrested 51-year-old Carlos V. Newbill of Sedalia after he refused to leave Fitter's, 500 South Ohio. A computer check revealed he was wanted on a Municipal warrant with a $52 bond. Newbill was taken to the Pettis County Jail. He now has a March 4 court date.

On Tuesday night, Richard Shireman of Sedalia reported that someone stole the tailgate from his 2007 GMC pickup.


On Tuesday night around 11 p.m., 44-year-old Allison Anjanette Rogers of Sedalia, was arrested in the 1700 block of Summit on an FTA Municipal warrant for no valid driver's license. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a $60 cash bond.


On Tuesday just before 7 p.m., Sedalia Police observed a car pull onto eastbound 3rd from northbound Summit, making a wide turn and then drive down the middle of the road. A traffic stop was conducted, and a computer check revealed that the driver, 32-year-old Christina Marie Forsee of Sedalia, was driving while suspended. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released.


On Monday night at 11:24 p.m., a woman reported to police that someone entered her residence and stole a PS4 and a TV sometime between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. in the 2700 block of E. 12th. There are no suspects or witnesses.


On Monday morning, a man reported the theft of cash and a money order totaling $625 from his residence in the 1100 block of W. 7th. There were also several Social Security cards taken. The suspect was identified by the victim, but the whereabouts of the suspect was unknown at the time of the report.


On Jan. 17, Sedalia Police were called to Eagle Stop, 3415 E. Broadway at 3:08 a.m. Officers found 18-year-old Alexander James Engle of Corder, Mo., slumped over the wheel at the gas pump with the engine running. The driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for DWI and minor in possession of alcohol. He was taken to the SPD and later released to a sober person. Engle now has a March 4 court date.


Sedalia Police took a report from a woman who reported that $400 of her belongings were stolen from a storage unit in the 700 block of E. 3rd. The theft occurred sometime between Jan. 18 and 22. There are no suspects.


On Wednesday, Sedalia Police observed a vehicle with improper registration at Duke Drive and West Henry at 6:54 p.m. The officer attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated and turned north on Limit. The pursuit was terminated due to poor weather conditions, and also the vehicle traveled north out of the city limits.


On Wednesday at 10:38 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check in the 1300 block of South Kentucky. 19-year-old Erika D. Thomas was wanted on two FTA Municipal warrants. She was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $120 cash bond. She now has a Feb. 19 court date.


On Wednesday night, a man reported he began warming up his four-door blue Nissan Sentra in front of his residence in the 1400 block of E. 6th around 11 p.m. And by 11:15, he noticed it was gone.


Smoker's Outlet, 1700 East Broadway, reported that one bottle of alcohol was stolen by a male subject around 8 p.m. Wednesday.


On Jan. 18 just before 10 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a tan Mazda truck for equipment violations at North Park and Morgan. The driver, 19-year-old Gary Alan McKinsey, Jr., was found to be in possession of marijuana and a firearm. McKinsey was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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