This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Thursday evening, Officers responded to the Sedalia Police Department lobby in reference to a scam incident. The Officers spoke with Bobby Copas, who stated they were scammed out of $100. Copas was attempting to buy a dog on Craigslist. A report will be done to document the incident.


Sedalia Police observed a car make an improper turn from southbound Massachusetts onto westbound East Broadway Boulevard late Thursday night. The car turned right directly into the inside lane. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the car in the area of West 9th Street and South Kentucky Avenue. A DOR check of the driver revealed he had a revoked license. It was also discovered he had a small amount of marijuana. Gregory Michael Wagenknecht, 28, of Cole Camp, was arrested on a state felony charge for Driving While Revoked. Wagenknecht was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.


Early Friday morning, Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and Curry Drive because the vehicle had expired temporary tags. Nichole C. Paxton, 37, of Sedalia (the driver), was arrested for a Saline County Failure to Appear warrant. The passenger, Wesley A. Franken, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested for a Pettis County felony Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of felony Burglary in the 2nd Degree, felony Stealing, and Property Damage in the 2nd Degree. Franken was transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond of $10,000 cash or surety. Paxton was transported to the Pettis/Saline County Line for a County Line transfer pending a bond of $100 cash or surety.


A subject was stopped in the area of East 3rd Street and South Washington Avenue early Friday morning for failure to utilize a sidewalk when one was available. The subject was walking in the roadway. He then noticed the Officer and started walking away faster and cutting through a residential yard, exhibiting nervousness and criminal behavior. A warrant check revealed he was wanted for a $1500 cash or surety misdemeanor warrant out of Pettis County for Harassment in the 2nd Degree. He was also wanted on a Pettis County no bond Parole Violation Warrant on original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Charles R. Winsauer, 40, Homeless, was arrested and then found to be possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Winsauer was taken to the Pettis County Jail. Winsauer was booked in on the warrants and placed on a 24 hour hold on state charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Wednesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the WK Auto Collision, 211 Thompson Road, for a report of theft. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Kent Walters. Walters stated that sometime during the past three or four weeks, someone cut off the catalytic converters on two different vehicles that were being repaired. The estimated combined value of the two converters was $3,000. There are no suspects at this time. Photos of the scene were taken. The complainant stated that they would contact the owners of the vehicles.


Sedalia Police responded to the Police Department lobby Wednesday morning for a report of found property. An unknown subject left a Missouri ID and a note that the card was found at a laundry mat. The card is being held at the PD for safe keeping until the owner can be located.


Thursday morning, Officers responded to the 1300 block of South Ohio Avenue after a resident in the area located a firearm and an air rifle in a nearby dumpster. The items were taken and entered as found property at this time.


Sedalia Police conducted a warrant check on a subject in a vehicle at the Jiffy Stop, 1722 West Broadway Boulevard Wednesday morning. The suspect was contacted and her information was ran through Communications. A Failure to Appear warrant out of Pettis County on original charges of Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle was confirmed a short time later. Tristan L.A. Spencer, 36, of Sedalia, was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a bond of $126.00 cash only.


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