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

On the morning of New Year's Day, Officers responded to the Holiday Inn, 4001 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to an assault that occurred. Officers made contact with the caller, who stated they were assaulted by someone known to them. The suspect has been identified, but no contact has been made at this time. Charges of Burglary in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 4th Degree and Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree will be sent to the prosecutor for review.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to a disturbance in the 700 block of East 7th Street early Sunday morning. When Officers arrived, they observed a vehicle that had struck a fence and was caught in it. Officers made contact with the driver, and during the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Rafael Trujillo Garduno, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the BRHC. There, a blood sample was collected. Then, Garduno was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on charges of Driving While Intoxicated.


Thursday morning, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a black Nissan passenger car for improper registration near the area of West 5th Street and South Grand Avenue. Contact was made with the driver, who had a suspended driving license out of Missouri. Antonio Blas Chavez, 24, of Sedalia, was issued a citation and released with a court date.


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Wednesday afternoon, Officers responded to the 300 block of West Pettis Street in reference to a physical domestic disturbance. Officers were able to make contact with all parties involved. Officers were unable to determine a primary physical aggressor, and a 12 hour log was made.


Sedalia Police and Emergency Crews were dispatched to the 1300 block of South Grand Avenue in reference to an unresponsive person Wednesday afternoon. Upon arrival, the subject was found to be in cardiac arrest. Life saving measures were performed, but were ultimately not successful. There was no foul play suspected, and the individual presumably died from underlying conditions.


Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East 5th Street Sunday afternoon in reference to a domestic violence call no longer in progress. A primary physical aggressor could not be determined, so a 12 hour log was started. Officers remained on scene while one of the parties collected property and then left the residence.


Wednesday morning, an Officer was dispatched to the 2900 block of Keith Allen Drive in reference to a property damage report. Teresa Estes stated that in the earlier morning hours, someone flattened two of her tires.


Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of East Chestnut Avenue to investigate a report of property damage Wednesday morning. Upon arrival, Officers met with Robert J. LeMaster. LeMaster showed Officers his vehicle, a 2017 Nissan Rogue that was parked on Chestnut in front of the residence. Officers observed all four of the vehicle's tires had been slashed. This reportedly happened in the overnight hours. The damage is valued at $750.


Sunday afternoon, Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and South Quincy Avenue. Jennifer L. Carter, 43, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving With Blood Alcohol Content. Carter was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 12 hour protective custody hold.


Detectives with the Crime Resolution Unit performed a traffic stop on a moped near the intersection of East 14th Street and South Ohio Avenue last Friday afternoon. Officers had observed it drive on the wrong side of the road. A computer check of one of its riders revealed they had multiple warrants for their arrest. Morgan Renee Hawkins, 24, of Kansas City, was arrested for her Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle, Driving While Intoxicated, No Seat Belt, and Property Damage in the 2nd Degree. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety and $813 cash only. Hawkins was transported to the Pettis County Jail.


On the evening of December 29th, Detectives with the Crime Resolution Unit stopped a dirt bike near the intersection of East Boonville Street and North New York Avenue after observing it commit multiple moving violations. A computer check of the driver's Missouri driving privileges revealed they were suspended. The unnamed subject was released pending the filing of formal charges.


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