Sedalia Police Reports for January 6, 2023
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports.
Friday night, Sedalia Police stopped a motor vehicle because it had no headlights on. The car was stopped in the 1800 block of West 3rd Street. During the course of the stop, the driver was found to be intoxicated. Further investigation revealed the driver's BAC was approximately 2.5 times the legal limit. Jose M.A. Quetezecua Hernandez, 22, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, No Driver's License, and No Headlights.
Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East 16th Street in reference to a domestic assault early last Thursday morning. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to the subjects involved. After an investigation, a male subject at the residence was arrested for various charges. Mitchell William Duncan, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested for Aggravated Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree, felony Kidnapping, and Tampering with a Witness in a Felony Prosecution. Duncan was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold, with bond and court dates to be determined.
On the evening of February 5, 2023, a victim reported a theft to Sedalia Police. The theft occurred in the 2500 block of South Ingram Avenue between January 25th and February 3rd and the total value of the theft is approximately $50,000. There was no further information in the report.
Officers stopped a truck at the Cork N Bottle store, 3806 East Broadway Boulevard late Friday night. Officers had observed it swerve over the solid white line marking the roadway at the underpass east of Highway M on eastbound Broadway Boulevard. The truck also had no license plates. A warrant check of the driver revealed he had an active Pettis County warrant for his arrest. Kaleb W. Harvey, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested on his warrant for two counts of felony Passing Bad Checks. Harvey was transported to the Pettis County Jail with bond set at $2500 cash only.
Sunday evening, Officers responded to the Phillips 66, 216 West Broadway Boulevard, for a report of a subject refusing to leave. When Officers arrived, they located the subject and identified him. He was trespassed from the property at the request of management. Approximately an hour later, Officers returned to the store for a report of the same subject back at the premises. Damean Duarall Simmons, 38, Homeless, was arrested for Trespassing in the 1st Degree. Simmons was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold.
Saturday evening, a car was stopped in the area of East 17th Street and South Lamine Avenue for failing to signal a turn. The driver was found to be impaired by drugs. Haley Sue Hagston, 18, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs). Hagston was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released.
Late Sunday night, Officers performed a traffic stop on a black Ford passenger car because the plates were expired (December 2022). The traffic stop took place in the area of South Grand Avenue and West 20th Street. Officers spoke to the driver and then performed a computer check through Dispatch. Officers then learned the driver had a felony drug related warrant through Cass County. Derek Austin Thomas, 29, of Sedalia, was arrested on his warrant for Failure to Signal, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. Austin was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released, with court dates pending.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 100 block of South Stewart Avenue for a report of stealing Sunday afternoon. Officers spoke with Dustin Connell. Connell stated he saw a white male take seven traffic cones that the city had placed on the street. The suspect reportedly got into a silver van and left the scene headed north towards Main Street. There are no suspects at this time. The total estimated value of the cones was set at $500.
Friday afternoon, Officers were called to the Police Station lobby to take a report of fraud. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Ashley N. Meyrose. Meyrose stated her debit card had been used to purchase a cell phone at the Boost Mobile store, 400 South Limit Avenue. The phone cost $146.92. A suspect was named, but not located at the time of the report.
Officers performed a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Thompson Boulevard Friday afternoon. The vehicle occupants were suspects in a theft that had just occurred at the Buckle Store, 890 Thompson Boulevard. A computer check through Dispatch revealed the driver had an active warrant for Failure to Appear out of Camden County on charges of Expired Plates. The suspect also had a Criminal Summons from Boone County on two charges of Careless and Imprudent Driving, and a Failure to Appear warrant from Green County on charges of Speeding. Olivia Ranae Vega, 26, of Ashland, was arrested on her warrants and transported to the Pettis County Jail. The stolen items were returned, and no charges were requested by the victim.
Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to speak with Michael J. Rusche on the phone about a stolen license plate. When Officers spoke with the subject, Rusche informed Police that sometime between Friday and Saturday, someone stole a dealer license plate from his vehicle in the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard. There are no suspects at this time.
Sedalia Police stopped a car in the area of North Ohio Avenue and West Pettis Street because it disobeyed a signal light early Saturday morning. It was discovered the driver was intoxicated, had a suspended license, and a Pettis County Failure to Appear warrant for Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License. Nikolay Jacob Viktorovich Pantyukhin, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended, and his FTA warrant. Bond on the FTA warrant was set at $250 cash only.
Early Saturday morning, Officers stopped a truck at East Broadway Boulevard and Prestwick Farms because it was failing to maintain its lane while travelling eastbound on Highway M. A DOR and warrant check revealed the driver's Missouri license was suspended. The passenger had a Failure to Appear warrant from Benton County for her arrest. Both were arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. The driver, who was not named in the report, was booked and released on a state charge of Driving While Suspended. The passenger, Tandra Ann Miller, 34, of Sedalia, was booked in on her Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Failure to Wear a Seat Belt. Miller was held pending a $250 cash only bond.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard on the evening of January 31st to investigate a report of stealing. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the Asset Protection Officer. She stated that one of their employees had been stealing from the store since December of 2022. The combined value of the items stolen was $258.54. Michael J. Smith, 19, of Windsor, was arrested for Stealing and then released of his own recognizance.
On the morning of February 4th, Police conducted an investigative stop in the 1900 block of South New York Avenue for trespassing. During the course of the stop, the driver was found to have no valid driver's license. Kassandra H. Ferguson, 20, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for No Driver's License, but was released from the scene with a citation to appear in court.
Saturday night, Officers performed a traffic stop on a maroon Jeep as the vehicle had an expired temp tag (April 2022), and made an improper turn from South New York Avenue in the area of East Broadway Boulevard. Investigation during the traffic stop revealed that an occupant was in possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Once at the jail, Staff used the body scanner system, and revealed she had additional quantities of drugs secreted inside her person. The suspect ultimately retrieved these drugs, which were determined to be methamphetamine and fentanyl. Jamie F. Fico, 36, Homeless, was arrested for Trafficking Drugs in the 2nd Degree, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Concealment of a Controlled Substance inside a County Jail. Fico was placed on a 24 hour hold. There was no information on the driver in the report.
Tuesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Police Station for a report of a burglary in the 900 block of Normandy Road. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Amy I. Clark. Clark stated that sometime between June 20th of 2022 and January 30th of 2023, someone forced entry into her storage unit and stole $5,000 worth of items. Suspects were named, but at the time of the report, only one had been contacted for questioning.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper registration. Contact was made with the driver, who did not have a driver's license. Her information was checked with Dispatch, who confirmed she had a revoked driving status. Melissa L. Dorsey, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. Dorsey was booked and released pending state charges.