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


Sunday night, Officers received a call regarding an accident in the area of the 900 block of South Missouri Avenue. Marvin Manuel Caal Bac, 21, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (Alcohol), and Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a License. Caal Bac was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released.


Sedalia Police took a call from a concerned citizen who was reporting a possibly impaired driver near West 16th Street and South Limit Avenue Sunday evening. The vehicle in question was located and stopped for a lane violation near West Broadway Boulevard and South Carr Avenue. During the course of the stop, the driver was found to be impaired. Arnoldo Paau Tec, 39, of Sedalia, was arrested and cited for Driving While Intoxicated and Operator’s License Required.


Sunday morning, a vehicle was stopped near the intersection of East 14th Street and South Engineer Avenue for failing to dim its headlights. The driver was found to be intoxicated. Christina Marie Langley, 51, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (Prior Offender*). Langley was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending release to a sober driver.


Friday night, a truck was stopped for improper lane usage in the area of West 14th Street and South Grand Avenue. The vehicle also had no license plate lights. The driver was intoxicated. Bailey Lee Paris, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Paris was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked with a municipal citation, and then released to a sober driver.


Officers initiated a traffic stop near West 9th Street and South Missouri Avenue because the vehicle was failing to dim its high beams, and it nearly caused a crash by failing to yield to oncoming traffic while pulling to a residence. A warrant check revealed the driver had a Camden County warrant for their arrest. Katie Marie Hilburn, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested for her Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle. Hilburn was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in, pending a cash only bond of $300.00.

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Saturday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Bristol Lane, in reference to a domestic violence disturbance. When Officers arrived, contact was made with both parties. After an investigation, no primary aggressor could be determined. A 12-hour log was completed.


On the morning of January 4th, a SUV was stopped for failing to signal a turn. The vehicle was under suspicion by Officers for driving under the influence. Danny Eugene Cosby, 61, of Sedalia, was arrested for a felony count of Driving While Intoxicated (Previous Offender**).


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the KO Storage Units on Green Ridge Road Sunday morning for a theft report. Officers arrived on scene, gathered information from the victim, and a report was completed.


Sunday afternoon, Officers conducted a subject check on a male with warrants for his arrest in the area of South Ohio Avenue and West 20th Street. The subject had two warrants for his arrest. Thomas Duane Church, 41, had two Probation Violation warrants for his arrest. One PV warrant stemmed from an incident in April of 2022, with Church ultimately placed on 5 years’ Probation on a charge of felony Forgery, which he violated in November 2023. The other PV warrant came from an incident in March of 2022 on a felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, with Church placed on 7 years’ probation, which he violated in November of 2023. Total bond was set at $4,000 cash and $5,000 surety. Thomas was transported to the Pettis County Jail.


On the evening of January 6th, Officers received a call regarding a welfare check in the 100 block of West 14th Street. Several attempts were made to contact the resident. Officers entered the home, and found the subject deceased of natural causes. Next of kin were notified. The remains were released to the Pettis County Coroner.


Sedalia Police responded to the 500 block of West 5th Street in reference to a report of peace disturbance late Saturday night. Officers spoke with Chalise Marie Denison, 37, Homeless, and Kevin Brian O’Brien, 61, of Sedalia. An argument occurred between two subjects at the residents which led to physical contact between the two subjects. Both subjects had visible injuries, btu refused medical treatment. Officers were unable to determine a primary physical aggressor. A report was completed, and a 12-hour domestic violence log was begun. No charges are being pursued at this time.


Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a theft. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Albert Eugene Nash. Nash stated his handgun was stolen from his vehicle in the 800 block of West 3rd Street. The firearm was valued at approximately $800.00. No arrests have been made at this time.


Friday afternoon, Officers responded to the 500 block of South State Fair Boulevard in reference to an assault that occurred the previous day. The victim stated they were assaulted by an unknown subject. A report was made, but no suspects have been identified at this time.


On the night of January 2nd, Officers received a call of a hit and run accident. The accident occurred near the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Park Avenue. The vehicle was described as a white Chevrolet pickup with a temporary registration tag. The described vehicle was later found near South Park Avenue and West 3rd Street by a Pettis County Deputy. There were several alcohol containers in the vehicle. The Officers could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the driver’s person. When asked about the accident, he admitted he had struck the victim vehicle, but thought it was only minor damage. He later admitted to drinking, but refused a sample of his blood for testing purposes. A warrant was obtained for a blood draw, and the driver was transported to the BRHC. Richard Michael K. Romero, 40, of Sedalia, was arrested for Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving While Revoked (Points), and Driving While Intoxicated (Alcohol). Romero was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold. Bond for Romero was later set at $10,000 cash or surety.


Sedalia Police responded to the 2500 block of West Main Street on the morning of January 5th. The Officers were investigating a report of vandalism. On arrival, Officers made contact with Brett D. Roquet. Officers photographed the damage, and Roquet provided a written statement.


Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, for a report of theft. Officers talked with managers, who reported the suspect had failed to pay for services. The services were valued at $65.00. Officers spoke with the suspect, who was escorted from the business. Akeisha Denise Sims, 31, of Sedalia, was issued a citation for Stealing. Sims was released from custody with a summons.


*While Langley had several tickets in Casenet, there were no entries available about previous convictions for Driving While Intoxicated. Langley does have convictions for Careless and Imprudent Driving, Speeding and No Seat Belt.

**14SO-CR01675 states that Crosby was convicted of DWI (Previous Offender) in Benton County in 2014.


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