Sedalia Police Reports For July 12, 2022
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Monday night, Officers responded to a found property incident in the 1200 block of South Sneed Avenue. Cheryl Hibbard reported a bicycle was left in an alleyway. The bicycle was placed into safe keeping at the Police Department until the owner claims the property.
Officers were dispatched to the area of North Prospect Avenue and West Cooper Street for a report of a disturbance late Monday night. Upon arrival, Officers located a domestic disturbance between two parties. A primary aggressor was not able to be determined, and the report was documented as a 12 hour log.
Early Tuesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of North Grand Avenue for a reported theft incident. The suspect was identified, and found to be in possession of the stolen items. Austin Kenlee Bale, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested for Stealing and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bale was booked in and placed on a 24 hour hold.
Sedalia Police responded to a possible kidnapping report late Monday night, where the reporting person was following the vehicle. Contact was made with everyone involved in the 3200 block of West 16th Street. It was determined there was a domestic violence assault that had occurred. There was also property damage as a result of the disturbance. Darvin T. Lessoy, 27, of Sedalia, was determined to be the primary physical aggressor. Lessoy was arrested on three counts of Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree, Driving While Suspended, two counts of Property Damage in the 2nd Degree, and an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant out of Johnson County on original charges of Driving While Suspended. Lessoy was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold. Bond for the Johnson County warrant was set at $400 cash only.
Monday morning, Officers responded to the 300 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to a runaway juvenile. Jacob W. Zimmerman stated his step son has not been home since the morning of July 10th. The juvenile was entered by Dispatch as a runaway juvenile.
Officers were dispatched to the Walgreen's store, 801 South Limit Avenue in reference to a domestic assault Monday morning. The suspect was upset and hit his grandfather in the face twice with an open hand. This occurred in a travelling vehicle. However, when the assault occurred, the driver pulled over and the grandmother called 911. The suspect jumped out of the vehicle and left the scene. Officers located Brandon L. Kelch, 32, of Sedalia, a short time later. Officers arrested Kelch for felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree and transported him to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.
Monday afternoon, Sabrina R. McKinnon came to the Police Station lobby to report that her Food Stamp card had been stolen. On July 6th, the victim's boyfriend believed he had the card on the front console of the vehicle. He went to go buy some food and rather than use the Food Stamp card, he purchased it with cash. That was the last time he saw the card. On July 11th, McKinnon contacted the Children's Division and found that someone on the previous day had changed her PIN and made two unauthorized purchases. The purchases totaled $239.85. There are suspects and the victim is requesting prosecution.
Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police received a call from the Fremont California Police Department. The Freemont Office requested SPD obtain a DNA sample regarding one of their missing persons cases. The sample was obtained, and sent to the appropriate agency.