This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Thursday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the 200 block of West 6th Street after being contacted by the Lebanon Police Department. The call was in regard to an armed kidnapping that had occurred hours earlier, in Lebanon. The suspect in the kidnapping was in enroute to Sedalia. About a half an hour later, Officers staged on the residence and located the suspect's vehicle. After following the suspect's vehicle, a high risk traffic stop was conducted. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect, who was not named in the report, was turned over to the Lebanon Police Department Officers.


Officers responded to the Dollar General Store, 713 East Broadway Boulevard Thursday evening for a report of a disturbance in progress. When Officers arrived, a female suspect was causing a disturbance, and was refusing to leave. After attempting to talk with the suspect and management of the Dollar General store, it was determined the store wanted her trespassed from the property. When confronted, the suspect got into her car and refused to identify herself to Officers. The suspect was asked multiple times to identify herself before she attempted to start her vehicle to leave, after being told she was not free to leave. Officers went hands on with the suspect and placed her under arrest. Candice N. Johnson, 38, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for Peace Disturbance in the 1st Degree and Resisting Arrest. Johnson was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be held pending charges, with bond undetermined.


Wednesday night, Officers were dispatched to the Cork N Bottle store, 3805 East Broadway Boulevard, for a report of an intoxicated subject who got into a vehicle and drove westbound on Broadway Boulevard. Officers observed the vehicle and several violations. A traffic stop was conducted in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Vermont Avenue. After performing tests and with Officer observations, the driver was determined to be intoxicated. Zachary Nicholas Len Stafford, 28, of Syracuse, was placed under arrest for Improper Lane Usage and Driving While Intoxicated. Stafford was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked on the charges and then released to a sober person.


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Sedalia Police responded to the 600 block of West 4th Street Thursday evening for a report of a stolen vehicle. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Sabrina R. McKinnon. Information was collected, and a report was completed. The truck was then entered as a stolen vehicle.


Thursday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to trespass in progress. The suspect was located, and confirmed that he had been previously issued a non-expiring trespass warning for the business. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were also located on the suspect. Austin Robert Blankenship, 25, Homeless, was arrested for Trespassing in the 1st Degree, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Blankenship was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold.


Officers spoke with Breanna L. Winskowski Wednesday morning about her vehicle, that had been stolen in the 1300 block of Walker Circle Tuesday night. Winskowski stated that she allowed an acquaintance of hers to take her vehicle to get gas, and they never returned with the vehicle. The vehicle was a red and gray 2005 Hyundai Tucson SUV, valued at $3,000. At the time of the report, the suspect and the vehicle had not been located. A copy of the report was sent to Joint Communications.


Wednesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of South Monroe Avenue for a report of fraud. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Bernard N. Bierschbach. Bierschbach stated that on July 4th, he noticed money was missing from his bank account. He then had his card deactivated. He then stated that he got a statement from his bank with over $2,000 worth of purchases he could not account for. Bierschbach gave a name of who he believed the suspect was. At the time of the report, the suspect had not been located for questioning.


Sedalia Police were in the area of the Breaktime store, 808 East Broadway Boulevard, Wednesday evening. Officers were looking for a suspect in an unrelated case when they saw a subject look at Officers, and then quickly get into the passenger seat of a vehicle that tried to drive away. Officers stopped the vehicle, and made contact with the passenger. Officers checked his name with Dispatch and were informed he had two Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Peace Disturbance from the City of Sedalia, and one warrant for Domestic Battery from Johnson County, Kansas. Officers took Joseph A. Markes, 37, Homeless, into custody on the warrants. Markes was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold as a Fugitive From Justice. Bond for Markes was set at $7,700 cash only.


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