This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Early Friday morning, Officers responded to the 200 block of East 6th Street for a report of a domestic assault. The suspect fled the scene prior to arrival. The victim reported that a male suspect choked her, struck her in the head with a lamp and stole her roommate's cell phone in an attempt to prevent her from contacting the Police prior to fleeing the scene. The suspect was not located. Charges of Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree and Stealing are being requested through the Pettis County Prosecutor's Office.


A traffic stop was in initiated at about West Broadway and South Limit Friday morning on a car for a passenger side headlight out. A DOR and warrant check of the driver revealed that she had a Sedalia Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of AC Rent and Possession with a $100 cash only bond. Carrie L. Wilcox, 43, of Clinton, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


Thursday night, Sedalia Police responded to the 1300 block of Murray Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance with weapons. After an investigation, it was determined the suspect grabbed a chainsaw, turned it on, and followed the victim. The victim retreated and called law enforcement. Jacob Edward Masters, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on a 24 hour hold. State felony charges of Domestic Assault in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Armed Criminal Action, and Harassment in the 1st Degree are being sought.


Officers were called to the area of the west baseball field at Liberty Park for a disturbance involving a male and female Thursday night. Both subjects were seen walking from the area towards Autumn Avenue. Officers were able to make contact with both parties involved. No arrests were made, but a 12 hour log entry was made in reference to domestic violence.


Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of McAnally Court for a subject check Thursday afternoon. A computer check through dispatch confirmed the subject to have four active warrants out of Pettis County. The warrants were for Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While Suspended, and Driving Without Proof of Financial Responsibility. Nicole L. Marbut, 36, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond set at $750.


Thursday morning, Dana Martin reported to the Police Department that someone used funds from her bank account to make purchases without her permission. Martin reported the amount of the funds used was greater than $250.00 At the time of the report, no arrests had been made.


Officers responded to the 300 block of Depp Avenue for a Harassment report. Upon arrival, Police met with Lindsey Hall, who stated that she was being harassed by a person known to her. At the time of the report, no charges had been filed.


Thursday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1400 block of East Broadway Boulevard for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, it was determined that the disturbance was caused by the victim believing another family member took his bicycle. After speaking with family, it was determined that the bicycle was stolen from the yard.


Wednesday morning, Sedalia Police conducted a subject check in the area of West Third and South Missouri Avenue. Officers made contact with the subject, and a check through dispatch confirmed him to have an active Failure to Appear City of Sedalia Warrant on an original charge of Stealing. Bradley J. Bottcher, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bottcher's bond was set at $60 cash only.


On Saturday July 11, Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Sneed in regard to a hit and run. The suspect vehicle was found a couple of blocks down the road. Both subjects were contacted and no charges were requested.


Officers observed a blue Chrysler 300 on West 2nd Street Wednesday afternoon, that was travelling in the wrong direction on a one way street. The driver was checked through dispatch and confirmed to have no operator's status. Griselda Ubaldo, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department to be fingerprinted. Ubaldo was then issued a citation for No Operator's Status and given a court date.


Tuesday afternoon, a burglary was reported from LeMaire's Cajun Catfish, in the 3500 block of West Broadway. The business was damaged, and property was taken from inside of it. A suspect was identified, and the stolen property was returned to the business later in the day.


On the afternoon of July 15th, Sedalia Police were made aware of a possible forgery occurring at the Menard's store in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue. LaKeisha S. Byrd reported that someone tried to purchase items using her checking account information on July 4th. The transaction was unsuccessful, however her bank charged a return fee. At the time of the report, no suspects have been identified.


Sedalia Police were made aware of a careless and imprudent motorist in the 2400 block of West Broadway on the afternoon of July 12. Officers responded to the area and spoke to the complainant and a witness. Due to traffic conditions, Officers weren't able to locate the careless and imprudent motorist. A good license plate number was obtained, so that follow up can be conducted. At the time of the report, the operator of the vehicle hadn't been contacted.

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