This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

After noon on July 4th, Sedalia Police responded to the 1900 block of East 9th in regards to a found bicycle. The bicycle was taken to the Police Department.


 

On the morning of July 4th, Officers responded to the 1000 block of South Grand in regards to a found bicycle. The bicycle was recovered and taken to the Police Department.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers responded to the 2900 block of West Broadway, the LifePointe Church, in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, Officers met with the management of the church, who explained that on July 1st, someone cut off and stole a catalytic converter from one of their vans. The incident was captured on video, but at the time of the report the suspect has not been identified.


 

Sunday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Bothwell Regional Health Center in the 600 block of East 14th in reference to an assault that occurred on the 4th. When Officers arrived, they spoke with staff who said a patient had assaulted hospital staff. The patient was released prior to Officers' arrival. A request for charges of Assault in the 4th Degree have been submitted to the prosecutor.


 

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driving in both lanes at Broadway Boulevard and South Hancock. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Mariah Victorian Motley, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department where she provided a breath sample that showed her BAC above 0.08.


 

Sunday evening, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East Broadway and South Porter for a license violation. Marijuana was observed in plain view and the vehicle was searched. Methamphetamine was also located. Kylee Evard Kella, 33, of Edwards, was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.


 

Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East 14th in reference to a suicidal subject Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, Officers were shown to the subject and began talking with the subject. The subject had cuts to the left side of her neck and blood between the index and fore finger of her right hand. The subject began to state that she wanted to die and asked to just let her die. The subject was eventually taken to the Bothwell Regional Health Center by PCAD where she was admitted. Affidavits were signed for a possible admittance to a mental health unit.


 

Officers responded to the 400 block of East 13th in regards to a found bicycle Sunday afternoon. The bicycle was taken to be held at the Police Department.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of West 10th to check a subject who had a city warrant Sunday morning. Maribel Madrid, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested at the scene without incident for Failure To Appear and taken to the Pettis County Jail. Bond was set at $200 cash only and a new court date was issued.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers met with Sean Anderson in the lobby of the Police Station in reference to a theft. Anderson stated that in September of 2019 he contracted with an individual to perform work on the roof of his residence. Anderson stated that during the course of a few months, the contracted gentleman only performed a small portion of the work, leaving his roof in more disrepair than it was to begin with. The contracted suspect then fled the state and deleted all forms of contact. The suspect was identified through investigation and state charges of Stealing and Property Damage are being sought.


 

On the afternoon of July 4th, Officers responded to the 3000 block of West 11th to investigate a reported suspicious subject. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with Nikki McPeek, who stated that the suspect had attempted to enter residence from a rear door, which is only accessed after entering an enclosed porch. The suspect has been identified and Officers are requesting charges against the suspect for Trespassing in the First Degree.


 

Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the Plaza 16 gas station near South Ohio for a theft in progress. Upon arrival, the subject was identified as the suspect from a theft the night before at the same location. Edwin Perry Goss, 45, of Sedalia, was arrested for Shoplifting/Stealing and taken to the Pettis County Jail with a court date to be determined.


 

Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Sneed in reference to a report of an animal running at large. A summons was issued to Austin F. Groves, 42, of Sedalia.


 

Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of South Grand and West Magnolia Saturday night. The driver of the vehicle had an active Parole Violation Warrant for his arrest, and was arrested. A search of the vehicle was conducted, where methamphetamine was located. Jose De Jesus Estrella Contreras, 48, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was searched and more methamphetamine was located on his person. Charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession/Concealment of a Controlled Substance in a County Jail, and Driving While Suspended are pending.


 

Sedalia Police met with Kevin Chastain in the Police Department Lobby Saturday morning. Chastain stated that he noticed earlier this morning that a truck battery he had on his front porch was missing. He was able to review home surveillance and located video from June 28th showing the suspect taking the battery off of the front porch. The suspect has been identified and charges are being submitted against him for stealing.


 

Friday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Dal Whi Mo Court in reference to a littering report. Montye Hagele stated a woman dumped all of her trash in his container, filling it up without permission.


 

Saturday morning, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration at West 16th and South Park. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the passengers in the vehicle had an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant from Pettis County. Paula Elaine Hopkins, 45, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. The warrant had a bond of $72. 50 cash.


 

Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East 16th Street for a reported theft. When Officers arrived, the suspect had already fled the scene. A report will be completed and charges are being sought.


 

Friday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of West 16th for a property damage report. Norman E. Bell stated that his vehicle's temperature sensor wire was cut, and the vehicle was also missing a valve stem cap.


 

Friday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Police Station lobby for a report of found property. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the caller, who stated that she had found an ID card and hand bag on her property. Officers made contact with both of the owners and they plan on coming to pick up the items.


 

On the evening of June 30th, Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East 7th Street for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the victim, who stated the suspect had been calling her racial slurs and threatening her life. Officers made contact with the suspect, Gary E. Austin, 54, Homeless, and placed him under arrest for Harassment.


 

Saturday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1800 block of South Quincy in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, Officers met with Mary Cope, who stated someone entered her unlocked vehicle sometime during the overnight hours. The thief stole a purse belonging to Cope that contained identifications and gift cards. At the time of the report, the suspect has not been identified.


 

Thursday evening, Officers were doing an area check of Katy Park when they observed gray smoke coming from a building in the 2100 block of Clinton Road. Officers immediately requested fire be dispatched for a structure fire. The fire intensified prior to Sedalia Fire's arrival, but the fire department successfully put out the fire. A fire marshal was called for an investigation. It was concluded that the fire was likely sourced from an electrical issue.


 

In the morning hours of June 26th, Officers responded to the 1800 block of Missouri Avenue in reference to a hit and run accident. During the course of the investigation, the suspect vehicle was located in Pettis County. Contact was made with the registered owner, who advised it had been stolen from a driveway in the 1600 block of West 18th. At the time of the report there are no suspects.


 

Friday morning, Officers responded to the 1200 block of Liberty Park Boulevard in regards to a subject that was reportedly unconscious on the ground. The subject was only sleeping and was otherwise fine and declined medical attention. The subject was found to have two active Pettis County Warrants. James E. Chapman, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested for the two Failure to Appear warrants. Chapman was transported to the Pettis County Jail where his bond totaled at $20,000 and the new court date is to be determined.


 

Thursday evening, Police were dispatched to the 400 block of South Wagner on a report of an accident. On arrival, Officers found a Ford Mustang sitting in the roadway. Officers were advised the Mustang had hit a guide wire on a light pole. Officers made contact with the driver, who stated he came around the corner too fast and hit the wire. Officers noticed the odor of alcohol on the driver's breath. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test. After the test, the driver was taken into custody for Driving While Intoxicated. Norman Franklin Glazier, 32, of Sedalia, was taken to the Police Station for processing. After Glazier was processed, he was released on summons.


 

Officers responded to the 1000 block of East 13th in reference to a medical call Thursday evening. The caller stated that she came home and found her son on the floor, unresponsive. CPR was started by the caller, and then taken over by a Pettis County Deputy and then PCAD when they arrived on the scene. PCAD attempted life saving measures, but were unsuccessful as it seemed like the male had been without oxygen for a few hours. The deputy coroner was contacted along with Heckart Funeral Home. No foul play was suspected.


 

Sedalia Police were on patrol in the area of South Marvin and East 14th Thursday evening when they saw a subject who they knew had a warrant. Officers spoke to the subject and performed a computer check through Dispatch whereupon her warrant was confirmed: a felony Drug Distribution warrant from Pettis County with a $25,000 cash or surety bond. Gretchen Lee Harter, 56, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a court date to be determined.


 

On Thursday, July 2nd, Police were dispatched to the Centennial Pool in the 1500 block of West 16th in regard to a subject who had been there every afternoon for the past three weeks. In the course of contact, Officers were informed by dispatch that the subject had a warrant for Assault with a bond of $1500 cash or surety. Steven Paul Davidson, 64, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

A non injury Hit and Run motor vehicle crash was reported in the Wal Mart parking lot in the 3200 block of West Broadway Thursday afternoon. The suspect vehicle was described as a maroon Chevy Silverado with no license plates; the vehicle backed out of a parking space into the victim's vehicle.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 100 block of East 10th for a warrant check in the evening hours of June 28th. On arrival, Officers made contact with the suspect in a van in front of the residence. A computer check through dispatch confirmed him to have a Failure to Appear Pettis County warrant for Domestic Assault. He also has an active Failure to Appear Benton County Warrant for Non Support. Billy B. Brown, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Brown's total bond is set at $45,000 cash or surety.


 

Thursday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the Lobby of the Department Headquarters. Officers made contact with David Yeater, who found a wallet in the roadway in the area of South Murray and East Broadway. Contact was unable to be made with the property owner. The wallet was placed into evidence for safe keeping.


 

On the morning of June 29th, Officers observed an SUV eastbound on East Broadway. A Sedalia Police records check of the SUV revealed that the previous driver of it had a Pettis County Failure to appear warrant with a bond of $250 cash only. The SUV pulled into the Prime Time store in the 200 block of West Broadway. The driver was recognized to be the one with the warrant. Eabey Carlos Gonzalez, 18, of Sedalia was arrested the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked.