Sedalia Police Reports For June 1, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched the 200 block of East Main for a report on destruction of non city property. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the victim, Garrett C. Strange. Strange stated that sometime between 12:00 and 12:15 that day, someone broke off the driver side rear mirror of his vehicle. It could not be determined what caused the damage to the mirror, which was valued at $500. There are no suspects at this time.
Sunday morning, Officers took a report in the lobby of the Sedalia Police Department. The complainant, Aaron J. Rogers, stated that multiple titles and bills of sales have either been lost or stolen while he was living in the 1500 block of Stephenson Avenue.
Officers responded to the 1700 block of South Grand for a reported domestic disturbance Sunday evening. During the investigation, Officers learned from the victim a person known to her assaulted her, damaged property and attempted to stab her with an edged weapon. The victim sustained no injury and didn't require medical attention. Contact was made with the suspect, who denied the allegations and refused to cooperate with the investigation. Brandon J. Cooper, 31, of Sedalia, was arrested on charges of Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.
Sunday evening, Officers were dispatched to the jail in reference to an unknown report. After an investigation, a rape was reported in the 800 block of North Missouri that occurred Saturday night. Suspect information was collected.
Sunday night, Officers responded to the area of West Third and South Grand for a report of a possible alarm. Upon arrival, the alarm was discovered to be a residence smoke detector. Smoke was found at a house nearby. Entry was forced into an apartment of the structure to clear out the building. The forced entry caused minor damage to the door.
Sunday evening, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Katy Park in the 2200 block of South Grand for a dog attacking the caller's dog. The caller advised that someone had pepper sprayed the bad dog, but it continued to attack. Upon arrival, Officers observed bystanders attempting to get the bad dog off the caller's dog by physically striking it with sticks. Officers observed the caller's dog to have moderate injuries and determined it was still alive. The bad dog stood its ground over the caller's dog, and was shot in an attempt to save the caller's dog. The bad dog's owner or owners have not been identified at this time as the dog was running at large when this occurred.
Early Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of East 5th in reference to a stolen vehicle. Vehicle information was collected from the owner, Blake A. Hollon, and the vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen.
On the night of May 26th, a hit and run accident was reported that occurred near the Sonic restaurant in the 300 block of West Broadway on South Kentucky avenue. Damon D. Lutjen stated that a male on a bicycle collided into the side of his car and then fled the scene. Suspect information was collected.
In the early morning hours of May 26th, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a car for failing to maintain a lane and speeding. The vehicle had a forged temporary tag. The tag was seized and the driver, who was not named in the report, was released. After an investigation, charges are being requested for state Felony Forgery on the driver.
On May 21st, Carol Green reported that a male walked into her apartment to charge his phone and threw away paperwork. The owners of the paperwork were unable to be contacted and the paperwork was entered into safekeeping.
Sunday morning, a car was stopped in the area of South Ingram and East 16th for failing to signal and stopped past two stop lines. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated and suspended. The driver, Heldart Apinis, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department for further testing. Apinis was then transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released to a sober person on state charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended.
Officers responded to the 1600 block of East 6th for a subject check Sunday morning. A person known to the resident hadn't been able to contact the resident in over 24 hours. Permission was granted to force entry into the home, where the resident was found deceased. The resident is elderly and had a medical history, so foul play was not suspected. The deceased was turned over to the Pettis County Coroner.
Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper registration Sunday morning. A computer check through dispatch confirmed the driver to have a warrant out of Pettis County. Christina M. Rice, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Rice's bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety.
Sunday morning, Officers observed a vehicle in the area of West Broadway and South Kentucky. Officers recognized both the vehicle and the driver, as both were involved in a theft the previous day, and knew the suspect's driving privilege was revoked. A traffic stop was conducted near East Broadway and South Massachusetts. Officers made contact with the driver, Adam Chris Eugene Shephard, 31, of Sedalia, and dispatch confirmed that Shephard's license was revoked. Shephard was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with state charges pending for Driving While Revoked.
Saturday afternoon, Officers responded to the 2900 block of Aaron Avenue, The Faith Fellowship, for a burglary report. On arrival Officers met with the caller, John K. Kroeger, who stated the business had been entered and two paint sprayers belonging to him were stolen. The sprayers were valued at $5,500. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been located.
Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of North Park in regard to an incident of property damage due to someone driving through the front yard of the business, causing severe rut marks and tearing up the grass. It was estimated it would take approximately $500 to repair the damages. The business, Donco Fabrication, does not want to pursue charges.
Saturday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of West Broadway in regard to an incident of property damage. The estimated damage was valued at approximately $500. Victoria Barrow, the victim, would like to press charges but no suspect information is available at this time.
Saturday afternoon, Alexandra Huddleston came to the Police Department to turn in a debit card that was found in an ATM. The card does not have a name on it. The card was placed into found property for safe keeping.
Sunday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of North Park for a reported disturbance. The reporting party stated that an intoxicated male was assaulting people. While Officers were en route, they learned that one side of the disturbance had gotten into a vehicle and left, as dd the suspect, in a different vehicle. Both parties ended up at the Pettis County Sheriff's Office. The suspect assaulted a subject and an officer, resisted arrest and was tazed. Quivonta Stephone Ray Moore, 20, of Sedalia, was then walked into the Jail and placed on 24-hour hold, pending charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Intoxicants by a Minor.
Sunday morning, Officers responded to the 1200 block of West 11th for a call of a car being covered in toilet paper. No damage to the vehicle was located at the time of the report.
Late Saturday night, Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of North Missouri in reference to a subject illegally in a house. A suspect was located in the residence and after an investigation, found to be illegally trespassing. Jasmine U. McCartney, 30, Homeless, was arrested on a state charge of Trespassing in the First Degree. McCartney was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Scott Joplin Court on an assault around 1:45 a.m. Saturday. On arrival, Officers made contact with the reporting person, who stated he was assaulted while he was in the 300 block of McAnally Court. The reporting person stated he was struck in the face by a male subject, Harley Johnson Copling, 25, of Kansas City. Copling was later located and taken into custody for assault.
While investigating a report Saturday afternoon, Officers checked one of the parties involved with dispatch. Dispatch informed the Officers that the suspect had a misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear. Lyndi M. Fox, 21, of Sedalia, was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was held pending a $250 cash bond.
Saturday afternoon, a complainant came to the Police Department lobby to report a sex crime. The complainant reported that she had walked in on her juvenile daughter having intercourse with an adult male. The incident occurred in the city limits of Sedalia.
Officers responded to the area of West 7th and South Moniteau for a motor vehicle accident Friday afternoon Upon arrival, Officers met with a driver who stated he did not have a driver's license. A check with dispatch confirmed him to have no operator's license. Hakeem S. Dickson, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Headquarters where he was fingerprinted. Dickson was issued a citation for No Operators Status and given a court date.
Saturday morning, Sedalia Police were investigating a forgery report at the Sonic restaurant in the 300 block of West Broadway involving two suspects. Officers checked the suspect's name with dispatch and was informed that one of them had a misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear. Koehn L. Isenberg, 26, of Sedalia, was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was held pending a $1,500 cash or surety bond. The Sonic restaurant chose not to pursue charges for the forgery.
Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police took a report by phone of Identity Theft. Serenity Grant stated that her juvenile daughter's information was used during a traffic stop without her knowledge in 2018. The victim, no longer a juvenile, did not wish to pursue any charges at the time of the report.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Menards' store in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue Saturday morning in reference to a theft. The caller advised that a female subject was concealing items. The suspect exited a short time later. The suspect was contacted outside of the business in a vehicle. After further investigation, Brennah D. Bower, 32, of Newburg, was arrested for Shoplifting. After a search of Bower's vehicle, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were discovered in Bower's wallet. State charges of Shoplifting, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia are being sought.
Friday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of North Woodlawn in regard to a domestic assault. The victim alleged their significant other had choked them, hit them, and threw them on the ground. The victim chose to pursue charges. Jacob Colton Astor, 28, of Sedalia was arrested for Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24 hour hold.
Officers responded to the 800 block of North Missouri in reference to a burglary Friday afternoon. Upon contact with the victim, Leonard James Williams reported that someone had pushed in a rear window on the east side of the home before entering the residence. The house was cleared and no one was found inside. Williams reported that nothing appeared to be missing from the house, but the estimated damage to the window and window frame was approximately $200.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 400 block of West 17th for a report of a domestic disturbance Friday night. Both parties stated the other party had assaulted them. Neither party had visible injuries and were told to separate for the night. A report was completed to document a 12-hour log.
Late Friday night, Officers observed a westbound SUV on West 3rd street just west of South Ohio with a driver known to be suspended. The SUV turned onto northbound South Osage where it was stopped. The driver, Cory James Draper, 30, of Sedalia was also found to be intoxicated. Draper was arrest on charges of Driving While Suspended and Driving while Intoxicated.
Officers responded to the 800 block of West 5th Street for a harassment report Friday night. Molly R. Macbeth believes unknown persons are poisoning plants and doing other things around their home in retaliation for events from several years past.
Friday morning, Krystal Pope came to the Sedalia Police Department to report that her mentally disabled son threatened her. The complainant does not want to press charges, but wants the incident documented.
Sedalia Police took a report in reference to a theft Friday afternoon in the 1900 block of South Stewart. Carl F. Smith reported that a gray Pulsar push mower had been taken from outside of his residence between 11:45 and 12:30 p.m. The lawn mower was valued at $160. At the time of the report, there were no suspects.
On May 21, Officers responded to a forensic interview of several children regarding allegations of sexual abuse years prior. A suspect was developed, arrested on May 28th, and subsequently interviewed. John Wayne Archambault Jr., 36, of Sedalia, is currently on hold at the Pettis County Jail pending state charges of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree, Child Molestation in the First Degree, Sexual Misconduct in the First Degree, and Furnishing Pornography to a Minor.