Sedalia Police Reports For June 21, 2022
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Monday morning, Officers contacted Blake Perez about a license plate which had been recovered on a stolen vehicle. The victim checked his car and found his front license plate to be missing. There is nothing to indicate that Perez was involved in the theft of the vehicle. Due to the plate not being reported stolen at the time the vehicle was recovered, it was left on the vehicle when it was towed to the car lot. Officers contacted the owner of the car lot, who stated that she had thrown the license plate away.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to a disturbance near the 900 block of Winchester Drive Monday night. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the caller, who said her son had damaged her property. The caller said her son got angry because she would not let him in the house, so he destroyed a bench on the porch and broke a window before walking away. The victim estimated the cost to replace the window would amount to $200.00. The suspect had left before Officer's arrival, but he was soon located and arrested. Troy D. Fogarty, 40, Homeless, was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Property Damage in the 2nd Degree.
Early Tuesday morning, Officers observed a subject walking in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South Hancock Avenue. Officers made contact with the suspect and ran her information with Communications. Officers were advised the suspect had an active Pettis County warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License. April D. Geiler, 39, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bond for Geiler was set at $150 cash only. Drug related items were located during the contact with Geiler. The items were seized and placed into evidence for destruction.
Officers responded to the Liberty Park, 1500 West 3rd Street Sunday night for a report of a male subject with his pants down. When Officers arrived, they located the subject. Based on witness statements and Officers observations, Sam Lee Branstetter, 77, Homeless, was placed under arrest. Branstetter was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Sexual Misconduct in the 1st Degree.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the National TV Sales and Rental, 1400 South Limit Avenue Suite 10, for a report of failure to return rental property. When Officer arrived, they spoke with an employee, Michael J. Duncan. Duncan stated that the suspect rented a 43" Hisense Smart TV valued at $810. The suspect only made one payment on the item in April of 2022. Neither the suspect nor the property has been located since. Charges have been submitted.
Officers were dispatched to the Police Station lobby Monday morning in reference to a hit and run accident that had occurred earlier in the morning. Officers were told about a 2001 Saturn passenger vehicle that was in the left turn lane of South Limit Avenue, waiting to turn onto West 14th Street. Dale R. Sims reported a semi-truck hauling a flatbed trailer sideswiped the passenger's side of the Saturn while it was in the turn lane. The semi continued northbound on South Limit Avenue and did not stop. The investigation is on going.