Sedalia Police Reports For June 26, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Missouri for a reported accident. When officers arrived, they met with the home owner, Debra Klein. Klein stated she had heard a loud boom, and through further investigation it appeared her house had been struck by a vehicle.
On the afternoon of June 25th, an Officer was dispatched to the lobby of the Sedalia Police Department in reference to a missing juvenile report. Matthew Eppenauer stated the juvenile had left the home approximately three weeks prior, and was supposed to be saying with his mother, but was not. The juvenile was entered as missing into the MULES and NCIC systems.
Wednesday night, Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of West 5th in reference to a theft. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Stephanie N. Wansing, who said her son's bike had been taken from their house. Wansing said her neighbor saw juveniles take off with the bike. The bicycle was valued at $88.
Sedalia Police conducted a subject check near the intersection of West 14th Street and South Carr Thursday night. The subject had an active felony warrant out of Pettis County and was arrested. Wayne A. Gravitt, 24, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail with a $10,000 cash or surety bond.
Thursday morning, Officers were dispatched to a theft that occurred in the 1500 block of South Ingram. Norma Forsythe stated that a bed was stolen from her daughter's residence. The bed and head board were valued at approximately $1,090.28.
Officers responded to the parking of Walmart on West Broadway to investigate a motor vehicle crash that occurred near the intersection of West Broadway and South Limit Wednesday afternoon. During the course of the investigation, one driver was found to be driving while revoked. Charges have been submitted to the prosecutor, but the driver was not named in the report.
Sedalia Police responded to the intersection of South Stewart and West 32nd in regards to a subject that was falling over and acting strangely Wednesday morning. Upon arrival, Officers identified the subject, and he was briefly seen by PCAD and Sedalia Fire to ensure he had no injuries. Eric A. Monsees, 51, of Sedalia, was found to have a felony Failure to Appear no bond warrant from Benton County. Monsess was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Thursday morning, an Officer was dispatched to the Walmart, in the 3200 block of West Broadway in reference to a found property report. Kelly Yelton found a loaded handgun in the grass by the Walmart parking lot. The pistol was taken to the Police Department where it was entered into evidence for safekeeping.
Officers responded to the 900 block of East 15th to investigate a reported vehicle fire Thursday morning. Upon arrival, Officers observed the victim's vehicle to be fully engulfed in flame. At this time, it is unknown what or who started the fire. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the owner of the vehicle, Elmer Jewel Miley Jr, was contacted. Later that same morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of East 13th about a burglary. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with several victims, who stated that a known suspect came into their house and threatened everyone with a hatchet. The suspect, Elmer Jewel Miley Jr., 36, of Sedalia, was later arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold. The charges being sought are two counts of Burglary in the 1st Degree, two counts of Assault in the 2nd degree, two counts of Armed Criminal Action, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, resisting arrest, property damage and stealing.
Wednesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of South Kentucky in reference to a theft report. Julisia Davis stated that a laptop valued at $300 was taken from her residence.
Early Tuesday morning, Officers performed a traffic stop near the intersection of West 20th and South Harrison. The driver was identified as a runaway juvenile with an active Division of Youth Services pick-up order. The juvenile was transported to the Sedalia Police Department and later picked up by the Division of Youth Services.
Wednesday morning, an Officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Driftwood drive in reference to a theft report. Regina K. Kreisel stated her purse was taken from her home earlier that morning.
Officers were dispatched to the City Courthouse Wednesday morning for a subject who showed up to court with a Pettis County warrant. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the suspect and ran her information through dispatch. Dispatch confirmed the felony Probation Violation warrant, that had a bond of $2,000 cash only and $2,500 cash or surety. Kiara Renee Willis, 19, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
On the morning of June 24th, Officers investigated a burglary that took place at a storage unit in the 900 block of South Normandy Road. Sue Anderson reported that $1000 worth of items had been stolen from the unit, with an additional $200 in items being damaged inside it. The investigation is ongoing.
Sedalia Police responded to the 2700 block of Woodlawn Drive in regards to a found bicycle Wednesday afternoon. The bicycle was taken to the Police Department and stored in the bike shed. The owner is unknown at this time.
Officers responded to the Factory Connection store in the 2900 block of West Broadway Wednesday afternoon in regards to a theft. The suspect was no longer on scene, but was photographed at the scene. The suspect stole clothing from the store. The investigation is ongoing.