This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Monday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West Broadway and South Harrison for a license violation. The driver of the vehicle was found to have an active parole violation for his arrest. When the Officer made contact again with the driver, he fled in the vehicle. A vehicle pursuit ensued and was later terminated with charges being requested for the driver, who was not named in the report.


Sunday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of West Broadway in reference to a Violation of a Court Order. Upon contact with the caller, she said her ex boyfriend had been at the residence beating on the door and had been calling and messaging her all day. There is currently an Ex Parte ordering him not to be near her.  The unnamed suspect could not be located. A request for the charge of  a Violation of a Court Order has been submitted to the prosecutor.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department in regards to found property Sunday evening. Officers spoke with the caller, Johnny Sherman Pardee Jr., who stated that his girlfriend had found a wallet in their trash can.  The wallet contained several items that identified the owner. The owner was not able to be contacted, and the items were placed into evidence for safe keeping.


Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of East 5th Street and South Hancock for a license violation Sunday evening. The vehicle failed to yield and fled at a high rate of speed.  The Officer terminated the pursuit, but located the vehicle nearby shortly later where it was found abandoned. The owner of the vehicle, Tiffany R. Gross, was contacted and said the vehicle was stolen but not reported. Through an investigation, the suspect was identified but not located and had two active warrants for his arrest.  Charges are being requested for felony Resisting Arrest, Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Careless Driving.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop in the 2300 block of South Grand for a head light out Sunday night.  The driver's information was given to dispatch and he came back revoked.  Richard A. Diaz, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Revoked and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released.


Officers took a theft report in the lobby of  the Police Department Sunday evening.  The victim, John Brauer, stated one of his two license plates was found missing from his vehicle after he had previously parked in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue earlier in the day.  The license plate was entered into MULES and NCIC as stolen.


Friday evening, Crystal Baker came to the Sedalia Police Department to report that her 10-year-old son had run away from the 300 block of South Ohio. Baker reported that he was last seen walking on Broadway heading towards Rissler Road. The Pettis County Sheriff's Office was contacted, but the child wasn't immediately found.  Baker later contacted the Police Department and stated that a neighbor recognized her son and picked him up. He is currently back home and safe, which the Pettis County Sheriff's Office confirmed.


Early Sunday morning, Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of West 2nd in reference to a runaway juvenile. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Rebecca Lynne Synder, who said her daughter and three of her friends ran out of the house when she arrived home, and the juveniles had been drinking. The juveniles were not located. Synder reported later Sunday night that her daughter is believed to be in the area of the 600 block of East 14th, possibly with friends. Officers canvassed the area and were unable to locate her. The juvenile will be entered as missing.


Friday night, Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West 4th Street for a hit-and-run accident report. Megan Swacker said an unknown vehicle hit her vehicle while it was parted on West 4th. The victim's vehicle had damage near the front driver's side tire and was estimated at approximately $500.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Fitter's 5th Street Pub in reference to a disturbance with a weapon Sunday night.  During the course of the investigations, it was discovered that the suspect picked a fight with another patron of the bar. The suspect pulled out a knife.  No one at the bar wished to pursue charges.  The suspect, Brady A. Allred, 29, of Sedalia, was intoxicated and clearly not making rational decisions. Allred was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 12-hour PC hold. Allred was also issued a trespass warning from the establishment.


Saturday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of North Heard for a report of a burglary that was no longer in progress. Upon arrival, Officers met with John Kurt Engles, who stated that sometime between June 4th and June 6th, someone broke into their house and stole a weed eater and a small safe.


Sedalia Police spoke with a victim on the phone in regards to a theft Sunday afternoon.  Kimberly Klein stated that on Friday she had accidentally left her purse in a shopping cart on the parking lot of the Sedalia Walmart. Klein left the lot, but realized shortly after and when she returned the purse was gone. An unknown subject directed her inside, where she found the purse in the ladies' restroom. There was $300 in cash missing from the purse. At the time of the report, the suspect has not been identified.


Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Rebar Road for a report of a sex crime. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the victim, who stated that while he was in the restroom, another subject exposed himself to him.


Officers stopped a vehicle Sunday afternoon in the area of West 16th and South Warren for driving with expired license plate tags. The driver, Pamela J. Brill, 63, of Sedalia, was found to have an active Pettis County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Brill was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where bond was set at $160 and a court date is to be determined.


Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of East 14th for a report of harassment. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victim, Lonnie R. Colvin, who stated a neighbor had threatened him earlier. Charges of harassment are being submitted.


Sunday afternoon, Officers responded to the 600 block of West 2nd in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival Officers made contact with several parties, two of which were in a custody dispute over a small child. The child had wandered from one of the parents homes, was found by a passerby and subsequently returned to one of the parents. The child was unharmed and an informational report as well as a hotline to Child Services has been made.


Pettis County Jail - Stevens
Pettis County Jail - Stevens

Officers responded to the 300 block of East Howard in regards to an assault with weapons and property damage in progress Sunday morning. Upon arrival, Officers were able to detain the suspect without incident. After interviewing the victims, Casey Allen Stevens, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested, transported to the Pettis County Jail, and booked on a 24-hour hold. Charges are being submitted to the Prosecutor for Assault in the 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Property Damage in the 2nd Degree on Stevens. The victims reported no injuries during the incident.


Sunday morning, Officers were called to the 800 block of East Broadway in reference to an assault. Kevin W. Chastain had parked his truck and was walking into the store when a male came up to him and began assaulting him. Chastain stated that the suspect struck him enough times that he lost count of the number of punches that connected.  Chastain stated that the subject quit swinging, yelled at someone else, and then left the area. The suspect has not been located or identified.


In the early hours of Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of West Johnson for a report of property damage. Contact was made with a juvenile suspect who was observed damaging a car and generally being out of control and angry. While attempting contact with the juvenile, the juvenile ran on foot, causing a short foot pursuit. While detaining the juvenile, the juvenile assaulted an officer present. The juvenile was transported to the hospital where he was released to the hospital for treatment.


Pettis County Jail - Tessmer
Pettis County Jail - Tessmer

Saturday night, Officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of South Ingram in response to a disturbance.  When Officers arrived on the scene, a male involved in the disturbance had fled from the area on foot prior to Officers' arrival. Officers were able to identify the subject and confirm he had a federal warrant for Probation Violation.  Officers responded to the scene a second time, and the male had fled again from the area.  A perimeter was established around the area.  K9 Charlie was deployed and performed a track, locating the subject hiding in a nearby tree line. Officers were then able to take the subject, Jonathan J. Tessmer, 42, of Sedalia, into custody without incident.


Friday night, Officers were dispatched to the Police Station Lobby in reference to a harassment report that occurred earlier in the day near 16th and Ohio. The case is under investigation.


Officers were dispatched to the area of 11th Street and South Massachusetts for a house fire early Saturday morning. Sedalia Fire responded and was able to put the fire out. No one was located inside the residence. At the time of the report, the home owners have yet to be contacted.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East Broadway and South Wagner for a license violation. A K9 alerted to the presence of illegal drugs inside of the vehicle and it was searched. Inside the vehicle, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located. The driver, Dalton Wright, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of East Broadway for a report of found property. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the caller, Xavian Reshad Rutherford, who stated he found a handgun inside the restroom. The gun's serial number was run through dispatch, and found the gun had not been reported as stolen.  The gun was taken and placed into found property.


Saturday morning, Officers met with Everett L. Washington in regards to a possible child abuse incident. The children are not in the home where the alleged abuse has happened, and are in a safe place at this time. The incident was reported to the Department of Social Services Children's Division. The investigation is ongoing.


On the afternoon of June 5th, Police, Fire, and PCAD responded to the intersection of 6th Street and South Moniteau in regards to a house fire in progress. All the residents of the home were evacuated, and there were no reported injuries. The residence was heavily damaged by smoke and flame. The state Fire Marshall Investigator responded to the scene to investigate a possible arson. The investigation is ongoing.


Friday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to a medical call near the intersection of South Engineer and East 20th Street in reference to a medical call, possible overdose.  The caller, Dakota White, said his friend was not breathing. CPR was started by law enforcement until Sedalia Fire Department and Pettis County Ambulance employees arrived on the scene. The subject was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center.


Friday morning, Tiffany Morrill reported her car stolen to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office. It was later discovered that the vehicle may have been taken while in the Sedalia area. Morrill stated that she had lent the vehicle to someone that had another person drive it. That other person took the vehicle and has not returned it. The vehicle has been entered into the computer. Instructions are that if the vehicle is found, have the driver return the vehicle to the owner.


Officers responded to a theft from a vehicle that had just occurred in the 1300 block of South Missouri Friday afternoon. After checking the area and speaking with the victim, Barbara J. Priesmeyer, some of the stolen items were turned into the Police Department Lobby. The total value of the items still missing is reported at $890.


Sedalia Police noticed a blue passenger car with no front or rear license plate in the area of Saline and Veterans Memorial Drive Friday afternoon. The vehicle was stopped and the occupants, neither of which had identification, were run through the computer.  Dispatch confirmed the driver was suspended. Rachael Michelle Wirtz, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was booked and released.


Pettis County Jail - Antwiler
Pettis County Jail - Antwiler

In the early morning hours Friday, officers were dispatched to the Econolodge, 3501 West Broadway, for a disturbance. Officers arrived and made contact with the suspect. A computer check revealed a warrant for her arrest.  The Warrant was out of Pettis County for Failure to Appear in Court. Lydia Tenisee Antwiler, 24, of Sedalia, was taken into custody for the warrant.  A bond of $7,500 was issued on the warrant. After leaving the jail, Officers were advised a jailer had found what appeared to be marijuana in the suspect's personal items. Officers returned to the jail and took custody of the marijuana. Antwiler was then placed on a 24-hour old for Introducing a Controlled Substance into a Jail. Antwiler is being held pending the filing of charges.

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