This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports.


Tuesday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the Casey's general store, 3050 South Limit Avenue for a report of a physical disturbance. Upon arriving, the suspect fled on foot. He was located by Officers and arrested. The suspect was found to have three outstanding warrants for failure to appear. Further investigation revealed the suspect stole an item and fled on foot, which led to a physical altercation. The potential victim of the theft did not want to pursue charges, and their stolen items were recovered and returned. Dustin E. Galloway, 40, of Mountain Grove, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Speeding, Property Damage, and Trespassing. Total bond was set at $370 cash only.


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On the evening of February 8th, a sexual harassment report was completed at the Sedalia Police Department. The harassment happened in the 100 block of West 3rd Street. Suspect information was provided, and charges are being sought. Officers are requesting state charges of Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in the 2nd Degree.


Tuesday evening, Officers spoke with a subject in the lobby of the Police Station who wanted to report a theft. The victim stated while they were working at the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, they had placed their phones (work and personal) on a stocking cart. A short time later, the phones were gone. The estimated value of the phones was set at $1000.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a report of property damage Tuesday morning. When Officers arrived, they made contact with the victim. She stated that earlier that morning, her ex-boyfriend came to her residence and damaged two of her vehicles. She called Police while he was still there, but he left the scene prior to Officer's arrival. The estimated value of the damage was set at $600. At the time of the report, the suspect had not been located yet for questioning. Charges of Trespassing and Property Damage are being pursued.


Tuesday night, a car was stopped for failing to maintain its lane. An investigative stop was conducted in the 3600 block of South Limit Avenue. Officers believed the driver to be a revoked driver who also had a warrant for their arrest. The driver was the suspect. A passenger in the vehicle was in possession of methamphetamine. The driver, Shelby Marie Batzel, was arrested for Driving While Revoked and her two Cass County warrants for Failure to Appear on original charges of No Insurance and Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle. Bond for Batzel was set at $200 cash only. The passenger, who was not named in the report, was booked in on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.


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