This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports. Last Friday morning, The Pettis County Children's Division notified the Sedalia Police Department of a possible sexual assault that occurred several years ago in the 900 block of Gregory Lane. The case is still under investigation.


Tuesday evening, Sedalia Police saw a subject at the Prime Time store, 216 West Broadway Boulevard, who Officers knew had a warrant for his arrest. Officers spoke to the person and performed a computer check though Dispatch, whereupon Officers learned he had an active warrant from Pettis County for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Driving While Intoxicated. The suspect also had a Failure to Appear warrant from Concordia Police on an original charge of Speeding. Samuel Ryan Watson, 29, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on his warrants and given a total cash only bond of $600.


Sedalia Police were on patrol near West Main Street and Winchester Drive Tuesday night when they observed a black Jeep make a wide turn onto West Main Street. The vehicle nearly struck a westbound car on West Main Street. Officers performed a traffic stop on the Jeep near West Main Street and Thompson Road. Investigation during the traffic stop revealed the driver was intoxicated by drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed two firearms, both of which had been reported stolen in Sedalia in 2020. Both were recovered. Eabey Carlos Gonzalez, 18, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs, Possession of Marijuana and Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Highway Without a Valid License. An occupant of the vehicle, Emilio Olivos, 18, of Sedalia was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property, and Unlawful Possession of a Concealable Weapon. Both Gonzalez and Olivos were placed on 24 hour holds at the Pettis County Jail with court dates to be determined.


Monday night, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for exceeding the posted speed limit. The driver was found to be intoxicated. Rodrigo Chavez Mercado, 26, of Cole Camp, was arrested on charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Highway Without a Valid License. Mercado was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released to a sober party.


Early Wednesday morning, an Officer responded to the Jiffy Stop, 1722 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to found property. An employee stated that he found a small bag with a white crystal like substance in it on the floor near the register. The bag was seized and placed into evidence to be destroyed.


Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with a defective license plate light near East 15th Street and South Hancock Avenue Wednesday morning. Upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, a check through Dispatch showed a passenger had an active Failure to Appear warrant out of Pettis County on original charges of Driving While Intoxicated. Juan Carlos Lopez, 28, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Lopez was booked on the warrant with a $1500 bond, while the driver was released from the scene.


Officers responded to the 600 block of East 14th Street for a missing persons report Wednesday morning. Officers made contact with the Cynthia Devers and took the report. The subject was a white juvenile that ran northwest from the location wearing all black, with green hair. He was not located by Officers at the scene.


Tuesday night, a traffic stop was conducted in the 200 block of South Ohio Avenue. Following the roadside investigation, the river of the vehicle was found to have an active Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Property Damage. Jason J. Curry, 41, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where bond was set at $250 cash only.


Tuesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of South Ohio in regard to an assault which had taken place Friday night. The victim stated that an unknown suspect had broken into their home and assaulted them. The victim did not want charges pressed.


Sedalia Police responded to the 200 block of Thompson Road for a subject with an active arrest warrant Tuesday morning. Officers arrived and identified the subject, who was found to have an active arrest warrant out of the Missouri Department of Corrections/Probation and Parole Office with no bond. Stanley Lyons, 60, of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail for processing.


Tuesday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 1600 block of West 4th Street for a report of two male subjects tampering with private property. When the subjects were confronted, they fled the area on foot. An Officer located the subjects approximately six blocks away, stopping and investigating the incident. Both subjects were under the age of sixteen. During the investigation, one of the juveniles was found to have an active arrest warrant out of the Division of Youth Services. The subject was detained and transported to the Pettis County Juvenile Office for processing.


Officers conducted a traffic stop on a gray Toyota Tacoma for speed in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South Marshall Avenue Tuesday morning. As Officers approached the vehicle, the strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and marijuana was found inside the vehicle. Nathaniel A. Lane, 17, of Sedalia, and Zander VB Henson, 17, of Sedalia were both issued Sedalia Municipal Court Summons for Possession of Marijuana.


 

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Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police received information from a citizen regarding a wanted person in the area of the 1500 block of West Broadway Boulevard. The subject was located in a restaurant in the 3600 block of West Broadway Boulevard. The individual was confirmed to have an active arrest warrant out of the Missouri Department of Corrections/Probation and Parole Office with no bond. Richard Michael Hanson, 56, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail for processing.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the O'Reilly's store, 3203 South Limit in regard to a theft Monday afternoon. Christy Todd reported that someone had stolen their back license plate within the past 24 hours. Todd provided three possible addresses where this could have taken place, two of which are in Sedalia. There is no suspect information available at this time. The plate has been entered as stolen.


Monday afternoon, Officers responded to the 200 block of East Jackson Street for a vehicle check. On arrival, Officers located a Dodge Dakota truck stuck in an alley. The owner of the truck arrived shortly after. A computer check of the subject revealed he had an active Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Contempt of Court out of Weld County, Colorado with no bond. Calvin L. Waller, 27, of Briggsdale Colorado, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Additional charges of Fugitive from Justice are being requested to the prosecutor.