Sedalia Police Reports For March 22, 2021
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Early Monday morning, an Officer responded to the Bothwell Emergency Room in reference to a subject check. The subject wanted to speak to an Officer about a previous incident. The subject wanted to speak at the Police Department and was transported there. After speaking with the subject, their information was given to Dispatch and Dispatch confirmed the subject had a Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Operating a Vehicle on a Highway Without a Valid License. Erika J. Habana Garcia, 21, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where bond was set at $100 cash only.
Sedalia Police took a report over the phone from Joni Bale in reference to a theft that happened in the 1400 block of South Prospect Avenue Monday morning. Bale stated that they dropped their phone outside and did not notice it was missing until the next day. A family member texted the phone, and got a response from an unknown person stating that they have the phone but don't plan on returning it. There are no known suspects at this time.
Sunday morning, Officers were dispatched to the McDonald's restaurant at 1611 South Limit Avenue for a report of a hit and run accident. Officers made contact with Abryana Srader, who stated she was involved in an accident with another vehicle in the parking lot. Srader stated the other driver and vehicle immediately left the scene.
Officers made contact with a subject walking in the roadway near South Missouri and West 5th Sunday morning. The subject was advised not to walk in the roadway. Officers obtained consent to search his person. .10 grams of methamphetamine were found on his person. Damon L. Lewis, 45, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24 hour hold, pending charges of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Sunday afternoon, Officers responded to the area near the 1100 block of South Harding for a possible disturbance. Officers did a domestic assault investigation on scene and determined a primary physical aggressor from an incident that occurred on March 15th in the night time hours. Mario D. Logan, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Logan was placed on a 24 hour hold, pending charges of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree.
Sedalia Police observed a vehicle that made an incomplete stop and failed to maintain the right half of the roadway Sunday morning. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle near East 2nd Street and South Lamine Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, a DWI investigation took place. The driver was determined by Officers to be impaired by alcohol. The driver refused to give a breath sample, and required a search warrant for his blood. Karry W. Scott, 47, of Sedalia, was booked into the Pettis County Jail on a felony Driving While Intoxicated charge. Scott was held on a 24 hour hold, pending charges.
Saturday evening, Officers responded to the 1900 block of South Montgomery Avenue for a report of a theft not in progress. Austin Boatcher stated that someone had taken vehicle parts out of his garage, with a total value of $800.
Sunday evening, Sedalia Police made contact with a female in the front of the Sedalia Police Department. The female had injuries to her arm and leg, but did not disclose any information about them. The female was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment.
Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a red Saturn passenger car Sunday night, as the vehicle had expired license plates. The traffic stop took place in the area of South Grand Avenue and West 10th Street. Investigation during the stop revealed the driver was intoxicated via marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana and related paraphernalia. Gretchen Siercks, 20, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A passenger in the vehicle was in possession of a handgun. This person was determined to be a habitual drug user. David A. Vanhooser, 22, Homeless, arrested for Illegal Possession of a Concealed Weapon. Both Sierks and Vanhooser were transported to the Pettis County Jail. Sierks was booked and released for Driving While Intoxicated, and Vanhooser was placed on a 24-hour hold, with bond and court dates to be determined.
Sunday night, Officers made a vehicle stop on West Broadway Boulevard for expired registration. The vehicle pulled into the Dollar General Parking lot at 2500 West Broadway Boulevard. The driver was found to have three active warrants out of the City of Sedalia. Caerra M. Rodriguez, 24, of Sedalia, was found to have three Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Animal at Large, Animal License, and another Animal Violation. Rodriguez was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a combined bond of $180 cash only.
Officers responded to the 1400 block of South Park Avenue in reference to a subject check Sunday morning. Officers made contact with the caller, who stated that a subject tried to enter his home without permission. Officers made contact with the suspect. The suspect's information was ran through Dispatch. Dispatch confirmed the suspect had a Pettis County Warrant. Nico Jax Lux, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Highway Without a Valid License. Jax Lux was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where bond was set at $1500 cash or surety. The victim did not wish to pursue any charges.
Sunday evening, Officers were dispatched to the Department Lobby in reference to a theft that occurred earlier that day at the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard. The Assets Protection employee stated that a customer entered the store, filled up a shopping cart with $624.55 worth of items, and then left without paying.
Sunday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1100 block of South Harding. Officers made contact with a person known to have a warrant. She was computer checked through Dispatch and her warrant was confirmed. Alla V. Mishchuk, 34, of Sedalia, was found to have a Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Speeding. Mischuk was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where bond was set at $250 cash only.
Sedalia Police responded to the 2100 block of East Broadway for a physical domestic disturbance Sunday afternoon. On Officer's arrival, both parties involved stated there was a physical disturbance that took place in the bedroom. Both parties had minor injuries. The primary physical aggressor could not be determined. The involved parties went different ways and a report was completed as a 12 hour log for documentation.
Sunday morning, Sedalia Police contacted a subject in the 1200 block of Maple Lane, for a warrant check. The subject was confirmed to have two active warrants out of Pettis County. Timothy James Coterel, 39, of Sedalia, was arrested without incident and transported to the Pettis County Jail for processing. One warrant was for Failure to Appear on original charges of Speeding with a cash only bond of $400. The second was for a Probation Violation on original charges of Violation of a Order of Protection, with bond set at $2500 cash or surety.
Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the 800 block of Westwood Drive for an out of control vehicle. Officers arrived and found a juvenile beyond parental control in the driver's seat of the vehicle. The juvenile was assisted out of the vehicle and attempts were made to calm them. The juvenile was released to the custody of their parent. A referral is being submitted to the Pettis County Juvenile Office.
Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a black Ford Escape at East Broadway Boulevard and South Massachusetts. The vehicle continued, then stopped near East 6th Street and South Washington Avenue. The odor of marijuana was observed. A probable cause search revealed the rear seat passenger to be in possession of marijuana. Michelle E. Nash, 52, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released. Charges are being requested for Possession of Marijuana. A computer check through Dispatch confirmed the driver to be suspended. Thomas W. Bentley, 64, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on a charge of Driving While Suspended. Bentley was booked and released, with charges pending.
Sunday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Chances R Bar, 303 South Lamine Avenue, for a physical disturbance. A subject was injured and transported to a hospital. He did not want to pursue charges.
Saturday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the Missouri State Fairgrounds in regards to a report of stealing. Douglas Prudden reported a gun was stolen, valued at $623. The gun has been entered as stolen. There is no suspect information at this time.
Officers responded to the 2500 block of Albert Lee Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance Sunday afternoon. Officers made contact with both parties, who sustained minor injuries from an altercation. Both parties agreed to separate for the night and a 12-hour log was completed.
A car was stopped for having no front license plate at West 7th Street and South Missouri Avenue Sunday night. After an investigation, it was determined that he was intoxicated by drugs. Mikee Rashon Wilson, 23, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest, transported to a hospital, and then transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on a state charge of Driving While Intoxicated, pending release to a sober person.
Saturday night, Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Thompson Boulevard for an active disturbance. The scene was secured upon arrival, and following an investigation, one subject was arrested on a charge of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Cyann ML Simmons, 18, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail. Simmons was placed on a 24 hour hold pending filing of charges.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on West 16th Street near Thompson Boulevard Saturday night on a vehicle for not having a rear license plate light. Russell A. Wright, 43, of Kansas City, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. Wright was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold while state charges are being sought.
On the morning of March 15th, Officers responded to the Casey's store, 716 West 16th Street, in reference to a theft in progress. Two male suspects fled the scene on bicycles and dropped some of the stolen merchandise. Suspects are currently unknown.
Friday night, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with a defective driver's side reverse light and a license plate that did not match the vehicle. Upon contact with the driver, a check through Dispatch showed that he had two active City of Lincoln warrants for Failure to Appear on original charges of Stealing and Property Damage. Dustin Michael Bertrand, 26, of Lincoln was arrested and a county line transfer was completed with the Lincoln Police Department. Bertrand's bond was set at $1500 cash or surety.
Saturday evening, Officers responded to the Woods Supermarket, 701 East Broadway Boulevard, for a possible forgery. Officers made contact with the suspects and the management of Woods. Through interviewing the suspects, Officers did not believe the forgery was known to the suspects. No arrest was made. Trespass warnings were issued to both suspects for that Woods location. The forgery was seized for destruction.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on a car for a headlight out and no front license plate at East 3rd Street and South Lafayette Street Saturday evening. After an investigation, it was found the driver was in possession of methamphetamine. Dustin T. Harms, 43, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on a 24 hour hold on a state charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Saturday night, Officers contacted subjects in the 600 block of South Ohio Avenue, digging through dumpsters. One of the two subjects was found to have an active Probation Violation warrant out of Boone County. Theresa M. Elam, 57, of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bond on the warrant was set at $10,000 cash only.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to the area of North Broadway Boulevard and North Osage Avenue for a report of a single vehicle accident. Upon arrival a vehicle was found, unoccupied, with the front end in a drainage ditch. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Charges were submitted to the State Prosecutor.
Friday evening, Officers were dispatched to the area of West 9th Street and South Limit Avenue for a subject check. The reporting party believed the subject was acting either high or intoxicated. When Officers arrived, the tan vehicle was located. Officers contacted the suspect, who stated that his license was revoked. After checking the suspect's information with Dispatch, it was confirmed that the subject had a revoked driver's license and a misdemeanor warrant from Benton County for Failure to Appear. John D. Cole, 50, of Sedalia, was taken into custody and his vehicle was secured. Cole was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was held pending bond of $750 cash or surety for the Benton County warrant. A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Revoked was submitted.
Saturday afternoon, Officers responded to the 500 block of South Grand Avenue for a possible disturbance. Officers spoke with all parties and determined a primary physical aggressor. Ana Guadalupe Velarde, 40, of Phoenix Arizona, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Velarde was booked on a charge of Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree and Assault in the 3rd Degree. The victim wanted to pursue charges and not want medical attention for her injuries.
Friday night, Officers were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a missing person report. Josie Payette reported that her two sons were last seen earlier that evening riding their bikes near South Woodlawn Drive. The boys were were supposed be home by 9:00 p.m., and were not home by 11:30 p.m.
Friday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the 1000 block of East 5th Street in reference to a sex crime. After an investigation, it was determined that the suspect solicited sexual acts from the victim for money. Donald Christopher Gibbs, 42, of Sedalia, was arrested on state charges of Harassment in the 1st Degree and Patronizing Prostitution. Gibbs was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold.
Early Saturday morning, Officers performed a traffic stop on a blue Chrysler van, as the vehicle did not have a front license plate. The traffic stop took place in the area of South Grand Avenue and West 10th Street. Investigation revealed the driver had a revoked Missouri driver license and was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. He attempted to dispose of the marijuana to prevent its discovery and attempted to bribe an Officers not to request charges. Barry Darnell Simmons, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail on charges of Driving While Suspended, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of Marijuana, Bribery of a Public Official, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
On the afternoon of March 16th, Sedalia Police observed a motor vehicle with registration violations in the 1400 block of South Limit Avenue. Contact was made with the operator, who had a suspended driving status. Melinda Sue Lamb, 35, was arrested without incident and transported to the Police Station for processing. Lamb was issued a citation for Driving While Suspended with a court date.
March 10th, a victim reported to the Sedalia Police Department a violation of an order of protection near West 16th Street and South Limit Avenue. A case report was completed and forwarded to the Pettis County Prosecutor's Office for review.
Friday morning, a complainant reported to the Police Department a fraudulent charge on her bank account. The charge was reported to the bank and a police report filed. The charge was in excess of $1400. At the time of the report, there is no suspect information.
A general information report was generated by Sedalia Police Officers after receiving a Children's Division Referral on the morning of March 17th.