Sedalia Police Reports For March 30, 2020
Sunday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to Hotel Bothwell, 103 E. 4th, in reference to a disturbance. The hotel staff said a male was assaulting his wife on the third floor. Upon contact, officers found the suspect uncooperative, resisting arrest. It was discovered the suspect had three failure to appear warrants from Pettis County. The suspect, Melvin L Ward Jr, 36, homeless, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending charges of Domestic Assault and resisting arrest. The total bond was set at $1,000 cash only.
Police attempted a traffic stop near the intersection of West Third and South Missouri Avenue Sunday evening. The vehicle failed to stop and the officer terminated the traffic stop. Shortly after, the vehicle was involved in an accident near the intersection of West 5th St and South Moniteau. The vehicle was located, the suspect was identified and charges are being requested.
A physical disturbance caused Officers to be dispatched to the 1600 block of East 6th street Saturday night. Two females were punching each other while other subjects observed. When officers arrived, the parties had left the area. Contact was made with the complainant, who stated that two females had been actively fighting. Contact was made with the parties involved and charges of assault and peace disturbance are being submitted.
A theft was reported to Sedalia Police Sunday evening. The victim stated that the rear license plate on his truck had been stolen sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. There are no suspects at this time.
On March 20, Sedalia Police responded to the 100 block of West 6th for a report of a juvenile who was refusing to get into a vehicle with her mother. During the contact Police learned the juvenile was struggling with some issues at home and she requested to be taken to Bothwell Regional Hospital for a voluntary psychological evaluation. Police transported the juvenile to the Hospital, where she met with family to be evaluated.
Officers responded to the 1700 block of South Ohio for a report of a suspicious person Sunday evening. Officers found the subject in the 600 block of West 17th street. During the contact, the subject, Jeremiah Adair Boatman, 42, of Sedalia, was found to have an active warrant for his arrest due to parole violations. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond of $2,000 bond and $2,500 surety.
A subject check was conducted in the area of West 16th street and South Park on Saturday morning. There had been several calls about an intoxicated man screaming outside. The suspect, Rino Sarafin, 22, of Sedalia was located and placed in protective custody for his family's safety. Sarafin was taken to the Bothwell Hospital for a fit for confinement check and later transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Saturday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the 1700 block of South Park to assist the Children's Division for a court ordered child removal. While at the home, a subject, Yesenia Fernandes De Esponoza, 33, of Sedalia, was found to have an active warrant from Pettis County. The children were removed from the home and the subject was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bond was set at $400 cash or surety.
A report of Harassment was reported to the Sedalia Police Office. The victim, said he'd received a Facebook message saying he was going to be shot. There are no arrests at this time.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East 13th and South Ohio on Saturday night after observing the driver was a wanted subject. The subject, Jacob N Woolery, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested for a Pettis County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.
Saturday night, officers conducted a traffic stop near the 2600 block of West 16th street for careless driving. The driver, Yoswal Diaz Montano, 20, of Sedalia, was found to have an active failure to appear warrant out of Pettis County. He was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a cash only bond of $150.
Sedalia Police were called to the 400 block of North Prospect in response to a possible trespassing Saturday morning. When officers arrived, a female was located on the street with two males. The female told officers she had been sexually assaulted in an outside jurisdiction. The female was driven to the hospital for medical care.
An instance of found property was reported to Sedalia Police Friday morning. In the alley near the 500 block of South 13th, tools were found. The property was collected, and confirmed to have not been reported stolen, where it was taken to the Police Station for safekeeping.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police were called to the 600 block of Industrial for a report of a theft. The caller stated that between Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, someone had stolen a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 from the parking lot of Jerry Baker Auto Sales. The vehicle is estimated to be worth $6,000.
Sedalia Police were called Friday evening in reference to a stolen license plate in the 200 block of Winchester Drive. The vehicle had been taken to a local repair shop March 10 and the plate had been stolen on the vehicle while it was at the shop. The plate was noticed missing on March 27 and has been entered into the computer system as stolen.
Friday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the 1000 block of West Wilkerson Street in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers met with two subjects who had been fighting. Both subjects were documented, but one subject, Jeremy L. Mullins, 35, of Sedalia, was cited for stealing and and released at the scene.