Sedalia Police Reports For March 31, 2020
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Engineer for an alleged assault Monday evening. After an investigation, it was determined the that the alleged victim had falsely provided information to incriminate the alleged suspect. The alleged victim, Stormy Dawn Blair, 35, of Sedalia, was issued a court summons for providing false information to the police. The alleged suspect was located and found to be wanted on a Sedalia failure to appear warrant with a cash bond of $100. Joshua Andrew Winkler, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Monday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of West 24th for a report of harassment. The complainant stated her juvenile daughter received threatening messages in regards to previously filing a police report against the juvenile suspect. A juvenile referral has been completed for the suspect.
A fire call was made to Sedalia Police in the early hours of Tuesday. The Sedalia Fire Department was dispatched to the 700 block of East 5th street where they discovered a 1969 Dodge van on fire. The van was parked on the roadway. Police made contact with the owner of the van, James Lee, who stated he was in his residence when he noticed an orange glow. He then stated when he looked outside he found his van was on fire.
Sedalia Police were called to the 300 block of West 4th for a domestic disturbance Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, the subjects had gotten into a verbal altercation involving their two week old child, though physical violence had been threatened. Both subjects agreed to leave the residence.
A report of theft was made to Sedalia Police March 26th. Diane Wilbern of Sedalia reported that two Visa gift cards worth $100 had been taken out of her elderly father's unlocked safe. The cards were noticed missing on March 25. Charges of financial exploitation of the elderly, stealing, and fraudulent use of a credit-debit device are being sought.
On Thursday, March 26, Courtney M. Sorrell of Sedalia reported that she had just been assaulted by her ex's spouse, causing injury. She stated that she wanted to pursue charges in relation to the event. The suspect later sent messages to the victim, indicating that they would attempt to assault them again. Police attempted to make contact with the suspect but were unsuccessful. Charges of assault in the third degree and harassment are being sought.
Police were called to the area of 5th and Lafayette on March 26 in reference to a physical disturbance. Officers made contact with two involved parties in the 400 block of East 6th. One party had left before officers arrived, and two of the three subjects had visible injuries. None of the parties involved wished to pursue charges.
Monday morning, Officers responded a call in the 700 block of North Osage regarding property damage. On arrival, Police met with an apartment employee at the Lincoln Hubbard Apartments who stated that the front window to the business had been shattered. It is currently unknown how the window was damaged, and no charges are being sought at this time.
In the afternoon of March 30, officers spoke with a victim in reference to theft. Lucas S Barber reported that items had been taken from his vehicle while parked at 200 Winchester drive between March 10th and March 27th. There was no damage to the victim's vehicle and it appeared it had been left unlocked during that time frame.
Mid City Lumber employee Joseph W Hopper of Sedalia made a call to Sedalia Police regarding a burglary. Police took his statement that on the afternoon of Saturday, March 28, in which someone cut their fence and entered the lumberyard, located at 2400 Clinton Road. The reported damage was estimated at $172. Inventory of the items in the lumberyard had yet to be reported to find if anything was stolen.