This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

On the morning of February 22nd, The Pettis County Children's Division notified the Sedalia Police Department of a possible sexual assault that took place in January 2020 at a city park. The case was investigated, and no charges are being requested against anyone at this time.


Early Monday morning, Officers were requested to assist the Pettis County Sheriff's Department with a vehicle pursuit entering the City of Sedalia. Officers assisted with the vehicle pursuit by blocking major intersections and deploying stop sticks.


Wednesday night, Officers responded to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, for a report of a theft in progress. When Officers responded, the suspect had already left. A report has been completed.


In the early morning hours of February 27th, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of East 13th street and South Washington Avenue on a vehicle with a headlight out. The odor of marijuana was detected to be coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle and occupants was completed. The passenger was found to be in possession of marijuana. The marijuana was seized, and the driver, Bryan J. Lauer, 22, of Sedalia, was given a city court summons for Possession of Marijuana.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East 4th Street for a report of theft Wednesday afternoon. Officers made contact with Kevin Jones, who stated that sometime this past year, someone stole two license plates off of his vehicle.


Officers made a traffic stop in the area of Parkview Elementary school on a car travelling 35 MPH in a 15 MPH school zone Wednesday morning. Officers made contact with the driver, and ran her information through Dispatch. Dispatch called and confirmed the subject had an active Failure to Appear warrant out of Benton County on an original charge of Speeding. Veronique E. Bell, 24, of Springfield, was given a warning for speed but arrested on the warrant. Bell was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $200 cash only bond.


Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the 1400 block of South Ohio in regards to an animal complaint. A raccoon was on the property and was sick or injured. The animal was taken to the Sedalia Animal Shelter by Animal Control and put down due to its illness. A report was completed to document the incident.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Vermont Wednesday morning in reference to a missing person report. Henry Butler said his son ran away around 8:00 that morning because he did not want to go to school. The juvenile was entered into NCIC and MULES as a missing person.


Officers responded to the 1100 block of East 7th Wednesday morning in reference to a hit and run accident. Upon arrival, Officers met with Everett Monteer, who stated that his 2002 Chevrolet pickup was stuck while parked on East 7th Street, east of Summit Avenue. The striking vehicle left the scene without providing information. At the time of the report, the suspect has not been identified.

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