This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports.


Tuesday night, Officers responded to the Motel 6, 3402 West Broadway Boulevard, regarding a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers located three subjects. The subjects stated an unknown black male had fired multiple rounds at them, and then fled the scene. After the initial investigation, it was apparent it was an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing.


Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East Chestnut Street to investigate a disturbance in the very early hours of Tuesday morning. While on scene, it was discovered one of the subjects, who was noted in the report as intoxicated, had a warrant for his arrest. The incident in the warrant happened on December 2nd, 2023. The December incident was described as beginning with an argument on the first floor of the house. A juvenile had come downstairs and yelled at the adults, telling the suspect not to call his mother names. Then, the suspect allegedly threw a cup of hot coffee in the juvenile's face before leaving. The warrant was issued on December 27th of 2023 on charges of felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Jacob William Zimmerman, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested on his warrant Tuesday, March 5th. Zimmerman was transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending a cash or surety bond of $2500. Zimmerman, as part of the conditions of his bond, is not allowed any contact with the alleged victim.

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Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle that was speeding over 14 MPH in a school zone (Parkview Elementary School) Tuesday morning. Officers found the driver did not have a valid license, and the vehicle was not registered. The passenger in the car was asked if they had a license, so the vehicle would not get towed. The passenger produced a license* and identified himself as Kwan Tavaro Watkins Jr., 18, of Sedalia. Officers checked his information with Dispatch and discovered he had warrants for his arrest from Pettis and Johnson Counties. In April of 2023, Watkins was issued a citation for Speeding (26 MPH or Over) and No Seat Belt, with one Failure to Appear warrant issued in January of 2024, and another issued on March 6th. That same month, he was cited again for Speeding (26 MPH or over), Failure to Drive on the Right Half of the Roadway, and Knowingly Displaying the License Plates of Another Person. He was given an FTA in January 2024 and another in March 2024. In July of 2023, Watkins was ticketed for No Proof of Insurance and Driving While Intoxicated. Watkins was issued an FTA in January 2024, and another in February of 2024. Watkins was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending a $1250 total cash or surety bond. The report notes a court date will be determined dependent on whether or not Watkins were to post bond.


Monday evening, Officers arrived in the 2000 block of West Main Street for a report of stolen property. Connie M. Hall reported a license plate had been stolen. Officers gathered the necessary information to generate a report and placed a "Be On the Look Out" alert, or BOLO, for the item.


*According to Casenet 704150158, a hold was placed on Watkin's license in October of 2023 by the City of St Charles regarding a citation for Defective Equipment.


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