Sedalia Police Reports For March 7, 2022
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Sunday night, the Hotel Bothwell, 103 East 4th Street, reported that an intoxicated subject came into their lobby and was sleeping on the floor. Contact was made and the subject had a Pettis County Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Failure To Comply With Halloween Related Restrictions For Sex Offenders with a $2500 cash or surety bond. Jesse R. Smith, 54, of Sedalia, was taken to a hospital for a fit for confinement check due to intoxication. Smith was then taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked in on the warrant and a 12 hour protective custody hold.
Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West 16th Street and South Limit Avenue Monday morning. A probable cause search of the vehicle located a small amount of marijuana. The marijuana was seized and transported to the SPD for destruction.
Early Monday morning, Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of East 6th Street and South Ohio Avenue. A passenger in the vehicle had a Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Driving While Intoxicated. Alexius N. Hedrick, 21, of Houstonia, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
In the early morning hours of March 2nd, Officers accompanied Pettis County Deputies to the Budget Inn, 4710 South Limit Avenue, in reference to a follow up to a previous investigation. As a result, Eric S. Koons, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested for his two Pettis County Probation Violation warrants on original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and felony Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree. Koons was transported to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.
Sunday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1900 block of South Osage Avenue for a report of found property. On arrival, Officers met with a caller who located an abandoned bicycle in her yard. At the time of the report, it is unknown who the bicycle belongs to. It was transported to the SPD for safe keeping.
Friday afternoon, Officers took a report in reference to an assault that occurred between two juveniles at the Smith Cotton Junior High School, 312 East Broadway Boulevard. One of the juveniles had minor injuries, but refused medical treatment. No charges have been forwarded to the Juvenile Office at this time. Officers are awaiting further evidence of the incident from the School.
Officers responded to the Charter Communications, 210 West 7th Street, Sunday morning in reference to a theft from a vehicle. Approximately $340 worth of items were taken from a vehicle parked in the area. There was also approximately $3,000 worth of damage to the vehicle. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Sedalia Police took a report in the lobby of the Police Department Sunday afternoon from Ronald E. Thornton in reference to a stolen cell phone. The phone had been stolen from the 100 block of West Cooper Avenue. The value of the phone was estimated at approximately $100. The suspect has not been located at this time.
Sunday afternoon, Officers spoke with James Robnett at the Police Headquarters in reference to found property. Robnett stated that he gave a subject a ride the day before, and the subject left property in his vehicle. Robnett stated that he couldn't locate the owner to give the property back. The owner of the property could not be located, so the property was placed into evidence.
Officers spoke with Cindy Johnson Saturday morning in reference to the theft of a vehicle. Johnson stated that her vehicle was towed to Warrensburg Collision, 419 Thompson Road, on Sunday February 27. Johnson stated that she discovered the vehicle was no longer on the lot where it was left. The vehicle was recovered a short time later.
On the evening of March 1st, Police responded to the 1500 block of West Main Street for a theft report. Upon arrival, Kelly Renno stated that someone had broken into their storage unit. A toolbox and a ladder were stolen.
Early Sunday morning, an SUV was stopped in the area of South Warren Avenue and West Broadway Boulevard for expired registration and failing to maintain its lane. A DOR and warrant check of the driver revealed he had a $10,000 cash or surety bond warrant out of Benton County for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Larry A. Holbert Jr., 53, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and taken to the Pettis County Jail on the warrant.
Saturday night, Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and South Missouri Avenue. The driver, Zyon D. Bell, 22, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Suspended, Excessive Speeding, and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign. The passenger, Paul Q. Hackney, 21, of Warrensburg, was arrested on a Johnson County Failure to Appear warrant with a $400 cash only bond.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plate lights early Saturday morning in the area of East Boonville Street and North Engineer Avenue. A computer check of the driver showed an active warrant out of Benton County for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Stealing. Bond was set at $300 cash or surety. Shawn Nelson Attebury, 48, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Benton County line, where was released to Benton County Deputies.
Saturday evening, Officers were dispatched to the Shell Station, 1722 West Broadway Boulevard in reference a theft. The victim stated he dropped his wallet on the ground, and another subject picked the wallet up and put it in her car before leaving.
A car was called in for passing with little time to do so and being all over the roadway Saturday night. Officers located the car. It had no front license plate, weaved, swerved, and failed to maintain its lane. The car was stopped in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Limit Avenue. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated by drugs, and in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Taidrell L. Williams, 19, of O'Fallon, was placed under arrest. Williams was taken to a hospital, then to the Pettis County Jail. Williams was booked in on state charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Williams was held pending release to a sober driver.
Friday evening, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a silver Camry for following too closely and driving without tail lights. The stop took place in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Missouri Avenue. It was determined the driver was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Justin Lee Klein, 20, of Sedalia, was released with a municipal citation for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Early Saturday morning, a car was stopped in the area of North Park Avenue and West Benton Street. The car was failing to maintain its lane and showed indicators of impaired driving. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Kendra Lavatta Jordan, 28, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Police Department. Jordan was then released to a sober person on a municipal charge of Driving While Intoxicated.
Sedalia Police stopped a car in the area of East 6th Street and South Emmett Avenue for failing to maintain the right half of the roadway, no license plate lights, and other indicators of impaired driving. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated by drugs. Emidio De Jesus Linares, 19, of Lincoln, was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs). Linares was taken to a hospital, and then the Pettis County Jail.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 2100 block of East Broadway Boulevard in reference to a subject who was not breathing. An off duty Fireman with the PCFD located the subject and determined he was not breathing. Life saving measures were attempted on the subject, but he was ultimately determined to be deceased. The subject was later transported by the Pettis County Coroner and the next of kin were notified.
Sedalia Police responded to the E Street Bar, 1201 East 3rd Street Friday night to conduct a warrant check. Contact was made with the suspect, who had an active warrant out of Pettis County for Trafficking Drugs in the 2nd Degree. Shannon R. Newton, 38, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest. Incident to arrest, a glass bulb meth pipe and methamphetamine were recovered from Newton's person. Newton was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending the warrant, charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Newton was held pending a $50,000 cash or surety bond.
Friday night, an SUV was stopped at the Casey's store, 1601 East Broadway Boulevard, for driving without tail lights on. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated by drugs. The driver was also in possession of meth, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Chad E. Campbell, 49, of Hermitage, was arrested, taken to a hospital, and then the Pettis County Jail. Campbell was placed on a 24 hour hold pending state charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), felony Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Saturday morning, Officers conducted a vehicle check at Liberty Park. A male subject was found asleep in the driver's seat. A PC search of the vehicle located a small amount of marijuana, which was seized for destruction.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Menard's store, 4400 Wisconsin Avenue Friday night in reference to a trespassing report. Marquis T. Burgess, 46, of Lee's Summit, was issued a non-expiring trespassing warning. Burgess was also issued a city summons for two counts of Shoplifting.
Friday evening, Officers were dispatched to Centennial Park for a report of a suspicious person. When Officers arrived, contact was made with the subject. After running the subject through Dispatch, Officers were advised the suspect had a warrant out of Benton County for Failure to Appear on original charges of Trespassing in the 1st Degree with a $500 cash or surety bond. Caleb Paul Bartlett, 26, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on the warrant.
In the early morning hours of March 2nd, Officers performed an investigative traffic stop on a black Ford SUV, as the vehicle's owner had a suspended driver's license. The traffic stop took place in the area of North Grand Avenue and William Parkhurst Drive. Officers performed a computer check and discovered her suspended status was confirmed. Rachael Lynn Belzer, 27 of Sedalia, was arrested and issued a citation for Driving While Suspended on the scene. Belzer was then released with a court date.
Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West 32nd Street and South Limit Avenue for a moving violation on the afternoon of February 28th. Brent Deshaun Spellmeyer, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant on charges of felony Driving While Intoxicated and felony Driving While Revoked. Spellmeyer was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a $7,500 cash or surety bond.
Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Lowe's store, 3811 West Broadway Boulevard in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and made contact with the Retail Crime Manager, who reported a theft of money from the store involving an employee. The employee was present and arrested on the scene after further investigation. Tayler Madison Cochran, 18, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released pending the filing of charges for felony Stealing.
Sedalia Police spoke with employees of the American Auto Rental, 2101 South Limit Avenue, at the Police Headquarters in reference to rented property that was not returned. The complainant stated that 2015 Nissan Altima was rented from the business on January 17th. The vehicle was due to be returned on January 21st, but it was not. Contact could not be made with the suspect.
On the morning of March 1st, Sedalia Police were dispatched to a theft from the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard. Officers spoke to the complainant, who reported a theft from February 27th. A suspect was identified. Amy L. Radford, 40, Homeless, was arrested and placed on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of felony Stealing charges.