This article is compiled from Sedalia Police Department reports:

Sedalia Police took a property damage report from Keisha O. Ford Monday morning at 3:33 a.m. in the 900 block of Westwood. Ford reported that someone slashed all four tires on her vehicle. The damage was estimated at $787.32. A charge of 1st degree property damage was being requested through the Pettis County Prosecutor's Office against the suspect, who was not yet located at the time of the report.


 

Sedalia Police took a report of a domestic assault that occurred about an hour prior on Sunday evening in the 700 block of Winchester Drive. The victim said that she was assaulted by her boyfriend while they were in their car. The suspect, 37-year-old Christopher B. Batzel of Smithton, was later located and arrested for 3rd degree domestic assault.


 

On Sunday at 5:13 a.m., Sedalia Police took a report at Prime Time, 216 W. Broadway, involving a possible forgery. Officers made contact with the victim and suspect. Investigation led officer to believe the suspect did not commit the forgery. He released from the scene. No charges were being sought.


 

On Feb. 25, a subject turned in a cell phone found at 3rd and Rainbow Drive. An officer made contact with the owner and they said they would be in to pick it up, but never showed up. The phone was placed into evidence until the owners comes claims it.


 

On Monday at 12:18 a.m., Sedalia Police took a burglary report in the 900 block of E. 7th. The victim wished to pursue charges of 1st degree burglary and stealing, and a report was made. Clothes were taken, with an estimated value of $700. A suspect was taken into custody.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at Broadway and Summit for no front plate at 9:46 p.m. Sunday. A DOR check revealed the driver's Missouri license was revoked. 24-year-old Cristian Rodriguez of Sedalia was arrested for driving while revoked and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released on a state felony charge of driving without a valid license.


 

Sedalia Police responded to 19th and Collins reference a juvenile intentionally hurting themselves on Saturday, March 6. The subject had to be restrained until the arrival of PCAD. The juvenile was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center for further evaluation.


On Sunday, Sedalia Police took a burglary report at 27882 Highway U that occurred Saturday. According to the report, someone entered the area and cut a lock valued at $15. There is no suspect info available.


 

On Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police took a report from Matthew Herren, who turned in a firearm that was left behind at his property after a subject moved out. The firearm was placed into evidence for safekeeping. The property owner was contacted and a report was completed.


 

Sedalia Police took a report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of West Cooper late Saturday night. Investigation determined that both subjects sustained minor injury and a primary aggressor could not be determined. The parties were separated and a 12-hour logged was created to document the incident.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near Broadway and Massachusetts on a vehicle with no tail lights or headlights illuminated just after 9 p.m. The driver was found have no valid driver's operator's license. The vehicle was searched, based on the odor of marijuana. A marijuana pipe and two marijuana joints were seized for destruction. The driver was later released with a City ticket for No Operator's Status.


 

On Saturday at 11:20 p.m., Sedalia Police responded to the 2200 block of West 1st Street on a subject refusing the leave the home. Upon arrival, the subject continued to refuse to leave. 34-year-old Zachary M. Nicholson of Sedalia was arrested for 1st degree trespassing and transported him to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.


 

On Saturday shortly before midnight, Sedalia Police responded to the 500 block of North Quincy on a trespassing call. Officers made contact with the suspect, and a computer check revealed she was wanted on two warrants. 28-year-old Christina H. Horn of Green Ridge was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. While at the jail, Horn's belongings were searched and a small baggie of meth was found. A charge of possession of a controlled substance was requested.


 

Randy Kirby

On Saturday at 12:54 a.m., Sedalia Fire and Police responded to 608 West 16th (Dillner Enterprises) for a structure fire. The structure was fully engulfed, but Sedalia Fire quickly extinguished the blaze that appeared to be a total loss. The State Fire Marshal was called to investigate the fire.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on North Limit near Eagleview Drive. Following a roadside investigation, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized from the suspect vehicle and marked for destruction. NO charges were being sought for the items seized.


On Saturday at 7:48 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near 10th and Engineer. A computer check revealed that the driver, 36-year-old Alexandria M. Bates of Lincoln, was wanted on three Municipal warrants and one Pettis County warrant. Bates was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail with bond amounts of $1,500 cash or surety and $180 cash only.


 

On Saturday night at 11:17 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on an SUV for moving violations at 14th and Limit. Investigation revealed that the driver, 57-year-old Deborah Lynn Bredehoeft of Green Ridge, was intoxicated. Bredehoeft was placed under arrest for DWI and transported to SPD for processing. She was later released to a sober person with a Municipal charge of DWI and given a court date of April 26.


 

On Friday at 11:44 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plate lights and moving violations at 12th and Center. The driver was found to be intoxicated. 61-year-old Charles Matthew Adams of Sedalia was also found to be revoked out of Missouri. Adams was taken into custody and transported to SPD, then to BRHC, then to the Pettis County Jail, for a 24-hour hold and booked on a felony DWI charge and a misdemeanor driving while revoked.


 

On Friday night, an officer took a report over the phone regarding a civil matter. The reporting party stated she let a friend borrow her vehicle, but the vehicle had not yet been returned. A report was made, but no charges were requested.


 

On Tuesday, March 2 around 5:30 p.m., Sedalia Police responded to a motor vehicle accident with possible injuries in the 700 block of North Grand. Both parties refused treatment and both vehicles were towed from the scene. However, one of the drivers, 40-year-old Ramon J. Alejo Romero of Sedalia, was found to be driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Investigation determined that Romero allegedly shoved another party on scene before police arrived. As a result, Romero also received a summons for assault. He was taken to the SPD where he was booked and released.


 

On Monday, March 1 at 5:06 p.m., Sedalia Police responded to the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue reference a theft that occurred Feb. 26 and 28. The complainant supplied police with a statement and photographs of the suspect. A list of stolen items, as well as video footage of the theft were also requested. A summons was issued for the suspect, 30-year-old Christian G. Weisz of Sedalia. He was charged with shoplifting.


 

On Feb. 5 around 10 a.m., Sedalia Police responded to the 400 block of E. 7th on a report of squatters living inside a vacant residence. A male subject, 38-year-old Jimmy Lee Linley, was found to be wanted on a Pettis County probation violation warrant with a $4,500 bond. The suspect fled from officers, but was later located and arrested. Linley was then taken to the Pettis County Jail. Charges were being sought for resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence. Also arrested was 50-year-old Dale V. Edwards. He was wanted on a Pettis County failure to appear warrant with a bond amount of $293.50. Edwards was taken to the Pettis County Jail. Also arrested was 41-year-old Kimberly Anne Bardin. She was wanted on a Pettis County probation violation warrant with a $4,500 bond. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


 

On Saturday at 2:33 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a welfare check in the 1900 block of West 10th. At the scene, officers found a pipe commonly used for smoking illegal drugs sitting in plain view. The resident denied ownership, therefore the pipe was seized for destruction.


 

On Saturday at 12:15 a.m., Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Boonville. Officers contacted both parties, and a primary aggressor could not be determined. No arrests were made. A 12-hour log was created.


 

On Saturday night at 10:54 p.m., Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at 808 East Broadway on a vehicle with a defective rear license plate light. The officer made contact with the driver and occupants, and a computer check revealed that one of the occupants was wanted on four warrants. 28-year-old William A. Mathes was arrested on three Clinton County warrants with a total bond amount of $7,300, and a probation violation warrant out of Jefferson City with no bond. Mathes was taken to the Pettis County Jail and booked.


 

On Friday morning at 8:35 a.m., 33-year-old Allison Marie Wood of Sedalia turned herself into police on a misdemeanor Pettis County warrant. Woood was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


 

On Friday around 3:15 p.m., Sedalia Police contacted a suspect known to have a felony Pettis County warrant for failure to appear in court. The warrant was confirmed, and 49-year-old Amber Green of Sedalia was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was held pending the posting of a $7,500 cash or surety bond.

Randy Kirby