Sedalia Police Reports For May 13, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Tuesday morning, a car was stopped north of West Main on North Grand for driving on the wrong side of the road and failing to signal for two turns. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated by drugs and placed under arrest. Gary A. McKinsey Jr., 20, of Sedalia, was transported by Police to a hospital and then to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on a state charge of DWI. Charges are also being requested for Failing to Maintain Right Half of Roadway and No Proof of Insurance.
In the afternoon of May 12, an injury accident was reported at East 16th and Ohio. Arriving at the scene, it was determined that one of the vehicles had fled. After the suspect vehicle fled the scene, the vehicle ran off the roadway, striking two city-owned trash dumpsters and a tree. A witness followed the suspect vehicle until the vehicle was stopped by officers at 16th and Marshall. The suspect, Christopher A. Byrd, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested without incident and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Byrd was placed on a 24-hour hold pending state charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving While Suspended, Property Damage in the 2nd Degree, and Failure to Drive on the Right Half of Roadway.
Tuesday night, Officers performed a traffic stop on a Chevrolet SUV, as the vehicle did not have a front license plate, and the rear license plate checked to a Dodge passenger car. The traffic stop took place in the area of South Harrison and West 4th. Officers spoke to the driver, Erica Lynn Osburn, 37, of Sedalia, who indicated she was either a suspended or revoked driver. A computer check confirmed her status. Osburn was arrested, but released from the scene pending Sedalia charges of Driving While Revoked.
Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of East Third, The Mini Storage, for a report of burglary Tuesday afternoon. Lawrence A. Westerfield stated that between Monday May 4th and Tuesday May 12, someone broke into his storage unit and stole $145 worth of his personal belongings. There are no suspects at this time.
Monday afternoon, Police responded to the Dollar General in the 2500 block of West Broadway, for a report of three children left unattended in a vehicle. Officers spoke with the driver about the incident. No formal charges are being requested, but a hotline call has been completed with the Children's Division.
Tuesday afternoon, Officers responded to the Shoe Sensation in the 2700 block of West Broadway for a report of theft. The complainant said that a male put on shoes inside the business and left without paying for them. The suspect, Edward C. Jones, 36, of Columbia, was located and arrested for the theft. The shoes were returned to the business, and Jones was transported to the Pettis County Jail with state charges of Stealing and Operating on the Highway Without a Valid License pending.