This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the area of West Fourth and South Sneed for a report of a man asleep in the street.  The subject was located and clearly intoxicated.  The subject did not know where he was, and did not appear to care for himself in his condition. Eric A. Monsess, 51, Homeless, was taken into protective custody and placed into handcuffs. Monsess was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a twelve hour hold.


In the late evening hours of Tuesday, Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Cooper for a report of gunshots. Several individuals were interviewed, but no evidence of gunshots was found. The incident is being documented for general information.


Pettis County Jail
Pettis County Jail

Tuesday night, Officers conducted a subject check near the area of East 5th and South Brown Avenue. One of the subjects was found to be trespassing on private property and was arrested.  During a search of his person, methamphetamine was located.  Scott Wayne Mathis, 44, of Cole Camp, was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Trespassing.


Early Wednesday morning, Officers made contact with a vehicle in the 1500 block of East 16th.  Two juveniles were located inside the vehicle with tobacco products.  The products were confiscated and placed into evidence to be destroyed.


Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a registration and stop sign violation in the 3000 block of South Limit Tuesday night.  The driver later consented to a search of the vehicle, where methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located.  The items belonged to the occupant of the vehicle, who was later released with state charges pending. No further information was listed in the report.


Monday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle without working license plate lights near East Broadway and South Hancock. Upon contact with the driver, the Officer noticed the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle.  A DWI investigation was conducted, and the driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.  There was also a small amount of marijuana located inside the vehicle. The suspect, Joshua Macbeth, 40, of Waterford, Michigan, was transported to the Sedalia Police Department.  Macbeth provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was above .08.  Macbeth was issued a citation for DWI and released to a sober driver.  The marijuana was seized and placed into evidence to be destroyed.  There are no charges being sought for the marijuana at this time.


Sedalia Police responded to the 1500 block of West Main Tuesday afternoon in regards to a dog being hit by a vehicle.  The dog was collected by Animal Control and the owners were notified in person at the scene.  The vehicle didn't stop at the scene and the driver is unknown  at this time.


Pettis County Jail
Pettis County Jail

Officers were called to the American Inn in regards to a disturbance Tuesday night.  Upon arrival, the involved parties stated that the disturbance was verbal but not physical.  During the investigation, Officers discovered that drugs had been involved in the argument. Robert Lee Brandkamp Jr., 37, of Sedalia was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Brandkamp was booked at the Pettis County Jail, placed on a 24 hour hold, and bond and court dates are to be determined.


Tuesday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 700 block of East 13th for a report of theft.  Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the victim, Danielle Butler, who stated that sometime in the past month someone stole the front license plate off of her vehicle.


Sedalia Police responded to the 2600 block of East Broadway, Otten's Small Engine, Tuesday morning.  Upon arrival, Officers met with the complainant, who stated two lawn mowers were stolen from the business between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.  The mowers were put into an enclosed trailer attached to a pickup which the suspects fled in. The truck, trailer and mowers were later recovered in Lafayette County. The suspects fled a separate incident there and were able to escape law enforcement. The suspects have not been identified at this time.


Monday evening, Police met with a complainant in the lobby of the Police Station in reference to possible harassment.  The complainant stated that  a male subject was repeatedly coming into and calling her place of work, expressing his interest in her.  The behavior seemed odd to the complainant, but at this time, there are no criminal charges to be pursued.  A general information report regarding the behavior has been made.  Contact was made with the male, who was advised to stay away from the complainant and cease any further contact.


On the morning of May 9th, Officers responded to an address in the 2900 block of James Road in regards to a domestic disturbance in progress.  After investigating at the scene, it was determined that the disturbance had been physical, but there were no apparent injuries to either party and a primary aggressor could not be determined.  A twelve hour log for the residence was completed.


Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the 900 block of West 3rd in regards to a disturbance.  Upon arrival, Officers met with the involved parties and determined that both had minor injuries. Both parties denied treatment for the injuries.  During the investigation, a primary aggressor could not be determined, and both parties were released.  A twelve hour log for the residence was completed.


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