This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Thursday night, Sedalia Police responded to the 200 block of South Quincy for a report of burglary. Unknown suspects had broken into the basement level home and taken several tool related items.


Sedalia Police were called to the parking lot of the Police Headquarters Thursday evening. Maintenance personnel working on a rental home in the 1600 block of West 9th located a three year old child that had been left at the house unattended. Officers were not able to locate the parent, and an emergency pull was completed. The child was transferred to the Missouri Division of Family Services, where the Children's Division took the child in temporary custody.


In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Police were called to the 800 block of East 4th street for a report of property damage in the form of a broken window. The window was valued at $100.


Thursday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of East 6th for a theft report. Upon arrival Officers made contact with the reporting person, Briahnna Marie Cartwright, who stated someone stole a pistol from her residence. The gun was valued at $150.


Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of East 6th on a theft report Thursday evening. While on scene, officers made contact with David Alexan Gonzales-Juarez, 21, of Sedalia, and a computer check revealed a warrant out of Pettis County for Forgery. Gonzales-Juarez was taken into custody for the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond of $250 cash.


Wednesday night, Officers responded to the 1300 block of South Osage for a report of an assault not in progress. The victim reported that a subject known to her had slapped her twice during an argument over the sale of a vehicle. The victim had no apparent injury. An assault charge is being requested through the Prosecutor.


Sedalia Police observed an SUV westbound on West 3rd Thursday night with a male driver. The driver was recognized and a DOR check revealed he was still a suspended driver through Missouri. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the SUV at West 3rd and Dundee. Cory J. Draper 30, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released on a state charge of Driving While Suspended.


Pettis County Jail - Asbury
Pettis County Jail - Asbury

Wednesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the field that is positioned northeast of West Saline and North Washington for a subject sitting in an SUV in the middle of the field. Officers made contact with the subject, and an investigation revealed he was intoxicated by drugs and in possession of controlled prescription medications, marijuana and related drug paraphernalia. Anthony Michael Asbury, 44, of Raymore, Missouri, was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released pending state charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs), Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Dangerous Drug.


Thursday morning, Police were dispatched to the 800 block of West 11th street for a report of found property. Richard A Fitzwilliam Jr said a shop vac and buffer had been left in his driveway. The items were recovered and placed in Found Property.


On Sunday, May 17th Officers were dispatched to the American Inn in regard to a theft which had occurred the previous day. The driver of a local restaurant mistakenly delivered $44.60 worth of food to the suspect who took it, signed the receipt, and left a tip on the card, bringing the total to $500. When confronted, the suspect, James M Smith Jr, 38, of Sedalia only provided $5. The victim would like to pursue charges if the full amount is not paid. A municipal summons for stealing was issued.


Officers responded to the 300 block of West 10th street for a found property report Thursday morning. Officers met with the caller, Samantha A Gamber, who stated she found a small, clear bag with a crystal substance she believed to be drugs. The items was collected and taken to the Sedalia Police Headquarters to be placed in evidence for destruction.


Thursday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the area of East 12th and South Lamine for an assault report. On arrival, Officers met with the victim, who stated she was assaulted by an unknown person. The victim was transported to Bothwell Hospital for her injuries. At the time of the report, a suspect had not been identified.


Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of East 14th street Thursday afternoon for a physical domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and made contact with both parties. After speaking to both parties, it was determined that both parties had been physical with one another. The primary physical aggressor could not be determined and neither wished to pursue charges. Parties were advised that a 12 hour log would be completed for documentation.


Officers spoke with a victim at Police Headquarters in reference to burglary Thursday afternoon. Daniel D Drianis stated that sometime between 6:00 p.m. May 14th and 5:00 p.m. May 18th, someone entered his residence in the 900 block of South Prospect and stole items.


Thursday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of 14th and Lafayette in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers located the suspect walking in the area of 13th and Ohio. Contact was made with the suspect, and his information was ran through dispatch, who confirmed he had warrants out of Sedalia and Pettis County. The suspect, Brandon E McGee, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail for two counts of Failure to Appear. Bond for the Sedalia warrant was set at $60 cash, the bond for the Pettis County warrant was set at $450 cash only.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Break Time Convenience Store in the 800 block of East Broadway for a report of forgery Wednesday afternoon. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the manager of the store, Sandra Anderson. She stated that a subject came in the store and tried to purchase items with a counterfeit $50 bill. When the cashier told the suspect the money was counterfeit, he told them that he didn't know it was counterfeit, and paid for the items with other money he had. He then left the store and went home. Officers took the counterfeit money to be placed in evidence storage and then made contact with the subject at his mother's residence. He explained that he did not know where he got the counterfeit bill, since he had been in several stores. The subject, who was not named in the report, wrote a statement.


Wednesday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 600 block of West 7th in regard to a burglary that occurred earlier in the day. The suspect took a firearm and $35 in cash. The victim, John W Darrill, wants to pursue charges. There is no suspect information available. The firearm has been entered as stolen.

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