This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Friday morning, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plate lights on South Montgomery and 7th Street. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the license plates on the vehicle were stolen. The driver also had a warrant from Pettis County. The driver, Brandon Keith Vogan, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested on his Failure to Appear warrant and the license plates were confiscated. Vogan was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked on his warrant, with bond set at $139.


On May 25th, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle without working license plate lights on East Main near South Moniteau. It was discovered the driver had a suspended driver's license. Jordan Quantrell Webb, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Suspended and transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he was fingerprinted and issued a citation with a court date.


Thursday evening, Officers responded to the area of South Stewart and Wilkerson Street for a report of a vehicle being driven by a child which had struck numerous structures in the area. Upon arriving in the area, the vehicle and the juvenile subject were located. The investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen from a nearby building during a burglary. While attempting to get away with the vehicle the juvenile struck a fence, a detached garage, and a vehicle within the area. No one was injured during the course of activity.


Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West Third and South Stewart for a license violation Thursday evening. Contraband was observed in plain view and a search of the vehicle was conducted. One of the occupants was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl. Stephen Wayne Hassler, 45, of Otterville, was arrested for two counts of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.


Sedalia Police responded to the Dollar General in the 700 block of East Broadway in regards to a trespassing case Thursday evening. The subject who was trespassing was issued a formal warning and released on the scene. There was another subject at the scene that was found to have an active Failure to Appear warrant from Pettis County. Angela Michelle Vandiver, 43, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a $300 cash only bond.


Late Thursday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop near West Main and South Kentucky on a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. Phillip J. Presberg, 21, of Columbia, was transported to Police Headquarters for processing and later released.


Wednesday afternoon, Police responded to the apartments in the 300 block of East 4th Street in regards to a harassment in progress. Upon arrival, Officers met with the suspect, who was not named in the report, that was involved in another investigation. During contact, the subject was being placed under arrest and then fled from Police on foot. A foot pursuit ensued, but the suspect is still at large. State charges are being submitted to the prosecutor for Resisting Arrest.


Thursday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West 2nd Street for a violation of a court order. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victim, who stated that he has an order of protection against his ex-girlfriend. The victim stated that while he was in the area of East 2nd and South Washington, the suspect jumped on the hood of his vehicle and smashed the windshield. The suspect left prior to Officer's arrival. Charges of Violation of a Court Order, Property Damage, and Armed Criminal Action are being sought against the unnamed suspect.


An Officer was dispatched to the Smith Cotton Junior High School Thursday afternoon in reference to a found property report. A purse was found in a locker. The owner of the purse was informed, and the purse was entered into evidence for safekeeping.


Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

Police were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a theft report Wednesday morning. American Auto Rental, 2101 South Limit, reported a subject failed to return a rental car. Charges of Failure to Return Rental Property are being submitted, and the vehicle was entered into NCIC and MULES as stolen.


Wednesday evening, an Officer was dispatched to the 2000 block of East 7th in reference to a property damage report. Lauren Blaylock stated that in the early morning their four vehicle tires were slashed.


Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

Police responded to the 3000 block of West 16th, the Elite Dry Cleaner, Wednesday morning in regards to property damage. Upon arrival Officers met with the manager, who stated that during the overnight hours someone damaged two of the washing machines while attempting to steal change from the units. At the time of the report the suspects have not been identified, but security video of the incident was gathered.


Thursday afternoon, Officers spoke with management at the Car Mart, in the 3000 block of South Limit in regards to a lost license plate. Management stated that a Missouri dealer plate fell off of one of their vehicles while driving to and from Versailles. The lost license plate was entered in the MULES system.

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