This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Early Thursday morning, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of East 13th Street and South New York Avenue. The single occupant driver got out of the vehicle and ran from Officers. The license plates were seized from the vehicle.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Smart Style Salon inside the Wal Mart Store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard Wednesday evening. The suspect slid under the gate in order to retrieve his sister's wallet that was left inside the salon after it closed. There was damage to the wall where the lock inserts. Raul R. Lopez, 17, of Sedalia, was arrested and released on summons for Destruction of Non City Property.


Wednesday night, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a motor vehicle for not having a front license plate and for expired registration. A check through Dispatch showed the driver had an active Pettis County warrant for Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree with a $1,500 cash or surety bond. Karen Nicole Metz, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on her warrant.


In the early morning hours Thursday, Sedalia Police were dispatched to Vermont Park, 1200 South Vermont Avenue, for a report of property damage. Henry Harris of Guardsman Security had called to report they had found a damaged bathroom door, causing the door to not close completely.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the State Fair Floral store, 520 South Ohio Avenue, Wednesday morning for a report of possible forgery. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the owner, Marcial Limas. Limas stated that on Monday, a man with a thick African accent called and made several purchases over the phone using a credit card. Some of the purchases were for Apple Cards for several different amounts of money on them. The suspect asked if the reporting party would take a picture of the card and send it to him, which they did. It was later discovered that the phone number and address were not in service. The money on the cards had been emptied. Limas was concerned that the credit card number given was from a stolen card. $400 worth of Apple Cards were purchased. At the time of the report, no further information about the suspect or possible credit card victim could be found.

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