This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Tuesday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East Boonville Street in reference to a theft that occurred earlier in the day at the Smith Cotton Junior High School. A cell phone was taken out of a juvenile's backpack during school hours, and the Principal believes he has the theft on video.


Early Tuesday morning, Officers stopped a car in the area of West 11th Street and South Osage Avenue for expired license plates. A DOR check revealed the driver's license was suspended. Anthony Michael Bray, 52, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Suspended. Bray was transported to the Sedalia Police Headquarters, where he was processed and released with citations for Driving While Revoked, No Proof of Insurance, and Expired Registration.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired temporary tags late Tuesday night. A computer check of the driver showed he had an active warrant out of Pettis County for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Eric Allen Pohl, 43, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Pohl was booked and released for his warrant with a cash or surety bond of $7,500.


Officers responded to the Police Department lobby Monday night for an assault report. Officers met with the caller and identified her. Hollie Dawn Richards reported that she was assaulted earlier in the evening in the area of East 6th Street and South Washington Avenue. Further information was collected, and a report was taken.


Monday evening, Officers took a report in the Police Station lobby from Angela Martin. Martin reported that a subject known to her fraudulently received $250 as a return on a deposit she made at the El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant, 3000 South Limit Avenue.


Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a black Toyota SUV Tuesday morning, as they recognized the driver to have a suspended driver's license. The traffic stop took place in the area of South Limit Avenue and West 16th Street. Officers spoke to the driver, who acknowledged his suspended status. Officers performed a computer check through Dispatch which confirmed the suspended status. The driver also had an active Pettis County warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While Suspended, which carried a $250 cash-only bond. Officers arrested Rafael Esquivel Martinez, 25, of Sedalia and transported him to the Pettis County Jail.


Tuesday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, for a theft in progress. On arrival, Officers met with Inez Q. Dugan, 44, of Sedalia, who admitted to concealing multiple items worth a total of $63.91. Dugan was arrested for Stealing and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Due to prior convictions, felony Stealing charges are being requested.


Monday morning, Officers responded to the American Inn, 1217 South Limit Avenue, in reference to property damage. A tenant at the business had caused damage to the room he was staying in, and reportedly was not willing to cover the costs of the damage. The suspect left prior to Officers being able to make contact with him. The total value of the damage is estimated at approximately $1,500. The suspect has not been located at this time.


Officers took a report of theft from a vehicle that occurred Monday afternoon near the 1200 block of West 6th Street. Abigail Holland reported approximately $320 worth of items were taken from the vehicle. No suspects have been identified at this time.


Sedalia Police responded to the PetSmart store, 4311 Wisconsin Avenue Tuesday afternoon for a report of theft. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the complainant. The complainant stated that a subject entered the store, put 3 bags of Royal Canin dog food in his cart and left without paying. The total value of the stolen merchandise was estimated at $118.97.


Tuesday morning, Officers responded to the 2400 block of East 10th Street for a property damage report. Officers met with Erika T. Bom, who stated all four of her tires had been damaged on her vehicle in the overnight. Bom estimated the damage to a cost of $432.00. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been located.


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