This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports. 


Tuesday evening, Officers were conducting checks for Sex Offender Halloween Compliance* around the city. Officers made contact with a subject in the 1000 block of Royal Boulevard. The sex offender in question was not in compliance with state law and placed under arrest. Lacey Victoria Dia Rockhold, 29, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked.


Wednesday night, Officers responded to the 500 block of East 4th Street for a subject actively violating a protection order. The suspect was still on scene, but attempted to walk away from Officers upon arrival. According to Casenet, the order of protection stated the suspect was not to come within 100 yards of the protected child, and the suspect was to be excluded from the family home. The order is in place until September of 2024. Joseph Elmer Fore, 41, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for Violation of a Protection Order. Fore was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be held pending charges.


Sedalia Police stopped an SUV early Saturday morning in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Warren Avenue because it had disobeyed a red light. The SUV was also failing to maintain its lane. The driver was intoxicated. Taber Jahrie Redford, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Redford was transported to the Sedalia Police Department. There, Redford was processed and released to sober driver.


Officers conducted compliance checks Halloween night for Sex Offender restrictions*. When this was attempted in the 2000 block of South Ohio Avenue, the offender failed to answer the door for law enforcement. There were no signs of movement from inside the home, indicating they were not there. Officers also observed outside residential lighting on the home in the form of string lights outlining the area of the covered porch. Officers also checked on an offender in the 200 block of West 11th Street. The offender did not have a sign, nor did they answer the door for Law Enforcement. Charges of Failing to Comply with Halloween Restrictions are being requested for both offenders.

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Wednesday night, Officers received a tip about an intoxicated driver at the Mazzio’s restaurant, 1613 South Limit Avenue. The suspect driver was found to be intoxicated. Melissa Sue Reyburn, 37, of Warrensburg, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Reyburn was processed and then released to a sober driver.


Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East 11th Street in reference to a hit and run crash involving a parked vehicle Wednesday afternoon. Officers spoke with Shelley Miller, who stated she parked her gray 2023 Nissan Pathfinder at the address. Approximately 15 minutes later, she found it had been damaged by an unknown vehicle. The Nissan had damage to the right back side. The suspect driver left the scene without providing any information.


Sedalia Police made contact with Jacob Thomas Butterfield in the lobby of the Police Department Wednesday morning. Butterfield wished to report his moped scooter had been stolen overnight. Butterfield provided Officers with the information, and the moped was entered as stolen.


Wednesday morning, Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle crash involving an antlered deer on South Washington Avenue, north of East 24th Street. A 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 was northbound on South Washington Avenue, when the deer ran into the right side of the Dodge, causing damage to the pickup. The antlered deer was euthanized by Officers, due to injuries sustained in the crash.


Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Ohio Avenue in reference to a hit and run crash involving a parked motor vehicle. Emmett Thorne stated he parked his gray 2019 Hyundai Elantra in front of his house on Tuesday afternoon, and found it damaged the next morning. The Hyundai had damage from the rear left side to the front left side, to include the driver’s door handle and driver’s side mirror.


Tuesday night, Officers responded to the 1200 block of South Osage Avenue for a subject reportedly attempting suicide. Officers arrived on scene and located the subject in a vehicle, with a hose attached to the exhaust, running into the interior of the vehicle. The doors were locked on the vehicle, and the subject in the driver’s seat appeared unresponsive. Officers made entry into the vehicle by breaking the window, and pulling the subject from the car. The subject was transported by the Pettis County Ambulance District to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment.


Sunday evening, Officers were dispatched to a physical disturbance call in the 100 block of East 13th Street. Upon arrival, the suspect had fled the scene. Information was gathered from the victims and witnesses. A report was completed, and charges of Assault are being submitted to the prosecutor’s office.


*Under Missouri law since 2008, on Halloween night registered sex offenders cannot go outside to interact with children, or have outside lights on, and are required to post a sign stating no candy or treats are available at the home. The offenders must also not leave their home between 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., with exceptions that include medical emergencies or work.

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