This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Early Sunday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a red Dodge Charger that was having issues driving straight down the road. Officers made contact with the driver, and noticed the smell of intoxicants on his breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Paul W. Buso, 80, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC above 0.08. Buso was then transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released. A request for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated has been submitted to the prosecutor.


 

Sunday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 500 block of South Barrett Avenue in reference to a burglary. As Officers were approaching the residence, they saw several males in the back yard of a near by residence. Officers identified the males and continued to the residence. When Officers arrived, they found damage to the residence and a subject inside that was passed out. The subject was identified and removed from the residence. The property owner, Robert C. Mayes, estimated there was approximately $10,000 in damages to the residence. The suspects were identified by witnesses and were released to parents. Juvenile referrals have been submitted to the Juvenile Office.


 

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Engineer Avenue for a property damage report Sunday evening. The caller, witnessed multiple juveniles playing on equipment parked in the area. The juveniles were gone on arrival, but damage to the vehicles was observed.


 

Early Monday morning, Sedalia Police observed a black Ford truck with green lights emitting from the wheel wells. The truck disobeyed the stop sign at South Kentucky and West 16th and Officers initiated a traffic stop. During the stop, Officers learned the driver did not have a valid license. Brandon Lee Blaylock, 39, of Warsaw, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released pending charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Valid License. During the stop, Officers learned the passenger had a Parole Violation warrant from Jefferson City. Jose A. Ortega, 41, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and held without bond.


 

Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to an accident on West 32nd Street near South Park Avenue. When Officers arrived, they made contact with the driver, and immediately noticed a strong smell of intoxicants. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. William DeLee, 40, of Sedalia, was transported to the Sedalia Police Department where he provided a breath sample on the DMT that showed his BAC was above 0.08. A request for a charge of Driving While Intoxicated has been submitted to the prosecutor.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Bothwell Regional Health Center in reference to a hit and run accident Sunday morning. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the victim, Abraham Christopher Parkhurst, who said he was struck by a vehicle after using an ATM. Parkhurst was unable to provide a good description of the suspect vehicle. There have been no arrests made at this time.


 

Sunday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of South Engineer in reference to a property damage report. Sandra S. Dierks reported that between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, someone keyed the hood of her vehicle.


 

Sedalia Police took a report in the lobby of the Police Department in regards to identity theft Sunday afternoon. John Paul Edwards reported his identity had been used to set up a payment account without his knowledge, and was currently missing $726.60.


 

Sunday morning, Sedalia Police responded to a traffic complaint call involving two vehicles in the 1200 block of West Main Street. The vehicles eventually drove to the Police Department parking lot. After investigation, both parties involved were issued citations for traffic offenses. A report was completed to document the incident.


 

Officers responded to the 1800 block of South Carr in reference to a burglary Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, Officers met with Kimberly Conkling, who stated that while they were away shopping someone forced entry into the residence and stole a laptop computer and a bb gun. There is a suspect in mind and the case is under investigation.


 

Friday afternoon, an Officer performed a traffic stop near the intersection of West Broadway and South Warren Avenue. A computer check of the driver showed they had a suspended license. Jillian K. Walker, 27, of Sedalia was issued a citation for Driving While Suspended. The passenger was found to have an active warrant from Pettis County for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Driving While Revoked. Aaron Charles Blondell, 51, of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant. Blondell was transported to the Pettis County Jail and given a bond of $250.00 cash only.


 

Sunday morning, Officers responded to the Break Time store in the 300 block of West Broadway in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, Officers met with management, who advised a female subject had run out of the store without paying for two bags of Hostess Donuts. At the time of the report, the suspect has not been identified.


 

Sedalia met with Donald Paxton in the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a theft Sunday morning. Paxton stated that someone stole $120 in cash and numerous oxycodone pills from his residence in the 500 block of South Quincy Avenue that morning. Paxton had a suspect in mind, but no contact has been made with them.


 

Saturday afternoon, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of East Broadway Boulevard and South Ingram Avenue. The driver, Gary Douglas Ingram, 43, of Sedalia, was found to be a revoked driver. Ingram was issued a citation and released at the scene. The passenger, Rhonda L. Simmons, 37, of Sedalia, was found to have a Pettis County warrant. Simmons was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, where her bond was set at $250.


 

Saturday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the Bud's Laundromat in the 300 block of South Engineer Avenue in regards to a theft no longer in progress. Alicia Danula Lorenzo reported their clothes being stolen, with a value set at $250.00.


 

Officers responded to the 500 block of North Stewart in regards to a burglary no longer in progress Saturday afternoon. Clayton Justin Eckler stated that their shed had been burglarized and tools were stolen from inside it. The total value of the stolen items is $315.00.


 

Saturday afternoon, Officers were sent along with Fire and Ambulance Personnel to the 1100 block of South Massachusetts in reference to a dead body. The subject was determined to be dead; livor and rigor mortis had begun to set in. Due to the person's age, medical history, and the death being unattended, the Pettis County Coroner stated they will be asking for an autopsy.


 

On the morning of November 22nd, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was failing to maintain its lane. Officers made contact with the driver, who said he had dropped his phone. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the driver had a Failure to Appear warrant out of Moniteau County. During the search of the suspect's vehicle, four pipes used for smoking narcotics and a small amount of marijuana were recovered. Thomas J. Hamline, 26, of Independence, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked on his Failure to Appear warrant, with original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Valid License. Bond on the warrant was set at $175.00. No charges are being requested for the marijuana or the pipes.


 

Early Saturday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of East 6th Street and South Massachusetts Avenue on a vehicle without registration. As Officers initiated the traffic stop, a white male fled from the back seat on foot. Contact was made with the male driver, and the female front passenger. K9 Officer Charlie was contacted to conduct a sniff of the vehicle. K9 Officer Charlie indicated to the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and the two subjects were found to be possession of suspected methamphetamine. Tracy M. Bartel, 35, of Cole Camp, and William A. Savage, 39, of Sedalia, were arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug. Bartel and Savage were booked and released at the jail.


 

Saturday night, Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East Jackson for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with two parties. While speaking to both parties, there was evidence that both had assaulted each other. The parties involved were both explained their options, and separated for the night. The report was completed to document the incident, which was placed on a 12 hour log.


 

Saturday morning, Officers met with Randy Hahn in the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a theft. Hahn advised that three backpacks containing person items were stolen from them at the American Inn motel, in the 1200 block of South Limit Avenue. At the time of the report, there are no suspects.


 

Friday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the Autozone store in the 2600 block of West Broadway Boulevard in regards to a theft in progress. The suspect left the store before Police arrival. The item that was stolen was valued at $29.99. Hunter Andrew Fisher, 20, of La Monte, was later located and issued a summons for Stealing with a court date.


 

Friday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 1600 block of South Harrison Avenue in regards to a found bicycle. John Klein said the biked had been left in a parking lot for several days. The bike was found to not be stolen, and was taken to the Police Department to be held for safekeeping.


 

Officers responded to the intersection of West 7th and South Limit Avenue in regards to a motor vehicle crash no longer in progress on Saturday morning. The vehicle left the scene before Police arrival. There was property damaged, but no reported injuries. The investigation is ongoing.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers responded to the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store in the 3100 block of West Broadway in regards to a property damage report no longer in progress. The damage to the property is valued at $150.00.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of East 7th Street in reference to an assist agency call Friday afternoon. The Pettis County Children's Division conducted an investigation alongside the Sedalia Police Department.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers spoke with Mary Hayes on the phone in reference to identity theft. Hayes stated that she recently moved her father into her residence, located in St Roberts. During the course of handling his financial affairs, she located accounts fraudulently opened with his information. The complainant and the victim did not have all the details at the time of the report, but there is a suspect in mind.


 

Sedalia Police met with Shanna Johnson in the Police Department lobby Friday morning. Johnson stated that someone took her rear license plate off of her vehicle sometime between the evening of November 16th and the morning of November 17th. The vehicle, a white 2000 Toyota, was parked in front of a residence in the 200 block of South Grand Avenue at the time the plate was stolen. There are no suspects at this time. The plates have been entered as stolen.


 

Friday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the Pettis County Health Center, in the 900 block of East 16th, in reference to harassment. Management advised that the night before, someone posted two derogatory signs on the building, expressing frustration over the mask mandate. The Health Center then received a threatening email. It's unknown if the two incidents are related. Security video was obtained, but the suspect hasn't been identified yet.