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


 

Sunday night, Emergency Personnel were dispatched to a reported medical emergency in the 1700 block of South Kentucky Avenue. Arriving to the scene, it was determined no medical emergency existed. It was determined a person known to the resident was making a false report in order to harass the resident. The suspect couldn’t be located. Criminal charges of Making a False Report are being submitted to the Pettis County Prosecutor’s Office.


 

Officers stopped a truck near South Park Avenue and West Main Street Saturday night for improper lane usage. The driver did not have a valid license, and had a Probation Violation warrant for his arrest out of Saline County. Francisco Javier Martinez Garcia, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested for No Operator’s License and the Probation Violation warrant on original charges of Driving While Intoxicated. Martinez Garcia was given a cash or surety bond of $1500 cash or surety.


 

Sunday morning, an SUV was stopped in the 3500 block of West 16th Street for failing to signal a lane change. The driver was intoxicated, and found to have a suspended driving license, as she was currently on probation for a Driving While Intoxicated conviction from December 2022. Elizabeth Aimee Davis, 37, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Suspended and Driving While Intoxicated (Persistent Offender). Davis was booked in at the Pettis County Jail and then released to a sober driver.


 

Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet car early Monday morning, as the registered owner had a warrant for their arrest. The traffic stop took place in the area of South State Fair Boulevard and West 16th Street. Officers spoke to the driver, who was the registered owner, and confirmed she had an active Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Peace Disturbance from 2022*. Mattie Lee Hood, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested on her warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Hood was booked in, pending a cash only bond of $401.50.


 

Sunday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of West Spring Street for a report of a subject present who had warrants for their arrest. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with subject, and confirmed his warrants. Curtis Tolbert Connell Jr., 49, of Sedalia, was arrested on his Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Stealing from Pettis County, as well as a felony charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm from Jackson County. Connell was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bond on the Stealing warrant was set at $1500 cash or surety, while the Firearm charge carried a bond of $10,000.


 

Saturday morning, Officers responded to the area of the 1100 block of East 11th Street in reference to a theft. On arrival, Officers made contact with the reporting party. They stated that while they were away from the home, someone took their security cameras. Officers collected the necessary information and generated a report. Another theft was reported on the same block the previous night. Crystal Burton reported several items were stolen from her by someone she knows. It is not known if the two cases are connected.


 

Friday morning, Officers responded to the 1200 block of South Lamine Avenue for a property damage report. Lacey Miller reported her unlocked vehicle was entered, and the steering column had been damaged. A the time of the report, suspects have not been located.


 

On the night of November 22nd, Officers observed a vehicle failing to maintain the right half of the roadway. A stop was conducted on it near West Broadway Boulevard and South Marvin Avenue. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the driver had a suspended driver’s license. Jorge Cruz Arreola, 64, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Suspended. Arreola was transported to Pettis County Jail to be booked and released.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the area of the 900 block of East 9th Street Sunday morning in reference to a theft. Officers made contact with the reporting party, who told Officers that their vehicle was taken at some point over night. Officers made contact with a neighbor, who caught the incident on camera. Officers collected the footage, and entered the vehicle as stolen.


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Friday morning, Officers responded to the 1400 block of South Prospect Avenue in reference to a hit and run accident. Officers spoke with Ethan McMillin, who stated his vehicle was struck, and the suspect fled the scene on foot. Officers took a different hit and run report Friday night from David Medrano. Medrano stated the hit and run occurred in the 300 block of South Montgomery Avenue. Saturday morning, there was another report of hit and run in the 900 block of West 6th Street. James McCannon reported his gray in color 2014 Toyota Camry was parked in front of the home when it was damaged on the left middle side. On the morning of November 20th, Courtney Casdorph reported a hit and run accident in the 1100 block of South Lamine Avenue. Evidence was collected from the scene, and photos were taken. At this time, a suspect has not been located. Last Wednesday afternoon, Officers investigated another hit and run accident in the area of East 9th Street and Summit Avenue. Officers met with the victim, who explained he was driving northbound on Summit Avenue when he was struck in the passenger side by a westbound SUV. The vehicle then left the scene without providing information. The victim, who was not named in the report, suffered minor injury in the accident. The vehicle had extensive passenger side damage.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers responded to the Missouri Bank, 1601 South Limit Avenue, for a fraud report. On arrival, Officers spoke with Hannah Kempf, who reported fraudulent transactions totaling $4,500. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been located.


 

On the morning of November 21st, Officers performed a traffic stop on a red Chevrolet Tahoe because the registration showed the owner was a suspended driver. Contact was made with the driver, and it was confirmed she had no operator’s status. Maria G. Gutierrez Borrego, 49, of Sedalia, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without A Valid License. Borrego was transported to the Sedalia Police Department to be fingerprinted, and then released with a court date.


 

Last Tuesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the National TV Sales and Rental, 1400 South Limit Avenue for a report of theft of rental property. Officers arrived on scene, gathered the pertinent information, and completed a report.


 

Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Elite Dry Cleaners, 3232 West 16th Street, for a report of theft. Officers arrived on scene, collected information and video from the business, and a report was competed.


 

Officers responded to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a trespasser Friday night. Officers spoke with store management, who reported that a former employee came into the business after hours. The business wishes to pursue charges, and a state trespassing charge is being sent to the prosecutor.


 

In the early morning hours of November 22nd, Officers reported to the 1400 block of South Limit Avenue to investigate a report of a single vehicle crash. The driver sustained no injury, and the vehicle was towed. Barbee R. Faulconer-Laine, 51, of Sedalia, was arrested on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (Drugs and Alcohol), Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, and Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a mini bike they observed running stop signs near the area of West 10th Street and South Moniteau Avenue. A computer check revealed the subject had a probation violation warrant from Pettis County. Cody Austin Harvey, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested on his PV warrant on original charges of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Harvey was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a cash bond of $2,000 and a surety bond of $2,500.


 

Early Thursday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by someone Officers suspected had a suspended driving status. The stop was conducted in the area of South Missouri Avenue and West 14th Street. The driver’s status was confirmed, and he was arrested. Jonathon Bryce Holland, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Suspended.


 

Thursday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop at the B&B Galaxy Movie Theater, 4104 West Main Street for a lane violation. The driver was found to have two warrants from Camden County for Failure to Appear on original charges of Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial Responsibility. Katie Marie Hilburn, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bond was set at $150 cash only.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle because it didn’t have any head lights on in the area of South Lamine Avenue and East 9th Street Thursday night. While conducting the investigation, the passenger left the vehicle. She then refused to get back inside the vehicle so the investigation could continue. She refused to identify herself. The passenger was then arrested, and became belligerent and uncooperative, resulting in the use of force. The intoxicated suspect's behavior continued, as she spat at Officers and Hospital Staff. The suspect received a fit for confinement exam, and was then transported to the Pettis County Jail. Chelsea M. Schirmann, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested on charges of Assault in the 4th Degree (two counts), Refusal to Identify as a Witness, felony Resisting Arrest, and Harassment.


 

Thursday evening, Officers responded to an address in the 2000 block of East Broadway Boulevard to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. Once on scene, it was determined an adult subject had assaulted another subject they reside with. Ronald Worthington, 63, of Sedalia, was arrested for Property Damage in the 2nd Degree, and Aggravated Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree**.


 

Officers responded to the Full Throttle Garage, 200 South Marvin Avenue in reference to a stolen vehicle last Thursday afternoon. Investigation revealed that the previous morning, a male subject stole a Ford F250 from the lot. Security video of the theft was obtained, and the case remains under investigation. A second vehicle was found damaged in an apparent attempt to steal it as well.


 

On the morning of November 22nd, Officers were dispatched to a fraud report. Lend Nation, 818 South Limit Avenue, reported a suspicious check. The incident was determined to be a scam, and a report as done to document the incident.


 

Last Wednesday evening, Officers responded to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard in reference to a property damage report. Officers spoke with Timothy Vincent Tyma Lacey, who stated while he was inside the business, someone cut the plastic that was over his window.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle because it had no front license plate last Wednesday night. The stop took place in the area of South Sneed Avenue and West Broadway Boulevard. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the vehicle had been stolen from Colorado in January of 2023. According to the probable cause report, when Officers told the driver the vehicle was stolen, he said it wasn’t reported as stolen “when he checked”. A search of the intoxicated driver found two baggies of a powdery substance in his watch pocket that both tested positively for methamphetamine. Robert A. Graff, 54, of Knob Noster, was placed under arrest. Graff stated he had borrowed the car from a friend of his following a motorcycle accident. Attempts to contact the friend were unsuccessful. When Graff was transported to the Pettis County Jail, he reported to Officers he had more drugs in his boot, which weighed eight times more than the other two combined. Graff was booked in at the Pettis County Jail pending charges of Tampering A With Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, Receiving Stolen Property (the vehicle), and Possession of a Dangerous Drug. Graff was placed on a 24-hour hold. Graff was later issued a cash or surety bond of $15,000.


 

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Montgomery Circle in reference to an animal complaint last Wednesday evening. The subject’s information was checked with Dispatch, and it was confirmed she had an active warrant for her arrest with a bond amount. Sherrilynn Brown, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested for her warrant on a charge of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Brown was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked, pending a $7500 bond.


 

Early last Wednesday morning, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a blue Toyota Corolla that had passed a vehicle and did not use a turn signal. The Toyota then cut the other vehicle off, causing them to drive onto the curb to avoid being hit by the Toyota. The driver accelerated westbound on West Broadway Boulevard, and did not stop for emergency lights. The vehicle eventually made a right hand turn onto West 10th Street, and came to a stop. The driver opened the door and began to run southbound from the car into the houses nearby. Officers slowed their pace to get radio traffic out of the direction of travel. Officers observed the driver run southbound on South Beacon Avenue, and then began to run westbound on West 11th Street. The driver tripped and fell in the front yard of a home. Officers placed the driver in handcuffs and helped him to his feet. At that point, the Officer recognized the driver, as they had previous dealings with him. Oscar Diaz Padilla Jr., 25, of Sedalia, was arrested for felony Driving While Revoked, and felony Resisting Arrest. The probable cause report notes that Padilla is on currently on probation for a charge of Driving While Revoked. Padilla was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold. Padilla was later issued a cash or surety bond of $7500.


 

In the very early hours of November 12th, Officers were dispatched to the American Legion, 2016 West Main Street in reference to a possible theft. Officers spoke with an intoxicated male subject, who reported his keys had been lost accidently by another patron. They requested a report be completed for documentation.


 

Last Wednesday night, Akeisha D. Sims came to the Police Headquarters to make a theft report. Sims reported the theft of a wallet from an unknown address in Sedalia.


 

Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired temporary tags in the area of East 16th Street and South New York Avenue last Wednesday afternoon. During the course of the stop, a warrant was confirmed on the driver out of Saline County. Knathen Michael Jedrzejewski, 31, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant on original charges of Larceny. Jedrzejewski was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked, pending a cash or surety bond of $2500.


 

Sedalia Police met with a subject in the lobby of the Police Department last Wednesday afternoon. A resident stated they found an Android cell phone in their front yard, in the 1700 block of East 5th Street. The cell phone was placed into evidence as found property.


 

*Hood is also currently on probation for five years for a Morgan County conviction of felony Forgery, as well as felony Possession of a Forging Instrument regarding a case of altering a urinalysis, passing off false samples as genuine.

**A person can be charged with this crime if he intentionally puts someone in harm's way or engages in reckless conduct that puts others at risk. If someone is injured as a result of this reckless conduct, it is still considered fourth-degree assault. Aggravated assault is defined in some jurisdictions as a more egregious form of assault and battery. Although laws vary, the charge aggravated assault usually covers assault with a deadly weapon.


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