This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

On the evening of November 1st, Officers were dispatched to the Cenex store, 120 East 16th Street in reference to a disturbance. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the caller, who said he had been in a verbal altercation with another individual who had pulled out a knife and then left the area. Officers checked the video footage and it appeared the caller incited the disturbance. After speaking with the other individual involved, he admitted to having a knife, but stated he was in fear for his life. A request for the charge of Assault in the 4th Degree has been submitted to the prosecutor.


Tuesday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the Fitter's restaurant, 500 South Ohio Street, in reference to a trespassing complaint. The complainant stated that a highly intoxicated male subject was refusing to leave the business. The male subject was identified and was still refusing to leave the business. Makaa Ruben, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested and given municipal citations for Trespassing and Failure to Obey with a court date. Ruben was placed on a 12 hour protective custody hold.


Officers were dispatched to a theft incident that occurred at the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard Tuesday night. Merchandise was stolen from the business. The suspect is unknown at this time.


Tuesday evening, Officers were dispatched to a vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and Thompson Boulevard. One of the drivers involved was identified and found to have an active warrant for their arrest. Joseph W. Wardlow, 18, of Harrisonville, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Speeding. Wardlow was taken to the Pettis County Jail with a cash only bond of $100.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of East 15th Street Tuesday night for a report of a scam. Upon arrival, Officers met with Max Fields, who stated he had been scammed out of several thousand dollars.


Monday evening, Officers took a report from Donald Swigert about a possible scam committed on the Missouri State Fairgrounds, 2503 West 16th Street. Swigert provided money in exchange for the purchase of an item which was to be delivered at a date and time, and that item did not show up as agreed upon.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Menards store, 4400 Wisconsin Avenue Tuesday morning in reference to a theft report. The suspect came into the store, selected a drill, and walked out of the store without paying.


Officers were dispatched to the Police Department lobby Tuesday morning. Sabrina Wurster wanted to document an incident related to potential bullying her child experienced. A general information report was completed to document the incident.


Tuesday afternoon, an Officer performed a warrant check near the 100 block of West 6th Street. A check through Dispatch confirmed the subject had an active Sedalia Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License. Aullnie Edward Lee Colvin, 46, of Sedalia, was arrested, taken to the Pettis County jail, and booked in on a cash only bond of $60.


Monday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of East 10th Street for a reported domestic disturbance. The suspect was not at the residence and the case is being forwarded to the Pettis County Prosecutor's Office for consideration.


Sedalia Police met with an individual in the lobby of the Police Department Tuesday morning who had found a set of vehicle keys in the area of South Kentucky Avenue and West 5th Street. The keys did not have any identifiers and were placed into evidence as found property.


Tuesday morning, Officers performed a traffic stop on a white Malibu as the vehicle displayed improper license plates. The traffic stop took place in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South New York Avenue. Officers spoke to the driver, and performed a computer check through Dispatch. The driver had a suspended driver's license. Further investigation revealed she was in possession of methamphetamine and related paraphernalia. Officers arrested Terra Renee Flinn, 36, of Sedalia and transported her to the Pettis County Jail. Flinn was booked and released pending charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving While Suspended.


Monday night, Officers responded to the 1000 block of South Merriam Avenue in reference to a physical domestic disturbance. The victim stated that she had injuries due to being choked and threatened with a knife. Richard James Curd IV, 34, was arrested for Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Curd was placed on a 24 hour hold pending state charges.


On the afternoon of October 28th, Officers responded to the U-Haul, 416 West Main Street, for a report of theft. The victim said rental property was not returned by the agreed upon date. The business wished to pursue charges. The property was located near Engineer and 5th Street and returned to the property owner. A felony charge of Failure to Return Rental Property was submitted to the Pettis County prosecutor.


Monday afternoon, Officers responded to the Family Pawn store, 2805 West Broadway Boulevard, for a report of a theft. Contact was made with a male subject, who reported that a male suspect came into his store and stole about $1000 worth of merchandise.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby


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