Sedalia Police Reports For November 9, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Saturday night, Police conducted a traffic stop on Broadway Boulevard near Industrial Drive on a Chevy truck that was having issues maintaining its lane. When Officers made contact with the driver, the odor of intoxicants was present on his breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Travis Sherland, 25, of Lincoln, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was above 0.08. Sherland was 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.
Sedalia Police responded to the 900 block of Westwood Avenue for a report of a disturbance Sunday evening. While there, the victim told Officers he was being harassed on FaceBook by the suspect, and provided documentation and a witness. The messages from the suspect indicated the suspect intended on physically harming the victim. Officers later made contact with Donald Christopher Gibbs, 42, of Sedalia, and placed him under arrest on charges of Harassment to Frighten or Disturb Another Person. Gibbs was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.
Sunday night, Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Buckner Court for a trespassing report. The victim stated an unknown suspect entered her apartment without her permission while she was inside. The victim also said the suspect made sexual comments to both of her children. The suspect, Antonio Marcus Hurst Sr., 36, of Windsor, was located and arrested for Burglary in the 1st Degree and Harassment in the 1st Degree.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for not having a front license plate near South Kentucky and West 5th Street Sunday night. Upon contact with the driver and passenger, a check through Dispatch responded that the passenger had an active Pettis County Warrant and a Sedalia Municipal Warrant. Officers arrested the suspect with the warrants, Austin Tyler Hanuska, 24, of La Monte. The driver was released from the scene with a verbal warning for the lack of license plate. Officers transported Hanuska to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked on his warrants. The Sedalia Municipal Warrant was on original charges of Failure to Appear for Driving While Suspended, with a bond of $93.50 cash only. The Pettis County Warrant for Failure to Appear was on original charges of Driving While Revoked, with a bond set at $250.00 cash only.
Saturday evening, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 700 block of North Grand in reference to a traffic accident. When Officers arrived, the driver had fled the scene of the accident. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the vehicle had left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and then re-entered the road way. The driver left the area, but abandoned his vehicle. The driver, Mason Dixon Pierce, 20, of Sedalia, later turned himself in. Pierce was issued a city summons for Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with no front registration Sunday night. Upon contact with the driver an occupants, a check through Dispatch showed two Pettis County Misdemeanor Failure to Appear warrants for the passenger. Officers arrested the subject, Preston Jerell Poindexter, 35, of Sedalia on the two warrants and transported him to the Pettis County Jail with a total bond of $800.00. The first warrant for Failure to Appear was on original charges of Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree, with a $400.00 cash only bond. The second warrant for Failure to Appear was on original charges of Driving While Under the Influence, with a $400.00 cash only bond.
Sunday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East Broadway and South Emmet Avenue for a license violation. The driver of the vehicle was found to have a revoked driver's license. Caleb Paul Bartlett, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail for the charge of Driving While Revoked.
Sunday afternoon, Officers met with a subject in the Sedalia Police Department lobby in reference to a possible child sex abuse case. The subject had information regarding potential sexual abuse of children related to a subject that lived in Sedalia at one time. Investigation into the matter is ongoing.
Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of West Broadway Boulevard in regards to a subject check Sunday morning. The subject was found to have drugs in their possession. Kenneth E. Smith, 72, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail whereupon he was booked for 24 hours. Bond and court date are to be determined.
Sunday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East 13th in reference to a theft report. George S. Wolf said that the previous tenants of one of his rental properties took a fridge, stove, and heating units when they left.
Sedalia Police responded to the 600 block of South Industrial Road, Baker Auto and Trade, in regards to a property damage no longer in progress Sunday afternoon. The damage was documented and a report was completed.
Saturday morning, Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in the 1800 block of South Lamine Avenue. Upon investigation, two individuals were found to be in a domestic dispute. Both parties reported injuries, but a primary physical aggressor could not be found, so no arrests were made. Officers completed a 12 hour log to document the incident.
Officers responded to the Aaron's Sales and Lease in the 1200 block of South Limit in regards to a report of property damage and theft Saturday morning. The parts stolen were valued at $250.00 and the damage was reported at $1,000.00.
Saturday afternoon, Officers responded to the 2400 block of West 3rd in order to assist an agency with an ongoing investigation based out of Johnson County. Officers documented the incident and contacted the agency investigating the case.
Sedalia Police were called to investigate a possible theft from the Lowe's store in the 3800 block of West Broadway Saturday afternoon, witnessed by an off duty Sedalia Officer. Officers were able to stop the vehicle in which the subject left, and identify the suspect that supposedly stole the item. The item was voluntarily turned over to the investigating Officers by the suspect after the owner of the vehicle stated he would allow a vehicle search. Management of Lowe's was not available to give consent for prosecution. The item was seized and returned to Lowe's, the suspect information and ability to re-contact was received, and all witnesses were noted for possible prosecution.
Saturday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the McDonald's restaurant in the 1600 block of South Limit Avenue for a license violation. Contraband was observed in plain view leading to a search of the vehicle. The passenger of the vehicle was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and syringes. Michaelle J Kopp, 31, Homeless, was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Sedalia Police responded to the Dollar General store in the 700 block of East Broadway Boulevard for a report of a theft Saturday night. Officers arrived and the store wanted the suspect to be trespassed. While in the store, two of the employee's information was given to the dispatch center. Dispatch informed Officers that both subjects had active warrants for their arrests. Misty M. Lefevers, 45, of Sedalia, had three active Failure to Appear warrants for traffic violations. Bond on one was $88.00 cash only, and $1500 cash or surety on the other two. Jason D. Homan, 20, of Sedalia, had two active warrants for Failure to Appear on original charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Homan's bond was set at $1200 and he was given a court date. Both Lefevers and Homan were placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Saturday night, Sedalia Police responded to the 1200 block of South Park for a report of an out of control juvenile. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the juvenile and his mother. Officers spoke with both parties, until the situation had calmed down and Officers left the scene. Shortly after leaving the house, the mother called and informed Officers the juvenile had run away from home. The juvenile was entered as a missing person and has not been located at this time.
Friday night, Officers observed a maroon Cadillac STS eastbound on West Broadway Boulevard. The vehicle did not have any working license plate lights, and Officers initiated a traffic stop. During the stop, Officers learned the driver had an active warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Expired License Plates. Zachary Lucas Dewitt, 30, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked in, given a court date, and a bond of $60.00 cash only.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle whose registered owner was known to have an active warrant Friday night. Officers made contact with the driver and confirmed her identity. The Probation Violation no bond warrant on original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance was confirmed by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office. Tamalon Lynn Wallace, 28, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was booked on her warrant.
Saturday morning, Officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of North Park Avenue for a reported sex crime involving a juvenile. The crime was reported to have actually occurred in Warrensburg, Missouri. The case is being referred to the Warrensburg Police Department.
Friday night, Officers responded to the 500 block of South Ohio Avenue for a report of property damage. When Officers arrived on the scene, they located a broken window to a business. The owner was contacted and a report is being completed.
Sedalia Police responded to the Walgreens store in the 800 block of South Limit for a report of a stolen vehicle Friday evening. Officers contacted the victim, and were able to determine the vehicle had been stolen. Officers were able to track the vehicle and suspect to the Sedalia Airport through the owner's "On Star". The suspect, Christopher Ray Bennett, 28, Homeless, was apprehended and the vehicle was recovered. The vehicle owner reported to Police there was substantial damage to the vehicle during the theft. Bennett was booked into the Pettis County Jail on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Property Damage in the 1st Degree.
Friday evening, Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Warren Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance. After speaking with both parties involved, a 12 hour log was put into place.
Sedalia Police checked on a subject near the intersection of West 2nd and South Missouri Avenue Friday afternoon. The subject was found to have warrants and was arrested on the scene. Sergio Alfonso Marcos Lazaro, 42, Homeless, was arrested for Parole Violation/Failure to Appear Warrants on original charges of Operating a Vehicle without a Valid License, Driving in a Careless and Reckless Manner, and Driving While Intoxicated. Bond for Marcos Lazaro was set at $100.00.
Friday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1600 block of South Brown Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, contact was made with both parties, who admitted to getting into a shoving match during a heated argument. Both parties had minor injuries from the ordeal, but Officers were unable to determine a primary aggressor. They seperated for the evening and a 12 hour log has been entered.
Sedalia Police responded to a domestic disturbance no longer in progress in the 100 block of South Prospect Friday afternoon. Upon arrival, Officers were unable to determine the primary physical aggressor in the situation and a 12 hour log was completed about the incident.
On the afternoon of November 3rd, Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of West 10th and South Winchester Avenue. The vehicle didn't stop and drove from the scene, resulting in a short pursuit. The pursuit was terminated. The suspect is known, had felony warrants before the pursuit, and further charges are being submitted to the prosecutor.
Friday morning, Officers responded to the 100 block of South Stewart on a subject that was walking towards a house, and the caller didn't believe the subject had a right to be there. Officers located the female, who attempted to walk away from Officers. She was then told to stop, continued walking, until running into another Officer. Officers ran the suspect's information through the computer and discovered an outstanding Parole Violation warrant. Heather D. Borgstadt, 35, Homeless, was arrested for felony Parole Violation. Borgstadt was transported to the Pettis County Jail on the no bond warrant.
On the morning of November 6th, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 300 block of East 3rd Street. Upon investigation, one of the occupants was found to have an active warrant from Pettis County on Probation Violation with original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Christina Marie Clark, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail with a bond set at $4500. Later that day, the Probation & Parole Office called the Pettis County Jail. They stated that Clark was arrested on a warrant that should've been withdrawn back on 04/20/20 when the Petition to Revoke was dismissed in this case. After confirming same and seeing that the Court did indeed fax over an Order to withdraw the warrant, the Clerk re-faxed the Order and Confirmation of 04/20/20 to the Pettis County Jail. Bailiff Walker also called PCJ to indicate that Clark can be released if there are no other holds.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 200 block of South Quincy for a Property Damage report. Debra A. Garner reported that her 2013 KYMC moped had been moved and leaned against a brick wall. The stand had been raised and the moped was leaned against a low brick wall; this was not how it was left Thursday evening. A trailer with tear off roofing was sitting next to the moped. It could not be determined if the moped had been knocked over by the trailer, or if the trailer had just pulled up close. Damage was found on the side of the moped from being scraped against the low brick wall. Garner did not want to pursue charges and was trying to work things out with the roofing company.