Sedalia Police Reports for October 16, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Thursday afternoon, Sedalia Police took a report in the lobby of the Police Department in regards to lost property. Cecelia Vasquez Rubio reported their property was lost near the WIC building between October 14th and the time of the call.
Sedalia Police took a call Thursday afternoon from the Jefferson County Children's Division at the Police Department in regards to a sex crime that took place in Sedalia in December of 2018. The information from the call was added to a report. The investigation is ongoing.
Early Thursday morning, Officers were dispatched to assist with a traffic stop near 18th Street and South Carr Avenue. When Officers arrived, they made contact with the driver, and while speaking with her the odor of intoxicants was detected on her breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Ann Marie Pope, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where she provided a breath sample that showed her BAC was above 0.08. Pope was issued a citation for DWI and given a court date, then released to a sober driver.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle without working license plate lights near West 3rd Street and South Harrison Avenue early Thursday morning. When Officers made contact with the driver, the odor of intoxicants was on his breath. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Anthony Holt, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department where he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was above 0.08. Holt was issued a citation for Driving While Intoxicated, finger printed, and given a court date.
Thursday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the American Inn in the 1200 block of South Limit Avenue in reference to property damage no longer in progress. One subject was identified from the scene, and the investigation is ongoing. The value of the damaged property is $600.
Officers responded to the Wal Mart store for a report of a theft in progress Thursday night. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the complainant and gathered a description of the suspect. A witness said he observed the suspect stash merchandise and hid in a wooden area. Officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest. James E. Chapman, 32, Homeless, also had three no bond warrants from Pettis County on original charges of Resisting Arrest, Assault in the 4th Degree, and Stealing. Chapman was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and placed on a 24 hour hold for felony Stealing.
Thursday morning, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a yellow Mercury Cougar because the license plates did not come back on file. During the stop, Officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search resulted in the location of a small amount of marijuana. Nicole Rae Chumpraphai, 43, of League City, Texas, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana. Chumpraphai was transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was booked and released.
Sedalia Police responded to the Sedalia Heights apartment complex in the 900 block of Westwood Drive for a report of harassment Thursday evening. Officers made contact with the caller, who said she confronted a neighbor. The neighbor told her she would assault her if the caller did not leave her alone. After an investigation was completed, it was determined no crime occurred.
Officers responded to the Prime Time store in the 200 block of West Broadway Boulevard Thursday afternoon in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victim, who is an employee of the business. The victim stated that a customer came in the store and became upset and began tossing merchandise. The victim confronted the customer and removed her from the store. The customer quickly came back into the store and assaulted the employee by punching her several times, causing injury. At the time of the report, the suspect has not been identified, though security video of the incident does exist.
Thursday afternoon, Officers responded to the 900 block of South Kentucky Avenue in reference to found property. Upon arrival, Officers met with Bryan Crystal, who handed over a fillet knife that they found on their front porch. It was placed on the porch some time in the early morning hours, but unknown by who or why. The knife was placed into evidence.
Wednesday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Highland Avenue for a report of a missing person. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the caller, who stated she came over to the house after not hearing from her husband for a few days. The caller found that the house was covered in soot and smoke damage from a recent fire. Sedalia Fire was called to investigate the house. While walking through the house, Sedalia Fire located a subject who was later identified as the missing person. At this time, there is no foul play suspected in the death.
Officers were dispatched to contact a victim who wanted to report a theft from the 300 block of South Lamine Wednesday afternoon. Officers made contact with Amber Lynn Clapham, who wanted to report that her temporary license was missing from her vehicle. The plate was entered into the system as stolen.