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


Late Saturday night, Officers stopped a vehicle in the area of North Limit Avenue and Duke Drive because it did not have any license plate lights. After identifying the driver, Officers discovered the driver did not have a valid license. Moreno Alfredo Cruz, 37, of Chicago Illinois, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without A Valid License. Crus was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released.


Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East Chestnut Street Sunday evening to investigate a domestic disturbance. Officers spoke to the subjects involved. No injuries were observed, and a primary physical aggressor could not be determined. A 12-hour log was done to document the incident.


Sunday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper lane usage and for improperly stopping at the stop line. After stopping the vehicle in the area of West 11th Street and South Limit Avenue, Officers noticed the smell of intoxicants coming from the driver’s breath. Officers conducted an investigation, which resulted in the arrest of the driver. Robert Obryan, 68, of Columbia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and No Proof of Insurance. Obryan was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released, pending release to a sober person.


Sedalia Police responded to the Break Time store, 101 Rebar Road on Sunday morning to investigate a theft. An employee reported that a subject entered the business and took two cases of beer. The beer was valued at $32.98. The subject then left without paying. The incident is under investigation.


Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 1100 block of East 11th Street for a property damage report. Officers contacted Crystal Burton. Burton reported two of her tires were damaged overnight. The tires were valued at $164.00 each. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been contacted.


In the very early morning hours Saturday, Officers responded to the 1000 block of West 3rd Street to investigate a call about a burglary. Lucy Busing reported an unknown subject entered her residence while she was sleeping. The suspect stole unspecified items, and the resident was alerted to him leaving. A confrontation occurred, and the suspect fled on foot. Later that same day, the suspect was identified, located, and arrested in the 1700 block of South Quincy Avenue. Christopher J. Sinn, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested for Stealing and Burglary in the 1st Degree. Sinn was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold.


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On the afternoon of October 10th, Officers responded to the 1600 block of West 3rd Street for a warrant check. On arrival, Officers met with the suspect. A computer check through Dispatch confirmed him to have three active Failure to Appear warrants from the City Of Sedalia. Ronald J. Blum, 58, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrants on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle With No Operator’s Status, Animal Health, and Animal Licenses. Blum was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where his bond was set at $400.00 cash only.


Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of East Broadway Boulevard due to a report of attempted burglary that had just occurred. Upon Officer’s arrival, the suspects had already fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing.


On the night of October 13th, Justin Roeben reported a dog bite in the Emergency Room of the Bothwell Regional Health Center. Roeben was the dog owner and the bite victim, and the bite occurred in the 600 block of East 9th Street. Roeben sustained minor injury.

Pettis County Jail - Shipley
Pettis County Jail - Shipley

Sedalia Police investigated a disturbance in the 1400 block of South Park Avenue Friday night. It was determined an intoxicated subject drove drunk to the residence and caused a disturbance. Destiny Lee Shipley, 25, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Shipley was transported to the Pettis County jail pending release to a sober person.

UPDATE:  According to the probable cause statement, the same arresting Officer was tipped off three hours later that same night that Shipley was driving a silver Traverse with children inside the vehicle. The Officer had informed Shipley in the earlier arrest that she was considered intoxicated. Shipley gave a breath test with her earlier arrest which registered BAC as a .143. The Officer noted a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her breath during the second stop, which took place in the 1900 block of South Park Avenue.  A blood draw was conducted after the second arrest, showing her BAC was .153, higher than three hours earlier.   There were four children in the SUV, all under the age of five, three of whom had no child restraints.  Shipley was arrested again for another charge of Driving While Intoxicated (Children Less than 17 Years Old in Vehicle), and four counts of Child Endangerment in the 1st Degree.  Bond was set at $3500 cash or surety, with instructions for Shipley to not drive a vehicle.


Friday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to assist the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office with a combative subject in the area of McVey Road and Chapel Drive. On arrival, Officers contacted the Sheriff’s Deputies. It was determined a body wrap was needed to prevent the subject from hurting himself. Officers applied the WRAP restraint system and the subject was transported to the Pettis County Jail without incident.


Last Tuesday evening, Officers were given a tip about an intoxicated driver. The driver was contacted at the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard. After an investigation, it was determined the driver as operated a vehicle while intoxicated by drugs and alcohol. Bennett Tyler Neely, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Neely was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released.


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