This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Late Monday night, Sedalia Police observed an SUV driving eastbound on West Broadway Boulevard that was partially in the turn lane. The vehicle then failed to signal a turn. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near West Broadway Boulevard and Thompson Boulevard. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Kyle E. Comfort, 54, of Green Ridge, was then arrested. During the search, methamphetamine was located in the suspect's pockets. During the search of the vehicle, Officers located two syringes with substance in them, along with a spoon. Comfort was taken to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for a blood draw and then to the Pettis County Jail. Comfort was booked and released pending charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


 

Officers were dispatched to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard Tuesday night in reference to gun shots. Upon arrival, the area was secured and a bullet and a shell casing were recovered. The suspect had already left the area. No arrests have been made at this time.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 700 block of South State Fair Boulevard Monday night in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the victim stated he was threatened with a knife by a juvenile. Officers made contact with a Juvenile Officer, and then juvenile was released back to the family. A juvenile referral was made concerning the incident.


 

On the night of October 13th, Officers observed a vehicle in the area of South Kentucky Avenue and West 4th Street driving without headlights on. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC to be above 0.08. Dmitriy Pavlovich Ovseychuk, 28, of Hughesville, was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked released on charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Prior Offender).


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 2500 block of South Quincy Avenue Tuesday evening for a report of a homeowner finding a female suspect hiding in some bushes behind his residence. Upon Law Enforcement's arrival, the female fled the area. She was found hiding behind a car. She then provided a false name to Law Enforcement. On scene investigation led to her being identified, and also to the discovery that she had a full active US Extradition warrant out of Webster County. The warrant for her arrest was a felony Failure to Appear for charges of Cruelty to A Child with a $10,000 bond. Mary Beth Ely, 45, of Willow Springs, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on her warrant.


 

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Tuesday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West 4th Street and South Moniteau Avenue on a vehicle that was travelling with a defective license plate light. The driver was found to have a revoked driving status, and was in possession of a controlled substance. Adonis J. Mason, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested for Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Driving While Revoked. Mason was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked.


 

Officers spoke with Blane N. Dedman on the phone Tuesday evening in reference to a possibly stolen wallet, with information about the contents. Dedman reported that he had last seen his wallet at the Casey's store, 716 West 16th Street, when he was there earlier in the day.


 

Tuesday afternoon, Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West 16th Street and South Ohio Avenue because it had expired license plate tags. The driver was found to have an active Failure to Appear warrant for her arrest from Pettis County on original charges of Stealing. A search incident to arrest located a used hypodermic needle. The needle tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Samantha Jo Smith, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested for her warrant, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Smith was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold.


 

Tuesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of North Heard Avenue regarding a disturbance involving a knife. A juvenile suspect was located. No one was harmed. A referral is being forwarded to the juvenile office.


 

Sedalia Police returned to the 1100 block of West 16th Street Tuesday afternoon to assist Animal Control in taking possession of animals that were abandoned at the residence. Entry was gained into the residence, and two dogs and a cat were seized by Animal Control without incident. The animals were taken into the care of the Sedalia Animal Shelter. Several code violations were noted within the residence, and code enforcement was summoned to the scene to continue the investigation.


 

Officers stopped a vehicle Tuesday afternoon in the 200 block of West 16th Street after observing that it was improperly registered. A computer check revealed the driver's Missouri driving privileges were revoked, and she had a Pettis County Failure to Appear warrant issued for her arrest on original charges of Fraud. Meri J. Lim, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending a $250 cash only bond.


 

Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to McCarthy Toyota, 3110 West Broadway Boulevard in reference to a property damage and theft report. Isaiah Anderson said between the night of October 15th and the morning of October 17th, his vehicle was broken into. An amplifier and a subwoofer were stolen from the vehicle. The total value of the damage was set at approximately $1500.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 900 block of South Moniteau Tuesday afternoon for a report of theft. Kevin Irvine reported an unknown suspect stole two bags of tools from behind a residence.


 

Tuesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Mitchell Road in reference to a theft report. Multiple victims were identified, and several items were stolen from the area.


 

Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of North Quincy Avenue Monday afternoon in reference to a joint investigation with the Pettis County Children's Division. There was an anonymous tip of alleged abuse. No charges or further investigation is being continued after the investigation.


 

Monday evening, Officers were dispatched to the Wood's East Supermarket, 701 East Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a traffic complaint. The reporting party stated she believed someone was driving while intoxicated, and the suspect parked and went into a nearby store. The suspect and the passenger both had warrants for their arrest. Ronald James Blum, 57, of Sedalia, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrants on charges of No Headlights, Operating a Motor Vehicle Knowingly Without Headlights, Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle, Driving While Revoked, Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway While Revoked, and Driving While Intoxicated. Alexander Nicholas Orloff, 54, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant on charges of Assault in the 4th Degree and Trespassing in the 1st Degree. Blum was issued a total cash only bond of $760, Orloff was given a cash or surety bond of $2,500. Both Blum and Orloff were transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

On the morning of October 3rd, Sedalia Police received information from the Pettis County Children's Division in reference to a possible sexual assault involving a child. The incident occurred in the 1800 block of South Missouri Avenue. The case is still under investigation.


 

Monday afternoon, Officers took a report of property damage that had occurred in August of 2022. Scott R. Gardner Jr reported he left his office in the 400 block of South Ohio and when he returned, the HVAC had been damaged and drained of Freon.


 

Tuesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Liberty Park for a report of vandalism. An unknown suspect wrote on a park sign. There was very minimal damage.


 

Monday evening, Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of North Grand Avenue. The suspect had fled already, and was not located.


 

On the morning of September 23rd, Sedalia Police received information from the Pettis County Children's Division in reference to a possible sexual assault. The incident occurred in the 200 block of East 13th Street back in December of 2021, and involved juveniles.


 

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