Sedalia Police Reports for October 23, 2023
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports.
Late Saturday night, Officers observed a vehicle travelling eastbound on East Broadway Boulevard. The vehicle was drifting back and forth, and Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Crescent Drive and East Broadway Boulevard. After speaking with the driver, it was discovered they were in possession of methamphetamine and were intoxicated. During a search of the vehicle, a handgun and drug paraphernalia were located. Mindy Gorham, 55, of Blue Springs, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Abuse and Lose*. Gorham was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold.
Sedalia Police observed four motorcycles travelling eastbound on East Broadway near South Ingram Avenue. The motorcycles were observed traveling in excess of 85 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone very early Sunday morning. Officers attempted to stop the motorcycles. Two of the motorcycles pulled over, while two continued. Officers followed the remaining two motorcycles, with lights and sirens on. The motorcycles continued to exceed the speed limit for approximately 13 blocks. When they finally came to a stop, it was discovered one of the riders did not have a motorcycle endorsement. Shane P. Meyer, 27, of St James, was arrested on charges of Speeding, Resisting Arrest, and Operating a Motorcycle on the Highway Without a Valid License. David Cottengin, 38, of West Plains, was arrested for Resisting Arrest and Speeding.
Early Monday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with excessive window tinting. The stop took place near East Broadway Boulevard and South Montgomery Avenue. During the course of the Investigation, it was discovered the driver had a no bond warrant from Pettis County. Thomas Lloyd Easterberg, 59, of Sedalia, was arrested on his felony Probation Absconder warrant on original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Easterberg was transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East 6th Street Saturday night. Officers made contact with a subject who falsely identified himself. The subject’s actual identity was confirmed. The suspect was known to have a warrant from Pettis County. The subject also has a case in Boonville for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and felony Driving While Revoked, and is on probation for a charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. ** James Fitzgerald Johnson Jr., 39, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant on charges of felony Trafficking Drugs in the 2nd Degree, felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The Pettis County warrant carried a bond of $75,000 cash or surety, and the Cooper County warrant carried a bond of $15,000 cash or surety.
On the night of October 12th, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle they observed speeding in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Park Avenue. Officers made contact with the driver, who they knew to have a suspended diving status. It was confirmed her driving status was suspended and she was arrested. Crystal Sheresa Tomasen Burton, 38, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on charges of Driving While Suspended. Burton was booked and released.
Sedalia Police responded to the 900 block of Olsen Road for a report of a person found not breathing. Upon arrival, contact was made with an obviously deceased elderly female Sunday evening. A report was completed documenting the incident, and the death appears to be from natural causes.
Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West Main Street and Metallic Lane on Sunday afternoon. The driver was found to have an active Failure to Appear warrant from Saline County on original charges of Speeding (26 MPH or More). Keisha Ocean Luray Ford, 22, of Sedalia, was arrested on her warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a bond of $250.00 cash or surety.
Sunday afternoon, Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West Main Street and Industrial Drive. The driver was found to have an active warrant for their arrest. Thomas Grady Alexander, 33, of Warrensburg, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrant form Henry County on original charges of Animal At Large. Alexander was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked, pending a $83.00 cash only bond.
Saturday morning, Officers conducted a warrant check near the intersection of East 7th Street and South Washington Avenue. Christina Marie Carlock, 35, Homeless, was arrested for a Probation Violation warrant. Carlock was transported to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of West 16th Street and South Grand Avenue for an observed traffic violation last Wednesday morning. Upon the initiation of the stop, the driver failed to yield to the police vehicle. The vehicle continued southbound, without abstaining to authorities. The vehicle continued until it left the city limits of Sedalia. In the light of safety concerns, the patrol vehicle did not continue to pursue. A suspect was obtained, and the investigation continues.
Friday evening, Officers conducted a vehicle stop in the area of South Quincy Avenue and West Main Street. The driver was found to have no operator’s driving status. Timoteo Lux-Lopez, 31, of Sedalia, was arrested, transported to the Police Department to be fingerprinted, and then issued a municipal citation with a court date before being released.
Sedalia Police responded to the 100 block of East 2nd Street in reference to a domestic disturbance Saturday evening. Officers made contact with all parties, and were able to determine a primary aggressor. Olena Nikitenko, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested for Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree. Nikitenko was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was placed on a 24-hour hold.
Friday evening, Officers conducted a vehicle stop in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Ohio Avenue. Officers checked all the occupants information with dispatch. The passenger had active warrants out of Pettis County for his arrest. Leon Beamon Jr., 35, of Sedalia, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Driving While Intoxicated, and Trespassing in the 1st Degree. Beamon was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on his warrants, pending a total cash only bond of $317.04.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a SUV for an equipment violation on South Kentucky Avenue near West 5th Street Friday evening. A computer check showed the driver to have a revoked driving status. Valerie Marie Henderson, 38, of Smithton, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. Henderson was transported to the Sedalia Police Department to be issued a UTT for DWR. Henderson was then fingerprinted and released with a court date.
Friday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and Industrial Road. Officers checked the driver’s information with Dispatch, and found he did not have a valid driver’s license. Leonel Contreras-Antonio, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested for No Operator’s License. Contreras-Antonio was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold.
Last Tuesday afternoon, Officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West 11th Street and South Grand Avenue. An occupant of the vehicle was found to have Failure to Appear warrants for his arrest. Brandon L. Kalra, 41, of Sedalia, was arrested for his two FTA warrants, both on charges of Driving While Intoxicated. Kalra was booked in, pending a total cash only bond of $713.50.
Sedalia Police responded to the 1000 block of South New York Avenue on the morning of October 21st. Police were called in reference to a suspicious situation. Upon Officers’ arrival, it was discovered a possible sexual assault had occurred. A report was generated, and the investigation is still ongoing.
Early Saturday morning, Officers responded to the Bothwell Regional Health Center Emergency Room to speak with a subject who had been in a domestic disturbance. The subject was not cooperative. They did not want an investigation completed. A report was generated to document the incident.
Friday morning, Officers responded to the Discount Smokes and Liquor, 2610 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a hit and run accident. Upon arrival, Officers met with management, who explained the building had been struck during the overnight hours. Officers observed that the east side of the building had damage to the siding. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been identified.
*If ordered by the court, anyone under 21 years of age may have his or her driving privilege suspended for 90 days (for a first offense) or revoked for one year (for a subsequent offense) for any one of the following reasons:
1. Any alcohol-related traffic offense.
2. Any offense involving the possession or use of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle.
3. Any offense involving the possession or use of drugs.
4. Any offense involving the alteration, modification, or misrepresentation of a driver license.
5. A second offense involving the possession or use of alcohol by someone under 18 years of age.
**This information as listed in the Probable Cause statement for 23PT-CR01321 in Casenet, which is the incident his Pettis County warrant pertained to.