This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Early Wednesday morning, Sedalia Police observed a black Chevrolet SUV driving very slowly on South Limit Avenue. The SUV failed to maintain its lane and Officers initiated a traffic stop at West 14th Street. During the stop, the driver was believed to be intoxicated and placed under arrest. At the Police Department, the driver provided a breath sample of over 0.08% BAC and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Francisco Cruz Perez, 35, of Windsor, was given a court date and released.


Tuesday night, Officers responded to the Scott Joplin Court for a report of a trespasser. Officers made contact with the complainant and the suspect. Malcolm L. Briscoe Jr., 29, Homeless, was arrested and placed on a hold for safekeeping.


Early Tuesday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East 16th and South Ohio for a license violation. The driver of the vehicle, John W. Bryant, 47, of Sedalia, was found to have an active Pettis County warrant for Driving While Revoked and was arrested. The passenger of the vehicle, Nichole Cheri Paxton, 36, of Sedalia, was found to be in possession of a controlled pill and she was arrested for Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic.


Monday evening, Officers responded to the 500 block of East 4th Street for a report of an assault. When Officers arrived, the victim was spoken to and a report has been completed.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Stewart Avenue for a theft report Tuesday evening. Samantha Johnson reported a handgun was stolen from inside her residence sometime within the last two days. Johnson provided suspect information for further investigation.


Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East 16th Street and South Ohio Avenue for a license violation Tuesday morning. The passenger of the vehicle, Ronald Lee Jones, 66, of Sedalia, was found to have an active Probation Violation warrant out of Morgan County on original charges of Delivery or Possession of a Weapon at a Correctional Facility and was arrested.


Tuesday evening, Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of West 16th for a report of two dogs running at large. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the caller, who said the neighbor's dogs ran into his yard and were barking at him and being aggressive. The caller said he wanted a summons issued. Officers made contact with the suspect, Joseph Allen, 24, of Sedalia, and issued a summons for Animal at Large with a court date.


Officers responded to a possible disturbance near the 3000 block of South Limit Tuesday evening. Officers contacted the victim, who said they had been struck by the suspect multiple times with the suspect's hands and fists. Officers observed minor injury to further indicate an assault had occurred. After making contact with the suspect, the suspect admitted there was a physical altercation, and made admissions to indicate that she did assault the victim. At the conclusion of the investigation, Kristen L. Spratley, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested for Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Spratley was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges. BWC activated.


Tuesday morning, Officers observed a white Chevrolet Blazer on Leroy Van Dyke Avenue. The Blazer failed to signal a turn, did not have any working license plate lights, and disobeyed a stop sign. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the Blazer and obtained the driver's information. The driver told Officers he did not have a valid driver's license and dispatch confirmed that his license was revoked. Everett Franklin Smith IV, 40, of Sedalia was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released for Driving While Revoked.


Monday evening, Officers responded to the lobby of the Police Department for a theft report. Officers made contact with James L. Barnes, who reported two suspects entered the Wal Mart store on September 14, and stole items totalling $203.87, but were stopped by Asset Protection for the business. They recovered the stolen items. Missouri charges were submitted on each suspect for Stealing. BWC Activated.


Early Tuesday morning, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with no front or rear license plates near 32nd and Skyline. The driver of the vehicle, when checked through dispatch, came back with a suspension on their license. Jamie Nicholas Clark, 27, of Sedalia, was issued a Uniform Traffic Ticket for Driving While Suspended with a Pettis County court date and released from the scene. BWC activated.


Tuesday afternoon, a subject came into the lobby of the Police Department. The subject was identified and had active warrants out of the state of Indiana. Samuel Perez Jr., 27, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, whereupon he was booked for his warrants as well as charges for being a Fugitive from Justice. The warrants had no bond and Perez's court date is to be determined.


On the afternoon of September 16th, Officers met with a complainant in the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a hit and run accident. An employee of the Sedalia Water Department reported that a fire hydrant belonging to the City of Sedalia in front of The Pepsi Beverage Company at 2910 West Broadway was struck in the overnight hours, damaging it. There is no suspect information.


On the afternoon of October 1st, an Officer was dispatched to the Dollar General store in the 600 block of North Ohio Avenue in reference to a theft report. The complainant said the suspect came into the store and put several items in their bag before leaving without paying for the items.


Officers took a report in the lobby of the Police Department last Thursday afternoon in regards to a domestic assault that took place in the 1200 block of South Kentucky Avenue on September 30th. The investigation is ongoing.

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