Sedalia Police Reports For September 11, 2023
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports.
Early Sunday morning, Officers responded to the Police Department Lobby, 300 West 3rd Street to take a report of theft. A male individual wanted to report that he had stolen a pair of headphones from a local business sometime during the past week. He provided the headphones to Law Enforcement, and a report was taken to document the incident.
Saturday evening, Officers responded to the 400 block of Buckner Court to investigate a disturbance. Upon arrival, one suspect was arrested for several charges after using a scooter to hit a van and cause damage. Deionisia C. Vance, 44, of Sedalia, was arrested on charges of felony Property Damage in the 1st Degree, Trespassing in the 2nd Degree, and Assault in the 4th Degree. Vance was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 800 block of East 4th Street in reference to a disturbance early Monday morning. When Officers arrived, contact was made with the suspect, who Officers knew had an active Failure to Appear warrant from the City of Sedalia. The subject was arrested, and placed in the patrol car. During the course of investigation, it was discovered the suspect had broken two windows valued at $200 each. Hakeem Stephon Dickson, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested for Destruction of Non-City Property, and his Parole Violation warrant on original charges of a Miscellaneous Pedestrian Violation*. Dickson was transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond amount of $100 cash bond.
Sunday evening, Officers responded to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a theft. The complainant stated a female subject stole various items. The suspect has been identified, but no contact has been made at this time.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Police Station lobby last Tuesday afternoon for a report of Assault. A subject threatened Code Enforcement Officers while in the course of their duties in the 1100 block of West 7th Street.
Saturday morning, David Lutjen dropped off a bicycle at the Police Department that he had found behind his house in the 600 block of West 5th Street. The bike has been placed into evidence.
Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of East 14th Street in reference to a theft report Saturday afternoon. Linda Altis reported one of their two license plates were stolen. The license plate was registered into NCIC and MULES as stolen.
Sunday morning, Officers responded to the McDonald’s restaurant, 3101 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a report of trespassing. The suspect had already left the scene, but left his property. Officers discovered a controlled substance within the property left behind. At this time, the suspect has been identified, but has not been contacted at the time of the report.
Sedalia Police responded to the 1500 block of South Moniteau Avenue in reference to a home invasion early Saturday morning. Officers made contact with a subject outside the residence, who was wielding a knife. The subject was taken into custody without incident. The subject was found to be in violation of a full order of protection. Thomas L. Gibbs, 56, Homeless, was arrested for Violation of a Full Order of Protection (Five Year Order). Gibbs was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges.
Officers conducted a traffic stop Friday night on a vehicle for not properly displaying registration. The stop took place in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Warren Avenue. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the driver had a suspended driving status. Crystal Sheresa Tomasen Burton, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked and released on a charge of Driving While Suspended.
Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on South Osage Avenue near West 5th Street early Saturday morning. During the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Timofey Viktorovich Melnichuk, 27, of Lee’s Summit, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department. There, Melnichuk provided a breath sample that showed his BAC was above 0.08. Melnichuk was issued a UTT for Driving While Intoxicated, and was released to a sober driver.
Officers spoke with a complainant regarding the fraudulent use of her credit card on August 31st. The victim indicated a subject known to her acquired her card number while at her residence and used it without permission at a later date. After investigation and interviews, charges of Fraudulent Use of Credit Device are being submitted to the prosecutor.
Friday evening, Officers were dispatched to the area of West 16th Street and South Limit Avenue in reference to a panhandler walking on the roadway. Officers had been out to the location previously for that same reason. Officers contacted the subject, who was walking on South Limit Avenue with a sign as traffic passed, walking in the roadway to approach vehicles. Francesca Durac, 19, of Independence, was issued a summons for Walking in the Roadway and released. The sign was placed into evidence for safekeeping.
Friday evening, Officers responded to the Police Station Lobby in reference to a subject with an active warrant. Officers made contact with the subject, ran his information through Dispatch, and confirmed an active warrant with a bond amount. Deven Michael Wade, 25, of Sedalia, was arrested on his warrant for Violation of an Order of Protection. Wade was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked on his active warrant, with a cash or surety bond of $1500.
Officers with the Sedalia Bike Patrol Unit were on patrol downtown early Friday morning. The BPU observed a subject looking into a dumpster of the Salvation Army, 601 South Ohio Avenue, which was closed. Officers made contact with the suspect, who stated she had a possible warrant for her arrest. Officers checked the suspect’s information through Communications. Dispatch confirmed a full US Extradition warrant out of Pettis County for her arrest. Megan R. Relle, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested on her warrant for charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Amphetamine). Relle was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a cash or surety bond of $7500.
Last Tuesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to a kidnapping/abduction call. The caller stated that two individuals were demanding $500 for the return of her autistic 21-year-old daughter. A time was established to conduct the exchange at the Wal Mart store. When the suspects arrived, Officers made contact. The two were then arrested. Wendy G. Welling, 37, Homeless, and Isaac A. Welling, 27, Homeless, were both arrested for a charge of Harassment in the 1st Degree. Both were placed on a 24 hour hold at the Pettis County Jail.
The Sedalia Fire Department, Sedalia Police Department, and the Pettis County Ambulance District were dispatched to the 700 block of Wilkerson Street on the morning of September 5th. The emergency was in reference to a potential house fire with someone stuck inside. An Officer forced entry into the house, and located the subject. The subject was then treated by SFD and PCAD.
An Officer was dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department on the afternoon of September 5th in reference to a theft. Douglas Rader stated he had put his wallet down at the Post Office, 405 East 5th Street, and when he returned, it was gone.
Sunday night, Officers responded to the 500 block of West 7th Street in reference to a 911 call. Officers arrived, and contacted the caller, who reported he had a knife. The subject requested medical attention and later reported suicidal ideations. The subject was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center by the Pettis County Ambulance District. The subject had a bicycle with him that was taken to the Police HQ and placed into evidence for safe keeping.
*The original charge involved walking in the middle of the street.