Sedalia Police Reports For September 9, 2020
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Tuesday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the intersection of North Broadway Boulevard and North Osage Avenue for a license violation. Consent to search was granted, resulting in the finding of drug paraphernalia. The contraband was seized for destruction and no charges are being requested. There was no further information in the report.
Early Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the 1200 block of Deseret Drive for a report of a disturbance. The caller told Dispatch his wife locked him out of the house, and if Officers did not respond he would harm someone. When Officers responded, they quickly determined the caller was intoxicated. The caller tried to instigate a physical altercation with the Officer, and was placed under arrest. Timothy Mull, 50, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 12 hour safe keeping hold.
Officers responded to the 2100 block of East 9th for a reported domestic disturbance Tuesday night. Contact was made with the male and female subjects involved, and it was learned the disturbance had become physical prior to Officers arriving. The female sustained minor injuries as a result of being punched by the male subject. When Officers attempted to place the male subject under arrest, he resisted. Jeremy W. Vinyard, 41, of Sedalia, was eventually secured in handcuffs and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold. Charges of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree and Resisting Arrest are being submitted to the prosecutor.
Monday evening, Officers stopped a blue Ford Expedition for failing to signal a turn. During the stop, Officers located a stolen firearm, a felony amount of marijuana, methamphetamine, and items commonly used to distribute controlled substances. Wraymond J. Merriott Jr, 51, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24 hour hold. Charges submitted were felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Delivery/Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance, Delivery of Marijuana, Receiving Stolen Property, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Concealable Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Abuse and Lose Possession/Operating a Motor Vehicle over the age of 21, and Resisting Arrest.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of West Broadway for a property damage report. A suspect was identified and charges are being requested for property damage.
Monday night, Sedalia Police responded to the 800 block of East Broadway for a report of a domestic disturbance. When Officers arrived, the parties involved relocated to Albright Court. One of the parties involved had an active warrant for her arrest. Whitney A. Mason, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested for a Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Driving While Revoked. Mason was transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond set at $1,500.
On the afternoon of September 8th, Officers responded to the 700 block of West 11th Street in regards to a subject who had called and asked for help. After some time at the residence speaking to the subject, a report was made to the Missouri Department of Aging in an attempt to help the individual.
Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the Smith Cotton Junior High school in regards to property damage and hate speech. The property that was damaged was valued at $2,000 total. The suspects have been identified, and state charges are being submitted to the prosecutor for property damage and hate crimes.
Tuesday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1600 block of West 11th Street in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, Officers met with Katherine Gaefe, who stated a Radio Flyer wagon and Hibachi grill were stolen from her front porch during the overnight hours. At the time of the report, there is no suspect information.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 3500 block of West Broadway, the Econo Lodge, for a report of trespassing. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with both subjects and ran their information through Dispatch. Dispatch stated that the female subject had four Failure to Appear warrants out of the City of Sedalia on original charges of Animal Violations. Goldie A. Williams, 47, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail with bond set at $240.
Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East 9th in reference to a domestic disturbance Monday afternoon. Upon investigating the incident, charges of assault are being recommended to the city prosecutor for two of the parties involved. There was no further information in the report.
Tuesday morning, Officers responded to the Juvenile Office of Pettis County in regards to a warrant check. Jacoby Indiana Gepford, 27, of Sedalia, was found to have an active Failure to Appear warrant from Pettis County on original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Tampering with Physical Evidence in a Felony Prosecution. Bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety and a new court date is to be determined.
Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the 200 block of North Engineer in regards to a warrant check. One subject at the residence was found to have an active warrant for their arrest from Probation and Parole. Clarissa Jean Landon, 33, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.
Officers checked a residence in the 1300 block of East 22nd Street for a subject who had two Pettis County warrants. Contact was made with the subject, and Dispatch confirmed the warrants. One of the warrants was a felony warrant for Dangerous Drugs Inside a Jail with bond at $7,500 cash or surety and the other was for Property Damage, which had a bond of $1,500 cash or surety. Randall Aaron Dotson, 39, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in the 1900 block of South Quincy Avenue Monday morning. One of the involved parties was not at the scene to interview, and Officers cleared the scene. That afternoon, Officers responded to another disturbance call at that same address. One party was found to have noticeable physical injuries and the other party was named as the primary physical aggressor and was arrested. Holli J. Bircher, 41, of Sedalia, was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24 hour hold for felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Officers met with another subject who was found to have two active warrants. Robert E. Anderson, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail for Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Non Support and Resisting Arrest. Bond was set at $1,200.50 cash only.
Tuesday morning, Officers responded to the 1500 block of West 3rd to investigate reported property damage done to two bathrooms at Liberty Park. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the Parks Department employee. Damage was done to the men's restroom in the main park area as well as damage to the men's and women's bathrooms in the facility located near Vansell Field. There are no suspects at this time.