This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

Sedalia Police Department 


July 5

6:58 p.m.: An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of South Ohio Avenue for several infractions. It was determined the driver had a revoked license and he was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Further investigation revealed the driver had lied about his identity so he would not be arrested on a felony warrant. Russell L. Tyler, 33, of the 24000 block of state Route 765, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle on a highway without a valid license and identity theft. 

July 13

1:09 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Dai Whi Mo Court for a domestic disturbance. It was determined the suspect had choked the victim and pushed her down stairs. Christopher D. McKinzie, 36, of the 500 block of Dai Whi Mo Court, was arrested for second-degree domestic assault and stealing. 

3:53 a.m.: Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a vehicle driven by a wanted person near the intersection of East Broadway Boulevard and South Hancock Avenue. The vehicle failed to yield to emergency lights and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit left city limits and ended in a crash on state Route JJ in Benton County where both occupants were taken into custody. Austin S. Gruber, 22, was arrested for first-degree endangering a child, possession of a controlled substance, felony resisting arrest, careless driving, and felony failure to appear. 

10:37 p.m.: Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East Ninth Street and South Garfield Avenue for an equipment violation. A passenger in the vehicle fled on foot but was apprehended after a foot pursuit. The passenger had an active warrant out of Concordia. Adam C. Shephard, 30, of Cole Camp, was arrested for the warrant and misdemeanor resisting arrest. 


July 13

11:21 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of South Ohio Avenue for a report of a burglary. The owner of the property said over the past week someone had forced entry into the property and taken $10,570 worth of furniture and equipment. There were no suspects at the time of the police report. 

July 15

3:05 a.m.: Officers conducted an area check in the 200 block of East 16th Street after observing a door left open on a vehicle inside a fenced-in area. After the business owner arrived it was determined the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle had been driven through a gate, causing extensive damage. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol

July 12

6:51 p.m.: Chad R. Huff, 30, of California, was arrested in Moniteau County for speeding and driving while intoxicated. 

9:29 p.m.: Susan J. Gottlieb, 73, of Stover, was arrested in Morgan County for driving while intoxicated. 

11:15 p.m.: Daniel J. Walter, 25, of Windsor, was arrested in Pettis County for driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving. 

July 13

9:10 p.m.: Corey M. Beard, 24, of Jefferson City, was arrested in Morgan County for boating while intoxicated and failure to display navigation lights. 

July 14

3:00 a.m.: Trevel J. Snody, 32, of Kansas City, was arrested in Johnson County for a felony warrant out of Franklin County, Kansas, felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana. 

11:00 p.m.: Coleman W. Bryan, 37, of Warrensburg, was arrested in Johnson County for driving while intoxicated. 

City Reporter

Emily Walton is the city reporter for the Sedalia Democrat, covering local government and various city departments.

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