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

Arrests 

June 10 

12:05 a.m.: An officer responded to Bothwell Regional Health Center in reference to a dog bite. The victim had a laceration on their finger that was bleeding heavily from where a dog bit her. The victim was treated and released. Ashley Y. Nuci, 28, of the 800 block of West Sixth Street, was arrested for animals-biting or attacking person. 

9:35 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle with expired plates and initiated a traffic stop in the area of West Seventh Street and South Moniteau Avenue. Consent was given for a search which revealed meth-related drug paraphernalia. Sherry L. Liebig, 57, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

10:46 p.m.: An officer observed a vehicle going westbound on West Broadway Boulevard around South Limit Avenue with the driver’s side taillight out. A traffic stop was initiated at West Broadway Boulevard and Sunset Drive. An investigation revealed a crime had occurred referencing a sticker on the front plate. Darrell A. Bledsoe, 45, of Clinton, was arrested for forgery. 

June 11

9:51 p.m.: Officers responded to a disturbance on Robinson Court at West Saline Street. The caller reported subjects were fighting. Further investigation revealed two subjects had exchanged fighting words and been involved in additional fights. Kalonda T. Dean, 27, of the 400 block of Albright Court, was arrested for assault and Whitney A. Mason, 33, of Sacuse, Texas, was arrested for public peace disturbance. 

June 12

3:49 a.m.: A vehicle was stopped for a passenger brake light out and no license plates on West 16th Street at South Limit Avenue. It was discovered the vehicle was stolen. Jonathan W. Donovan, 19, of Kansas City, was arrested for first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and Brian J. Caivitt, 23, of Independence, was arrested for first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and driving while suspended/revoked. 

Incidents 

June 10

8:12 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 2100 block of South Limit Avenue for the report of stolen tools. The owner said sometime in May an employee had left with $1,004 worth of tools and had not returned them. The suspect had not been located at the time of the police report. 

10:24 a.m.: An officer responded to the 200 block of West Seventh Street in reference to a vehicle theft. The victim said their gray 2010 Nissan Frontier had been stolen. The truck was parked and left running for a short time while the victim went inside a business. The victim came out to find the truck was gone. 

12:04 p.m.: A victim reported items from their work vehicle had been stolen in the 1300 block of South Kentucky Avenue. The items were stolen sometime from June 7-10 and were estimated to value $2,200.  

3:38 p.m.: An officer responded to the 1100 block of South Harrison Street to take a property damage report. The victim said their windshield was damaged by a brick. The suspects were identified as juveniles and have been referred to the juvenile office. 

5:56 p.m.: A report was taken of a stolen vehicle in the Sedalia Police Department lobby. The complainant reported a white 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix they had for a test drive was stolen from their driveway in the 600 block of East 11th Street between 6 p.m. June 9 and 3 a.m. June 10. 

9:28 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business in the 700 block of West 16th Street for a theft/scam report. The manager said one of the employees had used $640 from the business’s safe to send a money order to Mexico. The scammer had called the business, claiming to be a district manager and gave the employee instructions on what to do. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Arrests

June 11

6:29 p.m.: Daniel T. Christian, 57, of California, was arrested in Moniteau County for driving while revoked and a misdemeanor Cooper County warrant. 

June 12

12:10 a.m.: Steven P. Mincks, 40, of Aldrich was arrested in Henry County for driving while intoxicated, excessive speed, and no valid operator status. 

City Reporter

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

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