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 8 

12:04 a.m.: A traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of East Broadway Boulevard and South Marshall Avenue. During the investigation the driver provided a false name. Danny L. Hayworth, 45, of the 1000 block of East Ninth Street, was arrested on charges of driving while suspended/revoked, possession of a controlled substance, identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to register annually with Department of Revenue, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and a warrant. 

1:32 a.m.: Officers made contact with a subject who made an improper crossing of a city street. The subject consented to a search of his person and property and a meth pipe was located. Once at the jail, meth was located in the subject’s hat. Gerald D. Anderson, 48, of the 400 block of South Quincy Avenue, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and concealing a controlled substance in a county jail. 

8:26 p.m.: Officers responded to the 300 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a physical disturbance. A male subject was seen walking away from the area and was suspected of being involved. When he was asked to stop he turned away and ran from officers. Donald R. Know Jr., 27, of the 1400 block of South Carr Avenue, was arrested on charges of first-offence peace disturbance, misdemeanor resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

June 9 

1:25 a.m.: Officers conducted a vehicle check in the 2700 block of Wabash Drive. One of the occupants was found to have a $7,500 warrant out of Cooper County. They were also in possession of marijuana. Zachary T. Fischer, 24, of the 2700 block of Wabash Drive, was arrested for the warrant and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. 

4:30 a.m.: An officer conducted a traffic stop near the 1700 block of East Broadway Boulevard for a moving violation. The driver was found to be driving while intoxicated. Ylenia N. Guale Castro, 23, of the 1300 block of South Murray Avenue, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. 

5:02 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of East 24th Street for a theft report. An investigation revealed one of the parties involved was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Monnie M. Parsons, 42, of the 1300 block of East 24th Street, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Incidents 

June 7 

4:30 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business in the 2600 block of East Broadway Boulevard for a reported theft. The caller said on June 4 a subject came into the business and purchased $2,100 worth of products. The complainant later found out the check the suspect used was fake. 

4:49 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of East Morgan Street for a burglary. The complainant said the back door was forced open and two TVs and a lawn mower were stolen. There were tool marks on the back door and door frame. 

June 8 

3:52 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of East Ninth Street in reference to an assault in the 200 block of South Missouri Avenue. It was discovered two suspects had assaulted the victim and stole their car key before running off. No arrests had been made at the time of the report. 

4:09 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business in the 3100 block of West Broadway Boulevard for property damage. The victim said someone keyed their car while they had been at work. There was a scratch mark on the vehicle from the front passenger side headlight to the taillight. 

June 9 

3:15 p.m.: Officers responded to investigate a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of South Moniteau Avenue. Contact was made with the victim who sustained injuries reportedly as a result of an assault. The victim was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center by the Pettis County Ambulance District. The suspect had not been contacted at the time of the police report. 

6:45 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 4100 block of West Main Street for a reported theft. The victim reported a motorcycle had been taken from their truck while it was parked in a business parking lot. 

8:37 p.m.: An officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a white Pontiac Grand Am for disobeying a stop sign on East 12th Street and South Montgomery Avenue. The vehicle failed to stop and led the officer on a vehicle pursuit through Sedalia. The pursuit was terminated once the vehicle left city limits southbound on South Kentucky Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was undetermined at the time of the report. 

Pettis County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

June 8 

1:30 a.m.: Deputies and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Anderson School Road and South Grand Avenue. Deputies could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. They searched the vehicle and located marijuana, digital scales, and methamphetamine. Teresa Estes, of Sedalia, was released from the scene with charges pending with the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Arrests

June 7

10:02 p.m.: John D. Belless, 52, of Laurie, was arrested in Morgan County for driving while intoxicated. 

10:11 p.m.: Jeffrey L. Shackelford, 61, of Chesterfield, was arrested in Morgan County for a misdemeanor Morgan County warrant - failure to appear and owner of documented vessel failing to register with the Department of Revenue. 

June 8 

1:55 a.m.: Marcos C.Quetzecua, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested in Pettis County for driving while intoxicated and failure to signal. 

9:57 p.m.: Stanley W. Batson, 66, of Clinton, was arrested in Henry County for driving while intoxicated and a lane violation. 

June 9 

5:30 p.m.: Timothy J. Brauch, 26, of Jamestown, was arrested in Moniteau County for second-degree felony domestic assault. 

11:44 p.m.: Luis Vazquez-Rojas, 28, of Warrensburg, was arrested in Johnson County for driving while intoxicated, speeding, failing to drive on the right half of the road, and no valid drivers license. 

City Reporter

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

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