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Police Reports April 1


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


1:24 p.m.: Christopher B. Batzel, 37, of Smithton, was arrested after officers stopped a motor vehicle in the 3000 block of West Broadway Boulevard for expired registration. The driver didn't have a valid driver's license, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail for processing and released pending charges.

6:06 p.m.: Dustin L. McIlroy, 39, was arrested after an officer was dispatched to the 2000 block of West Main Street in reference to an assault. The victim reported he had been assaulted and the suspect also kicked the door to his vehicle before leaving the area. The suspect returned to the scene and the officer attempted to place him under arrest. McIlroy resisted arrest but was subdued with the assistance of a Pettis County deputy. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold pending the state filing charges of fourth-degree assault, first-degree property damage, and felony resisting arrest.

March 30

7:33 p.m.: Kyle Patrick Moriarty, 30, of Edwards, was arrested after an officer was dispatched to the 1500 block of East Sixth Street in reference to a suicidal subject. It was determined that a domestic assault had occurred and the primary physical aggressor was arrested on a State charge of third-degree domestic assault. Moriarty was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.

10:45 p.m.: Christopher M. Holman, 41, of the 500 block of North Grand Avenue, was issued a summons after an officer was dispatched to an assault not in progress in the 700 block of East 18th Street. The victim stated that Holman had shut the car door on his arm causing a minor injury. A municipal summons for assault was issued to Holman.

10:58 p.m.: Robert Keith James Miller, 26, of the 2400 block of West Main Street, was arrested after officers responded to the Bothwell Regional Health Center emergency room. Officers made contact with a victim and determined there was physical abuse caused by Miller. Officers later made contact with Miller and arrested him for second-degree domestic assault. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail and put on a 24-hour hold pending charges. 


March 29

7:46 p.m.: An officer observed two people inside the fenced-off area of the skate park in the 2200 block of South Grand Avenue. One subject was identified as a juvenile and was arrested for trespassing and then released to a parent. A referral has been sent to the Pettis County Juvenile Office.

7:19 p.m.: An officer took a report by phone of a victim who stated she left a wallet in the bathroom at a business in the 500 block of South Ohio Avenue on March 27. When she returned a few minutes later it was gone. At the time of the report, a suspect had not been located. The purse was valued at $600.

7:47 p.m.: An employee at a business in the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard made a theft report in the SPD lobby. A subject entered the store and stole two merchandise items that were valued at $298. The suspect has been identified and charges of burglary and stealing are being requested through the Pettis County prosecutor. Later in the investigation, the property was located, seized and returned to the business.

March 30

2:52 p.m.: A victim came into the SPD lobby and reported someone had stolen the catalytic converter from their vehicle which had been parked behind a business on South Limit Avenue. There is no suspect information at this time.

3:27 p.m.: A bank fraud report was taken in the SPD lobby. The reporting party stated he lost his debit card and it was used two times at a nearby ATM. The total withdrawal amount was $206.50. A suspect has not been located at the time of the report.

6:06 p.m.: An officer responded to the 2500 block of South Quincy Avenue for a report of a burglary. Multiple victims inside the home reported clothing, tools, electronics, medication, and a firearm being stolen from the home.

8:21 p.m.: Officers responded to the 3900 block of South Limit Avenue for a theft report. The victim stated that around 8 to 9 p.m. March 28, the suspects came to the back of the property of his business and stole seven catalytic converters off of seven separate vehicles. The estimated cost of the stolen property was $9,000. The victim wished to pursue charges. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol


March 30

11:30 a.m.: George D. Duncan, 38, of Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested in Morgan County for first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and trespassing. 

11:15 p.m.: Trenton M. Neil, 29, of Centerview, was arrested in Johnson County for second-degree domestic assault.