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
9:34 p.m.: James R. Sheets, 32, of Versailles, was arrested after officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired license plates. The passenger gave a false identity during the stop but with further investigation, Sheets’s proper identity was discovered. Sheets had three active warrants for his arrest and was transported to the Pettis County Jail for two previous failure to appear warrants, identity theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
12:43 a.m: Gene K. Robinson, 60, of the 1600 block of Honda Road, was arrested after he was observed speeding at West 16th Street and Thompson Boulevard. Officers detected the odor of intoxicants and during the course of the investigation, it was determined Robinson was intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he provided a breath sample that showed his blood alcohol content above .08. He was booked and released to a sober driver. A request for a charge of driving while intoxicated-prior offender has been submitted to the prosecutor
2:41 a.m.: Jasmine C. Walker, 21, of the 24000 block of Oak Grove Lane, was arrested after officers performed a traffic stop for a vehicle for improper lane usage and improper vehicle registration. During contact with the occupants, open alcohol containers were observed in the vehicle and a search was performed. Walker was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and transported to Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold pending state charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
6:48 p.m.: Officers responded to a business in the 300 block of South Lamine Avenue for a report of an assault. A female suspect had fled the area and a male victim was waiting outside. Officers spoke with the victim and took statements. The suspect was unable to be located.
1:11 p.m.: Barry Carle Rivera, 23, of the 1600 block of East Fifth Street, was issued a summons after officers responded to Liberty Park regarding a disturbance. A subject was reportedly trying to get into several houses in the area by pulling on doors. During the course of the investigation, the subject ran away from the officer on foot. The officer caught the subject after a short foot pursuit and he was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail. Rivera was placed on a 12-hour hold and charges were submitted to the prosecutor for failure to obey/resisting arrest.
2:56 p.m.: An officer met with a subject in the lobby of the police department regarding a forgery, identity theft and exploitation of the elderly. The amount of money fraudulently obtained was $2,000.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
6:15 p.m.: Casey T. Foster, 28, of Rocky Mount, was arrested in Morgan County for possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given a summons and released.