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Police Reports Aug. 24

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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

Aug. 17

1:22 a.m.: Rodney Douglas Bellew, 42, of the 500 block of West Third Street, was arrested after officers were dispatched to Scott Joplin Court for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers discovered the occupant had a suspended driver's license. A vehicle search found a glass pipe and Bellew was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Aug. 20

7:53 a.m.: Seth A. Farr, 28, of the 2400 block of Stacey Lane, was arrested after a vehicle stop in the area of South Park Avenue and West Third Street for speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign. The suspect vehicle did not stop for officers and fled. Later that morning, officers located the suspect vehicle at Vermont Park but the driver fled on foot. The suspect was located several blocks away and was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail for a 24-hour hold pending state charges of resisting arrest. 

11:56 p.m.: Laparis George Moore, 42, of the 400 block of North Missouri Avenue, was arrested after officers responded to the area of East Broadway Boulevard and Sellers Road for a vehicle crash. Moore was found to be under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. 

Aug. 21

6:04 p.m.: Bradley S. Adams, 28, of Cole Camp, was arrested after officers responded to the 1100 block of East 13th Street in reference to somebody cutting off a catalytic converter. The catalytic converter had only been cut on one side and Adams was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold pending state charges of first-degree property damage and attempted stealing. The other suspect was released. 

6:52 p.m.: An officer responded to the 1100 block of East Sixth Street for a report of trespassing. The victim reported a subject known to her made entry into her residence without permission. The suspect had fled before the officer’s arrival. The victim requested prosecution and charges being submitted to the prosecutor.

7:38 p.m.: Officers responded to the 500 block of East 10th Street for a theft report. The caller stated that two young males came onto the front porch and took her son's bike. There is no suspect information at the time of this report.

8:34 p.m.: An officer responded to the 400 block of East 18th Street for a report of property damage. Sometime during the previous evening, someone broke out the back window of a vehicle. Damage was valued at approximately $150.

11:53 p.m.: Lance T. Jones, 32, of the 500 block of South Barrett Avenue, was arrested after officers were dispatched for a domestic assault. The caller stated that a man known to him was beating a female known to him. The female victim had injuries to her face and her shirt was torn. Jones was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail for second-degree domestic assault, felony tampering with a witness, and abuse or neglect of a child. 

11:44 p.m.: Shawn Joseph Hillen, 44, of Russellville, was arrested after a traffic stop in the 3800 block of East Broadway Boulevard for several moving violations. It was determined the driver was intoxicated and he was arrested, transported to the SPD, processed, and released with a municipal charge of driving while intoxicated. 

Aug. 22

12:54 a.m.: Laurie L. Hadley, 49, of Sedalia, was arrested after an officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of South Marvin Avenue in reference to a trespass. Hadley was found sleeping on a homeowner's porch. Hadley was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold pending a state charge of trespassing. 

2:26 a.m.: Jose Fidel Rubio Fernando, 21, of the 2800 Block of South Washington Avenue, was arrested after a vehicle stop at West 16th Street and South Kentucky Avenue for driving on the wrong side of the road. He was determined to be intoxicated and did not have a driver's license. Fernando was arrested, transported to the SPD, processed, then released to a sober person with charges of driving while intoxicated and driving without a driver's license. 

12:47 p.m.: Damon L. Lewis, 46, of the 600 block of West Second Street, was arrested after officers responded in reference to property damage. The tenant and landlord arrived at the residence to find the tenant’s room had been broken into and property destroyed. Contact was made with a suspect who was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Lewis was placed on a 24-hour hold. Charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree property damage will be sent to the prosecutor. 

3:05 p.m.: Thomas James Commee Jr., 50, of the 800 block of Ruth Ann Drive, was arrested after officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 1800 block of West Main Street. One driver showed a suspended driving status out of Florida. He was arrested, transported to the police department, booked, and released on a municipal summons for driving with a suspended license. 

Incidents

Aug. 20

1:06 p.m.: An officer took a theft report where the complainant stated someone stole a purse containing miscellaneous items from a locked vehicle at a business in the 3800 block of South Limit Avenue. The suspects then used credit cards from the theft at other businesses in Sedalia.

1:52 p.m.: Officers responded to the 1100 block of East 13th Street in reference to the theft of a catalytic converter. The oil pan of the vehicle was also damaged during the process. The value of the catalytic converter and damage to the oil pan was estimated at $600. Suspects have not been identified at this time.

7:46 p.m.: Officers responded to the 1100 block of East 15th Street for a report of harassment. The caller stated a known person came onto his property and made verbal threats. An investigation was completed and the incident was documented.

8:45 p.m.: An officer responded to a business in the 2800 block of East 12th Street in reference to a stolen truck. The truck was valued at $22,000. The victim would like to pursue charges. 

9:56 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to South Marvin Avenue and East 19th Street for a suspicious vehicle parked in the alleyway. Three juveniles were in a blacked-out car parked in the alley and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. The occupants were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. All three were arrested, transported to the police department, and turned over to parents due to their age. Charges will be sent to the juvenile office for review.

Aug. 21

10:19 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 3100 block of Brianna Boulevard for a report of property damage. The victim stated he came outside to find damage to the driver's side. The victim estimated the value of the damage to be $1,500. There are no suspects at this time.

11:38 p.m.: An officer responded to the 3300 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a report of a hit-and-run accident. The caller reportedly left his vehicle on a business's lot and returned to it sometime later to find it had been struck by another vehicle. The vehicle sustained minor damage but was still operational. The incident is under investigation.

Aug. 22 

3 a.m.: Officers responded to the 300 block of McAnally Court in reference to an unresponsive subject who was not breathing. Officers discovered the subject was suffering from an overdose. They administered Narcan and the subject awoke. He was evaluated but declined further medical treatment.

 3:44 p.m.: Officers responded to a business in the 100 block of Rebar Road in reference to an assault that occurred at the business. A physical altercation took place near the gas pumps after an argument between two subjects. The suspect hit the victim in the shoulder; the victim did not have any apparent injuries but requested to pursue charges. The suspect has not been identified at this time.

4:34 p.m.: Officers responded to a business in the 700 block of East Broadway Boulevard in reference to a counterfeit $100 bill that was used to purchase items from the store. A report was made for documentation purposes. 

9:06 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West 11th Street for a female yelling and chasing a vehicle. The suspect was found at a home in the 1200 block of Moniteau Avenue. It was discovered the suspect was trespassing in the home prior to law enforcement being contacted and charges of trespassing are being requested through the prosecutor.

Pettis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents

Aug. 21

10:21 a.m.: Deputies responded to the 200 block of Randall Road in reference to property damage. Two four-wheelers had damage to the ignitions. At the time of the report, the suspects had not been identified. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Pettis County Sheriff's Office at 660-827-0052.

Noon: A license plate was reported stolen from a trailer parked at a residence in the 3000 block of South Marshall Avenue. The plate was entered as stolen. There are no leads or suspects. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Arrests

Aug. 21

12:13 a.m.: Aaron M Ruark, 21, of Eldon, was arrested in Morgan County for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a citation.

12:13 a.m.: Brian Loren Jr., 20, of Eldon, was arrested in Morgan County for felony possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Morgan County Jail. 

11 p.m.: Christopher M. Cady, 24, of Eldon, was arrested in Morgan County for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of alprazolam, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and no seat belt. He was transported to the Morgan County Jail placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges.

Aug. 22

12:59 a.m.: Kael W. Upschulte, 25, of Jefferson City, was arrested in Morgan County for driving while intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half the road involving a crash, no seat belt, operating a vehicle without financial responsibility, and failure to properly affix a license plate. He was transported to the Morgan County Jail.

4:03 a.m.: Khannor C. Wedemeyer, 17, of Warsaw, was arrested in Benton County for driving while intoxicated. He was released for medical treatment. 

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