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
8:58 a.m.: Lachelle Rene Flores, 38, of the 1300 block of East Boonville Road, was arrested after an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of East Saline Street and North Emmett Avenue. The driver was found to have a revoked license and was arrested at the scene. She was transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was booked and released.
1:40 p.m.: Toni Sonio, 33, of Knob Noster, was arrested after an officer observed a car northbound on South Limit Avenue that was failing to maintain a lane. It was determined the driver was intoxicated. She was arrested and transported to the SPD, where she was issued a traffic ticket for driving while intoxicated. She was released to a sober driver.
10:39 p.m.: Laparis George Moore, 42, of the 400 block of North Missouri Avenue, was arrested after officers conducted a vehicle stop at West 16th Street and South Kentucky Avenue. During the vehicle stop, the driver was suspected of driving while impaired. He was identified and was confirmed to have a suspended license. Moore was transported to the police department and then to the Pettis County jail and placed in 12-hour protective custody pending state charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
2:25 a.m.: Austin Kenlee Bale, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested after a traffic stop near the intersection of West 17th Street and South Osage Avenue. Bale had a suspended license and was arrested.
10:25 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 900 block of Normandy Road in reference to a property damage report. The victim stated the lock on his storage unit was cut off, but he did not believe anything was taken.
1:42 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 900 block of North Engineer Avenue to the cemetery for a report of property damage. A caller stated that sometime overnight someone was in the cemetery shooting fireworks, drinking, and damaging City property. There was a wallet that was left behind on the scene that was placed into found property.
2:30 p.m.: An officer took a phone report regarding a hit-and-run. The victim stated her vehicle was struck while parked on James Road sometime during the overnight hours. A striking vehicle left without providing information. At the time of the report, the suspect has not been identified.
4:02 p.m.: An officer responded to a reported attempted carjacking that occurred at the intersection of East 16th Street and South New York Avenue. The suspects didn't gain access to the vehicle and there were no injuries.
6:16 p.m.: An officer took a report in reference to a custody issue. The caller stated his child's mother had taken the child to Louisiana. The caller had a court order giving him custody of the child and planned on going to pick the child up.
Pettis County Sheriff's Office
2:30 p.m.: Deputies responded to the 3100 block of South Ingram Avenue for a suspicious person. A man identified as Kevin A. Clark was located a short time later by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the area of Travis Drive. He ran from the scene into a nearby wood line and a perimeter was set up. K-9 Cav and Deputy Moore responded to the scene and were able to track Clark through the woods, but because of terrain and heat, the search was called off. Clark is still outstanding and has three active felony warrants for his arrest. Anyone with information about Clark’s location is encouraged to call the Pettis County Sheriff's Office at 660-827-0052.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
3:05 p.m.: Linda L. Hutchison, 56, from Deepwater, was arrested in Benton County for a felony Henry County warrant and no valid driver's license. She was transported to the Benton County Jail.
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