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
11:21 a.m.: Joseph A. Markes, 35, of the 1200 block of South Limit Avenue, was issued a municipal court summons near the intersection of West 16th Street and South Limit Avenue for impeding flow of traffic. An officer responded to a subject check. While in the area, the officer observed a person in the roadway collecting money from passing cars.
3:33 p.m.: Alexis B. Metscher, 20, of Smithton, was issued a municipal court summons in the 2500 block of West 16th Street for possession of marijuana. A traffic stop was conducted for speeding. The officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver confirmed a small amount of marijuana was in the vehicle.
4:11 p.m.: Amanda R. Mejia, 37, of the 4000 block of Cardinal Circle, was arrested in the 300 block of West Third Street for stealing and forgery. A complainant reported a short-term renter had altered their original invoice and submitted it to her insurance company, resulting in the suspect being paid $1,171.39 more than they were supposed to receive.
10:55 p.m.: Jason Edward Young, 26, of the 1600 block of East 16th Street, was arrested near the intersection of South New York Avenue and East 16th Street for driving while intoxicated. A traffic stop was conducted for a moving violation. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was too intoxicated to be operating a vehicle.
1:31 a.m.: Farris Lee Higginbotham Jr., 24, of the 1500 block of West 20th Street, was issued a municipal court summons near the intersection of Wilkerson Street and South Moniteau Avenue for possession of marijuana and operator’s license required. Officers conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle that failed to use a turn signal and failed to stop at a red light. The officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver also did not have a valid driver’s license. Officers searched the vehicle and the driver and found marijuana.
9:07 p.m.: An officer responded to the 400 block of North Quincy Avenue for a property damage report. The caller stated that while he was away, someone known to him damaged the front door frame. A charge of second-degree property damage is being submitted to the prosecutor.