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
11:01 p.m.: Francisco Salvador, 32, of the 600 block of East 10th Street, was arrested after officers responded to a motor vehicle crash. Salvador did not have a driver's license and had an active warrant for failure to appear out of Sedalia for operating a motor vehicle without a license. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released with a charge of driving without a license.
2:30 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business in the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a report of shoplifting. Asset protection associates stated that earlier in the day he observed the suspect take $150 worth of items and attempt to leave the store without paying. He took her to his office where he notified the police. Officers gathered the suspect’s information and released her on her own recognizance.
7:56 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of East 14th Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Multiple parties were involved in a physical altercation after a dog bit a child at the house. The mother of the child and another resident then began fighting and in the process, one of the parties was bit by the same dog. One of the parties had left the house and taken her son to Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment from the dog bite. The other party was still present at the house with injuries to her legs from being bitten. Pettis County Ambulance District responded and transported the other female to Bothwell for treatment.
9:24 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business in the 1700 block of West Ninth Street for a report of a burglary. The owner stated that sometime overnight, someone forced entry into the business causing $75 worth of damage. There are no suspects at this time.
8:13 p.m.: Officers responded to the 1300 block of South Limit Avenue for a report of property damage. Officers arrived and contact was made with the caller who stated that a large passenger van was getting gas when the driver stated that he broke the gas pump hose off the pump. The suspect is unknown.
Pettis County Sheriff's Office
10:48 p.m.: Robert G. Stean Jr., of Sedalia, was arrested after the Pettis County Sheriff's K9 unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Seventh Street and Engineer Avenue in Sedalia. During the stop, the rear passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
12:04 a.m.: Timothy E. Griffith, of Independence, was arrested after sheriff's deputies were in pursuit of a motorcycle traveling south on U.S. Highway 65 toward Pettis County. Deputies and a K9 unit started north on U.S. Highway 65 to assist the Saline County Sheriff's Office with the pursuit as Saline County terminated inside Pettis County. Deputies located the motorcycle traveling well over 100 mph just north of U.S. Highway 65 and Route HH. The motorcycle malfunctioned and slowed. The Pettis County K9 unit quickly deployed and the driver and occupant gave up. In search of the vehicle, a bag was located. The K9 unit was deployed and a large amount of crystalline substance was located. Griffith was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending charges of resisting arrest, third-degree kidnapping, driving with a suspended license, and second-degree drug trafficking. The passenger, Jewel Roland, of Sedalia, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
3:05 p.m.: Jeffrey S. Blankenship, 59, of Sedalia, was arrested in Pettis County for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway resulting in a crash. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail and released.
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