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
2:07 a.m.: Ezra Dean Rhodes, 25, of the 800 block of East 13th Street was arrested after an officer was dispatched to South Grand Avenue and West 16th Street to assist with a vehicle stuck on a curb. Rhodes was intoxicated and was transported to the police department. An inventory of the vehicle found the suspect was in possession of a firearm and prescription pills belonging to someone else. Charges of possession of dangerous drugs, unlawful use of a weapon, and driving while intoxicated have been submitted to the prosecutor.
8:14 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to West Fourth Street and South State Fair Boulevard for a report of a found bike that was left in a store drain. The bike's serial number indicated it had not been reported as stolen. It was collected and placed into found property.
9:07 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to Dugan's paint, 3101 Erika Ave., in reference to the theft of a catalytic converter from a company delivery truck.
2:37 p.m.: Dustin E. Bailey, 36, of Green Ridge, was arrested after officers were dispatched to Woods, 701 E. Broadway Blvd., in reference to a theft report. Bailey stole a bottle of liquor from a store located nearby and was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released on a state charge of stealing.
9:21 p.m.: Officers responded to Bothwell Regional Health Center in reference to an intoxicated subject causing a scene. Murphy was transported to the Pettis County Jail for a 12-hour safekeeping hold.
Pettis County Sheriff's Office
5:48 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 1500 block of West Main Street in reference to a disturbance. The caller said her father threatened to kill her and her boyfriend because she could not loan him a car. The father then punctured her tires with a knife and continued to call and harass the boyfriend. A second suspect also threatened the boyfriend. An attempt to locate the suspects was unsuccessful. A request for charges of first-degree harassment, second-degree property damage, and fourth-degree domestic assault have been submitted to the prosecutor.
4:00 p.m.: A caller in the 2500 block of Anderson School Road reported to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office he was the victim of a scam.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
8:18 p.m.: Randy S. Richcreek, 62, of Strasburg was arrested in Johnson County for felony possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, driving with a revoked driver's license, speeding, and failure to drive a single lane. He was transported to the Warrensburg Police Department and released.
Compiled by Chris Howell.