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Police Reports Nov. 18


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


Nov. 11

5:03 p.m.: Joseph J. Moore, 47, of the 2900 block of East 28th Street, was arrested after an officer responded to a business in the 3500 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a single-vehicle accident. The driver refused medical care but was found to have a revoked driver's license. Moore was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center for a fit of confinement due to the accident. It was determined he would need more medical care and he was released to Bothwell with charges of driving with a revoked driver's license. 


Nov. 4

3:48 p.m.: Gary Sorrell, 72, of the 100 block of Southwest Boulevard Court, was arrested at the Sedalia Police Department in reference to an ongoing investigation into child sexual abuse. Sorrell was transported to the Pettis County Jail and booked for 24 hours pending charges of sodomy, first-degree child molestation, sexual misconduct involving a child – sodomy, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and incest. 

Nov. 11

2:02 p.m.: Officers on patrol observed a traffic light malfunctioning at State Fair Boulevard and Broadway Boulevard. Investigation located tire marks that led to a destroyed pedestrian crossing sign. The driver and vehicle involved were later located.

Nov. 15

3:00 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of South Lamine Avenue for a report of harassment. Two juveniles stated they were being harassed by subjects who would later be located and identified. No charges are being pursued. 

3:44 p.m.: An officer spoke with a victim on the phone in reference to a missing ring. The complainant recently stayed at a business in the 3900 block of West Ninth Street and reported she left her engagement ring in the room. After checkout, she contacted the hotel about the ring and was advised the room had been cleaned, but the ring was not found. 

Nov. 16

7:45 a.m.: Two Missouri license plates were seized during a traffic stop near the intersection of South Ingram Avenue and East 27th Street. The plates will be returned to the Department of Revenue. 

9:40 a.m.: An officer made contact with a subject wanting to report fraud In the 500 block of West Fourth Street. The man stated he was contacted by his bank and told that someone used his Social Security number to log into his banking accounts and charge $10,000 to his credit card. A Social Security representative told him to make a report with the police to alert them to the use of his identity. The account has since been deactivated and there are no suspects.

Nov. 17

1:36 a.m.: An officer responded to the 1500 block of South Osage Avenue for a report of property damage. The victim reported someone threw a rock through a window of her residence. The damage was valued at $150.