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
8:57 a.m.: Officers assisted in a clean-up of a property in the 500 block of East Walnut Street. City crews removed a large amount of clutter and hoarded items from the property after several abatements and a court proceeding had passed.
11:18 a.m.: An officer spoke with an individual in reference to a theft. The complainant stated they sold their vehicle to another party several weeks ago who used their license plates to transport the vehicle but never returned them.
7:25 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the police department lobby in reference to an attempted theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle in the 2900 block of Jerome Drive around 1 a.m. Oct. 11 when the resident heard the sound of a saw outside. The vehicle was parked in the driveway and damage to the converter was estimated at $200.
Pettis County Sheriff’s Office
10:11 a.m.: Houstonia City Hall reported its building had been broken into. It appeared entry was made through a window to the office where approximately $958 in cash and personal checks from some local residents who paid their bills at city hall were taken. Fresh fingerprints were found, lifted and sent for analysis.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
10:20 a.m.: Spencer M. Kumberg, 30, of Windsor, was arrested in Benton County for felony possession of a controlled substance.