This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.


 

Tuesday night, a car was stopped in the area of West 18th Street and South Beacon Avenue. The car had no front license plate, it had failed to signal twice, and Officers suspected the driver's license was suspended. The driver was a suspended suspect. The passenger had a Failure to Appear warrant out of Warrensburg. William M. Chapman, 37, of Sedalia, was arrested on a state charge of Driving While Suspended and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility. Chapman was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released. Walter Lee Dewayne Ford, 36, of Sedalia, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Obstructing Police. Ford was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on the warrant pending a $350 cash or surety bond.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the area of the Taco Bell restaurant, 820 South Limit Avenue early Wednesday morning for a single motor vehicle crash. The vehicle had heavy front end damage and had collided with a light pole, causing damage to the pole. The driver was transported to the hospital; however, they reported no injuries. The driver was found to be intoxicated. Alexandra L. Fowler, 24, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest for a state charge of Driving While Intoxicated, but was released to the care of the hospital.


 

Officers stopped a truck in the 3600 block of South Limit Avenue Tuesday night because the truck had failed to maintain its lane, and displayed other indicators of impaired driving. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Rita Allene Bennett, 47, of Sunrise Beach Missouri, was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. Bennett was taken to the Sedalia Police Department, the hospital, and then to the Pettis County Jail to be booked. Bennett was then placed on a 12 hour protective custody hold.


 

Tuesday afternoon, Officers received a report of a missing person. The subject is an adult that was last seen on the afternoon of April 24th. The subject was entered as a missing person. Officers have been unable to locate the subject at the time of the report.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the area of West 16th Street and South Warren Avenue Tuesday evening for a report of found property. Jeffrey McCrea reported a found bicycle. The bike was collected and placed into evidence for safe keeping.


 

Tuesday night, Sedalia Police responded to the Sisters and Company store, 3805 South Limit Avenue, for a report of a commercial business alarm. Upon arrival, it was discovered that someone had attempted to break into the business by breaking a window. No entry was made by the suspect. The suspect caused approximately $1500 worth of damage to the building during the failed attempt.


 

Officers stopped a westbound Dodge van on West 3rd Street Tuesday afternoon passing in front of Sacred Heart School. The van was speeding in a school zone. A check of the driver found that she had an active Sedalia Municipal Division warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Animal at Large. Debbie Ann Diaz, 38 of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a cash only bond of $89.00.


 

Tuesday afternoon, Officers observed a Chevy Colorado pickup truck travelling westbound on East 16th Street and South Montgomery Avenue. The truck was speeding in the Whittier School zone. Officers stopped the vehicle for the speeding violation and found the driver was wanted in Henry County. Ellen Marie Carey, 44, of Windsor, was arrested for her Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of No Insurance. Carey was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending a $1000 cash only bond.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the Dollar General store, 713 East Broadway Boulevard Tuesday evening in reference to a juvenile trespassing on the property. The juvenile was also possibly attempting to steal items from the store. The juvenile left the area prior to Officer's arrival. Officers were able to identify the juvenile due to several previous incidents. A juvenile referral was completed and a report was made to the child abuse hotline.


 

Tuesday morning, Officers responded to the 500 block of North Prospect in reference to a warrant check. Contact was made with the suspect and his information was ran though Communications. Communications advised the suspect had a warrant out of Pettis County, which was confirmed by hard copy a short time later. Joseph E. Weller, 21, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrants for Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree and Property Damage in the 2nd Degree. Weller was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a cash or surety bond of $5,000.


 

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