Sedalia Police Reports For August 22, 2022
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Saturday night, Officers responded to the 500 block of East 2nd Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Officers arrived on the scene, and PCAD was called to assist with a suicidal subject. The subject was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment.
Sedalia Police responded to the 1400 block of South Park Avenue Sunday evening for an assault report. When Officers arrived, James Thomas Killham III stated his ex-girlfriend had assaulted him. Officers attempted contact with the suspect, but no contact was made. A report was completed, and charges of Domestic Assault are being sought with the prosecutor.
Officers responded to the 1600 block of West 7th Street Sunday afternoon for a report of a possible child abduction in progress. On arrival, it was determined a juvenile was acting out, and the parents were in the area trying to get her back in the vehicle. A general information report was completed to document the incident.
Sunday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the Jiffy Stop, 1722 West Broadway Boulevard, for a report of a hit and run accident. Helen M. Miller reported the hit and run had occurred at the intersection of South Limit Avenue and West 16th Street. Officers were informed one of the vehicles had left the scene and had not stopped or provided any information. Officers made note of damage to the driver's side rear quarter panel of the vehicle Miller was operating. No contact has been made with the other vehicle or its operator.
Sedalia Police responded to the 1100 block of West 3rd Street Sunday morning in reference to property damage. Connie Guffey reported a window was broken out of a residence in the area. The value of the damage was estimated at approximately $350. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Friday morning, Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle from Myles Tracey in the lobby of the Police Station. Tracey reported the vehicle to have been stolen sometime over the past week from the 1200 block of West Spring Street. The value of the vehicle was estimated at approximately $8,000. The vehicle has not been located at the time of the report.
Officers were dispatched to the TJ Maxx store, 3105 West Broadway Boulevard Sunday morning in regards to found drugs. Officers responded and observed what they knew to be a small amount of marijuana. The marijuana was collected for destruction.
Saturday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1100 block of West 4th Street in reference to a property damage report. Nina Freed reported windows were broken out of the residence overnight. The damage was estimated at approximately $750. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to Brian's Gym, 1020 Thompson Boulevard, in reference to property damage Saturday morning. It consisted of damage to an interior wall. Video footage is available in the case. A report was made to document the incident.
Saturday night, Officers responded to the 1400 block of West 5th Street in reference to a report of a suicide. Officers found a deceased male in the bathroom of the residence, with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The body was turned over to the Pettis County Coroner, then released to Rea's Funeral Home.
Early Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the E Street Bar, 1201 East 3rd Street, for a report of unconscious females being carried out by unknown males. One of the females was still on the scene, and was transported by PCAD to the BRHC for treatment.
Officers responded to the 800 block of Winchester Drive last Wednesday night for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a building. When Officers arrived on scene, they located a female subject lying on the ground. Through the course of the investigation, and after speaking with the subject, Officers believed she was intoxicated. Melody Bristol Young, 27, of Sedalia, was transported to the Bothwell ER for treatment. At the hospital, Young was placed under arrest for Driving While Suspended and Driving While Intoxicated. Young's license was suspended in June after failing to appear in court on a traffic ticket for Speeding. Young was released to the care of Bothwell Regional Health Center.
Friday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a motorcycle they observed speeding on South Limit Avenue near West 20th Street. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Wyatt Daniel Lakemper, 23, of Hughesville, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Lakemper was transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he provided a breath sample that showed his blood alcohol content was above 0.08. Lakemper was issued a Uniform Traffic Ticket for Driving While Intoxicated and released to a sober driver.
Sedalia Police took a report in the lobby of the Police Department Saturday morning in reference to a possible violation of an order of protection. The subject stated that he had received communication that was a violation of the order of protection that was in place. No arrests have been made at this time, but charges were submitted to the prosecutor's office.
Friday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office lobby in reference to a theft report. Officers met with the complainant, who stated people were squatting in her house and stealing her property. Officers went to the address, and investigated the claims. However, they were unable to find any evidence to support the claims. No charges are being pursued at this time.
Sedalia Police responded to a motor vehicle crash near 3050 South Limit Saturday afternoon. A computer check of the driver, 24-year-old Phoenix Masyn Painter-Torres, of Sedalia, was conducted. Painter-Torres was wanted on two active warrants. One was a failure to appear out of Moniteau County on an original charge of Speeding (16 mph Over). The other was a failure to appear out of Pettis County on an original charge of Speeding (6 – 10 mph). Painter-Torres was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where his bond was set at $336 cash only.
Saturday morning, Officers observed a vehicle pulling a trailer west on West Main Street near South Grand Avenue. The license plate on the trailer was obstructed, and could not be read. A traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of North Park Avenue and West Benton Street. Officers approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver. After a computer check, Dispatch confirmed the suspect's driving privileges were revoked. The suspect's privileges were revoked in the year 2000. Lowell E. Shown, 59, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Revoked and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Officers were dispatched to the Casey's store, 1601 East Broadway Boulevard Friday afternoon for a report of a hit and run accident. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victim, who stated she was struck by another vehicle at the intersecting streets of East Broadway and South New York Avenue. The striking vehicle fled the scene northbound on South New York Avenue at a high rate of speed. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been identified.
On the afternoon of August 11th, Officers responded to the lobby of the Police Department in regards to a fraud/identity theft report. Officers made contact with Zoila Olivia Paola Azurdia Montenegro, who advised their credentials had been taken and used fraudulently. Officers gathered information on the case, and opened an incident report. The investigation is ongoing.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and South Limit Avenue on the afternoon of August 16th in reference to a hit and run accident. Officers were told a red utility truck was observed striking the rear of a vehicle stopped at the stop light, facing westbound on West Broadway Boulevard. Video has been recovered in the crash, and the investigation continues. No injuries were reported in the incident.