Sedalia Police Reports For February 14, 2022
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Early Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to the area of West 9th Street and South Stewart Avenue in reference to a theft in progress. When Officers arrived in the area, they did not see the suspect vehicle. After checking the area, a vehicle matching the description was located, pulling a trailer with lumber on it. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to stop, resulting in a pursuit. Officers lost sight of the vehicle and terminated the pursuit. No arrests have been made at this time.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of West 18th Street in reference to gunshots Sunday morning. After speaking with witnesses, it was discovered the suspect had discharged a handgun from his vehicle and left the area. The suspect's vehicle was located in the 2400 block of West 1st Street. Before Officers were able to approach the vehicle, it drove off. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted and the suspect, Luis Angel Arroyo, 19, of Sedalia, was restrained. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the suspect was also intoxicated. Arroyo provided a breath sample that showed his BAC at 0.159. Arroyo was questioned, and admitted to discharging the firearm. Arroyo was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending charges of felony Unlawful Use of a Loaded Weapon While Intoxicated, felony Armed Criminal Action, and Driving While Intoxicated.
Sunday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle not properly displaying registration plates near West Broadway Boulevard and South Limit Avenue. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the driver had a Failure to Appear warrant out of Johnson County on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle With Vision Reducing Damage or Decolorization. The warrant was confirmed, and Vikas Bhardwaj, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Bhardwaj was booked on his warrant with bond set at $150 cash only.
Sedalia Police responded to the 1300 block of South Lamine Avenue in reference to a verbal disturbance Sunday evening. All parties were identified, and their information was run through Dispatch. It was confirmed one female subject was found to have active warrants. Kelley G. Rohr, 44, of Sedalia, was arrested on her Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of Stealing and Littering Causing Physical Injury or Property Damage.
Friday night, Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of South Kentucky Avenue. Neighbors called to say they saw two people fighting in the front yard of the address. Upon contact at the address, two victims were located. Jacob D. Eaton, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested for Domestic Violence in the 4th Degree. Eaton was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold.
Sedalia Police stopped a car in the area of West 9th Street and South Carr Avenue Friday night as it was failing to dim its headlights and failing to maintain its lane. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated and did not have a driver's license. Ramiro A. Rodriguez, 20, of Sedalia, was taken to the Police Department and then transported to the Pettis County jail. Rodriguez was booked in pending release to a sober person on charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Driving Without a License, No Proof of Insurance, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
Early Saturday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop near North Limit Avenue and Eagle View Drive on a vehicle that was failing to maintain its lane. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Meredith Danielle Rumsey, 24, of Smithton, was arrested and transported to the SPD. There, Rumsey provided a breath sample that showed her BAC as above 0.08. Rumsey was issued a Uniform Traffic Ticket with a court date, then released to a sober driver.
Friday afternoon, Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorcycle for speeding in the area of the 2800 block of South Limit Avenue. The bike failed to yield, and left west on B Highway.
Sedalia Police responded to the Sunset Motel, 3615 South Limit Avenue Saturday morning in reference to a missing person. The subject was located and the reporting party was contacted. The subject was taken out of MULES as missing.
Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Thompson Boulevard Sunday afternoon in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was investigated, and it reported using a 12 hour log.
Shortly before noon on Sunday, an Officer responded to the 1100 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a domestic disturbance. The caller said her husband had left the scene, highly intoxicated and was driving in the area. The vehicle was located near South Barrett and West Broadway Boulevard. The suspect had fled the vehicle. He was later located in the area and arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Blake Ray Clapham, 33, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County jail to be booked on a 24 hour hold.
Saturday afternoon, an Officer initiated a traffic stop on a car near North Osage Avenue and West Clay Street for expired registration. A check through Dispatch showed the driver had an active Johnson County warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Speeding. Timothy Linell Peck, 32, of Warrensubrg, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail to be booked pending a $300 cash only bond.
Sunday morning, Officers responded to the Dillner's Used Cars, 3915 South Limit Avenue, for a report of suspicious activity. The Officer made contact with the caller and involved parties. The subjects were wishing to take a car that was parked in the parking lot, but the caller did not know them. The subjects provided a title for the vehicle with one of their names on it, proving ownership. They were given the vehicle and the plates were seized to be sent to the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Sedalia Police responded to the 1400 block of South Moniteau Avenue in reference to a hit and run accident Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, Officers met with Dana Ragsdale, who stated her vehicle was struck while parked in front of her residence. The striking vehicle left without providing information. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been identified.
Friday evening, Officers took a report regarding a child custody exchange issue which occurred at the Steak and Shake restaurant, 4203 Wisconsin Drive. The incident was documented per the reporting parties request.
Saturday morning, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a car near South Grand Avenue and West 16th Street because the driver was suspected to be revoked. A check through Dispatch showed the driver's license status was revoked. Alfredo Carlos, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Police Department. Carlos was issued a city ticket for Driving While Revoked. A second subject arrived on scene, and a check showed she had an active City of Sedalia Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Building Code Violations. Veronica Marycruz Diaz, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County jail where she was booked pending a $60 cash only bond.
Saturday morning, Officers spoke with Shannon Hall in the 1700 block of East 4th Street regarding a theft. An unknown suspect siphoned gasoline from their vehicle sometime overnight.
On the evening of February 7th, Officers responded to the 400 block of South Grand Avenue for a theft report. Lila Schroeder reported her son's social security card was stolen. Schroeder wished to pursue charges. A state charge of Stealing was submitted on the suspect to the Prosecutor's Office.
Sedalia Police responded to the 400 block of East 13th Street Friday evening in reference to a domestic disturbance. The report notes Officers have responded to the residence multiple times. During the investigation, Officers were able to determine a primary aggressor. Jessica L. Reed, 25, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold pending state charges of Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree.
Friday afternoon, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a truck near West Main Street and South Park Avenue because they recognized the driver as having an active Pettis County warrant. A check through Dispatch confirmed the driver to have an active Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Kimberly Marie Draheim, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Draheim was booked with no bond.
Sedalia Police responded to the Fortune Palace, 3005 South Limit Avenue, Friday morning in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, Officers met with management. Management advised that on February 5th, a male and female subject had partaken in meals prepared by the restaurant. When it came time to provide payment for the meals, they were unable to. The subjects subsequently left without paying, though they have since been identified.
Officers met with Florian Davadi in the 900 block of South Ohio Avenue Friday morning. Davadi wished to report his air compressor had been stolen overnight. There are no suspects at this time.
Friday morning, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Scott Joplin Court in reference to a physical domestic disturbance. After an investigation, Curtis Lenard Branch Jr., 29, Homeless, was placed under arrest for Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree. Branch was taken to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24 hour hold.