Sedalia Police Reports For January 20, 2021
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Menards parking lot, 4400 Wisconsin Avenue, for a report of property damage. When the victim returned to his vehicle, he noticed damage to the driver's side which had not been there previously. Kenneth M. Schneider estimated that that it would cost approximately $2,000 to repair the damage to his vehicle. There is video of the incident.
Early Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the 1600 block of South Vermont Avenue in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the residence was cleared with no suspects found inside. It was discovered that the suspect had broken in through the back door of the residence on Monday and used the damaged door to access the residence again when the homeowner, Maria G. Archiga, was at work. Nothing of value was taken from the residence.
Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a Chevrolet van Tuesday night, as the vehicle had expired license plates. The traffic stop took place near West 7th Street and South Vermont Avenue. Officers spoke to the driver and two occupants, and then performed a computer check through Dispatch. Officers learned one occupant had an active Failure to Appear warrant on an original charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. James Ray Schull Jr., 25, of Marshall, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with bond set at $244.50 cash only.
Wednesday morning, a car was stopped for having no license plates in the area of South Ohio Avenue and East 10th Street. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was impaired by drugs. Hector R. Martinez-Diaz, 29, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Martinez-Diaz was transported to the hospital, then to the Pettis County Jail, to be booked in on the state charges, pending release to a sober person.
Late Tuesday night, Officers responded to the 1600 block of South Engineer Avenue in reference to a gun shot. There were no injured parties, or damaged property discovered. Officers did locate a single spent shell casing, which was collected as evidence. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Monday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of East 15th Street in reference to a subject trespassing on the property. The subject left prior to contact with law enforcement, but was seen on video trespassing on the property and conducting sexual acts visible to the resident.
On the night of January 14th, Officers responded to a harassment report near South Engineer and Third Street. After speaking with the victims, it was determined that harassment had occurred and Officers completed a report on the scene. There was no further information in the report.
Officers conducted a vehicle stop in the 700 block of East Broadway for expired registration Tuesday morning. The driver and a passenger were arrested for local city warrants and the driver was also arrested for Driving While Suspended. Maria G. Hernandez, 26, of Sedalia was arrested for Driving While Suspended and Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving Without Maintaining Financial Responsibility. Leovigildo Marcos Lazaro, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Peace Disturbance. The vehicle was towed from the scene and both subjects were transported to the Pettis County Detention Facility where they were turned over to jail staff.
Tuesday night, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with a defective rear license plate light near East Broadway Boulevard and South Montgomery Avenue. Upon contact with the driver and passenger, the passenger fled from the vehicle. Officers initiated a foot pursuit and secured the subject, Tylor G. Washington, 20, Homeless. Washington had an active Pettis County warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Stealing, with a $2,500 cash only bond. The vehicle was searched based on the odor of marijuana, but no contraband or weapons were found. The driver was released with a verbal warning for the license plate light. Washington was transported to the Pettis County Jail and booked on Resisting Arrest and his FTA warrant.
On the evening of January 12, Officers initiated a traffic stop at the Quick Stop store, 1515 Thompson Boulevard on a vehicle that had passed the stop line at West 10th and Thompson Boulevard. The Officer made contact with the driver, relayed the information to Dispatch, and Dispatch advised that the driver was suspended. Sherwood K. Limback, 54, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Suspended and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released. A charge of Driving While Suspended will be sent to the prosecutor.
Tuesday night, Officers responded to the Econolodge motel, 3501 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a civil issue. Officers made contact with the two subjects. Dispatch advised one of the subjects had a warrant out of Johnson County for Probation Violation on original charges of Domestic Assault in the Third Degree. Michael G. Brown, 38, of Warrensburg, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where his bond was set at $5,000 cash only.
On the night of January 13th, Officers were dispatched to the area of Cooper and Park in reference to a suspect cutting off an exhaust with a grinder. After an investigation, it was determined that a catalytic converter was cut off of a bus in the 500 block of North Park Avenue. The converter was recovered by Officers. Troy James Harms, 39, of Sedalia, was arrested for Stealing Motor Vehicle Parts, Property Damage in the 1st Degree, Trespassing in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Possession of an Illegal Weapon, and Possession of Marijuana. State charges are being requested on a second suspect involved with the theft.
Monday afternoon, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Rick Ball Ford dealership at 2505 West Broadway Boulevard, in regard to a theft. Someone had stolen a catalytic converter from one of their vehicles on Saturday night. The dealership's shop stated it would cost $2,370 to replace it. The business is wanting to pursue charges, and the incident was caught on video.
Tuesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of North Prospect in regard to a hit and run. John Lamb informed Officers that his vehicle had been parked the previous day and had not been damaged. Lamb estimated the damage at $3,500.
Tuesday afternoon, Officers responded to the 400 block of East 7th Street in reference to a trespassing. The suspect was identified as Nichole Sharee Bierschbach, 38, Homeless. Bierschbach was issued a city summons for Trespassing and given a court date.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Station to speak to Regina G. Taylor, who wanted to report someone forging her checks. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Taylor. She stated that her bank made her aware that she had insufficient funds in her account. When she went to her bank to speak to them, she was informed that between January 7th and January 14th, someone she was familiar with forged her name on checks valuing $160. At the time of the report, the suspect had not been located for questioning.
Tuesday morning, Officers responded to the 1500 block of South Garfield Avenue for a property damage report. Officers spoke with Michael J. Cuba, who stated the rear windshield had been damaged overnight. The value of the window was determined to be $350. At the time of the call, a suspect has not been identified.
Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Station to speak with two subjects who wanted to make a report. When Officers arrived they spoke with Margaret M. Keele and another unnamed subject. They informed Officers that one of the subject's ex boyfriend stole her purse with medications and credit cards in it earlier that morning in the 1800 block of South Kentucky. The victim found out when her son told her that he saw the father with it earlier that morning. The victim estimated $170 worth of items were missing. At the time of the report, the suspect had not been located.
Monday afternoon, Officers responded to a non injury motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of South Grand Avenue. A vehicle crashed into a parked vehicle and the driver fled the scene. Both vehicles had heavy damage. The driver, Joshua J. Houston, 37, of Sedalia, was later located, arrested, and transported to the Pettis County Jail and put on a 24 hour hold. Houston was arrested on charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Driving While Suspended.
Sedalia Police responded to the Ez-Stor Storage, 3025 Clinton Road, for a property damage call Monday morning. Upon arrival, two storage units were broken into. A few items were stolen from one unit. The value of the damage is estimated at $500. No suspects have been identified at this time.