This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports. In the early morning hours of July 21st, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration in an alley near South Vermont Avenue and West 6th Street. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated and there was a minor in the vehicle. Jose Rodriguez Talabera, 37, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department. There, he provided a breath sample that showed his BAC to be above 0.08. Talabera was then transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released on charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Prior Offender) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 1st Degree.

Monday evening, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and South Kentucky Avenue. The driver was found to have a suspended driving status. Brandon M. Crawford Jr., 21, of Sedalia, was arrested and released on the scene with a city summons for Driving While Suspended.

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper lane usage early Tuesday morning. The stop took place in the 4100 block of West Main Street. Contact was made with the occupants of the vehicle. Their information was gathered and checked with Dispatch. The passenger was found to have two outstanding warrants for his arrest out of St. Francois County for Probation Violation on original charges of felony Driving While Revoked, Displaying the License Plates of Another Person, and Operating a Motor Vehicle Owned By Another Knowing the Owner had not Maintained Financial Responsibility. James C. Campbell, 57, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Campbell was given no bond for one warrant, and a $25,000 bond for the other.

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On the afternoon of July 25th, Officers spoke with John Cook on the telephone. Cook called regarding property he had lost the day before while at the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard. Cook dropped cash from his pocket in the parking lot. It has not been located at this time.

Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Break Time store, 101 Rebar Road, in reference to a theft. Vernon Smith stated the hard cover on a 1978 Ford Bronco was stolen over the weekend. The Bronco was being hauled on a car trailer, which was parked at the Break Time. A review of Break Time's surveillance footage shows the semi pulling into the lot and the hard cover was already missing.

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of South Osage Avenue Monday morning in regards to a report of possible child neglect. A report was forwarded to the Child Abuse Hotline.

Monday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for defective license plate lights near the intersection of West 16th Street and South Beacon Avenue. A probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was found and seized for destruction. The driver was released with a warning.


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