This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Early Friday morning, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a white Ram 1500 for having a defective license plate light. The stop occurred near the intersection of West Broadway Boulevard and South Barrett Avenue. The driver was found to have a revoked driving status. Dan W. Paxton, 69, of Smithton, was arrested for Driving While Revoked and released on the scene with a summons.


On the evening of May 8th, Officers responded to the Central Bank of Sedalia, 400 West Broadway Boulevard, for a report of a person attempting to pass fraudulent checks. The suspect was not located on scene.


Thursday night, Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 400 block of North Prospect Avenue. The vehicle had displayed improper lane usage. The driver of the vehicle was identified, and found to have a suspended driver's license. Darien Dwan Douglas, 22, of Sedalia, was arrested, transported to the Police Department, and then booked and released on a summons for Driving While Suspended and Improper Lane Usage.


Officers conducted a subject check in the parking lot of the Casey's store, 3050 South Limit Avenue Friday morning. One of the subjects was found to have an active warrant out of Pettis County for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Richard D. Bartlett, 22, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a cash or surety bond of $7500.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop Thursday night on a silver passenger vehicle for speeding on South Grand Avenue. The stop was conducted near the intersection of Clinton Road and West 24th Street. The driver was found to have a suspended driving status. Anthony Howard Bruce, 49, of Warsaw, was placed into custody and then released on scene with a city summons for Driving While Suspended.


Thursday afternoon, an Officer was dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a wallet found by Michael Stein in the 300 block of North Engineer Avenue. The wallet was entered returned to the owner, but the cash was reported missing.


Officers were dispatched to a house in the 900 block of West 16th Street Thursday afternoon. Sandra Willis reported an unknown suspect had damaged a window.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to Washington Elementary Thursday afternoon for an assist agency report. Officers met with the employee of the Children's Division, who stated they were there to investigate possible injuries on a juvenile child at the school. After meeting with the juvenile subject, the incident will be investigated further.


Thursday afternoon, Officers took a theft report from National TV Sales and Rental, 1400 South Limit Avenue. A suspect stole a speaker from the store. The suspect was later contacted in the 400 block of North Prospect Avenue. He returned the stolen speaker. Derrell Anthony Whitley, 36, of Sedalia, was issued a municipal summons for Stealing with a court date.


Officers responded to the area of Gate 6 of the Missouri State Fairgrounds on Clarendon Road in reference to a vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival, Officers found where a vehicle had left the roadway northbound on Clarendon Road and struck the fence. The vehicle had left the scene prior to Officers' arrival, but left parts behind. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been identified.


Thursday morning, Officers were dispatched to the area of West 4th Street and South Moniteau Avenue for a report of a subject who had just escaped custody from the Pettis County Courthouse. Contact was later made with the suspect and he was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail. More information is available from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office here.


Wednesday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the Police Station lobby for a report of theft. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Cynthia Jean Snow, who stated that someone was using her food stamps card number to make multiple orders online. Snow stated that over the last two months, a total of $1429 has been taken from her account.


Officers stopped a vehicle near the intersection of West Saline Street and Albright Court after observing the vehicle drift in the roadway and stop for an extended period at a stop sign Thursday morning. The driver initially lied about her identity, but eventually confessed that she had a warrant. The driver was found to have an active Pettis County warrant for Violation of a Court order. Taylore Monae Mason, 27, of Sedalia, was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Mason was held pending the warrant's $1500 cash or surety bond.


Thursday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of South Kentucky for a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that a suspect struck the victim with a bottle of Bud Light and then fled the area. The case is being forwarded to the Pettis County Prosecutor's office for consideration.


Officers responded to the 1700 block of West 4th Street for a report of a lost child Thursday morning. The child had wandered from his house and had gotten lost. The child's mother was located, and the child was returned to her.


Thursday morning, Sedalia Police responded to the 1200 block of South Lafayette Avenue in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, Officers met with the property owner. The owner explained the residence is currently vacant. She said that sometime in the last 24 hour hold, someone broke a rear window and entered the residence. They then caused damage to the interior as well as spray painted an exterior wall. At the time of the report, the suspect has not yet been identified.


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