This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.


 

Early Monday morning, a truck was stopped in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South Limit Avenue for moving violations. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was both intoxicated and had a revoked driving license. Rodrigo Chavez Mercado, 27, of Cole Camp, was placed under arrest, taken to the Police Department, and then to the Pettis County Jail. Mercado was issued a notice of suspension and placed on a 24-hour hold on state charges of felony Driving While Intoxicated and misdemeanor Driving While Revoked.


 

Sedalia Police stopped a car in the area of East Walnut Street and North Heard Avenue Saturday night for disobeying a stop sign. After an investigation, it was determined the driver had a suspended license, a total of $450 in cash only Failure to Appear warrants from Johnson County, was intoxicated by alcohol and drugs, was in possession of alcohol as a minor, and was not wearing a seatbelt. Bryson Michael Alan Galariada, 18, of Cole Camp, was arrested, taken to a hospital, and then taken to the Pettis County Jail. Galariada was booked in on three Failure to Appear warrants from Johnson County on original charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Purchase of Alcohol by a Minor, and Speeding. Galariada also faces charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Minor in Possession of Alcohol (a container was in the car, possession by consumption), Disobeying a Stop Sign, and No Seatbelt.


 

On the night of April 23rd, Officers took a theft report from the Menards store, 4400 Wisconsin Avenue. Multiple suspects were involved in the theft. Suspects were reportedly visiting various stores throughout the state, stealing merchandise, and then returning it for store credit. The investigation is ongoing. On the afternoon of April 29th, Officers returned to the store in reference to another theft. The suspect stole approximately $24.96 worth of items from the store. The suspect has not been identified at this time.


 

Officers stopped an SUV in the area of East 3rd Street and South Hancock Avenue Saturday night on suspicion of impaired driving. The SUV also had no registration. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. The passenger also was in possession of over 20 grams of marijuana. Dierre Marshaun Robinson Sr., 37, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Robinson was taken to the Pettis County Jail and then released to a sober person pending charges. Samantha L. Kinner, 36, of Sedalia, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, taken to the Pettis County Jail, and then booked and released pending state charges.


 

Sunday evening, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding in the area of South Limit Avenue and West Broadway Boulevard (travelling at 49 MPH in a 35 MPH zone). While speaking to the driver, Officers smelled the odor of intoxicants. After investigation, the driver was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. Oscar Madrano, 53, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Driving While Intoxicated, No Insurance, and Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 1200 block of South Park Avenue Sunday afternoon in reference to a report of a missing person. The subject was last seen by the caller at approximately 1:00 a.m on April 30th. Officers were not able to locate the subject at the time of the report. The subject was entered as a missing person.


 

Sunday morning, Officers responded to the 900 block of West 16th Street in reference to a possible burglary. Sandra Willis reported that someone had broken into her property and caused damage to a building. The value of the damage was estimated approximately $350. No suspects have been identified at this time.


 

Officers stopped a Toyota SUV Sunday afternoon for running a red traffic light at West Main Street and South Missouri Avenue. The driver was found to have an active Failure to Appear warrant from Pettis County on original charges of Possession of Marijuana. Georgy Shalnev, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a $250 bond.


 

Friday morning, Officers responded to Trendi Reflectionz, 1701 West 9th Street, for a burglary report. On arrival, Officers spoke to the owners of the business, John Comfort and Shawna Comfort. They stated a window had been damaged and money was taken from inside the business. At the time of the report, a suspect has not been located.


 

A traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of West 16th Street and South Grand Avenue Saturday morning. During the stop, the driver of the vehicle was found to have a revoked license. Amy I. Clark, 43, of Sedalia, was arrested on a municipal charge of Driving While Revoked. Clark was then transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where she was processed and released with a court date.


 

Friday night, Officers stopped an SUV in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South Murray Avenue for driving without tail lights. During an investigation, a small amount of marijuana was located. The marijuana was seized for destruction, and no charges are being sought.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 2700 block of South Grand Avenue for a report of an active domestic disturbance Friday night. Upon arrival, Officers separated the parties. A juvenile was taken into custody. The suspect was transported from the scene and released to another guardian. Charges of Property Damage in the 2nd Degree and Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree are being referred to the Juvenile Office.


 

Officers stopped an SUV in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South State Fair Boulevard Friday night for a defective tail light (it was emitting white light to the rear). After an investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Heather Nicole Staus, 28, of Smithton, was placed under arrest, taken to a hospital, and then to the Pettis County Jail. Staus was placed on a 12 hour protective custody hold. Charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Alcohol and Drugs) and No Proof of Insurance are being requested.


 

Early Saturday morning, Officers responded to a van that had run off the roadway in the area of Katy Park. Officers arrived and located the van off the roadway on the northwest corner of Clinton Road and South Grand Avenue. The subject that was driving was located in the area and had a Sedalia warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Possession of Marijuana. After an investigation, it was determined he was intoxicated. Reynaldo Rodriguez, 29, of Sedalia, was arrested for his FTA warrant and charges of felony Driving While Intoxicated. Rodriguez was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked in on the warrant and placed on a 24 hour hold.


 

Sunday morning, Officers responded to the Casey's store, 1601 East Broadway Boulevard for a theft report. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Jake DeWayne Jensen, who stated that he rode his bicycle to the store, and when he came out, it was gone. Information was collected, and a report was completed.


 

Early Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 2200 block of West 2nd Street in reference to a possible hostage situation. The caller stated he was being held hostage at his ex girlfriend's residence, and then hung up the phone. Officers responded to the address, and found that no one was being held hostage. The caller was never in the area. Charges will be sent up on the caller to the prosecutor for Harassment, Making a False Report, and Violation of a Protection Order.


 

Officers responded to the 1000 block of East 9th Street Saturday morning in reference to a possible disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers discovered that two subjects got into an altercation at the residence. One subject was injured, but refused medical treatment. Officers were able to determine the primary physical aggressor. Christopher Wayne Hughes, 36, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold for felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree.


 

On the afternoon of April 25th, Officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy, 100 East Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a possible theft. The business reported that on April 22nd, an individual came into the store and was able to fraudulently load approximately $500 from the store into an online account without actually providing the store with any money. The suspect has not been identified at this time.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers spoke to a subject from the Kansas City area about an adult subject who was being held against his will. It was determined the incident initially took place outside of the Sedalia Police Department's jurisdiction. A general information report has been completed to document the information provided by the caller.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Mall Styling Salon, 1806 West 11th Street Friday morning for a burglary report. The owner of the business reported that someone had gained entry through a window sometime in the overnight. At the time of the report, no items had been reported missing from inside the business.


 

Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South Emmet Avenue in reference to a small child being located unattended. Contact was later made with the child's family. The child was returned to the family, and a report will be made to the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline.


 

Early Saturday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Sedalia Post Office, 405 East 5th Street, for a report of disturbing phone calls at the office. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Jennifer E. Wiseman. Wiseman stated that she was informed by her supervisor that they were receiving phone calls from people complaining about Wiseman's daughter. The supervisor reportedly told the callers to stop, and it was unknown if they received any further calls. Wiseman stated she believed it was in connection to an incident involving her daughter and her daughter's ex-boyfriend. There was no further information on the callers.


 

Officers responded to the parking lot of the Police Department Saturday morning in reference to a possible domestic assault. Officers were able to make contact with both subjects involved. There were no injuries to either party. Officers were unable to determine a primary physical aggressor. A report was made to document the incident for a 12 hour domestic violence log. No charges are being pursued at this time.


 

Last Wednesday afternoon, Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West 20th Street and South Harrison Avenue after recognizing the driver as a wanted person. James Robert Campbell, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested on his warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender with no bond. Two days later, bond was set at $3500 cash or surety.


 

Officers conducted a subject check near East 13th Street and South Lamine Avenue last Wednesday afternoon. Zachary Lee Denny, 27, Homeless, was arrested for his active warrant on charges of Property Damage in the 2nd Degree. Bond was set at $1,500 surety.


 

On the afternoon of April 25th, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a truck near West Benton Street and South Park Avenue for failing to use its turn signal. The vehicle also did not have trailer lights. A check through Dispatch showed the driver's license status was revoked and he had three active Pettis County warrants with a total bond of $600 cash only. Earl Michael Moon, 46, of Sedalia, was arrested. A consent search of the vehicle found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Moon was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked on the warrants and a charge of Driving While Revoked.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near North Park Avenue and West Benton Street because they recognized one of the occupants as having an active warrant for their arrest. The identity of the subject was confirmed, and a check through Dispatch showed she had an active Probation Violation warrant on original charges of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with no bond. Jennifer Lynn Doherty, 46, of Sedalia, was arrested on the warrant. Doherty also admitted to ownership of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia that was found in a previous traffic stop in the area. Doherty was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


 

Last Thursday evening, Officers initiated an investigative stop on an SUV because the driver was believed to have a revoked driving status. A check through Dispatch confirmed the driver's license was revoked. Brent Deshaun Spellmeyer, 34, of Sedalia, was arrested and searched. Cocaine was found on his person. A search of the vehicle found cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Spellmeyer was transported to the Pettis County Jail. Spellmeyer was held pending charges of Driving While Revoked, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, felony Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.


 

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