This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Sunday evening, a car was stopped in the area of West 3rd Street and South Osage Avenue for a brake light being out and license plates that returned expired. After an investigation, it was determined the driver was committing forgery by using a tab that appeared to be removed from another license plate and placed it onto theirs. Oleksandr Volovodyk, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold for Forgery.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 1700 block of South Grand Avenue in reference to a disturbance no longer in progress Sunday night. An Officer spoke with Crystal Burton, who stated that she was assaulted by someone known to her while she was walking home. No injuries were reported. No contact has been made with the suspect at this time. A charge of assault will be requested to the city prosecutor.


 

Early Monday morning, Officers observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. After conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle and identifying the occupants, the driver consented to a search of her vehicle. Searching the vehicle, Officers located a crystallized substance, field testing positive for methamphetamine. After investigation, a passenger, Consueula Diann Bunch, 43, of Sedalia, was arrested for Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 1st Degree. Another occupant of the vehicle, Brook Edwards Dowell, 30, of Sedalia, was arrested for a Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle, Speeding, and Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility with a cash only bond of $500. Both Bunch and Dowell were transported to the Pettis County Jail. Dowell was booked on the warrant and Bunch was placed on a 24 hour hold with bond to be determined.


 

Sedalia Police performed a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet SUV Monday morning, as the vehicle had defective equipment issues. The traffic stop took place in the area of West Main Street and South Missouri Avenue. Officers spoke to the driver and a single occupant. Investigation during the stop revealed the driver was in possession of methamphetamine. Santos Ernesto Dominguez Garcia, 34, of Kansas City, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24 hour hold. Bond and court dates are to be determined.


 

Sunday night, Officers performed a traffic stop on a silver Chrysler passenger car as the vehicle did not have functioning license plate lights. The traffic stop took place in the area of South Grand Avenue and West 13th Street. Investigation ultimately revealed the driver had a suspended driver's license. Jose L. Torres, 36, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail for Driving While Suspended. Torres was booked and released, with court dates pending.


 

In the early morning hours Sunday, Officers performed a traffic stop on a white Nissan truck, as the vehicle had a head light out and improper vehicle registration. The traffic stop took place in the 1400 block of South Limit Avenue. Investigation during the stop revealed the driver was in possession of marijuana and the passenger was in possession of methamphetamine. The passenger also had an active Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Driving While Suspended. Joanna F. Roe, 56, of Green Ridge, received a Sedalia Municipal Court Summons for Possession of Marijuana. Lisa Dee Ramos, 55, of Green Ridge, was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold for the FTA warrant and charges of Possession of a Dangerous Drug.


 

Sunday evening, Officers were dispatched to the Horace Mann Elementary School, 1100 West 16th Street in reference to found property. Officers recovered a black hoodie that was found laying in the parking lot and entered it into evidence for safekeeping.


 

Sedalia Police observed a vehicle travelling at high rate of speed early Sunday morning. After getting behind the vehicle, the vehicle continued to travel at a high rate of speed, proceeding through three stop signs before coming to a complete stop as Officers conducted a traffic stop. The driver then fled on foot. Charges are being requested against the driver. Passengers in the vehicle were identified and their information was run through Dispatch. One passenger, Vitaliy Garbuzov, 20, of Chariton Iowa, came back to have an active warrant out of Moniteau County. The Failure to Appear Warrant was on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a License. Garbuzov was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, with bond set at $175 cash only.


 

Saturday morning, a car was stopped in the area of William Parkhurst and North Grand Avenue for moving violations. The driver was suspended out of Missouri and had an active Pettis County Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Driving While Suspended with a $250 cash only bond. Andrew W. Dean, 40, of Sedalia, transported to the Pettis County Jail on the warrant and a state charge of Driving While Suspended.


 

Saturday night, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Moniteau Avenue for a subject who was not understandable that had called the Police. Contact was made with the subject, who was highly intoxicated. He was in possession of an open bottle of alcohol. The bottle was seized, emptied, and disposed of. Sergio A. Marcos-Lazaro, 43, of Sedalia, requested to go to jail and was too intoxicated to ensure his own wellbeing. He was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 12 hour protective custody hold.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the Menards store Saturday night, 4400 Wisconsin Avenue, for a report of a theft. After arriving, Officers located and identified the suspect. After speaking with the suspect, she agreed to a search of her backpack. While searching her backpack, Officers located a small capsule with a white substance therein. A field test showed the substance to test positive for methamphetamine. Charges are being filed with the state prosecutor. There was no further information in the report.


 

Saturday evening, Officers conducted a warrant check at the American Inn, 1217 South Limit. Donald Knox Jr., 30, Homeless, was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Knox is being held on a No Bond Probation Violation warrant out of Pettis County on original felony charges of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Knox also had a felony warrant out of Kansas City for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Tampering With a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, and Property Damage in 1st Degree with a $10,000 bond.


 

A van was stopped in the area of  East Main Street and North Lamine Avenue Sunday morning for disobeying a signal light and failing to signal. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was intoxicated. Kelcie N. Olson, 32, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Sedalia Police Headquarters for processing. Olson was then released to a sober person on municipal charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Disobeying a Signal Light, and Failing to Use a Turn Signal.


 

Sunday afternoon, Officers responded to the 900 block of Westwood Avenue for a report of a subject having suicidal thoughts. Officers were able to locate and speak to the subject. A referral to the Burrell Behavioral Health was completed.


 

Saturday afternoon, Officers took a report by phone of a license plate theft. Jerry D. Poteet stated his front and rear plates on his vehicle were stolen while parked at Jim's Express, 200 Winchester Drive. The vehicle had been at the business for approximately two weeks prior to being picked up. At the time of the report, a suspect is unknown. The plates have been entered into the database as stolen.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Centennial Park, 1500 East 16th Street, Sunday afternoon for a report of five juveniles damaging one of the restrooms near the batting cages. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Charity Stacy, who stated her daughter was at the batting cages when she saw five juveniles going in and out of the public restrooms. Stacy stated she heard loud banging sounds. When a truck arrived in the area, the juveniles all left. Stacy said she checked the restrooms and found that one of the liquid soap dispensers was damaged. The complainant's daughter knew one of the juveniles they saw walking away. Officers located the juvenile, and when asked if she knew who damaged the restroom, she stated she was never in that area. Officers then told her and the other juveniles to leave the park for the rest of the day. They then left the area. Officers took photos of the damage and attached them to the report. The estimated amount of the damage was $25.


 

Sunday afternoon, Noland D. Sparks brought a wallet to the Police Headquarters that was found in the 3200 block of Buckingham Drive. Officers took the wallet into custody pending contact with the owner. Officers were not able to contact the owner, so the wallet will be placed into evidence as found property.


 

Saturday evening, Officers responded to the Bothwell Regional Health Center, 601 East 14th Street, after staff contacted Police about a possible domestic assault that occurred in the 1600 block of South Carr Avenue. The victim had possible internal injuries and was not fully cooperative with Officers. The suspect has not been located at this time.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers took a report in the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a possible sex crime involving a juvenile. A report was made of the incident. The suspect has not been located at this time.


 

Sedalia Police observed a suspect who had active Pettis County warrants outside of a residence in the 1200 block of South Lamine. The suspect walked into the house. Officers watched the front and back of the house to ensure the suspect did not attempt to exit the residence. The suspect later came out of the house and was arrested. Austin Taylor Schoonover, 28, of Sedalia, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, and Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid license. Bond on the FTA warrant was set at $250 cash only. Schoonover also had a warrant for felony Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree with bond set at $25,000 cash or surety. Schoonover was transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Sunday morning, officers conducted a vehicle stop near the intersection of West 14th Street and South Park Avenue for a defective license plate light. After a consent search of the vehicle, the driver was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Serghei B. Ciobanu, 34, of Smithton, was placed on a 24 hour hold while official charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving While Suspended are requested.


 

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop Sunday morning near the intersection of West 17th Street and South Moniteau Avenue. During the stop, the driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Thomas R. Beck, 57, of Sedalia, was transported to the Sedalia Police station where he was processed and released with a court date pending charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Improper Lane Usage.


 

Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the 1600 block of West 3rd Street for a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving, contact was made with the victim and the suspect. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect was the primary physical aggressor. Debra K. Kirk, 61, of Sedalia, was arrested on felony charges of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Kirk was placed on a 24 hour hold pending state charges.


 

Officers were dispatched to the Twilight Motors, 204 East 24th Street, Saturday morning for a report of a stolen vehicle. Officers spoke with Michael W. Comer, who stated that between Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd, someone stole a white 2003 Pontiac Aztek SUV from their lot. The vehicle was valued at $3,480. At the time of the report, the vehicle had not been located. A copy of the report was given to Dispatch to be entered.


 

Saturday afternoon, Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 2400 block of West 2nd Street Terrace. Contact was made with the suspect and his information was ran through Dispatch. They advised he had two Failure to Appear warrants from Pettis County. One Failure to Appear warrant was on original charges of Stealing with a bond of $1500 cash or surety. The other Failure to Appear warrant was on original charges of felony Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, and carried a $10,000 cash or surety bond. David Joe Bennett, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


 

Friday evening, a car was stopped in the area of South Massachusetts and East 9th Street for driving in the wrong direction on a one way road and failing to signal a turn. After an investigation, it was determined that the driver was impaired by drugs, in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, had a revoked license, had a Failure to Appear warrant, and was driving with her two young children unrestrained. Ethel Denise Dyke, 35, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest, transported to the Police Department, then a hospital, then to the Pettis County Jail. Dyke was placed on a 24 hour hold on state charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 1st Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, felony Driving While Revoked, Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs, No Child Restraint for a Child Under 16, Driving the Wrong Direction on a One Way Street, and Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While Suspended. Total bond set was $25,500 cash or surety.


 

Late Friday night, Officers on patrol observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. After getting behind the vehicle, Officers observed the vehicle fail to stop at a second stop sign. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver and occupant were identified, and their information was run through Dispatch. Dispatch stated the passenger of the vehicle had a warrant for Failure to Appear out of Pettis County on original charges of Possession of Marijuana. Roger W. Stein, 60, of Sedalia, was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. Officers located drug paraphernalia and a crystallized substance. Burl A. Brown, 64, of Sedalia, was then placed under arrest for Possession of a Dangerous Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both Stein and Brown were transported to the Pettis County Jail, where Stein was booked on his warrant and Brown was placed on a 24 hour hold.


 

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the E Street Bar, 1201 East 3rd Street Friday night for a report of trespassing. When Officers arrived, contact was made with the individual trespassing and she was identified. Sandy Kaye Thomas, 63, was trespassed from the bar and taken to the Pettis County Jail be held on a 12 hour protective hold.


 

Friday evening, Officers responded to the 100 block of West Cooper for a disturbance. When Officers arrived, they made contact with the caller, who stated that she was taking out the trash when her neighbor came out and began spraying her with bug spray for no apparent reason. Contact was made with the suspected neighbor. After speaking to the suspect, Michele A Davenport, 54, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Davenport was being held on charges of Assault in the 4th Degree, Harassment in the 1st Degree, and Trespassing in the 2nd Degree.


 

Friday evening, Officers responded to Sedalia Automotive, 2101 South Limit Avenue for a report of property damage. When Officers arrived, they met with Terry L. Arnold, who stated a subject came to his business and began hitting windshields of vehicles with what appeared to be a rock. Several vehicle's windshields were damaged. The suspect is known and charges are being sought at the time of the report.


 

Sedalia Police observed a white Nissan passenger car travelling at a high rate of speed in the school zone in the 2200 block of South Ingram Avenue Friday morning. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of East 17th Street and South Ingram Avenue. Officers made contact with the driver and ran her information through Dispatch. Dispatch advised the suspect had suspended driving privileges. Shawnna Rane Wood, 30, of Sedalia, was issued citations for Driving While Suspended, Failing to Secure a Child Less than Eight Year Old in a Booster Seat, and Speeding in a School Zone.


 

Friday morning, Sedalia Police took a found property report in the 600 block of East 9th Street. Stephen Vasquez stated that someone abandoned a bicycle on their property.


 

Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on West Main Street, east of Thompson Road Friday morning. The driver was checked through Dispatch and confirmed to have a suspended license in Missouri. Christopher W. Hughes, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department for booking and later released on a summons for Driving While Suspended.


 

Early Friday morning, Officers responded to the 1900 block of South Lamine Avenue in reference to a robbery. The victim stated that a male subject entered her residence and robbed her at gunpoint. A suspect has been identified, but not contacted at this time.


 

Sedalia Police responded to the 400 block of Albright Court in reference to a found bicycle Friday morning. Nathan W. Koester, a resident in the area, located the bike near his front door and none of the neighbors were aware of who it belonged to. The bicycle was taken to the Sedalia Police Department, where it was entered as found property.


 

Friday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the Police Department lobby. Officers were told a fake $100 bill was found within the city along the road. The $100 bill had foreign writing on it in red ink. The bill was placed into evidence for safe keeping.


 

Friday morning, Donna Lorene Osbourn reported to Sedalia Police that someone stole items from her storage unit, located in the 900 block of South Normandy Road. The theft reportedly occurred sometime in early August.


 

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