Sedalia Police Reports For September 2, 2022
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
Last Saturday night, Officers observed a silver SUV drifting back and forth on West Main Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop at West Main Street and North Missouri Avenue. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he provided a breath sample on the DMT that showed his BAC was above 0.08. Raul Agustin, 26, of Sedalia, was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released. A request for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated has been submitted to the prosecutor.
Early Monday morning, Officers responded to the Reed and Sons Jewelers, 825 Thompson Boulevard, for a report of a burglary. An on scene investigation revealed that a burglar broke out a side window, gaining access to the business. Once inside, over $3,000 worth of jewelry was stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
Sedalia Police initiated a subject check in the 1700 block of East 4th Street Thursday night after fielding a citizen's complaint about the address. The female subject was found to have five warrants for her arrest. Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested on the following Failure To Appear warrants: Speeding (Exceeded By 16 - 19 Mph), Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial Responsibility, another charge of Speeding (20-25 Mph Over), Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway With a Suspended License, and Driving While Revoked. Hernandez was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked on the warrants, pending a bond of $1250 cash only.
In the early morning hours of August 28th, Officers responded to the Phillips 66 store, 216 West Broadway Boulevard in reference to a disturbance with a weapon. Prior to Officer's arrival, the suspect had left the scene. The victims stated a black male subject came into the store, yelling and cursing at the subjects. The victim stated the suspect then pulled a firearm from his waistband before leaving. The suspect has been identified, but no contact has been made at this time.
Officers conducted a vehicle check at South Missouri Avenue and West Main Street Thursday night. Officers made contact with the driver. The driver's information was checked with Dispatch, and it was confirmed she had an active warrant for her arrest. Candice N. Johnson, 38, of Sedalia, was arrested for her Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Peace Disturbance. Johnson was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where she was booked pending a $1500 cash or surety bond.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of West 4th Street and South Grand Avenue for a report of found property Wednesday afternoon. Michael Walter stated there was a brown leather bag sitting by the roadway. Upon arrival, Officers located the bag and didn't find anything inside that would help identify the owner. The bag was collected and placed into found property.
Thursday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Sneed Avenue in reference to a theft report. Jeremiah Franklin said one of their packages was incorrectly delivered to a neighbor, who has avoided Franklin to keep the package.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Ohio Avenue for a report of found property. Sandi K. Lutjen stated that someone had left a bicycle in her yard. Upon arrival, the bicycle was located and the serial number was checked with Dispatch. The bike was not reported as stolen, and was placed into found property.
Thursday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Buckner Court in reference to a harassment report. The victim stated that after an argument, someone started messaging them and posing as a Police Officer. The imposter threatened to arrest the victim after the argument.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Hobby Lobby store, 4125 West Broadway Boulevard Wednesday morning for a theft report. On two different days, two suspects entered the store and swapped tags on different items. The suspects have possibly been identified.
Early Thursday morning, Officers were dispatched to a domestic incident that occurred in the 500 block of East 4th Street. Officers were not able to determine a primary physical aggressor in this incident. A 12 hour log was completed and both parties separated.
Wednesday afternoon, Officers responded to the 1800 block of South Sneed Avenue for a report of theft. Contact was made with Clara L. Lane, who reported that someone stole her garden gnomes from her garden the previous night. The suspect is unknown at this time.
Sedalia Police spoke with Juanita Salmons Thursday morning for a report of theft. Salmons reported that her mail box had been taken from the 100 block of West Main Street. There are no suspects at this time.