This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.
On Tuesday evening, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East Boonville Street in reference to a theft that occurred earlier in the day at Smith Cotton Junior High School. A cell phone was pulled out of a miner’s backpack during school hours, and the principal believes it has the theft on video.
Early Tuesday morning, officers stopped a car in the West 11th Street and South Osage Avenue area for expired license plates. A DOR check revealed that the driver’s license was suspended. Anthony Michael Bray, 52, of Sedalia, has been arrested for suspended driving. Bray was transported to Police Headquarters in Sedalia, where he was treated and released with citations for driving with revocation, no proof of insurance, and expired registration.
Sedalia police carried out a roadside check on a vehicle with expired temporary labels on Tuesday evening. A computer check of the driver showed he had an active warrant out of Pettis County for possession of a controlled substance. Eric Allen Pohl, 43, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to Pettis County Jail. Pohl was booked and released for his tenure on either a cash bond or a $ 7,500 bond.
Officers responded to the lobby of the police department on Monday evening with an assault report. The officers met the appellant and identified her. Hollie Dawn Richards reported that she was assaulted earlier in the evening in the East 6th Street and South Washington Avenue neighborhood. Additional information has been gathered and a report has been compiled.
On Monday evening, officers took a report from the lobby of Angela Martin’s police station. Martin reported that a subject she knew fraudulently received $ 250 in return for a deposit she made at El Tapatio Mexican restaurant, 3000 South Limit Avenue.
Sedalia police carried out a roadside check on a black Toyota SUV on Tuesday morning as they admitted the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The traffic stop took place in the area of South Limit Avenue and West 16th Street. Officers spoke to the driver, who acknowledged his suspended status. Agents performed a computer check through Dispatch which confirmed the suspended status. The driver also had an active Pettis County warrant for failure to appear on the original driving charges while on suspension, which contained a $ 250 cash-only bond. Officers arrested Rafael Esquivel Martinez, 25, of Sedalia and transported him to Pettis County Jail.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sedalia police responded to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, with an ongoing theft. Upon arrival, officers encountered Inez Q. Dugan, 44, of Sedalia, who admitted to hiding several items totaling $ 63.91. Dugan was arrested for theft and transported to Pettis County Jail. Due to previous convictions, criminal theft charges are pending.
On Monday morning, officers responded to the American Inn, 1217 South Limit Avenue, with reference to property damage. A tenant in the business had caused damage to the room he was staying in and was apparently unwilling to cover the costs of the damage. The suspect left before officers could contact him. The total value of the damage is estimated to be approximately $ 1,500. The suspect has not been located yet.
Officers took a report of the theft of a vehicle that occurred Monday afternoon near the 1200 block of West 6th Street. Abigail Holland said approximately $ 320 of items were removed from the vehicle. No suspect has been identified yet.
Sedalia police responded to the PetSmart store, 4311 Wisconsin Avenue, Tuesday afternoon with a theft report. Upon their arrival, the officers contacted the complainant. The complainant said a subject entered the store, put 3 bags of Royal Canin dog food in his cart and left without paying. The total value of the stolen goods was estimated at $ 118.97.
Officers responded to the 2400 block of East 10th Street on Tuesday morning for a property damage report. Officers met with Erika T. Bom, who said all four of her tires were damaged on her vehicle overnight. Bom estimated the damage at a cost of $ 432.00. At the time of the report, no suspect had been located.