This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.
Sedalia Police Department
11:36 a.m.: Shereese Deon Harper, 21, and Timothy Linell Peck, 26, both of the 600 block of South Osage Avenue, were both arrested in the 300 block of West Broadway Boulevard on a charge of failure to obey/resisting arrest. Officers responded to a report of a male and female subject arguing. Officers found them walking west on Broadway and when they attempted to contact the subjects, the subjects began to walk away. The male was told several times to keep his hands out of his pockets but he refused. He said something about a weapon on his person. The officer attempted to handcuff the male, but he ran. The officer asked the female for the male’s name and she gave a false name.
2 p.m.: While investigating a child abuse case in the 1300 block of East 15th Street, the detective was made aware of another abuse incident Feb. 13. The subject admitted to hitting his 5-year-old child in the face too excessively, leaving a bruise and red mark. It was determined the force was in excess of normal reprimand of a child.
9 p.m.: Officers responded to the Sedalia School District 200 maintenance building in the 300 block of East Chestnut Street. A witness reported seeing two suspects pull up to the building in a vehicle, hook onto an asphalt machine and pull away with the item. Contact was made with a district employee who confirmed the item was stolen and was valued at $20,000.
1:12 a.m.: A female victim reported she had been struck in the face by a male suspect in the 800 block of West Fourth Street. The victim said she left the area and came to SPD to report the incident.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
6:04 p.m.: Mitchell C. Cairer, 52, of Cole Camp, was arrested in Benton County on charges of driving while intoxicated, failure to register a motor vehicle and no seat belt.
— Compiled by Nicole Cooke