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
5:45 p.m.: James Allen Simms, 48, of the 100 block of South Grand Avenue, was issued a municipal court summons near the intersection of East Johnson Street and North Ohio Avenue for assault. An officer saw eight to 10 people on a corner yelling at each other and waving the officer over. A victim said they were punched in the face by the suspect during an argument about money.
8:11 a.m.: Scott Graham Siron, 37, of the 1500 block of East Ninth Street, was arrested near the intersection of West Third Street and South Harrison Avenue on charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to register annually with the Department of Revenue.
8:30 a.m.: Melissa S. Waite, 41, of Cole Camp, was arrested in the 600 block of East 14th Street on a charge of trespassing. An officer responded to the Bothwell Regional Health Center Emergency Department where a patient had been discharged but was refusing to leave the hospital.
2:55 p.m.: Harvey Townsend, 59, of the 300 block of South Grand Avenue, was arrested at his residence on a charge of second degree domestic assault. Officers responded to a report of a physical disturbance. They were advised a male had a female down on the ground by the throat.
10:34 p.m.: Esteban C. Tolentino, 51, of the 600 block of West Second Street, was arrested in the 300 block of West Broadway Boulevard on charges of leaving the scene of a vehicle accident, driving while intoxicated and operating a vehicle without a valid license. Officers responded to a vehicle accident near a business. One vehicle left the scene and was located nearby. Investigation revealed the driver of that vehicle was intoxicated.
10:12 a.m.: Clayton J. Eckler, 27, of the 500 block of North Stewart Avenue, was arrested near the intersection of West Main Street and Dundee Avenue on a charge of driving with a revoked license.
8:38 a.m.: An employee from Reed & Sons Jewelers reported the business’ sign, valued at $200, was stolen.
2:09 a.m.: Officers responded to a report of persons walking behind houses near Honeysuckle Road. Upon arrival officers walked the area and found five new Stihl chainsaws and a pair of bolt cutters between the houses and the Katy Trail. They checked the area for a possible burglary and found a burglary at a business in the 2200 block of South Limit Avenue. The owner was contacted and after checking the inventory found the items belonged to the business.
Missouri State Highway Patrol
8:28 p.m.: Robert G. Clarke, 31, of Blue Springs, was arrested in Johnson County on charges of two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain a single lane.
— Compiled by Nicole Cooke