This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports. 

Early Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the Goody’s Steakburgers, 901 South Limit Avenue for a report of a burglary not in progress. The victim reported an unknown subject entered the un-occupied business and stole a cash register that contained a small amount of currency.

Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Liberty Park, 1500 West Third Street, in reference to an electrical box that had been knocked over by a vehicle. The vehicle then left the scene. The box was damaged, which led to exposed and cut wires. At the request of Parks Management, the report was done for documentation purposes.

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Monday morning, Officers responded to the Big Lots store, 3125 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to an assault that had just occurred. According to the Probable Cause statement, a suspect had approached a woman in the Big Lots store, claiming the Kansas City Chiefs stocking hat she was wearing was his. She stated she had bought the hat and it was hers, but the suspect followed her through the store, getting more verbally aggressive. The suspect “got in her face”, pushed her down, and then took the hat off her head. She went to the front of the store to try to get away from the suspect, telling him several times to leave her alone. Store security caught up with the suspect and then after asking him to leave, physically forced him to leave the store. While Officers were investigating this incident, another call came in about the same suspect causing another disturbance at another business*. Officers soon located the suspect at the Winchester West Apartments, 800 Winchester Drive. Officers approached the suspect, and he refused to cooperate. Mitchell C. Cairer Jr., 36, of Cole Camp, was placed under arrest. Cairer was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24 hour hold for a charge of Robbery in the 2nd Degree**. Bond was set at $7500 cash or surety.

Officers responded to the America’s Car Mart, 3314 South Limit Avenue Tuesday morning in reference to bomb threat. On arrival, Officers made contact with an employee, who told Officers about the situation. Officers gathered the necessary information, and submitted a report.

On the afternoon of November 30th, Officers were dispatched to the Casey’s General store, 1101 North Limit Avenue, for a forgery report. Officers arrived on scene, collected evidence and information, and a report was completed.

Monday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department for a report of found property. Officers arrived on scene and collected information from the reporting party. The items had been found at the Cenex gas station, 2618 East Broadway Boulevard. The property was held for safekeeping at the Police Department, after efforts to contact the rightful owner were unsuccessful.

Tuesday morning, Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East 4th Street for a fraud report. Information was gathered from the reporting party, and a report was completed.

Sedalia Police responded to the 200 block of Scott Joplin Court in reference to a disturbance Monday evening. On arrival, Officers made contact with the victim, who said they were hit by the other party. They were unsure about pursuing charges. Officers identified the other party and discovered she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Pettis County. Taylore Monae Mason, 29, of Sedalia, was arrested for her Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License. Mason was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a $60 cash only bond.

*The business was not named in the report, and in the Probable Cause statement, the name is redacted. The PC statement notes that security footage of the incident in this business was unavailable at the time due to the store’s policy. **According to Casenet #23PT-CR01610, the charges against Cairer have been amended to felony Stealing (Physically Take) and felony Harassment in the 1st Degree.


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