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


On the afternoon of April 24th, Officers were dispatched to the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a theft report. The suspect was in the store and concealed items. Michelle F. Wells, 31, of Arlington Texas, was arrested on a charge of Shoplifting. Wells was released with a summons.


Sedalia Police initiated a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Impala at the intersection of West 16th Street and South Limit Avenue because it was travelling at 52 MPH in the 35 MPH zone Monday evening. While stopped at the intersection, the light turned green, and the Officer again signaled for the driver to stop. The driver continued eastbound on 16th Street. The driver turned southbound on South Barrett Avenue. The driver ran through a stop sign at the intersection of 18th Street. She then cut off another vehicle on the roadway travelling eastbound on 20th Street, nearly causing a collision. As she continued to drive, the vehicle was travelling at least 80+ miles an hour in order to flee the pursuit. The vehicle travelled through the intersection of 24th Street and South Grand Avenue, and Officers observed her drive around another vehicle travelling southbound, failing to maintain the right half of the roadway. The pursuit was terminated by a supervisor shortly after. Pettis County Patrol Officers located the abandoned suspect vehicle in the area of the 300 block of 36th Street Terrace about an hour and half later. Officer conducted a search of the vehicle to do an inventory sweep. Officers located a change of address form for the suspect. The driver was apprehended by Officers after barricading herself in the residence, which was in the 3600 block of South Kentucky Avenue. The driver had several warrants for her arrest. One warrant was a Pettis County Probation Violation on charges of felony Burglary in the 1st Degree. She had violated the probation in November 2023. Her probation was revoked, and the warrant carries a bond set at $25,000 cash or surety. The other Pettis County warrant was issued in April of 2024, after an incident at the Wal-Mart store* in July of 2023. The warrant, for charges of felony Burglary in the 1st Degree and misdemeanor Stealing, carried a cash or surety bond of $7500. The suspect also had a Benton County warrant, which was a Probation Violation warrant issued in July of 2023. That warrant, on original charges of felony Stealing, carried no bond. Kiara Renee Willis, 23, of Sedalia, was arrested for her warrants, as well as charges of Speeding, Careless Driving, four counts of Failure To Obey a Traffic Control Device, Failure to Drive on the Right Half of the Roadway, Speeding in Excess of 55 MPH**, and two counts of felony Resisting Arrest. Willis was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending a $15,000 cash or surety bond on the new charges. Total combined bond was set at $47,500 cash or surety.

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On the afternoon of May 9th, Dray Perry came into the lobby of the Police Department to report two violations of an order of protection. The violations occurred in the 800 block of Westwood Avenue.


Tuesday evening, Officers responded to the 200 block of North Missouri Avenue in reference to a fraud report. Officers spoke with Valdimir M. Zalozh, who stated money was taken from his bank account. The address of the location of the theft was given in the report as the 1000 block of South Harrison Avenue. No suspects have been identified at this time.


Sedalia Police received a call from a person stating he was from a Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect gave the name of an employee with the Law Enforcement Agency and gave her some details that sounded real. The “Law Enforcement Agency” asked her to meet in a different county and pay her summons bond. She instead came to her home county; relatives contacted the Sheriff’s Department and found the call to be a scam. Details of the incident were documented. The victim would like to press charges.


On the afternoon of May 10th, Officers spoke with Megan Pickard on the phone regarding a fraudulent use of her debit card. The card was used at the Factory Connection store, 2915 West Broadway Boulevard.

*In that incident, Willis had allegedly stolen a Paw Patrol backpack costing about $14.92. The Probable Cause statement notes Wallis had been permanently trespassed from the store in August of 2017. No Trespassing charges were filed related to the incident in 2023.

**Two different charges of Speeding were listed; 304.010 and 304.009.


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