On Monday, July 11 at approximately 12:16 a.m., Hurricane Bay Car Wash at 850 Winchester Drive was burglarized.

Approximately $188 in property and money was stolen, and approximately $900 in property damage was caused.

There were two suspects seen on video surveillance committing this burglary.

Then on July 11 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Hurricane Bay Car Wash was burglarized again.

This time approximately $1,400 in cash was stolen, and approximately $12,000 in property damage was caused to the vending and automated teller machines.

There was one suspect seen on video surveillance committing this burglary.

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The Sedalia Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau began investigating the burglaries and two suspects were developed.

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On July 22, one suspect, 28-year-old Walter P. Nicholson, of Sedalia, was located and questioned while at the Pettis County Jail for unrelated charges. During questioning, Nicholson confessed to his involvement with both of the burglaries at Hurricane Bay Car Wash.

The following charges are being requested with the Pettis County Prosecutor’s Office:

Walter P. Nicholson

- Burglary 2nd Degree (2 counts)
- Property Damage 1st Degree (2 counts)
- Stealing – Felony
- Stealing – Misdemeanor

There is another person of interest regarding the first burglary that was committed, however, he has not been located at this time, according to Sedalia Police.

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