On Aug. 24, the Sedalia Police Department took a theft report in the 1100 block of South State Fair Boulevard.

The victim reported that someone stole several items from his unlocked vehicle. Among the items stolen were multiple credit and debit cards, as well as cash, and a suspect was soon developed.

On Aug. 25, Officers with the Crime Resolution Unit were able to locate the suspect during a vehicle check. The suspect was brought to the Police Department and questioned by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold. The following charges were requested:

Tanner J. Leary (age 21 of Sedalia)
- Stealing - Felony
- Fraudulent Use of a Credit Device - Felony
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Knuckles)

"Please remember to lock your vehicles," Sedalia Police said in a facebook post. "Also be sure to remove any valuable items from your vehicle. Items commonly stolen from vehicles include money/change, firearms, electronics, GPS devices, credit cards, etc. The vast majority of vehicles are unlocked when these thefts occur. If you are the victim of someone stealing from your vehicle, please make a police report. Often times the suspect is arrested with random items that we believe to be stolen from vehicles, but we have no reports to connect the items to. Thank you!"

Ryan Skaith

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