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 

Arrests

July 8 

3:32 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business in the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard in reference to a shoplifting. The suspect had been detained in the office. Further investigation revealed the suspect had concealed items and left the store without rendering payment. Mark A. Brookfelt, 25, was arrested for shoplifting. 

Incidents

July 8

2:08 p.m.: An officer responded to the 1200 block of West 11th Street for a stolen firearm. The victim said someone entered their unlocked garage and stole a semi-automatic firearm valued at $240 between 8 a.m. July 7 and 2 p.m. July 8. The firearm was entered into a statewide database as stolen. There was no suspect at the time of the police report.  

July 9

1:48 a.m.: An officer was on patrol in the area of West 14th Street and South Moniteau Avenue when they observed a vehicle parked on the side of the road with a rear passenger door open. A VIN from the vehicle was given to dispatch and it was discovered the vehicle was stolen out of Kansas City, Kansas. Contact was made with the owner. The vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene. 

Pettis County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests

July 8

Deputies learned from the Cole Camp Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office of a stolen vehicle out of Cole Camp and possible suspect(s). Deputies located a vehicle fitting the stolen vehicle’s description at a business in the 4000 block of South Limit Avenue. The vehicle was parked outside of a room. Deputies with the assistance of the Sedalia Police Department made contact with subjects in the room. 

A subject later identified as Richard “Troy” Heston, of Cole Camp, answered the door when deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from the room. Heston gave consent for a search of the room which revealed a crystal substance, marijuana, new empty baggies, a digital scale, and currency. Evidence that the crystal substance was being sold out of the room and the key to the stolen vehicle were also located inside of the room. The plates on the vehicle were determined to be stolen out of Sedalia. 

Heston was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with a $50,000 bond. The investigation is continuing. 

Incidents

July 8 

10 p.m.: An individual reported their black, four-door, 1999 Mercedes-Benz, Model E430 had been stolen. 

City Reporter

Emily Walton is the city reporter for the Sedalia Democrat, covering local government and various city departments.

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