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


June 5 

8:39 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business in the 200 block of West Broadway Boulevard in reference to a theft. An investigation revealed the thief was told previously they were not allowed in the store. They stole $3.26 worth of product. They were identified, located, and arrested. Mario A. Madrid, 36, of the 300 block of West 10th Street, was arrested for first-degree burglary and stealing. 

June 6 

1:57 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business in the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a report of a theft in progress. The suspect was pointed out and was walking toward the doors. It was discovered the suspect had gotten rid of the items sometime before contact was made. Employees found products had been damaged when the suspect cut them open, totaling $48.73. Dmitry I. Bezinskiy, 35, of the 600 block of McVey Road, was arrested for destruction of non-city property.  

8:25 p.m.: An officer witnessed a vehicle with an expired vehicle registration in the area of West 16th Street and South Kentucky Avenue. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver provided consent for the officer to search the vehicle. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found. Anna M. Kroenke, 50, of the 3100 block of Oak Brook Drive, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

9:25 p.m.: An officer responded to a business in the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a theft. The thief had been caught on camera stealing several items from the store. James E. Miller, 47, of Sedalia, was arrested for first-degree burglary and stealing. 

June 7 

2:01 a.m.: An officer responded to the area of East Second Street and South Lamine Avenue for a report of people spray-painting something on a wall. After an investigation, it was determined three subjects had spray-painted the side of a building. It would likely require more than $750 in paint, materials, and labor to repaint the side of the building and fence. Saydrianne G. Spurgean, 18, of Arbela, Michael S. Harvey, 19, of the 2600 block of Stephenson Avenue, and Emily G. Brown, 17, of Memphis, Missouri, were all arrested for first-degree property damage. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol

June 6


6:39 p.m.: Luis C. Fausto Villa, 32, of Kansas City, was arrested in Johnson County on charges of driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, careless and imprudent driving, and no seatbelt.

City Reporter

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

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