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

June 3

8:38 p.m.: An officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for disobeying a stop sign in the area of South Kentucky Avenue and West 24th Street. The officer obtained the driver and passenger’s information and gave them to dispatch. Dispatch informed the officer the passenger’s information was not on file. A short investigation revealed the passenger had given the officer false information. Gregory J. Faust, 55, of the 2700 block of South Ohio Avenue, was arrested for identity theft. 

June 4

11:45 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South Quincy Avenue for a domestic assault. The victim said there was a verbal argument between them and the suspect. The victim said during the argument the suspect punched her in the eye. There was some swelling and bruising around the victim’s left eye. The suspect said the victim slapped and hit him multiple times in the face before hitting themselves in the eye. The officer did not see any redness, marks, or bruising on the suspect’s face. Eric S. Archibeque, 32, of the 400 block of South Limit Avenue, was arrested for felony third-degree domestic assault. 

6:35 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the area of West Third Street and South Vermont Avenue in reference to a disturbance with a weapon. An investigation revealed the suspect pointed a firearm at the victim before running off. The suspect was located and arrested. Raul T. L. Martinez, 38, of the 1100 block of East 10th Street, was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, harassment to frighten or disturb another person, and first-degree endangering a child. 

Incidents

May 25

1:22 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of East Broadway Boulevard for reported shoplifting. The complainant said the suspect pushed a cart full of items out of the store without paying for them. They then drove away before police arrived. 

June 3

12:22 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of East 13th Street for a report of a burglary. The complainant said related person(s) unknown had been living in his home while he was on vacation. Evidence was located in the residence that identified a suspect. The case will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review. 

3:17 p.m.: An officer responded to the 2000 block of South Engineer Avenue to investigate a reported burglary. An officer met with the victim who said someone forced their way into the victim’s residence, causing damage to the door. The thief then stole items from the residence. The thief had not been identified at the time of the police report.

June 4 

2:40 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of West Fourth Street in reference to an assault. The officer made contact with the victim who said they were assaulted and their phone was stolen. 

7:13 p.m.: An officer responded to the 400 block of West 11th Street for a report of property damage. The victim said her vehicle had been keyed overnight while it was parked on the street in front of her residence. The damage on the driver’s side was estimated at $500. 

Pettis County Sheriff’s Office

Incidents

June 5

2:17 a.m.: A deputy responded to a business in the 23000 block of state Route MM in reference to a burglary. An investigation revealed someone had broken into the business and attempted to steal an ATM and other merchandise. The investigation is ongoing. 

City Reporter

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

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