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 25

3:45 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle on South Limit Avenue. A check revealed the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended license and two possible warrants. The driver appeared to be the registered owner. The officer initiated a traffic stop around West 14th Street and South Limit Avenue. The officer confirmed the driver was the registered owner. There was a 9-year-old juvenile in the passenger seat with no seatbelt. Jessica Y. Quetzecua, 26, of the 200 block of South Massachusetts Avenue, was arrested for a warrant, driving while suspended, and transporting a child under 16 years of age.  

June 26

7:21 p.m.: An officer responded to the 300 block of West 10th Street in search of a subject with a felony warrant. The subject came to the door, resisted arrest, and assaulted law enforcement. Mario A. Madrid, 36, of the 300 block of West 10th Street, was arrested for a warrant, felony resisting arrest, and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. 

Incidents 

June 24 

4:18 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of East Fourth Street in reference to a theft. The victim reported a white, 8-by-12-foot storage shed had been taken. It was later determined that it was taken June 7. The estimated value was approximately $2,000. 

June 25

7:08 a.m.: An individual reported damage had been done to their vehicle while parked in the 500 block of North Grand Avenue. The passenger side rear window had been damaged by rocks, causing an estimated $400 in damage. There were no suspects at the time of the police report. 

5:08 p.m.: Sedalia police responded to a hit-and-run accident in the 900 block of Thompson Boulevard. The victim said they were waiting in a parking lot for traffic to clear when another vehicle struck the rear of their vehicle. The striking vehicle left the scene without providing information and was described as a silver Mazda. The suspect had not been identified at the time of the police report. 

June 26

12:57 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to the area of East Sixth Street and South Washington Avenue in reference to a theft. The victim said they left their pistol in a relative’s truck and the truck was then loaned to someone else. The pistol was then missing from the truck. Contact was made with the person who borrowed the truck. The pistol was not recovered at the time of the police report. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol 

Arrests

June 25

11:02 p.m.: Matthew C. Mitchell, 32, of Knob Noster, was arrested in Johnson County for driving while intoxicated and speeding. 

June 26

5:18 a.m.: Lane J. Hammond, 20, of Palmyra, was arrested in Morgan County for driving while intoxicated. 

City Reporter

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

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