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


Nov. 5

12:40 p.m.: A rental business employee reported a suspect who had failed to return two cellphones worth $1,327.30. He also reported a suspect who hadn’t returned two TVs he rented, costing $3,314. An officer is submitting charges of failure to return rental property to the state prosecutor.

Nov. 6

11:20 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 900 block of East 13th Street for a report of theft. The victim said someone stole parts off of his 2000 Honda Civic engine sometime between midnight and 11 a.m. Tuesday. The victim estimated the total amount of the stolen parts had a value of $2,075.

Pettis County Sheriff’s Office


Nov. 6

7:55 a.m.: A Sedalia resident reported someone stole his silver 2014 Ford F-150 from his garage. An investigation continues.

Missouri State Highway Patrol


Nov. 7

9:45 a.m.: Christopher D. Batson, 33, of Brighton, was arrested in Benton County on charges of possession of a controlled substance and not wearing a seat belt.

City Reporter

Nuria Martinez-Keel is the city reporter for the Sedalia Democrat, covering local government and various city departments. She can be reached at 660-530-0146.

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