On August 1, Special Agents with the Union Pacific Rail Road and Deputies from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Sedalia Police Department arrested two Sedalia residents following an investigation into the theft of a large amount of copper wire from the Union Pacific Rail Road Signal Shop. 49-year-old William Todd and 30-year-old Christopher Smither were arrested and charged with one count of receiving stolen property and bond was set at $5,000.