Pettis County Fire Fighters were called to a structure fire to the wooden-decked low water crossing on South Grand Avenue, approximately 1/2 mile north of Anderson School Road Wednesday evening. A large amount of spent fireworks were observed at the location, leading to the possibility of the fire being ignited by citizen carelessness. The Pettis County Highway Department has closed the road and placed barriers on both approaches to the bridge due to the structure damage resulting from the fire. Motorists need to plan alternate routes for detour.

Sedalia Police Commander Larry Ward issued a reminder that with July 4th around the corner, they would like to remind those living in Sedalia that discharging fireworks within the city limits of Sedalia is against the law. Violating section 36-123 can result in a summons with subsequent fine along with confiscation of fireworks. With the excessive heat warning in effect, the possibility of starting an accidental fire is greatly increased during these conditions. Sedalia Police is asking Sedalia residents to adhere to the laws regarding discharge of fireworks within the Sedalia city limits. For those discharging fireworks outside of Sedalia, please do so safely and provide adequate adult supervision.

Cecil's Bike Shop at 700 South Ohio and New To You at 702 South Ohio reported to Sedalia Police that somebody attempted to break in yesterday morning.

The Masonic Temple at 601 West Broadway reported to Sedalia Police that someone spraypainted on the building, causing at least $75 in damages last night between 5:30 and 8:47 p.m.

A woman from Warrensburg reported to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office that sometime over the last few days someone cut the lock off of her storage unit located at Southwest Storage Facility on Highway B between June 23 and 27.

A woman from Warrensburg reported to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office that her 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck was stolen while parked in the parking lot at Tyson Foods.

The Sedalia Police Department found a blue Roadmaster Mountain Sport SX Bike in the 100 Block of West 6th.

Sedalia Police arrested Timothy Dotson for driving while suspended, bond set at $531.50.

Sedalia Police arrested Glenn Reid for trespassing with bond set at $281 cash/surety and a failure to appear charge for having no seat belt, bond set at $50 cash.

Sedalia Police arrested Brent Spellmeyer for failure to appear for having no insurance, bond set at $88.50 cash.