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Sedalia Police Crime Reports and MSHP Accident Reports: Afternoon of September 5, 2013

The following Sedalia Police crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of Sept. 5, 2013.

Sedalia man arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop

Just before 8:00 Wednesday night, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at 16th and Kentucky for failing to signal for a turn. Upon contact with the driver, identified as 36-year-old Vladimir Ostapenko of Sedalia, he was found to be in possession of Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills for which he could not produce a prescription. At the time of the police report, he was on 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail pending formal drug related charges and a failure to signal charge.

Sedalia man arrested on an unrelated charge during a burglary investigation

At 3:15 this morning, Sedalia police were dispatched to the 300 block of South Engineer on a burglary investigation. According to a police report, a white male subject was observed walking in the area and fled the scene when officers attempted to speak to him. The man, identified as 32-year-old Brandon Blaylock of Sedalia, was apprehended at 3rd and Wagner. Blaylock was found to not be involved in the burglary under investigation, but was arrested for trespassing for jumping a fence in the 1100 block of East 4th where he swam in a residential swimming pool. The owner wished to prosecute and Blaylock was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending a $283 bond for trespassing.

Johnson County accident involves two vehicles and a pedestrian

Around 7:45 Wednesday morning, an accident occurred on Route E just East of Missouri Highway 13, that involved two vehicles and a pedestrian. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report states that the accident happened as 50-year-old Herman Opfer of Holden was under a 2001 Peterbilt Dump Truck that was experiencing mechanical problems. A 1972 Dodge Ariel driven by 70-year-old John Angel of Warrensburg approached the disabled truck and failed to stop. The Angel vehicle struck the rear of the Peterbilt causing it to move forward, striking Opfer. Opfer received minor injuries and was taken to Lee’s Summit Hospital by private vehicle. Angel also received minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

Two male victims suffer minor injuries in a Henry County accident Wednesday night

At 8:15 Wednesday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident on Missouri Highway “7” a tenth of a mile South of Northeast 91st Road in Henry County. The accident reportedly occurred as the 1998 Chevrolet driven by 50-year-old Johnny Lewman of Clinton slowed to make a turn and was struck in the rear by the 1999 Ford F150 driven by 23-year-old Brandon Matthews of Windsor. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were transported to Golden Valley Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

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