The Bloomingtonian

Crime briefs: November 11, 2019

Police can be seen at left in a long exposure photo of the corner of W. Cascade Ave., and Gourley Pike, where police were investigating after an alleged gun incident, Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Woman arrested in gun incident

A 56-year-old woman was arrested after she was accused of pointing a handgun at her 32-year-old son and threatening to kill him Sunday evening in Bloomington, according to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

The son, who said he has been living with his mother, arrived home at around 6 p.m. and his mother, who was intoxicated, began arguing with him, according to Pedigo. The man told police his mother then began to get aggressive and break things outside his bedroom door. When he opened the door, she shoved him in the mouth and pointed a handgun at him threatening to kill him if he did not leave the house, according to Pedigo. Pedigo said officers noted that when the man was on the line with a 911 operator, they could hear a woman in the background threatening to kill the caller.

Debra Roof was arrested for domestic battery, which is an A misdemeanor, pointing a firearm, which is a level 6 felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, which is a level 5 felony, according to Pedigo.

Woman overdoses in fast food restroom

A 33-year-old woman was found suffering from an apparent drug overdose in the restroom at the Wendy’s restaurant in the 600 block of South College Mall Road Sunday night, according to BPD Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Employees at the restaurant said they believed the woman had been in the restroom for about an hour, according to Pedigo. When officers arrived, they found two needles near the woman, and began to administer two doses of Naloxone nasally. The woman began breathing again, but medics from the IU Health ambulance service intubated the woman due to her lack of respiratory function, according to Pedigo. Officers followed the ambulance to the hospital, where they completed necessary paperwork for immediate detention of the woman, who was a danger to herself, said Pedigo.

All charges are mere allegations unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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