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Police and Crime Briefs – April 10, 2020

Man attempts to gain access to restricted areas of hospital

Bloomington Police Department officers responded to IU Health Bloomington, April 9, after hospital security officers stopped a man who tried to gain access to restricted areas of the hospital, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

When the BPD arrived the man was seated in the ambulance bay in handcuffs, and stated he had been sprayed with pepper spray, after attempting to fight them, according to the police. Hospital security said they had received a compliant of a 41-year-old man attempting to gain access to restricted areas, and they attempted to guide him from the hospital, he became very belligerent, and squared up in a “fighting stance.” A security officer sprayed the man in the eyes, placed him in cuffs, and escorted him to the emergency department to treat his eyes, according to BPD. The man was advised of trespass.

Stimline Variety vandalized, items stolen

A large piece of concrete was thrown through a window at Stimline, by an unknown person, in the 900 block of S. Walnut. Fourteen CBD cigarettes and 20 “froggies” (CBD gummies) were stolen, according to the Bloomington Police Department. Officers responded to the business about 12:10 p.m., April 9, for the vandalism to the southwest side of the building, and it was later discovered that items had been stolen.

Transient enters residence in Sherwood Oaks neighborhood

A 12-year-old girl escaped her home, and called the police after a 31-year-old transient man entered her family residence without invitation, according to the Bloomington Police Department. The man was arrested after a K9 was deployed by the police.

“A 12 year-old female reported that she was sitting in the living room of the house when the unknown man walked inside and asked her if her parents were home. He then reportedly went upstairs and the juvenile ran out the back door of the residence to a neighbor’s house to call for help,” said BPD Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Police responded to the home in Bloomington’s Sherwood Oaks neighborhood around 3:36 p.m., April 9, and surrounded the residence, while awaiting the arrival of a K9 officer, according to the police. The police said, officers gave several loud commands that the man come out of the residence, and when he did not, officers began searching the home along with the K9. The man was located and bitten by the K9 as he hid in a room upstairs. The man was taken into custody, but resisted officers, and tried to kick them. The man’s legs were restrained, and he was eventually carried from the residence to an ambulance to be treated for the dog bite. After being treated, the man was taken to the Monroe County Jail on charges of residential entry, which is a level 6 felony, and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.

Before entering the home in Sherwood Oaks, the same man was also the suspect in a theft that had been reported about half an hour beforehand in the 1100 block of E. Carnaby St., when a woman reported seeing an unknown man, wearing the same clothing, attempting to get into a neighbor’s car. The man fled carrying a package, and when officers searched the nearby woods they found an opened box, addressed to the theft victim, said the police. Next to the box, officers found an unopened syringe. The man was charged with theft, class A misdemeanor, and package theft.

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