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Police and Crime Briefs – December 16, 2020

Woman dies from apparent overdose Monday

A 40-year-old woman died of an apparent overdose Monday, December 14, according to the Bloomington Police.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the 1700 block of S. Buffstone Court after a woman was found not breathing before 5:22 a.m. A male at the residence told police he knew the woman used heroin.

The man told police the woman told him she was going to take a shower around 3 a.m., and he had fallen asleep, but found her in the bathtub.

Police found a bag in the bathroom with multiple syringes, and the cause of the woman’s death appears to be from an overdose.

Man found dead in hotel room Tuesday

A 62-year-old man was discovered dead Tuesday morning around 11:52 a.m. at a hotel in Bloomington.

Police were called to the Comfort Inn in the 1700 block of N. Kinser Pike after employees reported a strong odor coming from a room. A male was found deceased between two beds in a hotel room where he had been for a while according to the BPD.

Hotel workers discovered the man and called the police. The cause of death is thought to be from a medical condition, but the coroner is investigating.

Pornographic image printed at CVS prompts investigation

Police were called to a CVS in Bloomington Monday after workers discovered that an image that appeared to be of an underage person was printed at their business.

Two detectives from the Bloomington police department investigated and determined the image appears to be of an 18-22-year-old male. Police detectives also determined the image of two men having intercourse appears to be a professional produced pornographic image copied from a porn website.

The subjects of the images were not obviously underage, and the case was closed. But the police first tracked down a woman whose name appeared on the order for the photo print at CVS, only to discover she’s already incarcerated. The woman told police she didn’t know who would have used her name to have a pornographic print made.  

Man assaulted by woman’s ex-boyfriend

A woman’s jealous ex-boyfriend assaulted a male friend of the woman at Switchyard Park Tuesday, according to the police.

A friend of the woman was giving her a ride, and they had stopped at Switchyard Park, when a man appeared in a truck. The jealous ex-boyfriend stuck the man in the legs with a metal wrench before they were separated, according the police.

The man who was assaulted then drove to the Bloomington Police Department to file a police report. A warrant was issued for the assailant with the charges of battery, which is an A misdemeanor.

Police arrest man after he threatens woman, and police

Police arrested a 21-year-old man for intimidation and resisting law enforcement after he called and threatened a Bloomington woman Tuesday.

Police were called Tuesday after a man threatened a woman, who was pregnant with his unborn child, that he was coming to her home to hurt her and he had a knife. It’s unclear if the woman is currently pregnant.

The man then called police dispatch, “cussed them out,” and said he would, ‘kill this … (redacted starts with a b),” according to BPD. He then told police they better get to him before he carries out his threat.  

Police were able to identify the man by a photograph when they located him in the area of Third and Kimble. But, when the man saw the cops, he reached into his waistband as if grabbing a weapon. Police gave the command to remove his hand, but the man took off running, and police began a pursuit. Police took the man to the ground, and cuffed him, but did not find any weapons. However, it was noted in the police report the man smelled of alcohol.

The man had told the woman, who he used to date, that he was coming to bust her windows out, and that he had a knife. He wrote, “I’m coming to kill you. You realize I have a knife, right?”

The man also threatened to kill police officers when he was caught and taken into custody on S. Yancy Lane.

The man is being charged with intimidation, a level 6 felony, and resisting law enforcement, an A misdemeanor.

Burglars take 10k of jewelry

A home in the 3100 block of S. Coppertree Drive was burglarized Tuesday afternoon according to the Bloomington Police. The suspect(s) stole 10-thousand-dollars in jewelry.

The burglars entered through a window in the home to take jewelry. The case is still under active investigation.

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