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Police and Crime Briefs – January 27, 2021

One arrested after vehicle pursuit Tuesday; police still seeking another

Police pursued a vehicle Tuesday in the area of S. Walnut near Kroger after the driver failed to stop, according to Bloomington Police Sgt. Cody Forster.

The police officer saw the driver of the vehicle commit an infraction and tried to pull the vehicle over around 5:30. However the driver fled then crashed the vehicle near East Burks and Kennedy. After the crash two men exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. Police arrested one of the men at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of S. Walnut Street Pike but are still looking for the other man.

The 23-year-old male suspect who was arrested had an active warrant, according to Forster.

The case is still active.

Trio of vehicle collisions Tuesday night

Three different vehicle collisions occurred Wednesday night within about an hour according to the Bloomington Police.

The first collision was around 8:44 p.m. at the corner of W. 10th and Monroe St., when a blue Ford car hit a guardrail. Neighbors called 911 to report the crash.

When police arrived, the car was smoking, but there were no flames. The car, which sustained damage to the front where it came to a stop against the guard rail, also damage a street sign, and a streetlight. A power line was laying in the street, and a police car had stopped over the line, which was still live.

Members of the Bloomington Fire Department put cones around the car and kept onlookers away from the powerline after calling Duke to have the power shut off.

A second collision occurred at the intersection of W. 14th and N. College Avenue around 9:18 p.m.

A larger and a small SUV collided, and one sustained front-end damage. The Bloomington Police Department said both vehicles were towed.

Then at 9:38 p.m. at 17th St. and N. Madison, an SUV and a blue sedan collided. A third party called the police to report the collision.

01232021- Bloomington, Indiana USA: A police vehicle is parked over a live power line at the corner of 10th Street and Monroe where a vehicle collided with a guardrail Tuesday night. First responders were waiting for Duke to arrive. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
01232021- Bloomington, Indiana USA: A vehicle collided with a guardrail Tuesday night at the corner of W. 10th and Monroe. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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