Police and Crime Briefs – March 1, 2021

Two men arrested for criminal trespassing at gas station

Police arrested two unhoused men for criminal trespass Sunday at the Speedway gas station in the 3900 block of W. Third St., according to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

The men had been at the station earlier when they dumped fuel from a 50-gallon barrel into the ground, which prompted a hazmat response around 7:07 p.m. The men were not charged with vandalism but were been warned of trespassing and told not to return to the property. However, police later saw them back at the station around 7:45 p.m. The men were then arrested for criminal trespass, which is a misdemeanor.

Report of shots fired on W. 8th Street

Police responded to the 1400 block of W. 8th Street Saturday afternoon after a report of shots fired, and a person screaming, according to Bloomington Police Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

It was reported that after the shots were heard a vehicle left the area. Police did not find any shell casings at the scene, or any injured individuals. When police arrived, they spoke to several residents in the area and but received little cooperation.

Man arrested for public intoxication after vandalizing vehicle

Police responded to the intersection of E. Kirkwood Ave, and N. Dunn Street after receiving a report about a fistfight in the street Saturday night, according to Bloomington Police Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Police soon found an intoxicated man matching the description of a person who allegedly vandalized a black 2013 Dodge vehicle. The man who was blond, and wearing a green sweater as described and bleeding in and around his mouth.

 A 22-year-old man said he’d been in a restaurant and witnessed the man kick the mirror on his vehicle, and when he confronted the intoxicated man they began to fight. However, the vehicle owner said he didn’t wish to press charges.

However, the man accused of the vandalism had a blood alcohol level of .27 and was taken into custody for public intoxication.

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