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Police and Crime Briefs – August 14-15, 2021

Twenty-year-old man dies of apparent overdose hours after moving back home

A 20-year-old man was found dead Saturday around 1:21 p.m. in the 2300 block of S. Rockport Rd., according to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo. A substance that appeared to be heroin was found under the man when he was moved.

The deceased man’s mother found him around 1:20 p.m. when she hadn’t heard anything from him that day. He’d moved back from South Carolina and arrived 10 p.m. the previous evening his mother told investigators. He went to go see a friend afterward but returned home around 3-4 in the morning.

When his mother checked on him that afternoon, he was unresponsive in a room and laying on the ground.

Doors to Big Red Liquors near Seminary Park left unlocked; Bottle of rum stolen by burglar

Police were dispatched to the Big Red Liquors on E. 2nd Street across from Seminary Park early Sunday morning after a bottle of rum was stolen, according to Pedigo.

The burglar alarm for the liquor store was activated by motion around 12:34 a.m., and when the assistant manager helped police review surveillance video a person could be seen opening the door and walking into the business. Police believe the door was left unlocked.

A white male with a brown shirt and khaki pants can be seen entering, then shortly reentering toward the aisle to take an 11.99-dollar plastic bottle of Barcardi Superior rum.

Man hit in head with bottle after aiding woman at Kilroy’s Sports Bar Sunday morning

A man was struck in the side of the head with a glass bottle by a man who then fled north from the area in front of Kilroy’s Sports Bar in the 300 block of N. Walnut, said Pedigo.

Police were dispatched to the sidewalk in front of the bar after security called the police around 1:13 a.m. to report the assault. Earlier in the evening, the suspect had shoved a woman, and the victim had seen it, intervened and gotten into a verbal disagreement with the man who assaulted the woman.

Woman assaulted and robbed after being accused of taking sweatshirt

A woman was accused of taking a sweater before she was attacked, and the sweater was physically removed and stolen during a robbery, according to Pedigo.

The woman told police, around 6 a.m. Sunday morning, she was outside the doors of the Crawford Apartments when she was accused by three people of taking another person’s green Nike sweatshirt. A man then robbed her of the garment by forcibly taking it off her and then kicked her twice in the stomach and once in the face.

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