Police and Crime Briefs – February 4-6, 2022

House on Kirkwood catches fire Saturday

A house in the 800 block of West Kirkwood was damaged in a fire Saturday morning around 4:11 a.m, according to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

The occupants of the house told investigators a candle had been left burning on a table near a television, and it started a fire. A person in the house woke up to see the television on fire.

The burning TV was thrown outside, but the house was still damaged in the blaze. A 34-year-old woman, and a 53-year-old man, living at the house, were treated for breathing difficulties caused by the fire.

Man says men threatened to steal his shoes Sunday morning

A man told police a group of three tall men tried to take his shoes during an attempted robbery downtown Sunday morning, according to Pedigo.

The man told police he left Brothers around 2:30 a.m., and in the area of 6th and Walnut was approached by three tall men. They asked what shoe size he wore, and he said he didn’t respond. The men then threatened physical harm if he didn’t give them his shoes.

The man saw an Uber picking up some people, and he got inside the vehicle to escape the area. However, police said the man didn’t report the alleged attempted theft until 12 hours later.

Woman gets her ankle broken at crowded Brothers

A 26-year-old Indianapolis woman told police her ankle was broken during an assault at Brothers around 12:30 a.m. on Friday morning, according to Pedigo.

The woman told police Saturday she had gone to the upstairs area of the bar, and a male shoved her from behind and she fell down the stairs. She said she found a bouncer, and he spoke with the man, but the man remained in the bar.

Police later spoke with a manager at the bar and attempted to look at video surveillance footage, but the bar was packed shoulder to shoulder. It was difficult to find evidence of the assault on the video.

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