Police and Crime Briefs – October 10-11, 2022

Man returns after stealing items from eastside Speedway gas station

A man walked into the Speedway gas station convenience store, took several items, and walked out the door without paying Monday, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

A worker at the business called the police to report the theft around 11:50 a.m.

However, the same man returned to the store around 2:37 p.m. taking items from the roller grill, and a Starbucks Double Shot drink but the clerk told him to put the things down, and leave.

Man steals 80 dollars of clothing from Big Lots Monday

A man walked into the Big Lots store on West Third Street Monday, piled about 80 dollars of clothing onto his arm, and walked out of the business around 1:34 p.m., according to the Bloomington Police Department.

A worker at the store called the police to make a report but said they didn’t want the man charged.

Woman reports cell phone missing at Monroe County Public Library

A woman called the police to report her phone stolen Monday, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

The woman told police she was at the library sitting next to her bag and noticed the phone was gone around 2:22 p.m. She believes the phone was stolen from her bag.

Police checked with security at the library, and a lost phone had not been turned in Monday.

Report of gunshots fired in the 100 block of South Franklin Road early Tuesday

At least one caller reported hearing gunshots fired in the 100 block of South Franklin Road just after midnight Tuesday morning, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

A caller said they heard 8 or more gunshots, and thought they came from an area north of the TownPlace Suites, according to police.

Police were unable to locate shell casings or damage from gunfire in the area. Police could be seen driving around the area with bright LED lights illuminated.

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