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Bloomington Blotter: Church vandalism, public nudity and a BAC over 0.32 percent



Vandalism reported at Catholic churc

Crosses on the northwest corner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church’s property were knocked over sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

A sign reading “Prayer = life” and “Life = God’s choice” was also damaged.

The vandalism was reported to BPD on Tuesday morning.

Profanity carved into trunk of car

The word “cunt” was carved into the trunk of a 2016 red Nissan Rogue while its owner was grocery shopping Tuesday afternoon, she told police.

The owner of the vehicle suspects her neighbors or ex-boyfriend may be responsible.

Public nudity at Willkie Quad

A male IU student, 19, was charged with public nudity and resisting law enforcement after urinating near the south entrance of Willkie Quad North on Tuesday evening.

IU Police Department’s Capt. Craig Munroe said officers were patrolling the area when they noticed him.

The officers identified themselves as police, and the man ran from them around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers followed the suspect who was then apprehended, handcuffed and taken to the Monroe County Jail.

Arrest at Evermann Apartments

IUPD responded to a call reporting a clearly intoxicated man dressed inappropriately for the weather wandering near Evermann Apartments on Tuesday night, according to police.

The caller worried for the man’s safety because he was only wearing one shoe and had just a sock on his other foot.

Officers followed sock and shoe prints southbound down North Jordan Avenue starting at East 17th Street before locating the man.

The suspect, a 19-year-old IU student, was apprehended trying to enter Evermann Apartments. His blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit of .08 percent.

He was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital and later to the Monroe County Jail, where he was charged with illegal consumption.

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