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Three arrested for TV theft

Police arrested three individuals in connection with a burglary around 9:30 p.m. last night on the northwest side of town, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.

Officers responded to a report of three suspicious males carrying a television near 19th and Washington streets. A complainant gave directions to officers on how to follow the suspects, which led them to identify the group at an apartment through a curtainless window, Crider said.

Officers visited the apartment and knocked on the door where they met with a 22-year-old female believed to be the tenant. Suspect Timothy Taylor, who removed the TV from the previous residence, took off on foot at this time. Police were able to detain him, Crider said.

Officers believe Taylor and the other suspects, Calvin Berry and David Freeman, were walking in the area and decided to burglarize residences, Crider said. They were knocking on doors to see if residents were home or if their front doors were unlocked. Freeman, who was cooperative with police, said they group took a Playstation 3 console and a Toshiba laptop in addition to the television.

The three suspects were then arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail. Each suspect faces preliminary charges of burglary, but Taylor faces additional charges of theft and resisting arrest.

—  Jeff LaFave

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