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Bloomington Blotter: overdoses, dumpster fire, forced entry

The IDS compiles regular weekend crime reports. Here are a few incidents:


Bloomington police investigated two overdoses at the same apartment this week. One reportedly took place Thursday while the other reportedly took place Friday.

Officers found a 22-year-old man lying on the floor in his bedroom at an apartment on the 900 block of South Copperbeach Way at 3:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

The caller, who was not identified, told police over the phone that he had tried CPR before police arrived.

When police arrived, the man was reportedly blue in color and had difficulty breathing.

Officers administered three doses of naloxone, which is often used to treat heroin overdoses, with a nasal spray. When an ambulance arrived, paramedics administered another dose of naloxone.

The man was transported to IU Health Bloomington, where he regained consciousness and was able to talk to hospital staff.

Another overdose was reported at the same apartment on the 900 block of South Copperbeach Way after a 23-year-old woman was found unconscious at 1 a.m. Friday.

Officers performed CPR and administered naloxone. An ambulance then transported her to IU Health Bloomington.

The woman was conscious and able to speak at the hospital. She told police that she had used heroin in combination with other drugs.

Police said it is unclear whether the incidents were connected.

Dumpster Fire

The Bloomington Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire at a parking garage on the 500 block of North College Avenue at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Bloomington police, who arrived later on, surveyed parking garage camera footage that showed an unknown suspect entering the trash area before leaving as smoke rose into the air behind him.

Maintenance workers also reported that they asked a suspicious-looking man standing by the stairwell by the dumpster to leave earlier that morning.

Forced Entry

Police arrived at an apartment on the 3300 block of Odell Drive at 2 p.m. Friday after an office manager reported noticing someone had left needles and drug paraphernalia in apartment six, which had been empty for months.

Officers found a broken window in the bedroom of the apartment. Other residents reported seeing people going in and out of the apartment.

The investigation is ongoing.

Christine Fernando

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