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Bloomington man arrested for burglary at IU apartments, Acacia

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The suspect in two on-campus burglaries at University East apartments and the Acacia Fraternity house was arrested Friday after a BPD officer recognized him, IU Police Department Deputy Chief Shannon Bunger said.

The first burglary occurred around 8:20 a.m. Monday at University East apartments on East Third Street. Bunger said he was trying door handles to see which apartments were open. Staples entered an apartment and stole a wallet but left in an unknown direction when the person living in the apartment woke up and saw him.

He was identified as 29-year-old Stanley Staples.

Staples and an unidentified person went into the Acacia Fraternity at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bunger said. They stole several items such as a bike.

IU sent out crime notices for both burglaries, one on Thursday and one on Monday.

Bunger said IUPD received clear camera footage from University East apartments that identified Staples with. A BPD officer located and detained Staples before being sent to IUPD for questioning. 

Staples is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, possession of synthetic drugs or lookalike substance, possession of paraphernalia and violation of a local disaster emergency. He was booked in Monroe County Correctional Center.

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