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Hud, Speck Mellencamp charged in battery

Hud Mellencamp, 19, Speck Mellencamp, 18, and Ty A. Smith, 19, face felony battery charges, according to a press release issued by the Bloomington Police Department. Smith is a freshmen wide receiver for the IU football team.


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Man kills self in car after leaving clinic

A man committed suicide in his car Monday afternoon shortly after brandishing a gun at a Veterans Affairs clinic, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Steve Kellams said.


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Man strikes two officers with vehicle following welfare check

A welfare check on a 36-year old Bloomington man early Sunday escalated into battery with a deadly weapon against police officers, resulting in the man's arrest, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.

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Man arrested in non-fatal stabbing at bar

Victor Maxwell, 50, was charged with battery with a deadly weapon, a felony, and criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor, after allegedly stabbing a 47-year-old man in the leg at Highland Lounge, 1933 S. Curry Pike.



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Suspect in custody in armed robbery

The Bloomington Police Department believes it is closing in on an arrest in an armed robbery that occurred early Wednesday morning, BPD Sgt. Steve Kellams said.


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Unknown man tries to solicit sex from teenager

Police were alerted Monday afternoon than an unknown man tried to solicit sex from a 15-year old boy, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.


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Man arrested for rolling meth lab

After tracking down a man wanted on warrant from Vigo County, an ensuing on-foot chase resulted in the man's arrest on a myriad of charges, including operating a rolling meth lab, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Lucas Tate said.


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Man arrested for choking wife downtown

A 47-year old man was arrested Thursday after a dispute with his wife about his sobriety turned violent, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.


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Male in disurbance call considered suspect in burglary

The Bloomington Police Department received an anonymous tip Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. describing a prior disturbance near the intersection of 17th Street and North Arlington Park Drive," BPD Sgt. Joe Crider said.


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Illegal tent found near B-Line Trail

The Bloomington Police Department responded to suspicious activity on the B-Line Trail Tuesday after a homeless man set up a tent in the area, BPD Sgt. Joe Crider said.


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Possible child molestation reported

The Bloomington Police Department is investigating a possible child molestation case in which the 29-year-old male suspect has agreed to cooperate, BPD Sgt. Joe Crider said.


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Man, 23, arrested July 21 for molesting child, 8

An 8-year-old female reported to a family member that she had been touched inappropriately by a 23-year-old male, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.


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Three men arrested for stolen handguns

Three men were arrested in relation to two stolen handguns, Bloomington Police Department’s Sgt. Joe Crider said.


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19-year-old arrested for child pornography

A 19-year-old man was arrested on July 22 for receiving and storing child pornography on his phone of a 14-year-old girl he met on the internet, Bloomington Police Department’s Sgt. Joe Crider said.



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Man reports robbery on walk home

A 25-year-old white male reported a robbery at approximately 2:20 p.m. Saturday. The reported incident occurred earlier that day at approximately 2:30 a.m.


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Missing man checks in with brother

The 34-year old Bloomington man reported missing early Friday morning has contacted his brother, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Ian Lovan said.


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Man arrested after calling police on wife

A 43-year-old man's call to the police Friday morning, in which he claimed his wife had attacked him, resulted in his own arrest on multiple charges, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Ian Lovan said.