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Arrests made in Residential Burglaries and Stolen Vehicle
Posted: 10/31/2014
Bloomington Police Department
Arrests made in Residential Burglaries and Stolen Vehicle

Bloomington, IL – On Thursday, October 30, 2014, at approximately 1009 hours, the Bloomington Police Department was contacted by the Lawrence Police Department in Lawrence, Indiana regarding a stolen vehicle. The Lawrence Police Department advised a blue Saturn Aura was reported stolen in Lawrence, IN this morning and the vehicle was believed to be in Bloomington, IL.

Bloomington Police Officers located the stolen Saturn on Lee Street and Emerson Street in Bloomington, IL. Officers attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, but the vehicle fled. While fleeing, the stolen vehicle struck a Bloomington Police Department squad car. After striking the squad car, the vehicle momentarily stopped and dropped off a female passenger. After dropping off the passenger, the stolen vehicle continued fleeing. The Saturn eventually stopped in the 500 block of N. Oak at which time two males exited and ran from the scene. Multiple Bloomington Police Officers responded to the area and both subjects were located and taken into custody.

Through the investigation, it was determined the male suspects committed two residential burglaries prior to their arrest. Bloomington Police recovered stolen property from the residential burglaries at two local pawn shops.

Elijah Felton, 21, of Indianapolis, Indiana was arrested on two counts of Residential Burglary, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Delivery of Cannabis.

Dion Smith, 18, of Indianapolis, Indiana was arrested on two counts of Residential Burglary.

Felton and Smith are currently in custody at the McLean County Jail. Request for booking photographs must be made through the McLean County Jail.

The female passenger was released without charges.
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