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Arrest made in Domestic Violence incident, two BPD officers injured

Post Date:10/04/2019 11:47 AM

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2019


Arrest made in Domestic Violence incident, two BPD officers injured


Bloomington, IL - On Tuesday, 10/1/2019, at approximately 5:50 P.M., Bloomington police officers were dispatched to an apartment located in the 1300 block of Hershey Road for an "in-progress" domestic violence incident.  It was reported that a male suspect was physically abusing a female victim.


Officers arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with the victim. Due to exigent circumstances, the officers kicked in the apartment door to help the victim. The suspect climbed out of a window and ran away on foot. Several second shift officers began to pursue the suspect on foot. The officers located and arrested the suspect.


During the foot pursuit, two officers were injured. One officer suffered minor injuries, the other officer suffered a serious knee injury.  The victim received minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital at that time. The suspect who was arrested was identified as Jared Bieniek, 33, of Bloomington.


Jared Bieniek was charged with:

Aggravated Domestic Battery / Strangle victim

Unlawful Restraint

Two counts of Resisting a Police Officer with Injury

Two county of Domestic Battery (physical contact and bodily harm)

Two counts of Resisting a Police Officer


His bond was set at $150,000 - 10% to apply. No more information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Brad Melton at 309-434-2537 ( Incident report #201913136. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s) you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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