State Briefs



-Todder dead in Bloomington Fire

A two-year-old boy was killed in a fire Sunday night in Bloomington, said the coroner in Monroe County. WISH TV reports the fire was at a house on Tyler Ln., and that the state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause. Coroner Joani Shields could not confirm the boy’s identity Sunday, but said an autopsy will be performed today in Terre Haute.


–Deserter Found

 A Vermillion County man was caught living a lie, according to police in in Clinton , IN.  Officers questioned a man about a battery at a restaurant. The man gave police a name but, when it didn’t check out, he admitted his real name was Robert Brodbeck. Police then learned Brodbeck was wanted for deserting the Army in 2000. They believe he’s been living under a fake name the past 18 years. Brodbeck had been released from the Vermillion County Jail, according to online records. He had been awaiting extradition by the U.S. Marshal’s Service.


 – 15 Pounds of Meth found in Putnam County

 An Indiana State Police Trooper pulled a car over for following too closely. During that time police found 15 pounds meth inside the car. It happened on I-70, Friday afternoon in Putnam County. The trooper pulled over Brooklyn Wagner, 23, and Kortinee Glenn, 26, both from Springfield, Ohio. Once the Trooper pulled the car over, police say there were several indicators of possible criminal activity inside the car. A K-9 unit was called, and they found 15 pounds of suspected methamphetamine divided into 14 plastic bags. Police say it has a street value of about $30,000. Both Wagner and Glenn are facing a charge for possession. Wagner is also facing a charge for dealing.

 (stories from Network Indiana)