Bloomington police make arrests after Miller Park stabbing

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Bloomington Police Department has arrested four men in connection to a Tuesday night stabbing in Miller Park.

Eighteen-year-old Fernando Piedra, of Bloomington, was arrested and booked for mob action. Matthew Ploense, 18 and also of Bloomington, was arrested for mob action and aggravated battery. Michael Hall, 19 of Normal, was arrested for mob action and Dylan Meserole, 18, of Normal, was arrested for mob action and possession of a stolen firearm.

The BPD responded to a report of a fight where a person was reported to be stabbed at approximately 7:39 p.m. at Miller Park. Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old male victim that multiple stab wounds to his back.

The injuries were not life-threatening and the victim was ultimately transported to an area hospital, where he was treated and released. An additional adult male victim was also located with minor injuries.  

A subsequent investigation led to the issuance of a search warrant for an address in Normal. The investigation led to the discovery of a knife believed to be used in the incident, a stolen firearm and the four suspects being arrested.

 While arrests have been made, the investigation is considered ongoing. 

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