Blog Report

Monday, August 31, 2015

Indiana Teen Charged with Homicide

An 18 year old man in New Palatine Indiana has been charged with homicide after running into and killing a 22 year old cyclist. This incident occurred in August and resulted in the offender being taken back to prison. He had out on bond prior to his trial for inhalant abuse charges. However, his freedom was revoked after driving into the cyclist with a blood-alcohol level of .28.

After the crash, which occurred on the alleged perpetrators 18th birthday, the court ruled that he would be treated as an adult by the court. The driver currently faces six felony charges and one Class 
C misdemeanor related to the accident. His trial date is set to occur on January 12th.

California Parolee Caught Inhaling Aerosol Cans Found in Dumpster


On the morning of Monday August 31st, 2015, police found a 30 year old man hiding behind a dumpster and inhaling the contents of several stolen aerosol cans. Upon seeing this, the police claim that the man, who was on parole for a previous burglary case at the time, was a threat to both himself and others.

As a result, the California man was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence and shoplifting. This represents the second time he was brought in for this issue. In 2011, he was arrested for getting high off of paint thinner in Shasta County, California.

Indiana Woman Allegedly Huffs Computer Duster on Back of Motorcycle


On Monday August 31st, a woman was arrested after inhaling keyboard cleaner while riding on the back of a motorcycle in Hobart, Indiana. Officers first responded to the case after they received reports of a woman lying in the middle of the street. When they found the woman in question, she responded by stating that she was alright and that simply fallen off of the motorcycle. Officers noticed that she had a can of keyboard cleaner in her purse. However, she claimed that she had simply purchased it to help clean a friend’s computer. Despite this story, the officers decided to follow her after she got back on the motorcycle.

During this time they witnessed her huffing from the can and subsequently going limp and nearly falling off again. Allegedly she admitted to one of the officers that she inhaled because she was “having a bad day.” Ultimately she was arrested and charged with inhaling toxic vapors, a misdemeanor, and was transported to Porter County Jail. The driver claimed to have no knowledge of her actions.

Maine Driver Attempts to Evade Police after Inhaling Keyboard Cleaner


A man from Topsham Maine was arrested on the night of Monday August 31st after inhaling keyboard cleaner and attempting to evade police. According to local authorities, after a relatively low-speed car chase due to a prior trespassing issue, the man crashed his SUV into a guardrail. When police approached, he allegedly began huffing in front of them. From there, the officers removed the keys from the ignition and took him into custody.

He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, driving to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer and civil possession of inhalants.  After his arrest, the man was transported to the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he was held on $1,000 cash bail.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Florida Officer Dragged behind Car of Fleeing Suspect: Inhalant Abuse Suspected


A Florida man was arrested on Sunday August 30th after inhaling compressed air and attempting to flee the scene. Officers in the town of Stuart found the man passed out in behind the wheel in a drive-thru. However, he drove off almost as soon as he woke up.

Unfortunately, while driving off, an officer was caught on the car and dragged along. The suspect in question was taken into custody soon afterwards. The officer who was dragged behind the car was taken to the hospital and is now recovering.  

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kansas Woman Inhales Computer Cleaner, Gets Instant Frostbite


A 32 year old woman was arrested for abusing toxic vapors after stealing a can of compressed air and inhaling the contents in an aisle of a Johnson City Kansas store.  However, this was after she faced gruesome injuries from her actions on August 29th.

As a result of her inhalant abuse, the woman received instant frostbite throughout much of her face. However, despite the quite extensive damage, she refused medical care, at least initially, when an ambulance arrived following a 911 call from those who witnessed the incident. The Kansas woman was taken to Johnson County Jail although she was soon released on a $350 bond

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Teenage Boy in Ireland found dead, Inhalant Abuse-related

On the morning of Wednesday August 12th, 2015, a 14 year old boy from Cork, Ireland was found dead by his grandparents. An officer who arrived at the scene reported that he found a can containing butane near the area where the body was discovered.

By Friday October 3rd, an investigation into the boy’s death concluded that this incident was the result of inhalant abuse. This was consistent with the post-mortem that indicated the presence of butane and propane.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Minnesota Man Huffing and Driving Crashes into Another Vehicle


A 26-year-old Minnesota man was charged with third-degree operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving and two counts of criminal vehicular operation after huffing and driving.

Officers responded to a call of a head on collision.  The man driving was incoherent. Once coherent, he denied taking medications or drinking alcohol and he consented to a search of his car, "with the caveat that officers might find aerosol cans because he was 'huffing' the night before."

Officers found a partially empty aerosol can that had condensation and was cold to touch, meaning it had recently been used.  In a statement to officers, the man said he took six to seven hits from the can while driving to work.  The woman in the car he hit was taken to the hospital for back injuries.

Texas Man Arrested for Huffing and Driving


A 43-year-old Texas man was arrested for DWI after he allegedly huffed from computer duster spray  and crashed his car into a ditch.

Police officers had to use their batons to smash through the back window to get to the driver.  The man reached into the passenger's side, pulled a can of duster, and started huffing it.  Cell phone video from the accident shows the man stumbling towards the ambulance.