Bodelan is wanted by the police as a suspect in committing an offense under part 3, article 135 (deliberate abandonment of a person in life-threatening conditions, resulting in death or other serious consequences) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
As noted, the suspect disappeared on March 1, 2016, while the court has sanctioned his detention.
Bodelan Jr. was appointed head of State Emergency Service Department in the Odesa region in December 2010. On June 18, 2011, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. And two weeks after the reassessment, he was awarded a special rank of captain of the Civil Protection Service. In June 2014, the State Emergency Service initiated an internal investigation and dismissed Volodymyr Bodelan as State Emergency Service Department in the Odesa region director on suspicion of improper fulfillment of professional duties. In particular, Bodelan's reaction to the fire in the House of Trade Unions in Odesa on May 2, 2014 was taken into account. Eyewitnesses say that firefighters arrived at the scene only 40 minutes after the House of Trade Unions was set ablaze.