On 08-14-17 at approximately 5am Janesville officers were sent to the Drunken Monkey bar at 1802 Center Ave for an alarm. Upon arrival officers observed a female suspect inside the business. The suspect attempted to exit the building, but retreated back into the building upon seeing officers outside.
The suspect refused to come out of the business. Officers, along with K9 Fred, entered the business to search for, and to apprehend, the suspect. K9 Fred located the suspect attempting to hide in the basement. The suspect refused to follow commands and was bitten by K9 Fred. The suspect was treated for puncture wounds to her right forearm at Mercy Hospital and released.
Investigators were able to link the suspect to the following recent burglaries and thefts in Janesville:
Two burglaries at Bad Brad’s bar-11 Rockport Rd
July 3, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1735518)
July 13, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1737843)
Three burglaries to Drunken Monkey bar-1802 Center Ave
July 26, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1740664)
August 1, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1742161)
August 14, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1744960)
One burglary to Game Day bar-966 S. Jackson St
August 8, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1743615)
Two burglaries and thefts of motor vehicles at Best Events-2030 Center Ave
August 10, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1744072)
August 14, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1744962)
Burglary to Down the Street tavern-967 S. Jackson St
August 14, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1745023
Criminal damage and trespass to Alt Financial-1101 Joliet
August 13, 2017 (JPD Inc# JV1744787)
Retail theft and obstructing at Kohls Department Store-2500 Milton Ave
August 8, 2017 (JPD Inc# 1741517)
The suspect was identified as:
Amanda M Rodden-Clawson f/25yr old
No fixed address
9 counts of burglary (felony) ss.943.10(1m)(a)
7 counts of theft (misdemeanor) ss.943.20(3)(a)
5 counts of criminal damage (misdemeanor) ss.943.01(1)
2 counts of operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent (misdemeanor) ss.943.23(3m)
1 count of obstructing (misdemeanor) ss.946.41(1)
1 count of retail theft (misdemeanor) ss.943.50(1m)(a)
1 count of trespass (misdemeanor) ss.943.14
Rodden-Clawson is currently being held at the Rock County Jail pending her initial appearance on the above charges.
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