ENFORCER TURNED EDUCATOR: On this last day of National Teacher Appreciation Week, RPD wants to highlight some of our former officers who no longer work on the streets…but now spend time in the classroom.
Det. Jeff Barabasz retired one week ago and works for RPS 205. Like Lt. Eric Bruno, Barabasz teaches criminal justice and crime scene classes… but at Guilford High School! Both retired officers work to inspire and inform young people when it comes to considering a career in law enforcement.
Shout out to all those working to better our community by educating the students who are the future of the City of Rockford
On May 9, 2019 at approximately 12:30am, a deputy from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office was traveling on W STH 11 near S Kessler Rd when they observed a disabled vehicle on the north side of the road.
The deputy made contact with the lone occupant of the vehicle who was identified as David Dutcher (41 years old of Janesville, WI). Dutcher was wearing only his underwear and was displaying erratic behavior while talking with the deputy.
Dutcher did not know where he was and could not explain how he got to his current location.
During questioning, Dutcher admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
Due to the admission of consuming illicit drugs and behavior that was consistent with illicit drug use, the deputy attempted to perform field sobriety tests on Dutcher, but he would not perform the tests.
Dutcher was subsequently arrested for Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance. A check through DOT records showed Dutcher has 6 prior convictions for OWI, making this arrest his 7th offense.
Dutcher was transported to the Rock County Jail, where he submitted to an evidentiary blood draw. The results of the blood draw are unknown at this time.
Dutcher was booked into the Rock County Jail for the 7th offense OWI violation and a Probation Hold. Dutcher will go to Jail Court on 05/09/2019 at 3:00pm for the OWI violation.
Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
“Listen we don’t have time to blame others for problems we can fix.
Did you know the Median income of Black households in Rockford is $22,651 while the median household income of Whites in Rockford is $51,264?
Did you know this is only due to the 28.9% unemployment rate of Blacks in Rockford. So if we as a people can come together and implement economic solutions, the Black Community in Rockford can actually become the jewel of Rockford with multiple affluent neighborhoods!!!