Rockford Scanner™: Shooting Incident in Janesville




 

This morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. the Janesville Police Department responded to reports of a shooting in the 700 block of Miller Avenue. When officers arrived they made contact with the male victim.

Officers learned the victim was leaving his house on his way to work when he was confronted by a male subject armed with a handgun. The victim struggled with the suspect and multiple shots were fired outside of the home. The victim was not hit by any of the gunfire, and suffered a minor injury to his hand.

The suspect then fled the area on foot, unknown direction.

The suspect was described as:
5’10”
Medium build
Wearing dark clothing
Unknown race

Residents in the area that have surveillance cameras are asked to review their video footage around the time of this event to see if the suspect is captured arriving, or leaving the scene.

If you have information on this crime please contact the Janesville Police Department at 757-2244,

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Rock County




 

Updated, 8:00 am: the deceased individual in this accident was identified as Kenny L. Bowersock.

We send our condolences to his family.

Original: We are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in the 2500 block of Cranston Road at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 39-year-old Beloit male, was pronounced dead at Beloit Memorial Hospital.

No other vehicles were involved.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Hit & Run: Semi Hits & Kills A Motorcyclist, Then Flees The Scene




 

On September 25, 2019 at 8:08 a.m., Rock County Sheriff’s Deputies, Wisconsin State Patrol, Janesville Fire/EMS, Rock County Sheriff Reconstruction Team, Rock County Drone Team, and the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to E. Highway 11 and Interstate I39/90 for a traffic accident with injuries. It was reported that one of the operators was possibly deceased and that the other vehicle had fled the scene.

Witnesses reported to deputies that a motorcycle was on the off ramp of I39/90 turning westbound onto Highway 11 when a westbound Semi Tractor Trailer, also on E. Highway 11, failed to stop at a red traffic signal and ran over the motorcyclist. After hitting the motorcycle the Semi continued westbound on Highway 11 and fled the area. The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as a white Volvo sleeper tractor pulling a white trailer.

The Medical Examiner’s office has scheduled an autopsy and will release the identity of the victim after notification of the decedent’s next of kin.

Update:
Through witness statements made on scene, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Wisconsin State Patrol, Summit Illinois Police Department and Illinois State Police recovered the semi-truck involved in the hit and run. The driver, identified as 29 year old Branko Jovanovic of Lyons, IL. and his attorney met detectives at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and he was subsequently arrested for Hit and Run causing death. He is scheduled for his initial court appearance on Friday 09/27/19 at 3:00PM.

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.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Allegedly Burglarizing A Golf Course




 

On 09-23-19 at 2:51 a.m., Janesville Police Department Officers responded to the Blackhawk Golf Course located at 2100 Palmer Dr. for a report of an alarm. When the officers arrived on scene they saw a subject inside of the Blackhawk Golf Course Pro Shop. The subject saw the officers and fled out of the building, but was apprehended immediately.

The subject was identified as DJ Weberg. DJ was arrested for Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property and held at the Rock County Jail on his charges.

Arrested:

Name: DJ Weberg
Age: 23
Address: Janesville resident
Charges: Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3:6 Trial Publicity, you are advised tha t a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Car vs Dump Truck Fatal Crash in Rock County




 

On September 9, 2019 at 3:55p.m., deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash involving a 2010 Dodge Charger and a 2019 Mack Dump truck on W CTH B at N. Coon Island Rd. in the Town of Magnolia. Footville, Orfordville, Janesville Fire/EMS, a Wisconsin State Patrol Inspector and a Wisconsin State Patrol Reconstruction Team responded to the crash.

Investigation shows the Dodge Charger was driven by a 29-year-old woman from Evansville, Wisconsin and the Mack dump truck was operated by a 42-year-old male from Beloit, Wisconsin. The Dodge Charger was traveling south on N. Coon Island Rd. and failed to stop at a stop sign at W CTH B.

The Dodge Charger struck the loaded Mack dump truck that was westbound on W CTH B. The driver of the Dodge Charger and a 5-year-old male passenger of the same vehicle were ejected. A 2-month-old female passenger of the Dodge Charger was also in the vehicle, but sustained no injuries.

The driver of the Charger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 5-year-old male passenger was transported with critical injuries. The driver of the Mack dump truck did not sustain any injuries.

W CTH B and N. Coon Island Rd. were closed to traffic for approximately seven hours while emergency personnel secured the scene.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Janesville Man Arrested For His 5th OWI




 

On 9-4-19 at 12:48 AM Janesville Police stopped a vehicle near Garfield Av. and E. Centerway knowing the operator has a revoked license. Upon contacting the vehicle, the driver smelled of intoxicants. Standard field sobriety tests confirmed the driver was impaired.

A department of transportation records check showed the operator had 4 prior OWI convictions. A search warrant was obtained in order to collect a blood sample from the operator with results pending.

The suspect is currently at the Rock Co. Jail pending his initial appearance in court.

Arrested: Kelly O. Hill age 53 of Janesville

Charges: OWI 5th
Operating after revocation
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Probation Hold

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Hits House, 2 Vehicles And Flees From Police Over 100 MPH




 

A 26-year-old Janesville man is in custody after striking a residence and two vehicles while driving in the 1700 block of St. Lawrence Avenue at 3:52 a.m. today. When our officers arrived on scene, the suspect’s vehicle reversed from the fence/patio area and nearly struck a patrol car before taking off onto St. Lawrence Avenue.

Our officers attempted to stop the vehicle and it fled from officers. Officers pursued the vehicle for two blocks before the pursuit was called off. However about 30-40 seconds later, the vehicle was spotted again being driven erratically and swerving all over the road. The Town of Beloit Police Department assisted our officers in setting up stop sticks near Newark and McKinley roads before we attempted to safely pull over the suspect again.

After the suspect hit the stop sticks, the suspect stopped for a moment but then fled onto Afton Road at a high rate of speed that reached 100 miles per hour. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office set up a second set of stop sticks as the suspect was coming into Janesville. The man was arrested in the 500 block of South Washington Street with the help of a Rock County Sheriff’s Office K9 and a taser deployment after he attempted to flee on foot.

The man, Thomas D. Weidner, was arrested for operating while intoxicated-second offense, hit and run to property, hit and run to unattended vehicle, operating while suspended, and felony fleeing.

Thank you to all of the agencies that assisted us with this call today.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County




Police are investigating several “In Progress” calls in Winnebago County. 

In the past police have labeled the following crimes under “In Progress”: Murders, Shootings, Stabbings, Robberies, Home Invasions, Death Investigations, Etc… 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Accident Near Janesville




 

On 8/9/19 at 8:53 PM, the Janesville Police Department and Janesville Fire Department responded to a car vs pedestrian crash in the 1200 Block of N Parker Dr. The pedestrian, a 45 year old Janesville resident did not survive.

The crash was witnessed by a Janesville Police Officer. The Officer was traveling north and observed a south bound vehicle strike the pedestrian. The Officer had not observed the pedestrian prior to the crash. The Officer exited his vehicle and flagged down a Janesville Fire Department ambulance which was also traveling north on Parker Dr. The pedestrian began receiving medical care in less than a minute from the impact and was transported to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

The crash was witnessed by a Janesville Officer, several employees of Panoramic, and another motorist. None of the witnesses reported any unsafe driving by the vehicle and none reported having observed the pedestrian prior to the impact. The driver of the vehicle exhibited no signs of impairment and there was no indication that would suggest distracted driving as the officer observed that the vehicle appeared to be yielding to the approaching ambulance that was coming from the south with its emergency lights and siren

A Janesville Police Crash Reconstructionist responded to investigate the crash. Preliminary calculations suggest the vehicle was traveling between 27 and 31 MPH in the posted 35 MPH zone at the time of the crash. The driver of the vehicle was not issued any citations.

The possibility of alcohol being related to the pedestrian’s movements is being investigated.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Several Vehicles Were Stolen,Police Investigating




 

Rock County: On August 8, 2019 at 5:57 a.m., Rock County Deputies responded to the 1200 block of W. Bullard Road in the Town of Porter for a reported motor vehicle theft. The victim reported that sometime between 10:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 5:50 a.m. on 8/8/19, an unknown suspect(s) stole a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, white in color, from his driveway. The victim was able to track the vehicle via OnStar GPS and notified the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle in the area of W. Gibbs Lake Road and N. Wilder Road and attempted to stop it. The vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed southbound. Deputies continued to attempt to overtake and stop the vehicle, however the vehicle continued to flee the area.

The victim’s OnStar GPS provided an updated location and the vehicle was found abandoned on S. Dickey Road near W. Lang Road in the Town of Spring Valley. Deputies set up a perimeter and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office K-9 responded. The suspect(s) were not located and it is believed they were picked up and driven out of the area. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Identification responded to the vehicle location to collect evidence prior to returning the vehicle to its owner.

At approximately 7:03 a.m., a second vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 5600 block of N. Tuttle Road. The victim reported between 9:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 12:00 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2010 Nissan Maxima, white in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 7:38 a.m., a third vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 10000 of W. Wheeler Road. The victim reported between 10:00 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 7:30 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2019 Ford F150 STX pickup truck, black in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 8:02 a. m., a fourth vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 7000 block of N. Eagle Road. The victim reported between 8:30 p.m. on 8/7/19 to 6:30 a.m. on 8/8/19 suspect(s) stole a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 pickup truck, blue in color. This vehicle has not been recovered.

At approximately 8:06 a.m., an attempted theft of a fifth motor vehicle was reported in the 3600 block of N. Coon Island Road. The suspect(s) attempted to drive over a railroad tie that is located on the property, but became stuck and left the vehicle in gear and running on the property. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Identification also responded to process the vehicle prior to releasing the vehicle to the victim.

In all these incidents, the vehicles were unlocked and ignition keys inside the vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to remove all valuables from within their vehicle and then lock their vehicle. Vehicle keys should never be left in the parked veh icle.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is encouraged to call Rock County Communications Non-Emergency at 608-757-2244, Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636