Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired During A Police Chase in Janesville




On 07-04-2019 at 11:47 p.m. Officers from the Janesville Police Department responded to a disturbance at 507 S. Academy Street. The disturbance was based on a parking dispute. When officers arrived on scene the suspect causing the disturbance had left. As soon as the officers left they were called back as the suspect returned.

The officers located the suspect on Academy Street north of Wilson Street. The Officers made a determination to arrest a subject they identified as Antonio D. Sims. As soon as the officer told him he was under arrest Sims fled. During the foot pursuit, Sims pulled a handgun from his waist band and fired three rounds in the air. He fled the area but a gun was recovered near the scene as well shell casings.

At this point Sims is not in custody. This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide updates when we have more information. The officers that chased Sims were not injured, nor did they fire their weapons.

Antonio D. Sims 39 YOA (Addresses in Illinois and Janesville)
Wanted for: Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Recklessly Endangering Safety
Obstructing/Resisting an Officer

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Shots Fired Near Janesville, Police Investigating




On 3/10/19 at 3:48 AM Janesville police officers were dispatched to the area of S. Academy Street and W. Vanburen Street on a report of shots fired.

Upon arriving in the area officers located numerous shell casings.

Early indications support the likelihood of two shooters.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Janesville Police Department at 608-755-3100

 





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