Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Crashes As He Flees Police

On 04-02-19 at 3:34 a.m., a Janesville Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle at N. Franklin and Centerway, for an equipment violation. The vehicle fled from the officer at a high rate of speed and crashed into a group of trees at Franklin/Mineral Pt. after traveling only 0.1 mile. The driver fled on foot from the vehicle and was apprehended in the 400 block of N. Jackson.

The driver was identified as Reginald Cole. Cole was treated and released from a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries that he sustained in the accident. Cole was arrested for Fleeing an Officer, OWI 1st Offense, Obstructing, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and several traffic charges. Cole was held at the Rock County Jail pending his initial court appearance.


Reginald T. Cole
50 year old male
Janesville resident


Fleeing an Officer
OWI 1st Offense
Possession of Drug Pa raphernalia
Reckless Driving
Hit and Run