Rockford Scanner®: Man Arrested For Business Robbery & Hostage Situation






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On 11/7/2018 at 01:45 am officers responded to 5 Points Grocery and Beverage at 600 W Milwaukee St for an armed robbery. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded currency from the clerk. The suspect stole items from the convenience store and currency. The person then fled from the business leaving items behind, which aided in the identification of the suspect. Officers were able to determine the suspect was Carlos Ford.

On 11/7/2018 at 04:19 am officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of N Sumac. The response was to a call of a hostage situation.

The suspect in this second call was determined to be Carlos Ford. Officers made contact with Ford and a female when they exited the residence. Ford resisted arrest, but was able to be taken into custody.

One officer did sustain a minor injury while taking Ford into custody. There is still additional information being followed up on in regards to this investigation.

ARRESTED:
Carlos Ford (52 years old)
1415 Nelson Ave
Beloit, WI 53511

CHARGES:

Armed Robbery – 943.32 – Felony
Obstructing/Resisting – 946.41(2m) – Felony

 







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Rockford Scanner™: Man Shot Multiple Times, Police Arrest Alleged Suspect

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On 10-31-18 shortly after 2:30 p.m. the Janesville Police Department responded to a shooting in the 1500 block of Holiday Dr. The first officer on scene located a 32 year old male resident of Janesville that had multiple gunshot wounds to his legs, hand, and upper torso.

Janesville Police Officers located a vehicle near the intersection of Alden Rd. and Blackbridge Rd. that was operated by a 22 year old male subject. The male was taken into custody without incident, and a handgun was recovered.

The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital and underwent surgery for his wounds. At the time of this press release his wounds don’t appear to be life threatening.

The suspect and the victim know each other, and this incident appears to be the result of an ongoing feud between the two.
The suspect was charged and is being held at the Rock County Jail awaiting court proceedings.

Arrested:
Verdina, Dominick K.
Age: 22
Residence: 1515 Holiday Dr.
Janesville, WI

Charge: Attempted 2nd Degree Intentional Homicide (Wisconsin Statutes 940.05/939.32)

 

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Two People Arrested For Drugs After A Search Warrant

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Search Warrant/Drug Arrest

On Friday, October 26, 2018 Officers of the Janesville Police Department street crimes unit and patrol division served a search warrant at 431 Madison St. Janesville, Wisconsin. The target of the search warrant was Janmarion Lofton AKA Miami.

Surveillance was conducted prior to the warrant service. Lofton and his girlfriend, Annelisa Martell was observed leaving in a vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and they were taken into custody.

Martell had 1.9g of suspected cocaine and 16.7g of suspected Crack Cocaine on her. Lofton had a Suboxone strip on him and cash. The warrant at the house was served, drug paraphernalia, $1083 is US currency, and several electronic devices were seized.

Based on statements Lofton and Martell received the following charges.

Janmarion L Lofton 45 years old
961.41 (1m)(cm) Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine
961.42 Maintaining Drug Trafficking House/Vehicle
961.573 Possession Drug Para.
961.41(3g)(b) Possession of Controlled Substance other than I or II

Annelisa M Martell 39 years old
961.41 (1m)(cm) Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Police Seeking Public Assistance in locating a suspect in a Fraud Investigation

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JPD Seeking Public Assistance in locating a suspect in a Fraud Investigation


The Janesville Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating Ronald E Spaulding (27 years old). Spaulding is the suspect in a check fraud/forgery investigation that occurred at Marling Lumber in Janesville, WI. Should anyone have information on the whereabouts of Ronald Spaulding the Janesville Police Department asks you to call (608)755-3100

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™: Burglary Suspect Arrested, Burglary 2 counts, Theft 2 counts, Fraudulent use of a credit card 5 counts

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Update: On 10-9-18 at 11:57 PM Beloit Police had contact with a subject matching the description in the photos released earlier and contacted the Janesville Police Department. The subject was identified as Jeffrey M. Taylor age 37 of Evansville. During the follow up investigation Taylor admitted to numerous crimes including the two in Janesville. Taylor was arrested and is currently at the Rock Co. Jail waiting an initial appearance in court.

Charges: 943.10(1)(a) – Burglary 2 counts
943.20(1)(a) – Theft 2 counts
943.41(5)(a) – Fraudulent use of a credit card 5 counts

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.

Original Message: The Janesville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in two reported burglaries on Janesville’s east side. In both cases the burglaries occurred during the night while the homeowners were asleep and entry to the homes was through unlocked doors. Wallets and purses were stolen. Shortly after the burglaries, stolen credit cards were used at Walmart. Even though these two incidents are three days apart, the suspect is wearing the same clothing. Residents are urged to lock all doors at night, keep exterior lights on, and call if they recognize this individual.

Anyone having information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to contact:
-Janesville Police Department at 755-3100

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Fire At A Business In Rock County

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Just before 9 pm tonight, several emergency personnel were responding to a fire at a business in Rock County. 

It happened at the Goodwill Industries on  Milton and Liberty. 

A compactor is on fire inside the business. 

Several emergency personnel are en route

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Murder, Victim Stabbed To Death



 

 

 

 Sources are reporting a murder near the Janesville area. 

The victim was at the Mercy Hospital and was being treated when he passed away from his injuries. 

The victim was stabbed in the chest area. 

The victim Robert Thomas jr approx. 26 years old from Janesville. 

The suspect Sarina Stone (Sp?) approx. 20 years old from Janesville was arrested for 1st degree murder. 

The suspect and the victim got into an argument in the 2700 block of Wall st, then she stabbed him in the chest. After stabbing him in the chest she drove him to the emergency room. 

This is the 1st homicide in 2018 in Janesville. 

Still developing. 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Seeking Information On A Recent Shooting Incident

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On 08-17-18 at approximately midnight the Janesville Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 1951 Center Avenue, Janesville. When the officers arrived they learned that approximately three shots were fired in the parking lot of the gas station. This investigation is ongoing, however we are attempting to gather information on individuals that were at the scene, but who left prior to speaking with the police.

After reviewing the surveillance video from the gas station we have identified the following subject who fired a round into a group of people in the parking lot. If you have information on the location of this person please contact the Janesville Police Dept. at (608)757-2244 or CrimeStoppers at (608)756-3636. This subject is considered armed, and dangerous. If you see this person contact the police at the numbers listed above:

Royal L. Powell
Black male, age 35
5’07”, 135 pounds

We also are attempting to identify potential victims from this incident, including a male dressed in a black shirt, and blue jeans .

If you have information about this crime, or the location of the people involved in this crime please contact the Janesville Police Dept. at (608)757-2244 or CrimeStoppers at (608)756-3636.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Small Aircraft Crashes Into A Nearby Bridge, Pilot In Critical Condition



 

 

 

On 08/18/2018 at 9:31 am Janesville Police and Fire responded to an ultralight aircraft (single man aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute) crash at the Memorial Bridge.

The pilot was traveling from north to south and collided with the Memorial Bridge. The forty-eight year old pilot sustained non-life threatening, but critical injuries.

He was the only person injured and was transported to a local medical center by Janesville Fire for treatment.

The investigation of the accident is still on-going and will be done jointly between the Janesville Police Department and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Body Recovered From The Rock River

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Around 2 pm today emergency personnel were responding to a body in the Rock River. 

A body was approx. 20 feet from the shoreline in the area of Centerway st bridge in Janesville. 

The victim is an older male, approx. 65 years old or older. 

Autopsy is scheduled for tomm.  


 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Two People Shot in Beloit, Still Developing

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Details are minimal right now. 

Sources reporting at least two people have been shot. 

It happened in the area of the 700 block of Oak in Beloit. 


Update: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1: 2 individuals were shot in this incident. One victim was transported to Mercy in Janesville where that individual is in critical but stable condition. The other victim was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition.

We are continuing to investigate and will share more information on our Facebook when we can.

Original 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1: We are currently investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Oak Street. The road will be closed from St. Lawrence Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue. Please avoid the area while we conduct the investigation.

If you have info about this shooting, please contact us at (608) 757-2244.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Asking The Public For Help To Identify a Suspect in recent Sexual Assault

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JPD Seeks Identity of Suspect in recent Sexual Assault

The suspect in the attached flyer is believed to be responsible for a sexual assault on the southside of Janesville. Additional details are not being released at this time given the sensitive nature of the incident.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
• 5’7 – 5’8
• Late 20’s/early 30’s
• 170lbs
• Brown hair
• Brown eyes
• Dark complexion
• Hispanic accent
• Wore a sweatshirt with Red/White/Green emblem or logo

Suspects often attempt to change their appearance after a police sketch is released. Citizens are asked to be aware of anyone who suddenly attempts to change their appearance in any way.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CASE OR SUSPECT IS URGED TO CALL:
JANESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (608)755-3100








Rockford Scanner™: Motorcyclist Killed In An Auto Accident



 

 

 

Update: Prairie Avenue is now open.

Officers from the Beloit Police Department are currently on the scene of a fatal traffic crash that occurred today at 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Robin Road in Beloit.

A motorcycle and minivan crashed, which resulted in the death of the operator of the motorcycle. The circumstances of this crash are being investigated by the Beloit Police Department with the assistance of the Rock County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Unit.

The identity of the deceased is not known at this time. We ask that citizens avoid this area for the next several hours.

-Capt. Thomas Stigler

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Shooting in Beloit, Alleged Suspect Arrested

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A 28-year-old Beloit man is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot in the shoulder during a disturbance in the 1100 block of Grand Avenue at 4:01 a.m. Saturday, July 7.

The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville after a witness called 911.

Beloit police officers set up a perimeter and cleared the home in the 1100 block of Grand Avenue. Additional information indicated that the suspect might be in the 200 block of Moore Avenue.

The suspect, Christopher A. Barker, 24, of Beloit, was arrested without incident in the 200 block of Moore Avenue for attempted homicide and for a substantial battery warrant out of Milwaukee County.

Barker and the victim were prior acquaintances; there is no danger to the community from this incident.

The Beloit Police Department will not release the victim’s name or any more information today. No one is available for media interviews this weekend.

The Beloit Police Department appreciates the help of officers from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Beloit Police, Janesville Police, South Beloit Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department in this incident

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Man Tipped His Kayak And Needed To Be Rescued



On 6-30-2018 at 2:57 pm The Janesville Police Department and Janesville Fire Department were dispatched to the Monterey Dam for a water rescue. Officers from the patrol division were the first to arrive on scene. The officers saw a male subject hung up near the dam.

Responding officers shut down traffic on Center Avenue so they could work toward recovering the victim. Officers responded to potential recovery areas down river to offer assistance and further attempt a rescue. Officers made several attempts to reach him in and bring him to safety. Two of our officers went into the water to get a tow line to the victim, with no success as the current was to strong.

Members from The Janesville Fire Department deployed a boat south of the victim. The Janesville Police Department Deployed a Drone to offer additional assistance as well.

Approximately 20 minutes after we were notified of the incident the victim was recovered from the Rock River by The Janesville Fire Department. He was wearing a personal floatation device at the time of incident, which contributed to his safety.

The victim, a 27 year old male was kayaking the rock river in route to a destination in Northern Illinois when his kayak tipped over just north of the Monterey Dam. He became lodged in the area and the current swept him just south of the rail road overpass, where he was eventually rescued. He was treated and released from an area medical facility.








Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Jam on I-90 Northbound

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UPDATE: The multi vehicle crash has since been cleared but heavy traffic jams are still on going. Please find alternative routes until further notice.

RS fans are reporting a major traffic jam going on I-90/39 between South Beloit and Janesville due to a major crash. We are working on the details, but it sounds like the southbound lanes are closed and the northbound lanes are at a stand still. We will have an update soon!



Rockford Scanner™: Driving into the Rock River leads to OWI Arrest

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On 06-04-18 at 12:38 a.m., the Janesville Police and Fire Departments responded to River’s Edge Bowl for a water rescue. When officers arrived they found citizens trying to pull a man out of the river by using jumper cables. Officers were able to help the citizens get the man out safely.

After further investigation it was discovered that Jesus Herrera was driving east on W. Holmes at S. River. Jesus failed to stop at the stop sign and continued straight through the River’s Edge Bowl’s south parking lot. Jesus drove through the 2 foot wall along the river and into the river. He was transported to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Jesus showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for 2nd offense OWI. Jesus was also cited for Operating after Revocation due to OWI and failure to have control. Jesus was later released to a responsible party.

Arrested: Jesus Iban Herrera 32 years old
Charges: OWI 2nd offense
Operating after Revocation due to OWI
Failure to Have Control

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™: Pileup Accident With Injuries. Traffic Backed Up For Several Miles. Approx. 15 Vehicles Involved

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Several sources are reporting a pileup accident. Reports of up to 15 vehicles might be involved in the accident. Injuries are being reported. This is on I-90 in the Janesville area. Traffic is backed up for several miles. Avoid I-90. The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a recent retail theft

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The Janesville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a recent retail theft from Walmart in the city of Janesville. Location: 3800 Deerfield Dr.

Anyone having information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to contact:
-Janesville Police Department at 755-3100,
-Call Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 756-3636 24 hours a day, or

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™: Suspect Photos: Police Searching For A Robbery Suspect, Asking For The Public’s Assistance





 

 

Janesville Police Seek Robbery Suspect

The Janesville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an early morning robbery at Walmart in the city of Janesville. Early this morning on May 9, 2018 at 12:12 a.m. the suspect had been in the store trying to return an item. As he exited, he grabbed a wallet out of the hand of an exiting female customer. The suspect fled on foot and jumped into a silver vehicle with a possible partial license plate containing the letters ACJ, which was occupied by at least one other person.

Anyone having information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to contact:
-Janesville Police Department at 755-3100
-Call Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 756-3636 24 hours a day
-Download the FREE “P3 tips” app at the Apple store or Google play store to give crime tips ANONYMOUSLY

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.