Rockford Scanner™: Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Concealing A Homicide, Etc… In Reference To A Recent Murder




 

On December 10, 2018, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives began a homicide investigation when the body of Jamie R. Stephens, age 31, was located in the 9200 block of Knapp Rd. in rural Winnebago County.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives subsequently identified suspects and arrested Nickles T. Parks 4/22/92 of Rockford on January 23, 2019 and Joshua J. Whittie 1/2/00 on April 1, 2019, who were charged with several counts of First Degree Murder.

On October 1, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives met with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney who authorized charges on a third individual.

On October 3, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives, along with the Janesville Police Department located the suspect at a home in the 2300 block of Dartmouth Dr., Janesville, Wisconsin. The suspect was taken into custody and lodged in the Rock County Jail awaiting extradition on the following charges:

~Amber N. Brewer Dob: 04/28/1992 of Janesville, Wisconsin

-Aggravated Kidnapping (2 Counts)
-Aggravated Unlawful Restraint (2 Counts)
-Concealment of a Homicidal Death (2 Counts)

The charges against Brewer are merely accusations and she is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.








 

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™: 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™: Apartment Fire in Janesville




Holiday Drive between N. Pontiac and Carrousel Lane is currently closed due to an apartment fire in the 2800 Block of Holiday Drive

Still developing








 

Rockford Scanner™: ROAD RAGE INCIDENT: Suspect Shoots At Victim For Driving Too Slow




 

BPD: We responded to a road rage incident where a shot was fired at 2 p.m. yesterday near Milwaukee Road and White Avenue.

The victim reported that a male driver was upset that the victim was driving too slow, screamed at him, pulled a gun and fired a shot, which went into the vehicle’s tire.

The victim later spotted the suspect in a business parking lot in the 3200 block of Colley Road and contacted our officers, who arrested Kevyn J. Whitehead, 30, of Janesville.

A handgun and a small amount of marijuana were located inside of Whitehead’s vehicle. He was taken into custody for felony endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Water Rescue Of An 8 Year Old in The Rock River




 

On 7/7/2019 at 2:09 PM Janesville Police and Janesville Fire responded to a water rescue call at 21 Dodge St, Janesville Town Square.

An eight year old boy was on the pier behind the Town Square Pavilion. The boy fell off the pier into the Rock River. An Officer responded to the north parking lot of 215 S River St, Rivers Edge Bowl. A throw rope was deployed and the boy was able to grab onto it.

The Officer pulled the boy to the edge of the cement embankment and was able to hold him there, but could not lift him out because of the steep embankment.

Another Officer had responded to the Racine St Bridge. There was a fisherman in a boat. The Officer asked the fisherman for help. The fisherman responded to the area behind Rivers Edge Bowl and assisted by lifting the boy out of the water so Officers could take hold and lift him the rest of the way up over the embankment. The boy had no apparent injury, but was transported to a local hospital for medical examination.

 








 

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™: Man Arrested For OWI, Allegedly Under The influence Of Drugs




 

On 6-16-19 at 11:35 PM Janesville Police were sent to the Kwik Trip at 3359 Milton Av for a down subject.

Upon arrival officers had contact with a male subject in a vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect appeared to be impaired by drugs upon initial observation.

The suspect was put through standard field sobriety tests which confirmed impairment. The driver was arrested for OWI and submitted to an evidentiary blood test with results pending.

A department of transportation records check showed 3 prior convictions for OWI. Officers located drug evidence in plain view inside the vehicle. The suspect is being held at the Rock County Jail until his initial court appearance.

Arrested: Thompson, Aaron T. age 32 of Janesville
Charges: OWI 4th offense
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Probation Hold

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Officer Injured, Man Arrested For Heroin




 

On Sunday, June 9 at approximately 7:39 PM the Janesville Police Department Street Crimes Unit and Patrol served a search warrant at 944 Bedford. The suspect of the investigation Jacob Bradley resisted officers at the door of the residence and was eventually taken into custody.

An officer was injured due to his resisting and was transported, treated and released from a local hospital. Bradley was held at the Rock County Jail.

Arrested:
Bradley, Jacob T M 22 years old

Charges:
961.41(1)(d)(1) Delivery of Heroin (3 Counts) Felony
961.43 (1m)(d) Possession with intent to deliver Heroin (1 Count) Felony
946.41(2r) Causing injury to an officer (1 Count) Felony
961.42(1) Maintaining a drug trafficking vehicle (3 Counts) Felony
961.41(3g)(e) Possession of marijuana (1 Count) Misdemeanor
961.573 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (1 Count) Misdemeanor
961.49 Deliver y on or near certain places Enhancer