On 12-7-18 at 4:30 PM Janesville Police responded to Woodman’s Grocery for a subject attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspects left prior to officer arrival in a black 2009 Nissan Cube. Officers later located this vehicle parked in the Target store parking lot occupied by a subject sitting in the driver’s seat later identified as Kierre Washington.
In plain view officers saw additional $100 bills located in the door pockets and cup holders. While Washington was being taken into custody another subject exited Target and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. The second subject was identified as Tysean Pollard.
After searching the vehicle, $1100.00 of counterfeit $100 bills, paper with $100 counterfeit currency printed on it, and a small printer were recovered as evidence. Also recovered was $1098.00 of real US Currency.
It was later discovered six businesses in all were hit by these subjects which included Woodman’s Grocery, Target, Kohl’s, Festival Foods, Walmart, and Shopko. Both Pollard and Washington were arrested and held at the Rock County Jail pending an initial court appearance.
Arrested: Pollard, Tysean J. age 17 of Madison, WI
Charge: 943.38(2) Forgery 6 counts
Washington, Kierre M. age 18 of Madison, WI
Charge: 943.28(2)/939.05(2)(C) Party to crime/Forgery 6 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.
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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.
Carlos Ford (52 years old)
1415 Nelson Ave
Beloit, WI 53511
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
Jayme Closs (13 years)
Last seen Oct 15, 2018 in Barron, WI
On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12:53AM, a 911 call was received from Barron, WI. Upon arrival law enforcement found 2 adults deceased, and their 13 year old daughter, Jayme Closs, missing, and is considered endangered. Anyone with information about her whereabouts or anyone that has contact with her is asked to contact the tipline at 1-855-744-3879.
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.
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Press Release:
On 08/12/18 at 0832 hour the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, South Beloit Police Department, and local Fire Departments were dispatched to a cornfield in the area of Manchester Rd. East of Gardner Rd. for a plane crash. The airplane was found in a cornfield several hundred yards south of the runway of the Beloit Airport. This cornfield was just into Illinois by a few hundred yards.
Shortly after 8:00 A.M. this morning the private airplane (A Piper Lance airplane), took off from the Beloit Airport enroute to the Wisconsin Dells Area. Shortly after takeoff witnesses saw the airplane crash into the field South of the Runway. The crash site was located by first responders. First responders rendered aid to the passengers on board the airplane.
There were 3 people on the plane. A Male adult Pilot, a female adult passenger, and a juvenile female passenger. The adult pilot and the juvenile passenger were transported to a local hospital and were treated and released from the hospital. The adult female passenger is being treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies have secured the scene and the investigation will be conducted by The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).
Specifications (1972 model PA-32-300)
Data from 1972 Piper Cherokee Six 300 “E” Owner’s Handbook
Capacity: five passengers (or six with optional seat)
(AP) – Authorities say 15 people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia leak at a Birds Eye food plant in southeastern Wisconsin.
Multiple agencies responded early Sunday to the plant in the Village of Darien.
Authorities say 140 people were working overnight at the factory when alarms and sensors started going off. Ammonia is used at the facility for the freezing and cooling of food.
A hazardous materials team official says 15 people were taken to five area hospitals. New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods, which owns Birds Eye, said Sunday night that most have been released, while three people remain under observation.
Seventy-five workers were checked at the scene and released. The Janesville Gazette reports authorities suspect a “mechanical malfunction” led to the leak.
Officials say there is no threat to the community.
Details are minimal right now.
Around 6 am several area fire departments were responding to a 5th alarm MABAS.
There is a HAZMAT situation at a business on Highway X, near Darien Wisconsin.
An ammonia leak at the business.
Local fire departments are responding to assist.
It is near Birds Eye Foods
W8880 Co Rd X, Darien, WI 53114