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Janesville Police Department
Friday February 14th, 2014 :: 04:01 a.m. CST


Pursuit Ends in Arrest

Pursuit Ends with Arrest
On 02/13/2014 at 11:21 p.m. Officer Karl Mikkelsen was investigating a theft complaint in the area of the 400 block of S. Ringold St. when he noticed a red Pontiac Sunfire traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on S. Fremont. Officer Mikkelsen attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver, Alex Schenck, refused to pull over. A pursuit was initiated and Schenck drove through the neighborhood south of E. Racine St. During the pursuit Schenck turned off his headlights, drove through stop signs, and speeds were in excess of 60 mph. Officer Mikkelsen terminated the pursuit after three minutes and 1.7 miles, for safety reasons. A few seconds later, Schenck’s driving forced another Janesville squad in the area to take evasive action to avoid a collision and the squad ran off of the road. Officers followed Schenck at normal speeds and lost him in the area of Racine St./Palmer Dr. The vehicle was found unoccupied in the rear parking lot of Charlie’s Place Bar in the 2200 block of E. Racine St. A perimeter was established and officers and a JPD canine tracked a single set of footprints. Officer Justin Popovich was in the 1700 block of E. Racine St. and saw Schenck emerge from a wood line where he was taken into custody. No one was injured and there was no damage as a result of the pursuit.

Arrested: Alex C. Schenck 21 YOA 1514 Arbutus Janesville, WI
Charges: Felony Fleeing
Recklessly Endangering Safety (2 counts)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Marijuana
Obstructing an Officer
Probation Violation
Warrants from Janesville PD
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Disorderly Conduct/DV
- Criminal Damage/DV
Warrant from Rock County Sheriff’s Office
- OWI (2nd Offense)
Citations: Operating After Revocation
Open Intoxicants in Motor Vehicle

Incident Number: JV1407773
Location: 400 Blk S. Randall
By: Sgt. Dean Sukus
Date: 02/14/2014

Janesville Police Department
100 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-755-3100

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