Janesville man arrested on three charges

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Shelly Birkelo
Monday, February 13, 2017

JANESVILLE—A Janesville man is in custody at the Rock County Jail after fleeing an officer early Monday morning, according to Janesville police.

Zachary Terpstra, 26, of 630 Monroe St., was arrested on charges of fleeing an officer, retail theft and an outstanding warrant through the state Department of Corrections, said Lt. Charles Aagaard.

Terpstra pulled over his car during a traffic stop at 2:14 a.m. Monday at Laurel Avenue and Pearl Streets but fled before the officer could make contact with him, he said.

The officer did not pursue Terpstra because department policy does not allow pursuit for a minor traffic violation, Aagaard said.

A short time later, another officer found Terpstra's vehicle in the parking lot at Woodman's, 2819 N. Lexington Drive. Officers found him in the store and arrested him on suspicion of retail theft, he said.

Terpstra was taken into custody without incident, Aagaard said.

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