Home invasion suspects arrested in Lake Delton

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Police on Monday arrested four people they suspect were involved in a home invasion Friday night in the town of Fulton.

Arrested Monday afternoon near Highway 23 in the village of Lake Delton were Christopher A. Kimps, 24, Whitewater area; Jesse D. Adams, 22, Beloit area; Kayla L. Pearson, 21, Janesville; and Sarah H. Buckingham, 20, Monroe, Sheriff Robert Spoden said.

Rock County sheriff's detectives with the help of Sauk County sheriff's deputies and police from other area agencies arrested the four after a stolen car they were driving was spotted in the Wisconsin Dells area.

The stolen car is registered to a person who lives in Janesville, according to online court records.

WISC-TV reported police saw the suspects' vehicle and chased them to a point on Highway 23 in Lake Delton. The suspects ran from the vehicle into the woods.

The search went on for about three hours and included a police helicopter. One suspect was found nearly one mile from where the stolen vehicle was stopped, WISC-TV reported.

After several hours, K-9 units found the last suspect hiding not far from where the car stopped, Spoden said.

WISC-TV reported that none of the suspects was armed when taken into custody.

One of the suspects was taken to a local hospital for medical clearance, Spoden said.

On Friday, police responded at 10:54 p.m. for a report of a home invasion on West Miles Road in the town of Fulton, which is south of Edgerton.

The homeowners reported that two white males entered the home, threatened them with a gun and bound them with duct tape, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office incident report.

The two men kicked the male homeowner in the face and demanded he open his gun safe, according to sheriff's office records.

They left in the homeowners' pickup truck with about 30 guns, jewelry and an unspecified amount of cash, according to sheriff's office documents.

The male homeowner was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for cuts and a bloody nose, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office. The woman was uninjured.

The ages of the victims were redacted from the sheriff's office incident report. The Gazette does not publish the names or addresses of robbery or burglary victims.

The males fled from the home in the homeowners' pickup truck. Deputies en route to the home spotted the truck and tried to pull it over. The truck sped south on Highway 51 into downtown Janesville.

The truck drove across the Rock County Courthouse lawn, according to police reports. Janesville police found the truck Saturday in the 400 block of North Parker Drive.

Rock County investigators are working with Walworth County authorities to investigate whether the suspects could have been involved in recent burglaries in Walworth County, Rock County Sheriff's Office Capt. Todd Christiansen said. The suspects as of Monday had not been connected with other home invasions, he said.

Last updated: 8:02 am Monday, April 29, 2013

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