Barriers warn drivers near Ryan's house

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staff, Gazette
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

— It's OK to drive near vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's Janesville home. But be aware that you could be "subject to search" if you enter the neighborhood, according to Secret Service signs posted Saturday near Ryan's home in the Courthouse Hill neighborhood.

Secret Service agents placed the barricades at four intersections near Ryan's home, which is at the intersection of St. Lawrence Avenue and Sinclair Street on Janesville's near east side. The barriers are on Harrison and Sinclair streets where they intersect Court Street, on St. Lawrence Avenue at Jackman Street and on Sinclair at Van Buren Street.

The city of Janesville provided the barricades at the request of the Secret Service, Deputy Chief Jon Olsen said. Janesville police are not responsible for the barricades, Olsen said. He would not say what "subject to search" means.

"It's their deal," said Olsen, referring to Secret Service agents. "We gave them barricades. They set them up."

The Gazette was not able to reach a Secret Service spokesperson for comment.

Olsen thinks the barricades will remain in place until at least the November presidential election. The barriers do not mean the roads are closed, he said.


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