Two sought after town of Fulton home invasion
FULTON TOWNSHIP Police have found the truck stolen during a home invasion Friday night in rural Edgerton but are still searching for two men accused of holding the homeowners at gunpoint, stealing guns and cash and then speeding south into downtown Janesville.
Police responded to a report of a home invasion and burglary at 10:54 p.m. Friday at a home on West Miles Road in the town of Fulton, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. The town of Fulton is southwest of Edgerton.
Among other things, detectives are investigating whether the burglars knew the couple, Rock County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Josh Lund said.
“At this point, I hope it’s an isolated incident, but I can’t say that for sure,” Lund said Saturday night.
A man and a woman said two white males in their late teens or early twenties came into the home through an unlocked door, held the homeowners at gunpoint and demanded access to a safe, according to the news release. The men wore dark-colored ski masks. They are described as being between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall and of slim build, according to the news release.
The men took several long guns, a few handguns and some ammunition. They also took cash and fled the scene in a red 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty pickup truck that belonged to the homeowners, according to the release.
Deputies spotted the truck on Highway 51 and initiated a stop, said Janesville Police Department Sgt. Todd Kleisner. The truck sped off toward Janesville, Kleisner said.
Police deployed stop sticks, but the truck swerved around them. Janesville officers chased the truck at high speeds down Parker Drive. The truck drove across the courthouse lawn, but officers lost sight of it after that, Kleisner said.
Patrol officers found the truck Saturday in the 400 block of South Parker Drive in Janesville, Lund said.
The male victim was transported to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville, where he was treated for minor cuts and a bloody nose, according to the news release. The woman was uninjured in the incident, according to the release.
Rock County Sheriff’s Office deputies as well as Edgerton police, firefighters and EMTs responded to the scene.
The incident remains under investigation. Police ask anyone who knows more information to call Rock County Communications Center at 608-757-2244.