Pursuit results in multiple charges
JANESVILLE—A Janesville man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday night after a 1.5-mile and 15-minute foot pursuit on the city’s east side.
Craig D. Denson, 29, of 3704 Stuart St., Apt. 5, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug vehicle, resisting, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal damage to property. He also was cited for operating while suspended, no insurance, driving too fast for conditions and suspended registration, according to Sgt. Aaron Ellis.
Janesville police responded at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday to a report of an unwanted subject in the 3700 block of Stuart St. When the subject, later identified as Denson, was spotted pulling out of the 900 block of N. Wright Road, he realized a police officer was behind him, lost control of his vehicle and crashed it into a snow bank.
Denson then fled on foot. Eight officers pursued him both on foot and in squad cars through the neighborhood of Sussex and Suffolk, down to Somerset, Ellis said.
“When he got to the Interstate (90/39) he jumped the fence and ran across it then came out behind the area of the Sentry and Marshall (Middle School) where we spotted him and got into another pursuit,” Ellis said.
A short time later, Denson was captured at the intersection of Rutledge and Pontiac,” Ellis said. Denson was treated for breathing difficulties at St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital and released to the Rock County Jail.
Officers also found .35 grams of marijuana behind the rear license plate of Denson’s car, Ellis said.