Janesville police make arrest in early morning robbery, hostage incident

JANESVILLE (WKOW) — Janesville police have arrested a Beloit man connected with an early morning robbery and later, a hostage incident in which a Janesville officer received a minor injury.

Police say they have connected Carlos Ford, 52, to both incidents. He faces armed robbery and resisting an officer charges.

Janesville police were first called at 1:45 a.m. Thursday to 5 Points Grocery and Beverage at 600 W. Milwaukee St for an armed robbery.

The robber displayed a handgun and demanded currency from the clerk, according to a Janesville police news release.

The robber stole cash and other items from the convenience store then fled, leaving items behind that aided in identifying Ford.

Then at 4:19 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 2500 block of N. Sumac for a reported hostage situation.

The suspect in the second call was also determined to be Ford, according to police.

Officers made contact with Ford and a woman when they came out of the home.

Ford resisted arrest, but was eventually taken into custody.

One officer did sustain a minor injury while taking Ford into custody.

Staff report

Staff report

WKOW news

Top Stories

Madison
24°
Janesville
23°
Portage
24°
Watertown
22°
Cold trend continues, few flurries possible Monday

Cold trend continues, few flurries possible Monday

A weak area of low pressure will pass to our north bringing a chance of a few flurries to start

Connect With 27 News
More News

North Carolina officer befriends cat, gets purrfect partner

Hillsborough Police Lt. Andy Simmons met Officer Mercy Meow only a few months ago. A police investigation brought them together.

Pfizer to raise drug prices in January

Months after it agreed to hold off raising prices following heavy pressure from President Trump, Pfizer now says it will

Condoleezza Rice says ‘I’m not ready to coach’ Cleveland Browns

Condoleeza Rice's name has surfaced as a possible contender for an NFL head coaching job.

Beloit Police look for two teenage women who set business on fire

Beloit Police are asking for help in finding more information about two young women who they believe intentionally set fire

Rock County hit & run victim identified

Authorities have identified an Evansville man killed in a hit and run crash in Rock County this weekend. 

Scroll to top
Skip to content