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BELOIT -- The new Stateline Family YMCA has opened the doors to its new Gymnastics Center at 1239 Huebbe Parkway in Beloit and celebrated Monday, April 3, 2017, with a ribbon cutting.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- The man wanted in connection with a gun shop burglary had been frustrated with the government and penned a 161-page manifesto that he sent to President Donald Trump, officials said Friday.

Joseph A. Jakubowski , 32, of 811 Glen Street (upper) in Janesville remains at large, and authorities nationwide are looking for him, an FBI spokesman said at a news conference this morning.

At the news conference, which included Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden and Janesville Police Chief David Moore, authorities said the FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the man.

“Basically, he's angry at all government officials,” Spoden said.

The manhunt has forced area school districts into their second day of heightened alerts. 

0403 suspectInvestigators learned early Thursday that Jakubowski has been highly agitated recently regarding a variety of political issues.

He also is the suspect in the burglary Wednesday evening, April 5, 2017, of the Armageddon Gun Shop on U.S. Highway 14 in Janesville. Several high-end weapons are missing, according to police.

School updates:

School District of Janesville, closed:

Based on current information from the Janesville Police Department and the Rock County Sheriff's Office, the School District of Janesville has decided to cancel school Friday, April 7, 2017. Parents will be receiving notifications through the Infinite Campus system about this cancellation.

Janesville parochial schools:

St. Paul's, St. Mary's, St. Williams all are closed, according  to WCLO.

School District of Milton, closed:

All schools in the School District of Milton will be closed today Friday April 7, 2017. With the current situation still unresolved it is our decision that for the safety of our families and staff, the district should close for the day.

Informational updates about co-curricular and extracurricular activities for this evening will be shared later today through Skyward Family e-mails to parents and students.

Parkview School District, closed:

Because the suspect wanted in the theft of numerous weapons and ammo from a Janesville gun shop and then making threats to attack a school is still at large, Parkview will be closed Friday April 7, 2017. Another message will be made later today regarding after school co-curricular and athletic practices and games.

UW-Rock County, closed:

Due to security concerns, all classes and activities on the UW-Rock County campus are canceled for Friday, April 7, 2017 only. Buildings will be locked and closed to all: faculty, staff, students and the public.

Delavan-Darien School District, open today:

Delavan-Darien schools will be open tomorrow, Friday, April 7, but, we will be in a general or soft lockdown situation again as a precautionary measure. All in-town after-school activities are canceled for Friday. The scheduled DDHS baseball games in Mauston will go on as planned.

Elkhorn Area School District, open today:

As a result of this situation and working with local law enforcement, all schools in the District have been put on an alert status. Our buildings are already locked down during the school day with buzzed entrances and video surveillance as well as the WAVE system.

Shortly after Wednesday burglary was discovered, a vehicle fire was reported on Pennycook Lane, a short distance away, according to the news release.

At that scene was evidence of arson and it appears that the burglary and vehicle arson events are connected.

The registered owner of the vehicle involved in the fire is Jakubowski.

Investigators learned early Thursday that Jakubowski has been highly agitated recently regarding a variety of political issues.

Jakubowski also allegeldy made threats to steal weapons and to use them against public officials or at an unspecified school.

As a result, area schools have been notified and the search efforts for Jakubowski have been supplemented by several additional agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and all local law enforcement agencies.

Jakubowski is considered a suspect in both incidents and is currently wanted by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. If anyone has any information regarding Jakubowski’s location, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (608)757-7911.

 

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The stub end of a section of U.S. Highway 12 freeway just north of Elkhorn dies abruptly in gravel, the remnant of a construction project that would have extended U.S. 12 to a point about one-half mile east of County Highway O near Whitewater.

The plan officially was mapped by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation back in 1967.

But it remained in the planning stages for decades, and now that empty section of freeway, barricaded from traffic, is a road going nowhere.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- Area school districts are going into their second day of heightened alerts as authorities search for a man who they fear made threats against schools and politicians.

Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:19

Manhunt underway for suspect in gun shop burglary

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JANESVILLE – Schools in southern Wisconsin are under heightened security this morning as authorities look for a man who burglarized a gun shop Wednesday evening.

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