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Rock County Sheriff's Office Respond to Series of incidents

According to a press release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office, on June 8 between 4:23 and 9:30p.m. officers responded to several criminal incidents between the Town of Bradford and Town of Magnolia. The crime spree was concluded when officers were able to take the 32 year old Roscoe, Illinois man named Bryan R. Burns into custody. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of injuries attained during the crime spree. The first incident happened on June 8 at 4:23 p.m. when Rock County Sheriffs were dispatched to a hit and run on S. State Highway 140 and Larsen Road in the Town of Bradford that involved a white Chevrolet Suburban that was stolen from Genoa City earlier that day. The vehicle left the scene at a high rate of speed. Then at about 6:30 p.m. officers reported to a crash at W. State Highway 81 and County Highway K in the Rown of Newark. Witnesses of the crash said the driver then stole a red Toyota Tacoma from a good Samaritan who had stopped to assist with the crash. At the same time of this crash, deputies had received a belated call of an unwanted subject at a resident on N. State Highway 104 in the Town of Magnolia. It was discovered that the the vehicle involved in the second crash was stolen from that residence. Deputies responded to the residence at N. State Highway 104 and found that the suspect forced entry inside by discharging a shotgun into a locking mechanism, and then Burns assaulted two occupants of the residence before taking their vehicle. While at the residence, deputies discovered another vehicle that had been stolen on W. Country Highway A in the Town of Magnolia. Later at 7:53 p.m. the Toyota Tacoma stolen from the W. State Highway 81 crash was found in a ditch at W. State Line Rd. and S. Nelson Rd. in Winnebago County, Illinois. At this point Burns was taken to a hospital where he was then arrested on a charges of robbery while armed. Additional charges are expected upon the conclusion of this investigation.

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