JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Police arrest a suspect during an investigation of residential burglaries in Janesville.
Janesville Police Department says a burglary happened 11:45 p.m. on Friday on the 4300 block of Prairie Fox Drive and Wildrose Way. The suspect entered the house and stole a purse. When the homeowner saw the burglar, the burglar ran away.
A second burglary was attempted, but the suspect could not get inside the home.
Later, around 2 a.m., officers were called back to the block when a third person reported a burglary. The homeowner chased the suspect out of the house, and after a physical confrontation, the homeowner held the suspect until police arrived.
Janesville Police arrested 20-year-old Nicholas M. Wuthrich of Janesville. He is charged with two counts of burglary, attempted burglary, battery, probation violation, and two counts of theft.
The Janesville Police Department would like to remind citizens to be vigilant in watching their neighborhoods for suspicious activity.