CrimeTracker 15: Man Arrested after Pawning Stolen Property

Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2010 --- 1:40 p.m.

ARRESTED: Gates, Theron M. Male, age 25, No Fixed Address

-2 counts Felony Receiving Stolen Property SS943.34 (1)(c)
-8 counts Misdemeanor Receiving Stolen Property SS943.34 (1)(a)

Theron Gates has been arrested by the Janesville Police Department for the above charges after several weeks of investigation into the pawning of stolen property at local pawn shops and the recovery of stolen property from his temporary residence.

Items that were pawned or recovered were primarily taken from thefts from motor vehicles that occurred over the past several months and three burglaries that occurred on the east side of the city. Items taken or recovered included GPS units, jewelry and watches. Gates remains a suspect in the stealing of the property from the burglaries and thefts; however insufficient probable cause exists at this time to charge him with those offenses.

The Police Department is asking anyone who has information concerning Theron Gates and his connection to the burglaries or thefts to contact the Janesville Police Department or Janesville Area Crime Stoppers. The investigation is continuing. Gates is currently being held at the Rock County Jail on a probation violation for which he is on probation for burglary. Gates has yet to cooperate with the investigation.

In addition to Gates, the following arrests have been made over the past several weeks of other unrelated burglaries:

1. Terrance Alexander, male, age 24, 612 E. Court St, Janesville
Rafael Shaw, male, age 23, 830 Harding, Janesville
1 count each Burglary and theft for a residential burglary

2. Brandon Kinder, male, age 26, 157 N. Newcomb, Whitewater
Daniel Hodges, male, age 32, 1015 Ruger, Janesville
10 counts each of burglary and theft for 8 summer night time burglaries and thefts and 1 tavern burglary (Charlie’s Place)

3. Ruger Fischer, male, age 20, 20 N. Wisconsin, Janesville
1 count of burglary and theft for a daytime residential burglary

4. Guenther Cole, male, age 15, 2137 S. Walnut, Janesville
Justin Black, male age 16, 1541 S. Osborne, Janesville
Adam Squires, male, age 15, 626 Prospect, Janesville
1 count each burglary and theft for a business burglary. (Casey’s Pawn shop)

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