Janesville teen arrested after two businesses burglarized

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Janesville police arrested a teen Saturday who they said broke into two businesses.

Officers were called to a bar in the 2600 block of Morse Street just before 3 a.m. Saturday after a burglary alarm was activated. While they were there, a second burglary alarm was activated at Blain’s Farm and Fleet in the 2400 block of Humes Road.

Officers moved to the Farm and Fleet, allegedly finding a 14-year-old boy inside the building. He was arrested and taken to the Rock County Youth Services Center.

Police said that someone forced their way into both businesses, and physical and video evidence link the teen to both break-ins. The incidents remain under investigation.

Police did not identify the teen, but said that he faces charges of two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of possession of an electric weapon.