Police arrest bar theft suspect, credit tips received through mobile app

Janesville police said they arrested a suspect Sunday afternoon in a case involving theft from a local bar after receiving multiple tips through a mobile app.

Police arrested 32-year-old Joseph M. Kjornes of Janesville on felony theft charges.

The theft occurred at 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Taasbag bar on the 2300 block of Milton Avenue, police said.

Police said when the bartender was distracted, Kjornes walked behind the bar and took a bag of money.

After receiving multiple tips from the public through the P3 Tips mobile app, a JPD officer went to Kjornes’ home on Memorial Drive and arrested him on a preexisting restraining order violation just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Officers are still working through the investigation and processing a multitude of property related to the case,” a department news release said.

Kjornes was being held in the Rock County Jail as of Sunday night.

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