Police: Janesville driver flees officers twice, arrested later on felony charges

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A Janesville man is facing charges after officers say he didn’t stop for officers and fled, leading to police pursuits.

The Janesville Police Department said an officer tried to stop a driver Thursday at 4:15 p.m. on North Randall Avenue near East Milwaukee Street.

According to the report, the driver, 29-year-old Zachary P. Terpstra, didn’t stop, and there was a short vehicle pursuit.

The vehicle was later found on Erie Drive near Hyacinth Avenue, the report said.

Terpstra was behind the wheel, and officers observed a woman in the front passenger seat crying, police said. As officers tried to approach the vehicle, Terpstra drove away.

Officers later searched an apartment with a warrant in the 300 block of Madison Street, according to the report.

Terpstra was arrested and later held at the Rock County Jail on suspicion of felony fleeing, recklessly endangering safety with a domestic violence enhancer, and on a felony warrant through Wisconsin Department of Corrections.