Rock County Sheriff Bob Spoden said Friday at a news conference that more than 150 officers are involved in looking for Joseph A. Jakubowski, 32, of Janesville. They’ve followed up on 65 leads and searched 12 locations.
Spoden said 16 high-end firearms were stolen earlier this week during a gun shop robbery in which Jakubowski is suspected. Authorities believe Jakubowski has acquired a bulletproof vest and helmet. He said the multi-agency law enforcement response is being coordinated in the interest of capturing Jakubowski and returning public safety to order.
“We are reaching out to the community not only for the safety of our children, but the safety of the community as a whole,” Spoden said.
Janesville Police Chief David Moore said Jakubowski could be around Janesville or elsewhere in Wisconsin, or he could be out of state. He said Jakubowski is known well to the Janesville officers, but most of his interactions have been anger driven in the past.
“What we have not seen in the past is his anti-government or terrorist type of…rhetoric,” Moore said.