Janesville police use drone to capture man

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JANESVILLE - A Janesville man accused of damaging tires at a property on Sunday was captured after Janesville police used a drone to find him.

Jerry Van Cannon, 53, faces possible charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and bail jumping, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Bouchard Avenue where a suspect reportedly damaged 13 tires using a knife. The damage was estimated at $1,400.

The suspect fled to the area of the bike path near the creek. The police used a drone and they were able to identify a heat signature and officers were guided to where the suspect was hiding.

The suspect was found in the water and he surrendered to police.

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