TUESDAY 7/10/2018 2:09 p.m.
Green Bay police have arrested a 37-year-old Casco man for the alleged robbery at a Shell Gas Station on Mason Street.
Police say the robbery happened early Monday morning.
Investigators believe Robert Herrington robbed the gas station, fled in a truck, crashed into a home on Elm Street and then ran from the crime.
Investigators say they were able to retrieve evidence from the scene that helped identify the suspect.
“I want to thank the Kewaunee County Sheriffs Office and all the Green Bay Police Officers and Detectives that worked tirelessly to locate and arrest Mr. Herrington. This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication to rid crime from our community,” said Chief of Police Andrew Smith.
Herrington is being charged with armed robbery, eluding police, and driving a car without the owner’s consent.
Herrington is currently in the Brown County Jail.
MONDAY 7/9/2018 5:25 p.m.
A Rude Awakening: Green Bay Resident Awoken as Suspected Robber Crashes into Porch
Antonio Bareas says it was about 2 a.m. Monday morning when he woke up to a loud crash.
He says that he at first thought a pan fell in the kitchen, but after looking out a side window, realized the source of the noise was much more intrusive.
“I hear the noise, so I wake up and come out, look out the window,” Bareas recalled. “And I see the police hanging around, two, three police cars.”
Those police officers had been in the neighborhood looking for a truck that was last seen fleeing the scene of an armed robbery of the Shell Gas Station on East Mason Street.
They have now found that truck, crashed into Bareas’ front porch, without a driver in sight.
“They tried looking for the guy,” Bareas said. “They bring a couple dogs and look through the garage and everywhere in the back but they don’t see the guy no where.”
The driver may be gone, but police have the truck, and the next step is to find out who exactly it belongs to.
“We have seen that when vehicles are stolen, that they are often used in the commission of another crime,” Captain Kevin Warych of the Green Bay Police Department told Local 5. “But we have to confirm that the owner did indeed report it stolen and try and backtrack and validate all information that’s provided to investigators.”
Officers hope that evidence gathered through the truck, and left at the Shell Station will be enough to find their suspect.
And as for Bareas, he’s left with a mess to clean up, and memories of a night unlike any other.
“I was in Green Bay I think for more than 20 years, and I’ve never had a problem like that,” he said. “That’s the first time something happened like this.”
Anyone with any information about the Shell Station robbery or the crash is asked to contact Green Bay Police.