Flock license plate reader helps Quincy Police Department find Wisconsin man wanted for home invasion, sexual assault

Roy Thompson

Roy Thompson | Photo courtesy of Dane County (Wis.) Jail

QUINCY — A Wisconsin man wanted in connection to an incident on Friday was arrested Tuesday with the help of a Flock automatic license plate reader camera.

Officers with the Quincy Police Department responded at 12:25 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, to Quincy’s northside for a report of a home invasion and possible sexual assault. A press release from the Quincy Police Department did not provide the address of the home.

Roy L. Thompson, 52, of Madison, Wis., was developed as a suspect. He was known to the victim in this case, a 25-year-old female.

Officers obtained the license plate of the vehicle Thompson was driving, and it was entered into the Flock LPR system. Further use of the system identified the vehicle had driven through a Flock LPR outside of Belmont, Wis., and information was obtained of possible addresses in Madison where he may have gone. 

QPD officers contacted the Madison Police Violent Crimes Unit, and Thompson was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19. He is lodged in the Dane County (Wis.) Jail. 

Thompson also was wanted on a Wisconsin Department of Corrections warrant and a DuPage County warrant. 

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