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Beloit police conduct tactical training Tuesday night

Beloit police conduct tactical training Tuesday night

Officers with the Beloit Police Department will be participating in tactical training Tuesday night, according to a news alert.

The training will be taking place in the 1700 block of Park Avenue from 5:30-8:30 p.m., officials said.

The area will be marked with signs, and there is no danger to the community, according to the alert.

Normal traffic flow will not be affected by the training, officials said.

Police look for man who crashes vehicle, flees on foot

Police look for man who crashes vehicle, flees on foot

A man who fled police at a high rate of speed and then ran away on foot after crashing his vehicle is still wanted by the Janesville Police Department, according to a release.

Janesville police were involved in a drug-related investigation on the south side of Janesville around 4:34 p.m. when they stopped a vehicle on Center Avenue near Nicolet Street, officials said. The vehicle was a green Ford Expedition, and it fled north at a high rate of speed on Center Avenue.

The officer began to pursue the Ford, but immediately ended the chase on Center Avenue near West State Street due to public safety, according to the release. At one point, the suspect vehicle was seen crossing over the opposite lane of traffic.

The vehicle tried to go over the center median of Monterey Bridge, which disabled the tires, police said. The vehicle stopped as it crashed into the bridge dividers on Center Avenue near Riverside Street.

Police seek help in case of starved dog

Police seek help in case of starved dog

Police are asking for the public's help concerning the death of a dog found Tuesday in Beloit.

The city of Beloit police said a dark brown male pit bull was found dead inside a metal animal cage behind the Del Mae Motel at 1850 Madison Road. The pit bull was found along the tree line.

Police said it appeared the dog had starved to death and was dead about two to three weeks before it was found.

In a request from the department seeking the public's help, police asked anyone with information that could be related to the incident to call 364-5876.

"This was a terrible way for this poor dog to die and we would like to hold the person responsible," the police department said in a post online.

Police said officers have talked to many people but are lacking leads in the case.

Advisory: Sex offender to move to Portland Avenue next week

Advisory: Sex offender to move to Portland Avenue next week

A registered sex offender is scheduled to move into the Beloit area, according to a notice Thursday.

The Beloit Police Department said 46-year-old Norman A. Stuhr is scheduled to move to the 1200 block of Portland Avenue Wednesday.

Stuhr was convicted of first-degree and third-degree sexual assault of a child in 1987 and 2006.

Police said he will be on GPS electronic monitoring while living on Portland Avenue. As part of his supervision conditions, Stuhr is not allowed to have contact with minors, go to taverns, bars or liquor stores, cannot consume alcohol or drugs and cannot take part in any activities in the community without prior approval from his supervising agent.

Beloit PD said Stuhr is not wanted by police at this time and the information the department is providing about his release and location is only intended to inform the public.

Man who fled police caught with drugs, stolen gun, police say

Man who fled police caught with drugs, stolen gun, police say

A Beloit man who fled officers involved in a drug investigation was caught with drugs and a stolen gun after a foot chase, according to a release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the Rock County Special Investigation Unit was in Beloit Wednesday morning conducting a drug investigation when they spotted two people involved in a drug transaction in a vehicle just before noon. When a deputy tried to pull the vehicle over, it sped away and police didn't pursue it.

Minutes later, deputies spotted the vehicle in the area of White and Park avenues, and deputies followed it to the Watertower Apartments where the driver parked, according to the release. Deputies said that when they pulled up and identified themselves, the driver ran about 100 yards before deputies caught up to him and tackled him.

Beloit man facing drug charges flees, resists during arrest

Beloit man facing drug charges flees, resists during arrest

A Beloit man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after leading police on a foot chase, Rock County officials said.

Around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday members of the Rock County Special Investigation Unit conducted a drug investigation in Beloit and observed two subjects conduct what looked like a hand-to-hand drug transaction in a vehicle, according to a release.

When a Rock County deputy attempted to the stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated away and the deputy did not pursue the vehicle, police said.

Within minutes deputies observed the vehicle in the area of White and Park avenues, according to the release. After deputies made contact with the driver in the parking lot of the Watertower Apartments, he fled on foot.

The driver, Joshua D. Gillespie, 24, of Beloit, ran about 100 yards before being tackled by deputies, officials said. Gillespie fought with deputies, but they were eventually able to handcuff him.

Man wanted for bar robbery questioning

Man wanted for bar robbery questioning

Milton police are looking for a man wanted for questioning after a bar was robbed Saturday.

Officers are looking for Michael L. Ranum, 28, who is also wanted for a parole violation for a 2007 robbery. He's described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pound, bald with brown eyes and tattoos. He's known to frequent Janesville and Milton.

The Junction Pub on Merchant Row was robbed by threat of force at 1:08 a.m. Police said Ranum demanded a bottle of liquor from the bartender and threatened to harm the bartender if he did not receive the alcohol.

Ranum and a woman who was with him had been involved in a fight with other patrons moments before the robbery, officials said. Ranum and the woman fled out the back door when police were called.