On Monday, June 5th, 2017 the Beloit Police Department worked with the Madison Police Department in searching for and arresting a homicide suspect. Madison had a homicide that occurred on 5/31/17 in the 500 block of Northport Dr. Information was obtained that led the investigation for the suspect to the City of Beloit. The suspect, Steven T Johnson, 26 years of age, was identified through surveillance and was taken into custody outside of a residence on Grand Ave on the west side of Beloit without incident. Steven Johnson has no known associates with Beloit, and it is believed that he came to Beloit to hide out through some of his friends that had some connections to Beloit.
The Beloit Police Department is dedicated to working with other law enforcement agencies in the apprehension of violent criminals in the goal of reducing violence in Beloit. The cooperation with Madison PD, the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), and the Federal Task Force working in Rock County led to the successful arrest of a homicide suspect without endangering the citizens of Beloit