Beloit: Shortly before midnight, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation at Wisconsin and Henry avenues. The driver did not stop for our officer and continued southbound at a low rate of speed. When the driver failed to stop at the stop sign at Harrison and White Avenue, our officer terminated pursuit. A short time later, the suspect’s vehicle crashed into another vehicle at Harrison and Woodward avenues.
The suspect’s vehicle then crashed into the gas line on Harrison Avenue while the other vehicle hit a pole and landed on its roof. Both drivers were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect driver, a 29-year-old Beloit male, was taken into custody for fleeing and other violations. The investigation is ongoing and we have asked the Rock County Sheriff’s Office to conduct the traffic accident investigation.
Update, 2:22 a.m.: The gas leak has been shut off in the area and crews are working to check all locations to ensure that there is no additional risk. We expect this to take at least 30 minutes.
Thank you to Beloit College for opening up Pearsons Hall as an evacuation site. We appreciate the help.
Original: We have evacuated homes in the area of Park Avenue, Wisconsin Avenue, Clary Street and White Avenue due to a gas leak caused by a traffic accident. Please avoid the area until further notice.
UPDATE: Police have confirmed a weapons violation at the Cherryvale Mall. They pulled over a vehicle they said they thought was possibly involved in the Menards parking lot and conducted a felony traffic stop and detained several subjects. They would not confirm any shooting victims at this time.
Sources are reporting a scene near Cherry Valley.
It happened around 3:30 pm today near the Menards on Perryville.
Several police had their guns drawn on a Red vehicle.
It is not yet known exactly what happened.
Sources said an incident happened at the mall and police were able to detain several of the alleged suspects near Menards
“We found this baby we made the call to RPD & were advice not to give the child to an adult until police showed up which they did in a matter on 5 mins
I’m driving with my husband we see this tiny baby trying to get over a snow pile bare hands on snow & immediately pull in the apartment parking lots next to where she was at I ask her her name she wouldn’t tell me i ask where he mom is at she said “she didnt come back” I pick her up put her in my truck
1 no I dont believe she was autistic she didnt show any signs of it as she spoke to me about her favorite color her makeup & always looked at me in my eyes
2 I got kids I know kids can get away from you but this baby had sticky nasty matted hair this baby lacked basic grooming & I mean BAISIC! was at 1 & I’m assuming she had her old diaper from a day before because it was sagging & she smelled of old urine
3 she had caris on thin ones backwards & inside out her shoes were on the wrong foot so I doubt anyone “helped”
4 when the cops knock on the door she pointed out to be hers it flew open w the knock it was cracked open
I know it’s hard to take care of children if you mentally are going through something but come on even if you do work a lot come on this baby shouldn’t suffer she was shivering her little hands were bloodshot read she was freezing her pee went through her diaper onto her pants this really broke my heart I hope if her parents are going through something they get the help they need so they can be the best for her
Good luck baby girl w the beautiful eyes❤”
RS Fans are reporting a one-vehicle crash near the Culver’s off Harrison Ave just after 9:10 pm. No injuries are being reported. It appears a car has run into a light pole or sign. This story is still developing. Please check back for more details and avoid the area!