Robbery reported at Beloit tavern
Beloit Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Thursday morning at the Last Lap Tavern, 1028 Mary St.
Deputy Chief Tom Dunkin said a masked gunman came into the bar at about 10:43 a.m. Thursday and demanded cash.
The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Dunkin said.
Along with a mask the suspect was wearing baggy clothing, Dunkin said. No further description of the gunman was available from the Beloit police.
No injuries were reported. The investigation of the robbery is ongoing.
Downtown streets closed for Tub Run
Beloit Police are planning on closing portions of Pleasant Street and State Street on Saturday to allow for the 18th annual MDA Motorcycle Tub Run.
Deputy Police Chief Tom Dunkin said the roads will be closed between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Dunkin the motorcyclists will start in Janesville and reach Beloit by 1 p.m.
“There could be some traffic delays and drivers may want to avoid those areas during that time,” Dunkin said.
Every year the event raises money to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the city could see as many as 2,000 motorcyclists on Saturday.
Sex offender to be released
A man convicted of sexual assault of a child in 2004 is scheduled to be released to the Rock Valley Community Corrections Program Tuesday.
Jazman E. Fowler, 28, was convicted of second degree sexual assault of a child, habitual criminality, on April 14, 2004.
While with the Rock Valley Community Program, Fowler is to have no unsupervised activities in the community without prior approval. He is to have no contact with minors and he is not to patronize taverns or liquor stores.
Beloiter faces felony OWI charge
Brian L. Pearson, 38, of the 900 block of Hackett Street, Beloit faces a felony charge of operating while intoxicated.
According to Rock Count court documents, Pearson was arrested for his fourth OWI in five years on May 31. An officer stopped his vehicle near the intersection of Merrill and Hackett Streets in Beloit after seeing it cross the double yellow center line in the roadway on multiple occasions. Pearson said he had just come from a bar.
Pearson had previously been convicted for operating while intoxicated on three separate occasions on December of 1999, June of 2004 and February of 2010.
An OWI is a felony charge if it occurs within five years of a previous OWI offense.
Felony OWI charge filed in court
Shawn Elliot Wood, 40, of the 2100 block of West Grand Avenue, was arrested for OWI, fourth offense in five years with a minor child in the vehicle on May 25 in the Town of Beloit at 8:59 p.m.
The Town of Beloit Police Department reported they had been dispatched to 2557 South Madison Road, for an accident. The driver had fled the scene prior to police arrival. Beloit Police later found him hiding in a crawl space in the attic at 2137 W. Grand Ave.
Fire hydrant flushing planned
The City of Beloit Water Resources Division will be performing the annual fire hydrant flushing program from June 25 through Oct. 31.
The flushing program ensures that the fire hydrants will be in good working condition in case of emergencies and to help flush sediment out of the distribution system.
Residents may experience discolored water, low water pressure or a disruption of service during the flushing. Residents are urged to reduce water use and consumption during hydrant flushing in their area and wait to do laundry until after 6 p.m. on days when there is hydrant flushing in their area.