3 men arrested, accused of burglaries in Beloit

One of suspect's mothers also arrested
3 men arrested, accused of burglaries in Beloit

Beloit police arrested three men early Tuesday morning in connection with the theft of items from unlocked cars.

Police said they received reports of three men entering unlocked cars in the area of McKinley and Roosevelt avenues about 2:30 a.m.

Officers arrested Matthew Marx, 17, and Thomas Frye, 18, near the scene. Marx faces eight total charges, including two counts of party to a crime, theft of a motor vehicle, bail jumping, breaking curfew, obstructing, prowling and possessing tobacco.

Frye faces two charges of theft of a motor vehicle and also a prowling charge, according to Beloit police.

A third man, Austin Schroeder, 18, was located later at his residence and arrested, according to Beloit police. He faces two charges of theft of a motor vehicle and one prowling charge.

Schroeder’s mother, Sandra, was also arrested at that time. Officers said she was obstructing.

Police said the men broke into at least eight vehicles. Police recovered two CD car stereo face plates.

Police said the west side of Beloit was the group’s target. Vehicle owners are asked to contact Beloit police at 608-364-6800 if their vehicle was burglarized. 

Beloit police reminded citizens to lock their vehicles and do not leave valuables in plain sight.

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