Three Beloit teens arrested for allegedly stealing vehicle, fourth suspect allegedly stole dog

Janesville police

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Three Beloit teens were arrested Tuesday and police are searching for a fourth suspect after they allegedly stole a vehicle and a dog in Janesville.

Officers were called to a home in the 1300 block of Elida Street in Janesville at around 4 a.m. Monday after a homeowner said they were burglarized.

Police said the homeowner saw three suspects run out of a back door, and a separate vehicle that was parked in the driveway fled the scene. Officers caught up to the three suspects on foot and arrested them.

The vehicle was later found, and the driver allegedly led police on a chase to Beloit, before officers said they ended their pursuit due to it being too dangerous to the public. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Beloit.

Police said the vehicle was stolen from a home in the 400 block of Cornelia Street in Janesville. A dog, which police said was stolen from the home on Elida Street, was found outside the abandoned vehicle. Police said another stolen vehicle from Beloit was found in the 1100 block of Elida Street early Tuesday.

The three suspects taken into custody were identified as teenage boys from Beloit, ages 13, 15, and 16. They face possible charges of burglary, theft, operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent as a passenger, and resisting an officer.

One of the teens also faces a charge of possessing THC. Two of the teens face a charge of violating probation and one of them was on electronic monitoring at the time of the incident. All three were taken to the Youth Services Center.

Beloit police are still working to identify the driver of the vehicle that fled. Officials said that person will face many of the same charges as the teens along with dognapping and felony fleeing.

The names of the suspects were not released.