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UPDATE: Police Investigate Burglary and Vehicle Pursuit

UPDATED Thursday, January 12, 2012 --- 3:25 p.m.

Press Release from the Milton Police Department:

Today, at approximately 11:00am Investigators from the City of Milton Police Department and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest in connection with the pursuit that took place on January 4th from the City of Milton.

Arrested today on charges of Knowingly Fleeing an Officer, a felony, Receiving Stolen Property, and Recklessly Endangering Safety, was Jeremy Wayne Smith, 31, of 2607 Pioneer Drive, #11, Beloit. He was arrested following a tip to investigators as to his whereabouts, at his home on Pioneer Drive. Smith was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Smith also had an outstanding warrant through the Department of Corrections.

At this time it is unknown if he is connected to the burglary that same morning at Gopher’s Bar and Grill in Milton.

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Posted Wednesday, January 4, 2012 --- 12:02 p.m.

Press Release form the Milton Police Department:

This morning, at approximately 6:46am Officers from the City of Milton Police Department attempted to stop a Green Dodge Dakota pickup truck for traffic violations that took place on Highway 26. Upon an officer making contact at the vehicle, the driver sped away, Southbound on Highway 26. The speed of the pursuit reached approximately 100 mph. The officers terminated the pursuit as they approached the city of Janesville, due to safety concerns and the amount of traffic. The vehicle was last seen Eastbound on Rotamer Rd., from the area of Wal-Mart in Janesville. The driver and passenger were both described as white males, in their 20’s. Both subjects were dressed in entirely black clothing, including black hooded sweatshirts that were pulled up.

Later this morning, at approximately 7:45am, Officers from the City of Milton Police Department discovered a burglary that had taken place at Gopher’s Bar and Grill, located at 229 N. Janesville Street. The suspects forced entry through a rear window, on the West side of the building.

The investigations into both incidents are ongoing. At this point our agency is still attempting to determine if the events are related.

Anybody with information on either event is encouraged to contact the Milton Police Department at 757-2244 or Janesville Area Crimestoppers at 756-3636. You can also text tips to 274637, then JAC + the message. Anybody providing information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00


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