BELOIT (WKOW) -- Police in Beloit arrested two people Wednesday night after a domestic incident. The situation had officers closing off streets and telling people to stay in their homes.
According to the Beloit Police Department, it all stemmed from a domestic situation on Tuesday. Around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a domestic call at a home in the 700 block of Oak Street. Their investigation led them to begin searching for 20-year-old Laquann Kendall.
Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a police officer noticed Kendall in a vehicle near St. Lawrence Ave. and 8th Street. Police tried to pull over the car, but before they could, it stopped near Vine St. and Roosevelt Ave. and two men got out and took off on foot, eventually going into the home on Oak Street.
Police called in their SWAT team because there was mention of weapons during Tuesday's incident.
"The perimeter was maintained until the tactical team could negotiate on scene. The family was a big help, and were able to make contact with one of the occupants. He gave himself up shortly and that second occupant also came out," said Beloit Police Dept. Capt. Dan Risse.
The men have been identified as Kendall and 28-year-old Ronald Hicks. Kendall was arrested for recklessly endangering safety, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of THC and for a warrant through the Department of Corrections (DOC). Hicks was also arrested on a DOC warrant.
Police stayed on scene to search the home to ensure there was no further threat. Authorities believe Kendall and Hicks were the only two in the home.
BELOIT (WKOW) -- Police now have two suspects in custody after what is being called a critical incident.
The Rock County Communications Center confirmed this information to 27 News.
They can't confirm if authorities have all the suspects in custody at this time. They say the situation is stable, but ask for people to stay away from the area. The investigation is ongoing.
BELOIT (WKOW) -- Police are warning everyone in Beloit to stay away from the 700 block of Oak Street because of what they're calling police activity.
The Rock County Communications Center says officers are responding to a critical incident, but could not offer a more detailed description.
This all began around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Authorities say officers are also telling people who live in the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of St. Lawrence Ave. and the 700 block of Vine St. to remain in their homes. The Communications Center says there is no threat to residents.
We have a crew headed to the scene. We'll have developments right here on WKOW.com and tonight on 27 News at 10.
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