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Police cite bar owners for illegal mouse racing ring

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DANVILLE (KWWL) -

Police cited owners of a tavern in Danville for running what they call an illegal mouse racing operation.

Authorities cited Scott Beach and Jan Beach last week for knowingly allowing criminal activity on their property.

Burlington's Hawkeye Newspaper says undercover Des Moines County Sheriff's deputies went to the Bucktail Lodge May 8 and found the rodent racing operation with people placing bets.

Police say they saw mice in cages and the value of the bets was above the legal limit.

Scott Beach says the only information he gleaned from officials is that he doesn't have a gambling license. Beach says he has held the races for five years and there is nothing wrong with them.

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