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Thursday August 19th, 2010 :: 04:00 p.m. CDT

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Reedsburg Police: Community Notification Website, Social Networking Site Assist in Arrest

Reedsburg Police:

Community Notification Website, Social Networking Site Assist in Arrest

(REEDSBURG, WI) A release on the community notification website, www.Nixle.com, assisted in the arrest of subject wanted on a bench warrant in Reedsburg on Thursday afternoon.

Gordon W. Fitzpatrick (47) of Reedsburg was wanted for failing to show-up at court reference a charge of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior. While officers were using more conventional means of locating Fitzpatrick, a Nixle message and a posting on the Reedsburg Police Department’s facebook page were also employed. The Nixle message was sent to the cell phones and computers of residents who have signed up for the free service. One of those residents was working at the Pamida Store and received the message on her cell phone. This employee noticed Fitzpatrick near her store and notified police. Fitzpatrick was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Sauk County Jail.

“I hope that this convinces more people to sign up for Nixle notifications,” said Reedsburg Police Chief Tim Becker. “This is a free service that is obviously very useful, you really can’t under-estimate how powerful these internet based notification and social networking sites are.”

Reedsburg Police partners with Sauk County Emergency Management in the use of the www.Nixle.com notification website in addition to having a facebook page.

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Sauk County Nixle Information System
510 Broadway St
Baraboo, WI 53913

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-963-2585

Tim Becker
tbecker@reedsburgpolice.com


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