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Friday August 20th, 2010 :: 08:01 a.m. CDT


Sauk EM - Reedsburg man arrested due to Nixle message. See email for full story. Tell griends to sign up.

Timothy M. Becker
Chief of Police
August 19, 2010
Community Notification Website, Social Networking Site Assist in Arrest
(REEDSBURG, WI) A release on the community notification website,,
assisted in the arrest of subject wanted on a bench warrant in Reedsburg on Thursday
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 notification website in addition to having a facebook page.

Sauk County Nixle Information System
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Baraboo, WI 53913

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