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Cooperation and perseverance pay off for Milton Police

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Stan Stricker
August 3, 2009

A Milton woman received a disturbing phone call about 3:00 Sunday morning.


Milton Police Chief Jerry Schuetz says it was from her estranged husband in Madison. He's accused of threatening to come to Milton to slit her throat. Schuetz says a Rock County Deputy was able to make a traffic stop, but the suspect fled on foot. Using a Janesville police canine unit, and the suspect's own cell phone, police were able to track him to a restaurant in Janesville.


About three hours later, Schuetz says 28-year-old Matthew S. Fritz was arrested on charges related to the incident.



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