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Deputies arrest wanted Whitefish Bay sex offender near Wausau

A registered sex offender missing from the Milwaukee area has been arrested near Wausau.

Whitefish Bay police said Raymond Hoelzer, 56, was arrested Tuesday.

He was found at a home in the Village of Elderon.

A warrant was issued for Hoelzer’s arrest last week after police said he was not following his sex offender registry requirements.

An investigation revealed Hoelzer failed to disclose his job as a delivery driver for a restaurant in Wauwatosa.

He was also not at an address listed on the state’s sex offender registry.

Hoelzer was convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child in 1995.

He is required to register as a sex offender for life.

Police first became suspicious of Hoelzer on July 24 when he “engaged in suspicious behavior near children at and near Klode Park.”

Investigators said he approached two children and asked them to look at a photo of a Disney character on his phone.

He was also seen on the beach and pacing near Richard School.

Prosecutors have charged Hoelzer with one felony count of sex registry violation.

He was being held in the Marathon County Jail in Wausau.

Whitefish Bay police said they received an anonymous tip Monday that Hoelzer was in Elderon.

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest.

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