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UPDATE: Wausau Police arrest registered sex offender who removed GPS bracelet

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UPDATE: Wausau Police have arrested John Dick.

According to a post on the department's Facebook page, around 6:45 p.m. Marathon County Dispatch received an anonymous report of a man in downtown Wausau who matched Dick's description.

Officers attempted to take him in to custody and a chase ensue, officers were able to find and arrest him.

He was transported to the Marathon County Jail.

The department thanks the community for the tips that led to the arrest of John Dick.

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — The Wausau Police Department is requesting the community's help in locating a registered sex offender.

Police say 39-year-old John W. Dick lives in transitional housing near the Marathon County Courthouse, but removed his GPS bracelet. Now his current whereabouts are unknown.

John was released from prison in December of 2020 and has been on "intensive supervision" since. According to police, his previous offense history includes ncludes second-degree sexual assault of a child

Police say do not approach John, but notify law enforcement at 715-261-7795.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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