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Police Arrest Man in Cassian Area BurglariesSubmitted: 01/25/2013
Story By Lyndsey Stemm


RHINELANDER - A Red Granite man faces charges for TEN burglaries in the Cassian area.

Twenty eight-year-old Peter Schultz was arrested yesterday. He's being held in the Oneida County jail.

Schultz faces charges of burglarizing nine homes on Acorn Lane and Clear Lake Road in Cassian, and a business in Hazelhurst.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department has been building a case against Schultz since the burglaries happened in November.



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