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Litzau to move to rural Pine River

Robert Arthur Litzau, 70, a Level 3 predatory offender, is scheduled to be released from custody Monday, Feb. 4, and plans to move to a residence on 24th Avenue Southwest in rural Pine River, said Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.

A community notification meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Pine River-Backus Media Center. Law enforcement personnel and Department of Corrections staff will attend the meeting to discuss Litzau's status and answer questions.

Litzau was charged with felony crimes of violation of predatory offender registration requirements and obstructing legal process with force for an incident that occurred in Pequot Lakes in February 2011, in which a Pequot Lakes police officer suffered minor injuries while attempting to arrest Litzau.

Litzau was sentenced in Cass County for the felony crimes of violation of predatory offender registration requirements and burglary of a dwelling for offenses occurring in the Pine River-Backus area between pproximately May 5 and May 27, 2010.

Litzau was sentenced to serve two years in prison, minus the time he has already spent in custody.

The judge also imposed a 10-year conditional release period, which was triggered by the fact that Litzau is a Level 3 predatory offender.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.