According to Limerick Police Cpl. Fitz Duffy, Dag Brian Fritz, 50, of the 400 block of Ridge Road, Spring City, asked for a continuance on his own behalf.

"Fritz is still currently seeking legal counsel," said Duffy. "He has to make an appointment with the public defender's office."

Fritz is scheduled to appear before District Justice Walter F. Gadzicki, Jr., in Limerick on Wednesday, March 3, 2004.

A former six-year veteran of the East Pikeland Police Department, Fritz was arrested by Limerick Police following reports he harassed and stalked a female victim, whose name is being withheld by The Phoenix, on several occasions between June 2003 and January 2004.

According to Duffy, the victim told police Fritz began harassing her in June 2003 when she chose to terminate a relationship she had with Fritz. The victim told police Fritz became angry and threatening, calling her often and leaving messages commenting about the cars he'd seen at her residence, and when the lights were off and on."

The victim told Duffy that Fritz left a phone message, indicating he had been inside her house while she was at work on Nov. 5, that it had been easy to get in, and that he knew exactly how to get in at any time. The victim told police she looked around her residence and discovered two pieces of jewelry were missing, according to Duffy.

Over the past eight months, the victim told police that her life has been threatened by Fritz and she is in constant fear of Fritz.

Fritz was discharged from the East Pikeland Police Department on Nov. 11, 2003, according to Police Chief James Franciscus.

In June 2003, Fritz was suspended by the East Pikeland Board of Supervisors for two days without pay for neglect and violation of his official duties, for conduct unbecoming of an officer, and for disobedience of orders.

Fritz is charged with burglary; criminal trespass; theft by unlawful taking; receiving stolen property; harassment; stalking; and terroristic threats.

He remains free on 10 percent of $10,000 bail with the provisions he surrender all of his weapons to the Limerick Police Department, no criminal conduct, and no contact, either home or employment, with the victim.

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