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Community Safety Alert: High-Risk offender released in Oshawa

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) is alerting the public regarding a high-risk offender who was recently released into the community.

The offender has prior criminal convictions for Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault with a Weapon, Assault with a Weapon, Assault, Robbery, Possession of Explosives, Uttering Threats, and Failing to Comply with Probation Orders.

The offender, age 45, poses a significant risk to the community, especially children, said police. He is currently residing in the Oshawa area.

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The man was arrested by the DRPS Offender Management Unit (OMU) for breaching current conditions, held for a bail hearing and released by the courts the following day. The Offender Management Unit will continue to monitor his whereabouts and activities. The offender is also subject to electronic monitoring, and is bound by an order under section 810.2 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

His conditions under this section include:

  • Not to be alone with anyone under the age of 16 unless the minor is accompanied by a responsible adult over 21
  • Not to be present in any daycare, swimming area and/or public swimming area, school ground or playground where one might reasonably expect children to be present or any community centre where children under 16 are present
  • Abstain absolutely from the possession, purchase or consumption of drugs, narcotics or controlled substances, except in accordance with a medical prescription
  • Abstain absolutely from possession, purchase or consumption of alcohol or alcohol-based products
  • Not to own or posses any weapons
  • Abide by a curfew from 11 pm to 6 am.
  • Not to use the internet or other digital networks.

Stay Vigilant

Police are asking the public to stay vigilant and remain aware of your surroundings. Any suspicious or dangerous behaviours should be reported directly to police.

Under Regulation 412/23 of the Community Safety and Policing Act, a chief of police or his designate may disclose personal information about an individual if he reasonably believes the individual poses a significant risk of harm to other persons or property and believes that such disclosure would reduce that risk, a police statement said.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact the DRPS Offender Management Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5357.

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