LLOYDMINSTER – RCMP are warning residents of Maidstone and surrounding area that Brent Adair Habetler is at high risk to reoffend.
Sask. RCMP say that in the interest of public safety, they are advising the residents of the Maidstone RCMP detachment area and surrounding communities of an offender who has been charged with committing an indecent act in the presence of one or more persons, contrary to Sec. 173(1) of the Criminal Code. This charge is currently before the courts.
Habetler was released from police custody on March 14 after appearing before a Justice of the Peace. A short time later, Lloydminster RCMP located Habetler outside a local daycare, which was a breach of his release conditions. Habetler was subsequently arrested and charged with breach of release conditions. Habetler was taken back before a Justice of the Peace.
Alberta RCMP charged Habetler earlier this month. He appears in Lloydminster, Alta., court on April 4.
RCMP stress that the following information is intended to enable members of the public to take suitable preventative measures and not to embark upon any form of vigilantism or other unreasonable conduct directed at Habetler.
Habetler is known to breach his release conditions. As of March 14, Habetler has been ordered by court to obey, among others, the following conditions:
No communication, directly or indirectly, with any person under 16 years of age, subject to the following exceptions:
This condition does not apply to incidental or superficial contact with persons under the age of 16 who are:
Customers at his workplace; or
Are employed at other places of business as long as such contact is necessary to conduct transactions as a customer.
Shall not attend any public swimming area, school and school yard, daycare, playground, youth shelter or public library.
Habetler is a 45-year-old man, who is six-foot-one and weighs approximately 215 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.
To report an incident involving Habetler being in violation of his conditions, call your local RCMP detachments. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477). To report an emergency, call 911.
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