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Sex Offenders Arrested for Non-Compliance

Highlights from Royal Oak Police Department reports from the past week.

The following information was supplied by the Royal Oak Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

License plate stolen

400 block of N. Main, Jan. 18 – Jan. 19, 8 p.m. – 11 a.m.: A woman parked her vehicle in a nearby parking lot. When she returned she discovered someone stole  the license plate from her 2011 Chevy Cruze. 

Wallet, cellphone stolen

3601 W. 13 Mile (William Beaumont Hospital), Jan. 21, 2 p.m. – 4:48 p.m.: A Beaumont employee reported she hung up her coat in the area where she works. At the end of the day she retrieved her coat and discovered someone stole her wallet from her coat pocket. 

29202 Woodward, (IHOP), Jan. 21, 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: A man reported he forgot his cellphone in the men’s bathroom of the restaurant. When he returned to retrieve his phone he discovered someone stole it.

Sex offenders arrested

Woodward and Buckingham, Jan. 16, 8:58 a.m.: A Royal Oak officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Woodward and Buckingham. The passenger in the vehicle was determined to be a registered sex offender. Further investigation revealed the passenger failed to comply with the reporting requirements under the sex offender registry law and was arrested for non-compliance. 

4400 block of W. Webster, Jan. 22, 3:57 p.m.: Officers checked the location for a sex offender who failed to comply with the sex offender registry reporting requirements. The person was located and arrested without incident. 

Jack Manning January 25, 2014 at 10:06 AM
So what happens to these sex offenders when they fail to comply with reporting requirements? Never hear the media ever following-up on the the penalties if any that are handed out.
Judy Davids (Editor) January 25, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Hi Jack. I am working on an answer to your question. It's a good one.
Judy Davids (Editor) January 26, 2014 at 06:53 PM
Hi Jack- Judge Derek Meinecke offered this link: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-295-1994-II, which states an individual required to be registered under this act who willfully violates this act is guilty of a felony punishable as follows: (a) If the individual has no prior convictions for a violation of this act, by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000, or both. (b) If the individual has 1 prior conviction for a violation of this act, by imprisonment for not more than 7 years or a fine of not more than $5,000, or both. (c) If the individual has 2 or more prior convictions for violations of this act, by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
Ricardo Carlos Castro January 28, 2014 at 04:38 AM
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