BREAKING: Peterborough Police Issue Public Safety Warning Regarding Steven Edward Yearley

 A bald Yearley in police photo supplied to us in March 2013

A bald Yearley in police photo supplied to us in March 2013

 Yearley with hair in photo supplied by police May 6, 2014

Yearley with hair in photo supplied by police May 6, 2014

Special Police Media Release for Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

PUBLIC SAFETY WARNING

 (Peterborough, Ontario) - The Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service is issuing the following warning in regard to the release of a Federal Reformatory inmate.

On the 10th of May 2014, Steven Edward Yearley, 24, will be released from custody after serving a provincial jail term, for Breaching his Recognizance.  This is the second warning that has been issued for Yearley.  The first warning was provided in March 2013 when he was released after serving a federal prison term for Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Robbery, Uttering Threats, Escape Lawful Custody, and Break and Enter.

Information contained in his file indicates this man represents an overall high risk to re-offend in a sexual or violent manner. It has been confirmed that Yearley will be returning to Peterborough where he intends to reside.

His past includes convictions including:
Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Robbery, Uttering Threats, Escape Lawful Custody, and Break and Enter, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of a Schedule II Substance and Breach of Recognizance.

Yearley is described as male, white, 5’9”, blue eyes, short brown hair with several tattoos from his neck to his feet. See photograph above.

Yearley is on a Recognizance Order under Sec 810.2 CC with 24 conditions. Some noteworthy conditions include:

·     no alcohol/ non-medically prescribed drugs

·     no parks or trails unless accompanied by a family member

·     must carry a copy of the recognizance when outside of his residence

•    curfew at residence of 10 pm to 6 am daily and must present himself to police attending his residence to confirm compliance

Further information about this man's criminal record is confidential. In the vast majority of cases no information about a former inmate's history is ever released. However, the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service has issued this warning believing the immediate safety of the general public outweighs the need to maintain the usual anonymity afforded persons released from the institutions following completion of their sentences. The exemption for release of this information is contained in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Community Safety Act.

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