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Police Warns Public of Violent/Sexual Offender Now in Edmonton, Likely to Re-Offend

Edmonton Police released information to the public about a convicted violent & sexual offender now residing with us in Edmonton, and they have reason to believe he very well may attack again.
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EDMONTON | There’s a new neighbor back on our streets – and believe you me – it’s not one I’m excited to be writing about this morning. According to the Edmonton Police Service, 51-year-old Michael Rhoads (UPDATE: also known as Conan on the streets, thanks to an anonymous tipster) is a convicted violent and sexual offender who is now residing in Edmonton. We are unsure of what neighbourhood he lives in or what area he frequents most.

UPDATE: We’ve since been told by an anonymous reader that Rhoads hangs out around the Bissel Co-Op and Gazebo area, so that clears things up a bit with general location.

Michael Rhoads
Profile of Michael Rhoads

Michael Rhoads is 51 years of age, with a height of 5 feet 7 inches, weighing approximately 205 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

“Rhoads has a history of violence towards intimate partners and strangers he has encountered on the street or in bars.  His risk for violence increases significantly when under the influence of alcohol and drugs.”

Edmonton Police Service

The EPS wrote this notice to warn Edmontonians about this potentially harmful man in an attempt to forewarn you, and ask that you do not take this article as an invitation to engage in any form of vigilante action. The world needs less harm; not more.

Rhoads has been placed on a number of court ordered conditions. You can view them all on the EPS website here.

Please take a second to share this article in an attempt to get the word out there with me. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry; especially when Edmonton Police explicitly state that this man is more than likely to commit another violent attack whilst residing in our city.

View the initial EPS release here.


Jody Mitoma

Founder of Edmonton Talks News.

21 thoughts on “Police Warns Public of Violent/Sexual Offender Now in Edmonton, Likely to Re-Offend

  • Crystal Karst
    September 28, 2018 at 6:08 AM

    Then why the hell isnt he bein left in jail where he belongs?! Hes gonna end up back in there anyway, so why is he bein let out?!

  • Leah M Martin
    September 28, 2018 at 7:01 AM

    Someone should pasted his face all over street poles !! The public has a right to know where he is !!

  • BetteAnn Martin
    September 28, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    So what? Violent sex offender isnt enough? Does his victim have to die before they keep him locked up?? This is incredibly stupid!

  • Tanya Meyer
    September 28, 2018 at 10:28 AM

    For those who oppose mandatory release of convicts in Canada, please complain to your MPs. They make the laws, and they have the power to change the laws.

    • Marley
      September 28, 2018 at 7:24 PM

      Nope. Just Bitching on Facebook and asking the tired old “why did they release him” works best.

  • Tammy Kalshoven
    September 28, 2018 at 3:07 PM

    This just pisses me off! If they believe he will reoffend don’t let him out, or extend his sentence. Those responsible for his release are and should be held responsible in some way if he reoffends!! Why is he even out if this has to be shared with the public

  • Veronika Tarnovsky
    September 28, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Welcome to the Profit System they like to call the Justice System. Where Justice is nowhere to be found and people are making huge profits while we are still unprotected from dangerous people.

  • Andrea Rogoza
    September 29, 2018 at 11:22 PM

    Eh it’s all good, just wait till he destroys another life or two, or three…then we’ll put him away for an extra year

  • Kevin Desrosiers
    October 1, 2018 at 12:06 AM

    I find it a little disconcerting the police have the power to make these announcements , if the said individual is such a risk why let him out in the first place ? Is the system going to keep tabs on him 24/7 ? If not why are the police involving the public? We have enuf to worry about already with out having to watch out for these guys!
    They should ,past a point just gps chip the bastards ,fit them with an explosive collar .
    Tell the be good or else !



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