Saturday, March 31, 2012

There's a man driving a van. Commence predator panic in five... four... three...

First came "Driving While Black," now there will be "Driving a Van while a Man." If you are a man, don't drive a frigging van. If you are lost, don't pull over and ask strangers for directions. We don't want to helicopter moms going into DEFCON 5.

Neighbors think suspicious van’s driver is on sex offender registry

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Parents have taken to the internet to spread word about a suspicious van spotted in a Chesterfield County neighborhood.
Tuesday, while watching four children play in her front yard, Virginia Goin was sitting on her front porch saw a white van, driving slowly through the neighborhood.
She continued to see it drive slowly through and after a while, it stopped in front of her house.
The woman said she wondered if the driver might be be lost — or up to no good — so she walked over to the driver who told her he was lost, but didn’t have a valid reason as to why he had been riding around the neighborhood.
As a result, the woman called police.
The next day, a parent two streets up in Walton Park, called police to report a suspicious white van in her neighborhood.
Chesterfield County police said they are actively looking into the reports.
One neighbor, who said the man use to live in the area more than a decade ago, is why some people believe the driver is on the state’s sex offender registry.
Police said they have contacted the state police, who run the sex offender website.
Parents in the meantime, have posted the man’s description, information about the van and about a second car, on an elementary school’s PTA webpage, the neighborhood association page as well as sending out emails to alert parents.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Abbie Alford puts the "Dirty" in Operation Dirty Dozen

She may have a light, but she doesn't have a clue.
This isn't Abbie Alford's first appearance on the Annual Shiitake Awards. In 2009, she was nominated for claiming "pedophiles" were going to comic book conventions dressed as the internet meme "Pedobear". She lost, but she's now the first media hound to get a nod after losing and missing a year. How does she still have a job, anyways? She fails miserably at journalism. Watching her heckle the guy arrested in her article made me think I was watching Jerry Springer.

Operation Dirty Dozen: Tulsa's wanted sex offenders

Reported by: Abbie Alford
Updated: 3/29 11:54 pmPublished: 3/28 6:06 pm

Tulsa area law enforcement is tracking down sex offenders in hiding.

The U.S. Marshals, Tulsa Police Fugitive and Warrants Team (Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force) and TPD Exploitation Unit teamed up to target Tulsa’s most wanted sex offenders.

In an exclusive FOX23 report law enforcement tracked down the 106 unregistered sex offenders and wanted for other crimes.  FOX23 News talked to law enforcement and sex offenders.

Police say more than one in five convicted sex offenders in Tulsa is essentially in hiding.

The Tulsa Police Department sex offender registration map shows a few white pockets where Tulsa’s 454 convicted sex offenders can legally live and register.

Tulsa Police Exploitation Sergeant John Adams reports there are 348 sex offenders registered in Tulsa; that means 106 are delinquent.

Convicted sex offenders cannot live within two thousand feet of parks, playgrounds, licensed daycares and schools,  and that’s the reason they say they won’t register.

"Tulsa Police, U.S. Marshals if you are inside you need to announce yourself,” said U.S. Marshal Deputy Chad Hunt.

Donald L. Lareaux, 41, was convicted of fondling children in 2004. He hasn’t registered since he got out of prison in 2010.

However, law enforcement tracked him down hiding in his brother’s house.

"Donald, U.S. Marshals come to the front door,” said Hunt.

After about five minutes, Lareaux comes out and he’s cuffed.

Lareaux tries to explain why he registered a fake address.
Hunt: "Why didn't you register?”

Lareaux: "I feel like the laws are little bit stringent and if they made it easier to do. I would do it… More places to live, that's the whole problem that everybody deals with."

U.S. Marshals and the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force stake out a level three sex offender near 21st and 145th E. Avenue.

David E. Collins, Jr., 38, is one of 106 convicted sex offenders living in Tulsa, but won’t tell police where they live. 

"You got to register. When was the last time you registered?" asked Hunt.

Prison records show it’s been two years since Collins registered and it wasn’t where law enforcement found him.

Collins didn’t want to answer question asked by FOX23’s Abbie Alford. (He shouldn't have to, bitch)

Collins: "It's hard to do it. I don't want to do it."

Alford “People need to know where sex offenders live.” (Um, no they don't)

Collins: “I didn't hurt anybody.”

Alford “Didn't you get convicted of rape?” (Again, none of your business, he did his time, bitch)

Collins: “I’m not answering any questions."

Under the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry Act, convicted sex offenders have three days to register with local law enforcement after being released from prison.

Depending on the level a sex offender is categorized as, he or she may be required to register every three, six or twelve months.

An Oklahoma proposal being considered in the state house would prohibit sex offenders convicted of abusing a child under 13 from living with a minor. It would exclude sex offenders from living with their child or grandchild, as long as the child was not the victim.

HB 3049 is sponsored by Representative Mike Sanders (R-Kingfisher) and Senator Bryce Marlatt (R-Woodward). It has been approved by the House and is waiting for approval from the Senate.

There were 105 warrants for failure to register.

Sergeant Adams reports over the three-day operation they arrested 11 convicted sex offenders in Tulsa.

They also located eighteen sex offenders who were in custody in another jurisdiction, one was in Oklahoma City.

There were 38 registered sex offenders located in another state but still have outstanding warrants in Tulsa. Three were deported by Immigration Customs Enforcement and seven passed away.

The U.S. Marshall's Office will be working with the DA's Office to determine what to do with the 38 located out of state and the 18 in custody at other jurisdictions. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jose Manuel Santiago was "spirited away"

The Hardest Fall category is reserved for big name pols, so for the little guy to land on this list, he has to do something really extreme. What is crazier than claiming spirit possession as a defense for committing a sex crime?

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — A former southeastern Pennsylvania police officer has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting four young girls by claiming he was possessed by a spirit and needed to protect their families.
Under the terms of a plea agreement reached Tuesday, former Kennett Square police officer Jose Manuel Santiago will spend at least 12 years in prison for the assaults. Three victims told police they were under the age of 14 when the attacks began.
The 56-year-old Newark, Del. man had been scheduled to go on trial in Chester County Court before agreeing to plead guilty to charges including rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
Investigators say Santiago told the girls he was possessed by a spirit and needed to have sex with them to protect them and their families from harm.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's the Great Wall of Des Moines!

Now South Park is safe from "child abductors"
The economy must be on an upswing, because there is apparently money to invest in new pork barrel projects. And nothing says pork more than a million dollar wall built out of fear that people going to the Des Moines Zoo might see a sex offender *gasp* in a minimum security facility next door. Wasn't this on an episode of South Park once?

Barrier separating zoo, offenders nearly finished

Completion comes as spring crowds start arriving at zoo

11:36 PM, Mar. 25, 2012  |  

The fence is topped with barbed wire, and video surveillance is among the added security measures.
Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta talks with Carly Millsap, residential supervisor at the Fort Des Moines Correctional Complex, near the 10-foot chain-ink fence that separates the correctional facility and the Blank Park Zoo. The barrier also includes an earthen berm that blocks sight of offenders outside the complex. / justin hayworth/register photos

Construction is nearly finished on a barrier costing almost $900,000 that will separate sex offenders housed at Fort Des Moines from patrons at the Blank Park Zoo.
The barrier includes a landscaped earthen berm and a 10-foot fence topped with barbed wire that is being built in conjunction with a new zoo entrance on Des Moines’ south side.
The Iowa Legislature appropriated $1 million in state funding for the barrier two years ago after rescinding $18 million to construct a new community correctional facility northeast of Des Moines where sex offenders were scheduled to be transferred. The Fort Des Moines Correctional Complex currently houses 275 offenders, including 17 convicted of sex crimes and four serving time for murder or manslaughter.
Mark Vuckovich, the zoo’s chief executive officer, said he’s pleased the barrier is almost completed as early spring crowds begin arriving to enjoy the zoo. Last year the zoo had 411,000 admissions, and officials hope to see attendance dramatically increase in the coming years with the addition of new exhibits.
“If you drive out here, you will see this is a fairly substantial fence,” Vuckovich said, adding that the earthen berm will generally prevent zoo patrons from seeing offenders mingling outside the Fort Des Moines complex. “The more that we can portray the safety and separation between us and them, the easier it is for us to get people to come here.”
Other new security includes surveillance cameras at the Fort Des Moines facility that will monitor areas surrounding the correctional facility, including the newly installed fence, said Iowa prison spokesman Fred Scaletta. The cameras will provide a video record if an incident occurs, he said.
The Blank Park Zoo, which opened in 1966, and the Fort Des Moines Correctional Complex, which opened in 1970, have coexisted for decades with relatively few conflicts. Many offenders work at regular jobs and reside at the facility under correctional supervision.
But some Des Moines south-side residents were outraged in 2009 after Michael McGill, a sex offender with a notorious record, was slated to be sent to Fort Des Moines. McGill, now 53, was subsequently assigned to Fort Des Moines, but he was quickly returned to prison after threatening to commit new sex crimes.
McGill testified at a parole revocation hearing before returning to prison that he had made several specific threats, including plans to rob a Wells Fargo Bank on Army Post Road in Des Moines. He claimed he would take a male bank customer hostage, have him drive to a secluded place and sexually assault him. McGill is currently in custody at the Oakdale state prison near Iowa City.
State Sen. Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, said he sees the barrier as a short-term, stopgap measure to protect public safety until all offenders at Fort Des Moines can be moved to a new facility elsewhere. Although state prison officials have said they have no plans to shut down the Fort Des Moines complex if a new community correctional facility is built elsewhere in Polk County, McCoy said he wants the offenders completely out of the south-side neighborhood.
For now, though, McCoy said he’s happy with the new zoo entrance. He believes the newly installed fence will prevent offenders at Fort Des Moines from crossing through the zoo property.
“I don’t anticipate that we will have any problems,” McCoy said.
Roger Jorgenson, vice president of the Fort Des Moines neighborhood association, echoes McCoy’s arguments. He said he’s still uncomfortable having sex offenders and other convicts housed in a residential area, despite construction of the barrier.
“As soon as the door opens up over there they are allowed to roam the streets of Des Moines, putting it mildly,” Jorgenson said. “I am aware that some of them have jobs and are looking for work, but it seems like there is just too much accessibility to the neighborhood.”
So far, $872,000 in state money has been disbursed on the barrier project by the Iowa Department of Corrections, but the spending could go higher after all the bills are received, said Scaletta. The work is being administered by the city of Des Moines under a contract awarded to Larson & Larson Construction of Urbandale.

Monday, March 26, 2012

No money? No problem! pay your fees at a buck per slave hour

Illinois has a proposition for all you out-of-work registrants who can't afford that hundred buck per year registry fee. Just work for the state at a measly one dollar per hour. That's right, if you don't have a Benjamin to swear fealty to registry overlords, you can work off your debt by working 100 hours of community service. A hundred bucks or a hundred hours. Do the math, Illin'-noise:

Rep. Hammond Passes Legislation Allowing Community Service if Sex Offenders Can Not Pay Annual Registration Fee

Springfield, IL…On Wednesday, State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) passed legislation out of the Illinois House that will allow indigent sex offenders, who can not afford to pay the $100 dollar registration and annual renewal fees, to instead perform 100 hours of community service.

“This idea was brought to me by the Sheriffs Association who noticed that sex offenders were frequently claiming they were indigent in order to avoid having to pay the required registration fee,” Rep. Hammond said.  “Because so many continued to have their fees waived, there was no money available to support the sex offender database and registration system.  By requiring 100 hours of community service as an alternative, the thought is that many more offenders will be willing to pay the annual fees.”

House Bill 4670 will allow sex offenders, who claim indigence in order to avoid registration fees, to complete 100 hours of community service within 90 days of their required registration date, if community service is available in the area.  Currently, sex offenders are required to pay a $100 initial registration fee and $100 for each annual registration.  If they can not afford to pay the entire amount at once, a payment plan can be established.

“I am hopeful that this alternative will increase the incentive for sex offenders to pay the fees.  Instead of simply being able to claim indigence and not having to face the penalties, they will now have a choice to do 100 hours of community service or pay the fine.  I think a number of these folks will choose to pay the fee,” said Rep. Hammond.

House Bill 4670 passed the Illinois House and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.

Here is Norine Hammond's info:

Representative Norine Hammond (R)
94th District

Photograph of  Representative  Norine Hammond (R)

Springfield Office:
213-N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-0416
(217) 557-4530 FAX
District Office:
331 N. Lafayette Street
P.O. Box 170
Macomb, IL  61455
(309) 836-2707
(309) 836-2231 FAX
McDonough County
Years served: December 2010 - Present

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Missouri wants to add class discrimination to the state constitution

Of all the dumb bills read every year, this one takes the cake, as Missouri is adding a class exclusion to their state constitution, allowing retroactive punishment of registrants and no one else. I guess some people are more equal than others in this country.




6036L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk



Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 13 of article I of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to laws retrospective in operation.

Be it resolved by the House of Representative s, the Senate concurring therein:

            That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article I of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:

            Section A. Section 13, article I, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 13, to read as follows:

            Section 13. That no ex post facto law, nor law impairing the obligation of contracts, or retrospective in its operation, or making any irrevocable grant of special privileges or immunities, can be enacted; however, a law may be retrospective in its operation with respect to a new obligation, duty, or disability imposed upon sex offenders.
If you are in Missouri you better start writing these reps and tell them just how you feel about it. 

Schad, Rodney, Chair
Marshall, Nick, Vice Chair
Cierpiot, Mike
Colona, Mike
Conway, Kathie
Ellington, Brandon
Fuhr, Gary
Higdon, Galen
Hinson, Dave
Lasater, Brent
McGeoghegan, Eileen
Pace, Sharon
Phillips, Don
Reiboldt, Bill
Walton Gray, Rochelle

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Grove mother may go to prison for marrying sex offender, prosecutor said

Oklahoma sucks so much a beer was named
for it's maximum suckage. No joke-- Google it.
I'm starting to think I should have called my new blog the Shiitake Daily, because 2012 is becoming a banner year for sex offender stupidity. Today's Holy Shiitake moment comes from the no-so-great state of Joke-lahoma.

Grove mother may go to prison for marrying sex offender, prosecutor said

BY SHEILA STOGSDILL | Published: March 24, 2012 
JAY — A Grove woman on probation for having her children with her when she was arrested for public intoxication could be sent to prison after marrying a convicted sex offender — a likely probation violation, a prosecutor said.
Heather Leann Ogden, 35, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of child endangerment in November 2010 and was sentenced to a four-year suspended sentence.
District Attorney Eddie Wyant said he filed a motion March 15 to revoke Ogden's probation after authorities discovered she married felon Steven Ray Cottle Jr. Ogden also was arrested in connection with drunken driving June 11 in Joplin, Mo., according to the motion.
Cottle, 31, was convicted in May 1999 in Blaine County for indecent exposure and received a five-year deferred sentence.
He failed to register as a sex offender in 2005 and was sentenced to 10 years for indecent exposure, failure to register and being in possession of a firearm during probation.
He was released June 2, 2011, after serving six years, according to Department of Corrections records.
Ogden was arrested Nov. 27, 2009, after a police officer arrived to help her when her car was inoperable.
The officer said she appeared to be intoxicated and a half-empty bottle of whiskey was on the rear floorboard of her car.
Her 1-year-old and 6-year-old children also were in the car, according to an arrest affidavit.
She is free on $2,000 bail and scheduled to return to court Monday.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Miami sues Florida over Bookville II

Oh, Florida. You must be upset you lost your Shiitake Award dynasty, because you are trying hard to raise the stupidity level to a whole new level. So let me get this straight. The city of Miami is suing the state of Florida because the DOC is sending released prisoners to the internment camps that were created by the city's own residency laws. Makes perfect sense, if you are going by Florida logic. For the rest of us, it is as stupid as a bank robber suing the bank for helping him get captured.

Miami Commission Sues State Over Sex Offenders
March 22, 2012 6:08 PM

MIAMI (CBS4) – The Miami City Commission is taking up its battle against homeless sex offenders again. Thursday, the commission voted to sue the state of Florida to stop sending sex offenders to live at the corner of NE 10th and 79th Street in Miami.

“It is an inappropriate use of that function of government to place sex offenders in the city of Miami,” said Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, who proposed the lawsuit.

Miami Police said 23 registered sex offenders now call that 79th Street location home and sleep on the sidewalks every night. They said the offenders are there because local restrictions prohibit them from living near schools or daycares.

Police said it was the sex offenders that told them probations officers directed them to that location.

“Some of them had very synonomous stories which was I got out of prison I go see my probation officer,” explained commander Manuel Morales, city of Miami Police. “First question they ask me was where are you going. He says I got no where to go. So they hand me this little piece of paper that says the address of 970 E 79th street. So two or three of them gave me the same story.”

The department of corrections denies sending sex offenders anywhere. But Miami officials said that is the same story corrections gave them years ago when a small city of sex offenders was growing under the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

The Miami City Commission also voted to have a city attorney and the Chief of Police draft state legislation to share the sex offender burden all over Florida and find a permanent solution. They have sixty days to report back to the commission.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tennessee HB3398 Forfeiture law turns registrants into profits

Civil forfeiture laws were originally devised to separate criminals from the fruits of their crimes, usually dope boys, but this growing and disturbing trend in the USA is being used in increasingly scary ways. The Tennessee HB3398 is your average civil forfeiture law directed at registrants, but it is the accompanying media article is what makes it scary. After reading it, you may want to check out the site "Forfeiture Endangers American Rights" (FEAR).

Sex Offenders Could Lose Their Ride Under Proposed Bill

By Adam Ghassemi
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – It was a quick stop for lunch Thursday and a chance for five-year-old Kaden Woodard to enjoy the park. His mother, Jennifer Woodard, was always close by knowing she can't risk taking her eyes off her four kids because there are people out to hurt them.
"It's a real concern for me as a parent," Woodard said.
Last fall, Hendersonville Police arrested 42-year-old Keith Barcus, a registered sex offender, rode his bike to a nearby park anyway. He was later charged with a sex offender registry violation.
Now HB3398 would allow investigators to not only arrest offenders, like Barcus, for violating the terms of their release, but also seize their property or vehicles as well.
"People who prey on children look for any way to get into that area," said Sergeant Jim Vaughn with the Hendersonville Police Department.

Vaughn says the idea could be a good deterrent to keep sex offenders away from places they aren't supposed to get near in the first place. "So people won't want to go to the park because they're aware if they go in there and if they get caught they're going to lose that vehicle that got them into the park," he said.
"We're just looking for ways to try to make them understand that they've got to stop hurting our kids," said Representative Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville, who sponsored the bill.
Maggart says she hopes this will stop repeat offenders. "Sex offenders are usually very clever people. They're very manipulative people and so they're always looking for a way for whatever law we put in place," she went on to say.
That could make parents, like Woodard, feel like their children are a little more safe. "You try to protect your kids at all costs and if there's certain laws that's going to help do that then it makes you feel a little bit better as a parent," she said.
The bill would amend current law to allow law enforcement agencies to seize any personal property used by sex offenders convicted of preying on children. That means anything used to get them to places they aren't supposed to be could be sold to benefit child advocacy centers, court appointed advocates and the child abuse prevention fund.
The bill is still making its way through committee in the Senate. It's scheduled to go before the House next Wednesday.
Below is the politico responsible for this crap, and the stupid quotes in the article. Feel free to voice your disapproval:

Rep. Debra Young Maggart

District 45 — Part of Sumner County — Map

district address

112 La Bar Drive
Hendersonville, TN 37075

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 103 War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-3893
Fax (615) 253-0350

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Richard Ferrucci, noodle-headed cop not using his noodle

This is Richard Ferrucci (isn't that a kind of pasta?), the "Senior Investigator" at the Oneida Co NY District Attorney's Office. New York has certainly been underrepresented here at the Shiitake Awards, but Ferrucci must be trying to change that. In an article on the impact of the sex offender registry on the family of a registrant, Richard Ferrucci spoon-feeds the reporters the same stupid spiel we've come to expect from a keystone cop:

"The public has the right to know these people were dangerous, probably still are dangerous, or can be dangerous in the future to young children. Children don't really have a means to protect themselves. By having a means to access information that is out there about crimes these people commit is paramount to keep their children safe."

Ferrucci apparently doesn't understand the intent of the article. If we are merely looking at potential threats, and 95% of sex crimes are committed by first time offenders, that means we should watch people like Ferrucci. He does look like a suspicious character. Not everyone on the list was/is a danger to kids, either. 

Ferrucci? More like Bucatini-- thick and hollow-headed.

What do you do when you need a numbnut to make irrelevant comments to a serious news report?
You go to the DA's office, that's what.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Paula Stitz (kin) weaves a tall tale

Paula Stitz, hard at work as Arkansas's sex offender manager.
The fact that The University of Arkansas mascot is a giant pig's just a coincidence.
In the fairy tale Rumplestiltskin, a troll helps a girl out of trouble by weaving gold thread, a lie her father told the king, and in exchange Rumplestiltskin asked for the woman's firstborn. So the girl carries the king, has a baby, and Rumpy returns for his pay. The king tries to bribe him, but no, he wants the baby. He gives them a chance to win the kid back if they can guess the name. The queen spies on the troll, who reveals his name in a song. His big mouth causes him to lose his bet.

Today's bedtime story is about Paula Stitz.... kin.

Once upon a time there was a Police Chief in the tiny backwater village of Eureka Springs named PaulaStitz(kin). Paulastitzkin was fired from her police chief job and she sued to get her job back, claiming of all things, "sexual discrimination." PaulaStitzKin failed in her lawsuit. What kind of job could a disgraced crooked cop do? That is when the kingdom of Arkansas offered PaulaStitzKin a new job working on the state sex offender registry. After all, the kingdom could care less about their peasants and figured a crooked cop made a perfect fit.

Over the years, PaulaStitzKin went around the kingdom weaving scary stories to justify her job. She would say things like:

The registry works. These people tend to work in the dark. We’re shinning a light in the dark corners.”


"It makes my hair stand on end. I really believe that registering sex offenders and notifying communities about their whereabouts is important. I think it works. If they can fall through the crack, they will jump through that crack and try to disappear."


"Monitoring sex offenders is like trying to herd a bunch of cats. They move around a lot, change their appearance, and try to find ways to make enforcement more difficult."

Soon people forgot about PaulaStitzKin's past as a crooked police chief and were mesmerized by her Predator Panic. PaulaStitzKin could hide it in the dark corners while going from town to town and weave her stories. So one day, PaulaStitzKin held a meeting in the village of Conway. PaulaStitzKin was called out on her lies. PaulaStitzKin tried to dodge these brave souls who had confronted her bullcrap. PaulaStitzKin ran away in terror, knowing the game was up. Will we ever see her again. Hopefully not. That would be a happy ending.


When Rumplestilskin was busted, he also ran away, never to be seen again. Arkansas needs to do the same with Paula Stitz. A corrupt cop should never have a job in law enforcement ever again. She is a bold-faced liar who spreads Predator Panic and is a disgrace to the state of Arkansas. Soo-iiieeee!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bryan Oei puts the "bull" in Trumbull

Bryan Oei

This is Brian Oei, who decided to take it upon himself to get arrested for harassing a registrant. Granted, this is minor compared to vigilante reports I've seen here, but since he decided he wants his 15 minutes of fame, he'll get 15 minutes of shame on this blog. Enjoy. Not sure which person in the pic is Brian, is it the one on the left?

TRUMBULL -- A local man, who doesn't want a sex offender living in his neighborhood, was arrested after police said he taunted a twice-convicted sex offender outside the offender's home.
Bryan Oei, 19, of Primrose Drive, was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting $500 bond pending arraignment in Superior Court on March 22.
According to police, on Wednesday Joseph Kallay, who has twice been convicted of sex-related charges and is on the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry, complained that he was being taunted by Oei, who he did not know.
Police said Kallay told them he had received a telephone call from Oei who said he knew Kallay was a convicted sex offender and referred to Kallay as being a "Rape O."
Police continued that sometime later Kallay got a knock on his door and when he opened he was confronted by Oei who began taking photographs of him. When Kallay told Oei to leave, Oei responded," What if I don't, are you going to rape me?" police said.
Kallay then called police.
Oei was arrested a short distance from Kallay's home.

It wasn't enough this punk got caught doing this, he bragged about his crime on his TWITTER account. He erased these posts but they are still up on screenshot below:

Looking at this guy's twitter account, it is obvious he's mentally disturbed. Maybe it is just the weed.

None of this will men anything a couple of months from now when you are paying for your crimes.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Get ready for Bookville 2, the sequel nobody wanted to see!

Ron and Lauren Book shopping for South Florida Politicians 
Have you ever watched a crappy movie and dreaded the thought of a sequel? It seems Ron Book will be starring in Bookville II: The Shorecrest Conquest.

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Miami sex-crime offenders camp on slab of sidewalk in Shorecrest

Ostracized by harsh residency laws and barred from taking shelter under a bridge, as many as two dozen homeless sex offenders are now setting up camp nightly on a tiny slab of sidewalk in the Shorecrest residential neighborhood in northeast Miami.
With no roof over their heads, no beds to sleep on, the men gather by 10 each night at the southwest corner of Northeast 79th Street and 10th Avenue, on the concrete near a vacant lot owned by the city of Miami. They are usually gone and out of sight by 6 the next morning.
State probation officials are aware of the sidewalk camp — in fact, the men there say their probation officers directed them to the corner after leaving prison. Because of a strict Miami-Dade County law, the camp is in one of the few areas where sex offenders may legally reside.
But Miami officials are now considering a lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections, complaining that what they initially accepted as a temporary landing spot for released inmates has become a permanent fixture.
“I am extremely disappointed in the lack of progress and to discover that the sex offenders are now erecting tents in the public right of way at the location, a sign that they intend to make this location more than just their temporary reporting area,” city Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, who represents Shorecrest, wrote the Department of Corrections last week.
Ron Book, the chairman of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust, also blasted the corrections department, which has declined requests to alert the Trust — which provides services for the homeless — before letting ex-cons out to live on the street.
“I’m shocked. It makes me crazy. We worked very hard to make sure this crap didn’t happen again,” said Book, a lobbyist who also was a vocal advocate for the Miami-Dade County ordinance preventing sex offenders from residing near schools.
State prison officials say they are monitoring the offenders at the 79th Street camp, but insist that they are not instructing offenders to move to the site.
“We are not telling probationers to go live there,” said Ann Howard, spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections. “We can’t tell them where they can live.”
Before sex offenders are released from custody, the corrections department does check on their future residences, to ensure that they comply with state and local laws limiting where sex offenders can live, Howard said. But Miami is a “difficult” location, because the county’s residency law for sex offenders is so strict.
The problem stems from a Miami-Dade County ordinance that bars sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of a school, exceeding the state’s 1,000-foot restriction. The county passed the law two years ago to eliminate a patchwork of even stricter laws — creating buffer zones around parks, daycare centers and even school bus stops — passed by several cities.
About five years ago, the laws forced more than 100 sex offenders to camp under the Julia Tuttle Causeway for nearly three years, with the blessing of the corrections department, which monitors felons on probation.
The Tuttle camp drew criticism from around the country before it was cleared out and fenced off, scattering the felons around Miami-Dade. But the county’s law still renders many spots off limits to sex offenders, funneling them into a handful of areas, such as the Shorecrest street corner that meets the rules.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade in 2009, arguing its ordinance makes it impossible for sex offenders to find a place to live, endangering children even further because the public and police can’t keep tabs on their whereabouts. The case was thrown out, and an appeals court determined that the law was within the county’s authority.
Visits to the Shorecrest camp last week found more than a half-dozen men gathered on the sidewalk near 79th Street. The corner is listed as the home of some 24 “transient” sex offenders in the registry maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Some spend the night dozing off in folding chairs. Others stay in their cars. One man lives in a tiny orange-and-green tent, protected by a zipper.
With no bathrooms, the men urinate in the corner of a field a few feet away.
All wear GPS bracelets on their ankles, to alert their probation officers if they stray too far away during the night. The encampment is on a desolate strip of 79th Street, between two fenced-in vacant lots, but only a few blocks from the residential neighborhoods of Belle Meade to the south and Shorecrest just north.
“I thought it was going to be a place with a roof. But no, it was here on the street,” said Edgardo Vargas, 49, married with a 17-year-old son. Peeping out from his tent, Vargas said: “There’s no bathroom, nowhere to take a shower. If I were not here, they’d send me back to prison.”
Said another man, a 49-year-old who declined to give his name: “People ride by and look at us like we’re animals or dogs. We sleep in chairs. It’s dangerous and scary, but we sleep. I don’t want my mom coming out here to see me, she can’t take it.”
Though state prison officials have denied directing newly released offenders to the camp, several of the felons told police that they went there after receiving a piece of scrap paper from their probation officers with the address of the intersection when they were released from prison, according to a memo by Miami Police Cmdr. Manuel Morales. Six of the men told a Miami Herald reporter that they were directed to the area by probation officers.
“This completely contradicts the previous statements made by the Corrections Department representative,” Morales wrote. “It is obvious that the state of Florida Corrections Department did not gain any wisdom from the Julia Tuttle bridge fiasco. I fear that if the issue remains unaddressed we could face an alarming influx of sexual offenders being assigned to our neighborhood streets.”
Dozens of other sex offenders live in apartments in the Shorecrest neighborhood. In all, 114 registered sex offenders live within one mile of the intersection of Northeast 79th Street and 10th Avenue, according to the FDLE.
Sarnoff, for one, believes the city should take the state to court. Though Miami police have been aware of the encampment for a while, the commissioner said it was supposed to be temporary, until permanent shelter was found. Last week he wrote a letter to the corrections department saying he was “extremely disappointed in the lack of progress.”
Now, Sarnoff is preparing a resolution seeking city commission approval to file a lawsuit to prevent the corrections department from directing inmates to the Shorecrest streets. The proposal is expected to be addressed at the commission’s March 22 meeting.
But the measure does not address the larger question: How can cities prevent sex offenders from setting up camps if the ex-cons can’t find housing?
After the Julia Tuttle camp was disbanded in 2010, the Homeless Trust spent almost $1 million on temporary housing for more than 100 displaced felons. The Trust provided rent subsidies for about three to five months, but only to those who tried to find work or job training, Book said.
“We attempted training and job placement, but they didn’t want to go,” said Book. “We’re not a welfare agency. That’s not what we do. There were people who thought we would pay their rent forever.”
In 2008, the Homeless Trust reached a wide-ranging agreement with the county jail system, the courts, the public health system, the Department of Children & Families and area mental health providers to ensure that the Trust is alerted before a homeless person is released, so the Trust could try to find housing or other services.
As part of the agreement, the Trust also asked state prison officials to alert the agency six months before releasing any felons — including sex offenders. But officials with the corrections department refused to sign the deal, Book said.
Book, after learning about the 79th Street camp from a Herald reporter, sent a Trust staffer to inspect the site on Thursday night. He said the agency will try to find housing for some of the sex offenders, but he can’t give them priority over others in need of shelter.
“There are places these guys can go,” he said. “They do not need to be out on the street.”