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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Kootenai County and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Registered Sex Offenders

Some weeks ago, The Angry Commentator blogmaster linked to the Idaho State Police's website registry of sex offenders in Idaho.

I am going to periodically follow her lead and post links to Idaho's sex offender registry.

Here is the link to the April 13, 2005, List of Violent Sexual Predators. Several of the people whose photos and addresses appear on this link are within one hour's drive of Coeur d'Alene.

Here is a link to the Sex Offenders That Failed to Complete Annual Registration. Again, note that three of these are (or should be) in Kootenai County.

Here is a link to the page that will allow a county by county search for registered sex offenders. Simply go to the "search by" drop down box and click on the county of interest. For example, if you click on "Kootenai County" and then "Search Registry", it will return with a total of 263 registered sex offenders in Kootenai County. It will list their names and last known address. Each name is hyperlinked, so clicking on a particular name will return a color photo of the offender, his/her full name and date of birth, his/her last known address, the offense for which s/he was convicted, and the place and date of the conviction.

It is a good idea for people considering purchasing property in Coeur d'Alene or Kootenai County to examine this registry before signing a purchase contract. This is information your realtor won't show you unless you push for it. The registry information is not updated daily, so it is wise to check it regularly.

Prospective property buyers and businesspeople should understand that there are a rather large number of convicted felons on probation or parole living in the Coeur d'Alene area. There is no comparable online registry for them, so before signing a sales contract for property here, it would be wise to contact the Idaho Department of Correction, District 1, 202 Anton, First Floor, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815, Phone: 208-769-1444. The regional manager is Bruce F. Kuennen. His email address is bkuennen@corr.state.id.us. Talking with Mr. Kuennen or one of his employees, you may be able to learn the location of convicted felons on probation or parole near the property you are considering. If you do not get a satisfactory answer, check with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department or the Kootenai County Sheriff. Again, this is information your local realtor won't give you. And if you can't get it from the state and local agencies, caveat emptor.


Anonymous stebbijo said...

Great work! It is good to know that there are those like you that care enough to inform!

I wanted to post a slide show of who I thought the top five were in that one particular story so a person could nail in on the real culprit! I was just too darn nice.

Also, I plan on following the internet porn guy out of Bonner County -- I want to see how that unfolds as well.

Thanks --

5:52 PM, April 19, 2005  
Anonymous Sue said...

Good thing we keep an ankle bracelet on Martha Stewart, though. It's necessary to know where she goes all the time, but not convicted predators. Seems like a strange exercise to me.

8:53 PM, April 19, 2005  

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