Man who poses ‘significant risk’ to children released into the community by court: Durham Police

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A man who “poses a significant risk to the community, particularly children” has been released into the community by a court, police in the Region of Durham say.

Durham Regional Police issued a community safety alert on Friday, warning of a “high-risk offender” recently released and living in the Oshawa, Ontario area.

Police said he has previous convictions for assault, assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon, assault, robbery, possession of explosives, uttering threats and failing to comply with probation orders.

Police allege the man, 45-year-old Keith Theodore Constantin, poses a significant risk to the community.

He was arrested by Durham Police’s Offender Management Unit for breaching the current conditions, held for a bail hearing and then released by the court the following day, police said.

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“The Offender Management Unit will continue to monitor Constantin’s whereabouts and activities. Constantin is also subject to electronic surveillance,” police said.

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Police noted that under the Community Safety and Policing Act, a chief constable or their designee may disclose personal information about a person if they reasonably consider that the person poses a significant risk to other people or property, and that disclosure of that information could reduce that risk. risk.

Constantin must meet a number of conditions, police said, including not being with anyone under the age of 16 unless the minor is accompanied by a responsible adult over 21. use the internet and adhere to a curfew from 11pm to 6am.

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“Police are asking the public to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Any suspicious or dangerous behavior should be reported directly to the police,” officers said.

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