CANON CITY — Local police and fire authorities are investigating a suspected arson fire which occurred at the home of a registered sexually violent predator just hours after police reported the man’s new address.
As required by law, Canon City police on Wednesday released details about a new residence for William Joseph Drake, 39, who was paroled to Canon City in October. Drake was convicted of sexual assault on a child in June 2012.
Just before midnight on Wednesday, Canon City Fire District crews were called to a residential structure fire in the 700 block of Rudd Avenue. Police officers also arrived on scene and reported flames at the home.
“Upon arrival, fire crews found an active fire that was brought under control very quickly. There was minor damage reported to the structure and there were no injuries reported,” said Lt. Shane Roberts, fire department spokesman.
Canon City Police Chief Daric Harvey confirmed his
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CANON CITY — A sexually violent predator has changed his address, according to Canon City police.
William Joseph Drake, 39, is now residing at 709 Rudd Ave., said Sgt. Tim Bell, police spokesman. He is white, 6 feet tall and weighs 185 pounds. Drake was convicted of sexual assault on a child in June 2012 and paroled to Canon City in October.
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CANON CITY — Canon City police are issuing a public notification concerning a sexually violent predator who is being released into the community.
According to Canon City police Sgt. Tim Bell, the parolee is identified as William Joseph Drake, 39. Drake was convicted of sexual assault on a child on June 8, 2012.
Drake is described as 6 feet tall and 185 pounds. He will be living at 1015 Harding Ave.
Residents are urged to contact the Canon City Police Department or Fremont County Sheriff’s Office immediately if they believe a crime is being or will be committed by Drake.
“We encourage the public to have open, honest communication with their children about this issue. Remember to avoid scary details, use language that is honest and age-appropriate, teach them not to harass or visit the offender’s home or yard, and teach them to tell a safe adult if anyone acts inappropriately towards them,” Bell
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