Registered Sex Offenders Live Illegally Near Every School in Cleveland.

Submitted by tomtom on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 10:35.

 

RAG has asked the Cleveland Law Department to start a pilot project in our ward to move registered sex offenders to legal addresses.

The loophole in the residency laws forbids offenders from living near schools and other prohibited entities but fails to place a penalty on failing to do so. Each municipal law director must file a civil action against each offender to force them to move.

Sheriff Info and more - http://rag14.weebly.com/sex-offenders.html

9 schools in Ward 14 - Meet your Neighbors: http://rag14.weebly.com/news.html

 

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Dear Mr Triozzi,

 
We have discovered that sex offender illegal residency is an epidemic in our neighborhood. We found sex offenders illegally residing near every school we checked on Cleveland's west side. 
Our recent search of 9 schools showed 65 registered offenders living illegally around the schools.
 
We believe this is unacceptable and inexcusable. We are asking you to help us reclaim our neighborhoods this summer. 
 
We ask that a pilot project be implemented immediately in our neighborhoood, specifically around these 9 schools in Ward 14.
 
(see article and list) http://rag14.weebly.com/news.html 
 
We would like all of the offenders moved to legal addresses prior to the beginning of school in August.
 
We suggest the following:
 
1. Send letter to each offender instructing them that they have up to 30 days to move to a legal address.
2. File civil proceedings immediately after the 30 days for each offender not in compliance.
3. Check registry weekly for violations and follow steps 1 and 2 for new offenders not in compliance.
 
Report results every 30 days.
 
Resident Advocacy Group
 
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Contact your PTA and PTO. Move Sex Offenders and Predators Out!!

Currently, Ohio law does not allow Sex Offenders to reside within 1,000 feet of a school. It DOES NOT forbid offenders from living near day cares, parks, bus stops, etc. 

The law DOES NOT establish a criminal penalty for violations; therefore Law Enforcement CANNOT arrest or prosecute violators. Instead, violations are handled through civil proceedings. The prosecutor/law director of the affected community must file in their local court for injunctive relief, which is essentially a court order instructing the offender to relocate

Contact your councilman, mayor and law department.

Contact your PTA and PTO. Move Sex Offenders and Predators Out!!

There are more than 100 registered offenders living illegally in Ward 14 today.

It is not hard to move these people out of our neighborhood.

Go to: Type in the address info for the school nearest you to find the registered offenders near you.

http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=53917

To find out which schools and entities are near an address go here:
 
 
Here's more about the law: (to read complete law go here:
 

 

Search address for schools and other prohibited entities

 Here is an example of the map showing the schools and prohibited entities around an address. All schools seem to appear in the search. You can search any address here:

http://maps.offenderwatch.com/watchmap/SchoolProxForm?AgencyID=53917

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PEP SCHOOLS...not mapped...

I visited your link to double check the PEP SCHOOLS that are NOT mapped on the website....I checked 1 of the 17 and it remains UNMARKED on the map.... Yet, your link did bring attention to the fact that the HOPE SCHOOL and some DAY CARES are now mapped which were NOT mapped last FALL.... That is a small improvement. I am excited to see that improvement...

 

Based on these facts I can now say that a notice was received that there is an OFFENDER LIVING ON WEST 116th Betweeen FRANKLIN & DETROIT who is DEFINITELY WITHIN THE SCHOOL BOUNDARIES/MAPPING GUIDELINES.

It's a challenge...wonder if he still lives there? Shouldn't landlords have some kind of law that forces them to check these maps and know whether their tenants are sex offenders and then have to report them? 

STATE LEGISLATORS.... PLEASE CLOSE THE LOOPHOLES IN THE SEX OFFENDER LAWS...

2nd LOOPHOLE...It was pending a while back, but countless teenagers are convicted of sex crimes annually and their records are sealed...does anyone know if the law has changed empowering the sheriff to publish juvenile sex offenders for mapping purposes? How many of those convicted juveniles attend school with your children? 

P.S.
Please visit www.pepcleve.org for a list of their schools or see below:
per the letterhead of the PEP Program.
 
Central Office
3100 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OHio 44115
 
DTC's (Day Treatment Centers)
 
Eastwood
4205 Bluestone Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121
 
Greenview:
14201 Southington Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
 
Harbor
6470 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130
 
Hopewell
11500 Franklin Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
 
Midtown
3134 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
 
Phoenix Place
3389 Fulton Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
 
West Bridge
3185 West 41st Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
 
West Shore
17415 Northwood Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
 
Willow Creek
11600 North Durkee Road
Grafton, Ohio 44044
 
Early Childhood Centers
 
ECC: East
1340 Professor Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44124
 
ECC-West
2357 Tremont Avenue
Cleveland, OHio 44113
 
CONNECTIONS:
3134 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
 
Day Care Plus
2357 Tremont Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
 
PEP Assist
3100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
 
Tapestry
3134 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
In a message dated 3/10/2010 7:04:28 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, korlando [at] cuyahogacounty [dot] us writes:

 

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

With all the schools mapped...what zones can sex offenders live

without breaking the rules and laws of our state & communities? 

If all those circles were mapped at once in the city limits of Cleveland; where would be the "Safe Zones" for sex offenders to live without violating the law? 

 

I am a mother and I also know that these people have rights too...

Moroever; as someone once put it to me peculiarly....

 

"IT'S NOT THE CONVICTED FOLKS YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT......

IT'S THE ONES WHO HAVE YET TO BE CAUGHT WHO A PARENT SHOULD WORRY ABOUT!"

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

For me the first issue is: Right now we know that hundreds of th

It would certainly be in the best interest of a landlord to check if a prospective tenant is a registered sex offender. Once moved in, a landlord would likely have to file a civil proceeding to force them out. 

For me the first issue is: Right now we know that hundreds of them are living illegally in our neighborhood and we should demand that they be moved out.

I'm unfamiliar with PEP schools  though I suspect that all schools qualify as prohibited entities even if they do not appear on the maps. The law defines a school as anything that is part of the School District. Private schools and Charter Schools are independent but still fall into the Cleveland School District which does provide some service to them. Boys and Girls clubs are included as are church schools and pre-schools.  You might contact the Sheriff's department to help them update their map.

 

The Sheriff's Dept is dependent on State of Ohio Dept of Ed

I went through this with them last year. It's a sad situation when countless schools are not registered with the Dept of Education...that means that they don't get mapped and the predators get to live near them....IT IS UP TO THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION TO NOTIFY THE STATE OF OHIO DEPT OF Education....and to get on the maps...but they don't...b/c many are not even certified as "SCHOOLS"...but they do get SCHOOL CROSSING SIGNS OUT FRONT OF THE SCHOOLS, SCHOOL CROSS GUARDS, etc....SCHOOL BUSES...etc....but are not legitimately considered schools...

PARENTS: DEMAND THAT YOUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS UPDATE THEIR STATUS WITH THE OHIO DEPT OF EDUCATION FOR MAPPING PURPOSES.

 

SPO: SCHOOL PARENT ORGANIZATIONS...NEW TERM FOR PTA IN THE CMSD....

FACE: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICES....CMSD OVERHEAD OF SPO'S....

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

Rights?

What their rights are isn't my concern. My family's safety is my concern.

The state has taken away their right to live near a school and our children.

The state has decided that these people are dangerous and cannot live by schools.

As a parent, I want that enforced.

I have suggested that each ward map out the legal residence areas. 

The truth is Cleveland is the least likely place for these people to find a legal residence because of the large number of schools.

The offenders actions have put them in this position. Personally I couldn't care less where they go. Put them on a bus and drop them over the county line.

 

What was the response to your suggestion?

What did they say when you did this: "I have suggested that each ward map out the legal residence areas."????

I totally agree with you and as you may note, I have chased this area as well with the same hearty fervor and passion. Perhaps realizing that pushing the issue with the right resources:STATE and LOCAL LEGISLATORS and staying steadfast has forced me to take a step back.

Hey, have you did a petition on this matter to date? Perhaps we could unite to do a petition that would invoke the direct attention of these legislators? What's your take on this? 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

2,074 Resgistered Sex Offenders Live in Cleveland

 

There was no response to my suggestion.

What would a petition be for exactly? The Cuyahoga Sheriff's Dept seems to be trying.

Right now it is up to each city to act. The state has set up the system.

I am still  interested in the illegal offenders we know about. The city Law Director, I believe is the one who must force them to move. I want that to happen. Get mothers at every school and every PTO to get petitions signed to move every one of them to a legal residence. 

I just searched the city of Cleveland again.

2,074 Registered Sex Offenders Live in Cleveland

1 for every 193 residents

The person who molested me was never arrested or convicted....

as is the case in countless untold stories...

Trust me; while I don't have the highest regard for those convicted sex offenders on the website; I am definitely twice as concerned about the ones who never got caught....and I am sure that there are countless persons who are victims that have not been vindicated with convictions because of time lapses, familial relations, or simple fear.

You say 1 for every 193 citizens...I'd bet it's mass quantified by the untold stories and predators who were never even arrested or convicted...who walk free today....LURKING...

The man who molested me as a child called my dad a couple years ago to let him know that he was in a wheelchair, wearing a diaper and dying.... They had been friends before the truth came out. I guess he wanted to apologize to my dad for what he had done. He was from Chillicothe, Ohio...He was a veteran.... He was a heroine addict. He victimized my entire family when he did what he did and he took away my childhood innocence in ways I cannot begin to explain this moment.... The fact that our system was notified about it and no one followed through on it is disturbing...Yet another fact that can assuredly be proven in the history of lacadaisical social worker habits in our world. I cannot begin to understand why nothing was done...all came to the surface far before I was 18.... Another insult on a long list of corrupt failures within the Cuyahoga County "SYSTEM"...

Sometimes; it's not the strangers who are your worry...It's the friends and people who are close to you and your family who end up victimizing your children.....Kids usually don't trust strangers enough to allow them near them....Sadly....when it comes to being a parent nowadays...we have to worry about both sides of this coin...

It's the mom's lethargically zombied out on drugs who aren't protecting their babies that frustrate me the most. They put their children in the most danger with their choices. It's ugly.

I agree with forcing the City Law Directors to do their jobs... hold their feet to the fire, my friend.

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

BTW: Some schools have recently been "ADDED" to the Map Areas...

There are some schools now mapped which were not mapped even last  Fall when I posted that article here on REALNEO. Therefore; I bet there are tons more that are beginning to get trapped in this mix by pure codependence on that map being accurate. There are probably people who used the older maps to choose an address and thought that they were doing the right thing; but when those schools got updated-they ended up in a "trickbag".

While I also realize that these folks have the power to recognize that a house may be within so many feet of a school....The sad part remains that if that school wasn't mapped out--then they were allowed to live there without anyone oversighting it via the map itself.

The sheriff's department has no power in these circumstances of unmapped schools. They are codependent on the list provided by the Ohio Dept of Education. From what I am seeing; it looks as though they must have finally updated some of the "CHARTER SCHOOLS" that weren't mapped last Fall. That's a good beginning.

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

  The monitoring is

 

The monitoring is improving.

I suppose some offenders may accidentally end up in a prohibited area.

Truthfully, I doubt that many of them research their apartment hunting.

I imagine they often take the first apt they are offered.

CAN YOU LIST THE KNOWN SEX OFFENDERS LIVING IN WARD 14 ILLEGALLY

WHY DON'T YOU POST THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES WHERE THERE ARE PREDATORS LIVING ILLEGALLY IN YOUR WARD RIGHT HERE? THERE ARE TONS OF FOLKS WHO READ THIS THAT DON'T BLOG WHO DO THEIR JOBS IN THE HIGHER ECHELONS WITHOUT BLURPING HEREIN...

POST THE NAMES, ADDRESSES, AND DETAILS YOU ARE AWARE OF...RIGHT HERE ON REALNEO... THAT MIGHT GET THE DIRECT ATTENTION OF THE SHERIFF AND CITY LAW DIRECTORS.... THEY NEED EVIDENCE...TAKE PHOTOS, LICENSE PLATES, KEEP LOGS THAT SHOW THEY ARE IN PLACES THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE... PROVIDE THE EVIDENCE NECESSARY FOR THE CITY LAW DIRECTORS TO EFFECTIVELY DO THEIR JOBS...IF YOU DON'T NOBODY ELSE PROBABLY WILL.

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

Sex Offender Search Results for 9 Schools in Ward 14

The Sheriff's Department knows which offenders are living too close to a school.

Each offender is notified of this status in a letter.

A list is then regularly sent to municipal law enforcement.

So the final step is for Cleveland to develop a policy of complying with State Law and moving them out.

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The offender list changes daily. Anyone wanting to search for any particular address or school can do so here:

http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=53917&disc=

All sex offenders living near there will show up on the map

65 Offenders Show up in June 14, 2011 Results for 9 Schools in Ward 14

http://rag14.weebly.com/news.html

There is detailed info at: 

http://www.sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=53917

and here:

 http://rag14.weebly.com/sex-offenders.html

 

25 UNMAPPABLE OFFENDERS RIGHT NOW....

and some have warrants for their arrest as their location/whereabouts is unknown.

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

DOES ANYONE KNOW A LEGITIMATE PLACE THAT SEX OFFENDERS CAN LIVE

WITHOUT CAUSING PROBLEMS IN CLEVELAND, OHIO? 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

Sex Offender Island...Where is it in the 2020 Master Plan?

IT's time to know exactly where the Master Planners at the City and County Planning Commissions intend to provide housing for the convicted sex offenders of our area.....

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"