We're sharing this information from the Saskatchewan RCMP about the release this week of a violent sexual offender who is considered to be a high risk to reoffend.
In the interest of public safety, Saskatchewan RCMP advises the residents of Prince Albert, Mont Nebo, Leask, Mistawasis First Nation, Shellbrook, and surrounding communities that an offender considered to be at high risk of reoffending sexually and/or violently has been released from prison after having served the entirety of his sentence.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS INTENDED TO ENABLE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO TAKE SUITABLE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES, NOT TO EMBARK UPON ANY FORM OF VIGILANTISM OR OTHER UNREASONABLE CONDUCT DIRECTED AT THIS INDIVIDUAL.
Roland Clifford Morissette has shared with Saskatchewan RCMP his intentions to reside at Mont Nebo and to visit occasionally the areas of Leask, Mistawasis First Nation, Shellbrook and Prince Albert. He is described as a 54-year-old man of slim build, (5’10’’, 140 lbs), with brown eyes and short black hair. He has a tattoo of a buffalo skull on his upper left arm and a large 5-inch vertical scar on his abdomen. He has smaller visible scars on his left cheek, left wrist, chest and chin.
Roland Clifford Morissette has a criminal record that contains both violent and sexual offences connected to substance use and a history of reoffending and non-compliance with release conditions.
During his periods of incarceration, Mr. Morissette completed several educational programs for sex offenders, substance abuse, anger management and living skills.
Roland Clifford Morissette’s criminal history and limited progress during these educational programs has led Saskatchewan RCMP to believe he is at a high risk of reoffending sexually and/or violently after his lawful release.
To help mitigate the risk to public safety and contribute to Mr. Morissette’s rehabilitation, the Saskatchewan RCMP High Risk Offender Unit is currently working with its provincial partners to have conditions imposed on Roland Clifford Morissette for a period of two years after his lawful release, in accordance with Section 810.1 of the Criminal Code.
In the meantime, Roland Clifford Morissette has been ordered by court to obey, among others, the following conditions:
• Keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
• Live at an approved residence and not change residence.
• Stay inside the approved residence from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. every night.
• Not have unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 16.
• Not be within 100 metres of any park, playground, school, or any other location where children under the age of 18 usually go.
• Not possess or consume alcohol, cannabis or drugs not prescribed by a medical doctor.
• Not enter or be in any place of which the main purpose is to sell cannabis or alcohol, such as cannabis stores, bars or liquor stores.
• Not possess any firearm, ammunition, or any other weapon.
• Notify his romantic partners of all his past criminal convictions.
The entirety of this information is shared to raise awareness about the presence of a high-risk offender in your community so that you may make informed decisions about entering in contact with this person. This information is not to be used to carry out unlawful and harmful acts against this person.
Residents who have questions or concerns about the release of Roland Clifford Morissette are encouraged to contact their local RCMP detachments or police service as follows:
• Residents of Prince Albert can contact Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222.
• Residents of Mont Nebo can contact Ahtahkakoop RCMP at 306-468-2969.
• Residents of Leask can contact Blaine Lake RCMP at 306-497-3600.
• Residents of Mistawasis First Nation can contact Shellbrook RCMP at 306-747-2606.
• Residents of Shellbrook can contact Shellbrook RCMP at 306-747-2606.
• Residents of Prince Albert’s surrounding areas can contact Prince Albert RCMP at 306-765-5500.
To report an incident involving Roland Clifford Morissette being in violation of his conditions, call your local RCMP detachments or police service mentioned above. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).
To report an emergency, call 911.
This public safety advisory is being issued under the authority of, and pursuant to, the Saskatchewan Public Disclosure Act.