Police outline restrictions for ex-con
March 07, 2013
Peterborough-Lakefield Community Police have outlined restrictions placed on 23-year-old Steven Edward Yearley who has been released from a federal prison and is expected to be living in Peterborough.
Yearley is under Section 810.2 of the Criminal Code Recognizance keep the peace. It's a court procedure the police can apply for when they have fear on reasonable grounds that another person will commit a serious personal injury offense against another individual in their community.
In this case the OPP, who were the police service responsible for investigating Yearley, 23, as the person who committed a violent sexual assault in their jurisdiction, applied for this Section 810.2 Recognizance as they were aware Yearley was being released from custody.
Yearley had been sentenced four years and six months in a federal penitentiary. During his sentence Corrections and the Federal Parole officers attempted to work with Yearley to assist him in rehabilitation and prepare him for his eventual release back into the community.
Police say Yearley chose not to participate in any programs that may help him for his eventual release and chose not to be released into the community partway through his sentence on parole.
Instead, Yearley served his complete sentence in prison and was released with no supports in place and with no supervision by parole as his sentence had expired.
The Section 810.2 is the only avenue available to allow the police to ensure people who they believe still pose a threat to society are forced through the courts to follow certain conditions.
In this case Yearley has been placed on a Recognizance to Keep the Peace for the maximum length of time allowed, that being two years. Yearley is on the following conditions that police are reporting and will closely monitor. Police are asking for the community’s help to ensure he abides by his conditions.
- Not to possess, apply for or obtain a firearms licence or any gun licence abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol and non-prescription drugs and that he not enter any premise where alcohol is sold or served as its primary source of income or be employed in any such establishment.
- Abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of prescription drugs except in accordance with a medical prescription in his name.
- Not attend any parks or trails with the exception of attending with immediate family members 18 years of age or older.
- Abide by a curfew in his place of residence between the hours to 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. each and every night.
- Not associate with any person known to have a criminal record or believed to have a criminal record with the exception of his immediate family.
There are also other reporting conditions, including meeting with police who will continue to monitor Yearley and all of his release conditions. It is hoped that with the efforts of our community, the Police Service and other support services we will work together to assist Yearley to re-integrate back into our community and will not commit further criminal offences.