Peterborough police issue warning about convict's release
PETERBOROUGH – The Peterborough-Lakefield police are warning the public about the release of former Huntsville resident Steven Edward Yearley, 23 from custody on March, 6, 2013.
Yearley served a five year term for raping a local Huntsville woman on the Hunters Bay Trail on Nov. 13, 2007.
Peterborough-Lakefield police say information contained in his file indicates that Yearley represents an overall high risk to re-offend in a sexual or violent manner. Police add that Yearley is presently en route to Peterborough.
“He has chosen to come to Peterborough because he has family here,” said Inspector Ted Boynton, with the Peterborough-Lakefield police, adding police can’t release what part of the city Yearley is headed.
He said police had “serious concerns” about Yearley after reading his release report. Insp. Boynton said Yearley chose to serve his entire sentence without taking the option of parole so he would have no court-ordered conditions upon his release.
“Police will continue to monitor him,” assured Insp. Boynton.
He added police are in the process of putting Yearley on a safety court order (an 810) that will keep him away from certain locations in Peterborough and allow police to keep tabs on him.
Yearley’s past includes convictions for sexual assault causing bodily harm, robbery, uttering threats, escape lawful custody, break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a scheduled II substance.
Yearley is described as a male, white, 5-feet 9-inches tall, blue eyes and shaven brown hair.
Police said further information about his criminal record is confidential. In the vast majority of cases no information about a former inmate’s history is ever released. However, police issued the warning stating the immediate safety of the general public outweighs the need to maintain the usual anonymity afforded persons released from the institutions following completion of their sentences. The exemption for release of this information is contained in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Community Safety Act.
The information was released on the authority of Peterborough-Lakefield Police Chief Murray Rodd.