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The Shakopee Police Department strives to be available and accessible to the media.

When needed, we issue news releases for crime incidents. They are posted on the city website and directed to local media. If you are a member of the media and want to be added to the department's list, please contact Claudia Cassman.

Shakopee Police arrest Level III offender for registration violation

Post Date:03/13/2019 5:00 pm

Shakopee, Minn. – On March 13, Shakopee Police Department arrested a Level III predatory offender for violation of the state’s offender registration act, after the offender was found living in Shakopee without registering his primary address. The state of Minnesota requires Level III sexual and predatory offenders to register their address with local law enforcement.

Jeffrey Alan Truelson (10/10/66) is being held at Scott County Jail. Late Monday, March 11, Truelson came to the Shakopee Police Department to register his address in the 4500 block of Bulrush Boulevard. Our investigations team determined he had been living at that address since January, in violation of his primary address registration.

If Truelson decides to remain in Shakopee once released, we will notify the community and coordinate a public notification meeting, as allowed by state statute, with necessary advance notice.

This is a serious matter, and the Shakopee Police Department is committed to ensuring the public has as much information as possible. We understand this is not news anyone wants to hear, ourselves included. However, these offenders have served the sentence imposed by the court and communities cannot direct where an offender may reside or how he travels through a community.

Level III offenders live throughout the state; our neighboring communities have dealt with them for many years. And while having an offender in your community is undesirable, we would rather have predatory offenders registered and regularly monitored than living in secrecy.

We will do everything we can to keep our community safe and ensure the public has as much information as possible. To that effect, we have set up a web page with additional information about predatory offenders at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/police/predatoryoffenders.

Lastly, the Shakopee Police Department is second to none when it comes to staff training on issues related to predatory offenders. We are the only department in the state of Minnesota certified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Readiness Project.

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