SEX OFFENDER INFO
The Harwich Police Department is committed to the responsibility of maintaining an accurate record of registered sex offenders living or working within the Town of Harwich. To qualify as a registered sex offender, a person must have been convicted of a sex crime and have been classified by the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB).
What is a Sex Offender?
A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and who has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the Department of Youth Services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981.
For a listing of crimes that require registration as a sex offender please visit our Who Has to register page.
Sex offenders will be classified according to the degree of dangerousness they pose to the public and their likelihood for re-offense. An offender’s classification will be:
• a Level 1 or “low risk” offender,
• a Level 2 or “moderate risk” offender, or
• a Level 3 or “high risk” offender.
Level 3 Sex Offenders are listed below and their information may be accessed by clicking on their name.
Level 3 Offenders
Level 2 Offenders
A person may request information on Level 2 sex offenders by going to his/her local city or town police station. After presenting proper identification, the requester must fill out a sex offender request form containing:
1. The name and address of the requester.
2. Information may be requested in the following manners:
a. Inquire whether a specifically named individual or a person described by sufficient identifying information to allow the police to identify the individual is a sex offender; or
b. The requester may inquire whether any sex offenders live, works or attends an institution of higher learning within the same city or town of a specific address, including, but not limited to, a residential address, business address, school, after school program, day care center, playground, recreational area or other identified address; or
c. The requester may inquire whether any sex offenders live, works or attends an institution of higher learning at a specific street address within the city or town where the person is requesting sex offender information; or
d. Where the police department is located in a city or town with more than one zip code area, the inquiry may ask whether any sex offenders live or work within a specified zip code. In Boston such inquiry may be made by specified police district.
3. The reason for the request.
4. The date and time of the request.
If the request results in the identification of a sex offender, the police will distribute the offender’s name, home address, work address, the name and address of the institution of higher learning where the sex offender works or is enrolled as a student, age, sex, height, weight, eye and hair color, the sex offenses committed and the dates of conviction and/or adjudication and a photo of the offender, if available.
The information will be provided free of charge.
All information provided to the public will include language prohibiting the misuse of sex offender information for harassment or discriminatory purposes.
All records of inquiry will be kept confidential, except to assist or defend in a criminal prosecution.
The police will not release information identifying the victim by name, address or relation to the offender.
For copies of the form to request sex offender information from your Local Police Departments or from the Sex Offender Registry Board Web Site.
Any questions or concerns regarding registered sex offenders living or working in Harwich can be directed to Detective Sergeant Robert Brackett (ext 5527) @ 508-430-7541.
Sex Offender Registry information shall not be used to commit a crime or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender. Any person who uses information disclosed pursuant to MGL c. 6 s. 178C-178P for such purposes shall be punished by not more than two and one-half years in a house of correction or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1000) or both (MGL c. 6 s. 178N). In addition , any person who uses registry information to threaten to commit a crime may be punished by a fine of not more than one-hundred dollars ($100) or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months (MGL c. 275 s. 4). For more information on the law, visit the SORB website: www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/sorb/
NOTE: Any information provided by either the police or the Board will be limited only to offenders who have been finally classified by the Board as Level 2 or Level 3 offenders. The law prohibits the Board and police departments from disseminating any information on a sex offender who has not been finally classified by the Board or who has been finally classified as a Level 1 offender.
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Powerful Winter Storm Sunday into Monday (Info as of 7 PM on 2/11) A Winter Storm Warning for the majority of the Commonwealth (except Cape Cod and the Islands). A Blizzard Watch is in effect for Essex County, Eastern Plymouth County, Barnstable County and Nantucket. Snow will overspread the area Sunday morning and will continue, heavy at times, into the day on Monday, ending during the afternoon and evening hours. The snow will be heavy and wet Sunday afternoon and evening (snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour possible). On Sunday, especially in Southeast MA, the conditions may mix with sleet, freezing rain or be all rain. Snow will be light and steady late Sunday night through Monday. Snow may linger into early Monday afternoon in Eastern MA. Heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility, and additional power outages. SNOWFALL • Berkshires: 10 to 14 inches • North of the Mass Pike: 12 to 18 inches • Along and South of the Mass Pike: 6 to 12 inches • Essex county: 12 to 18 inches • Southern Bristol and Southern Plymouth counties: 6 to 8 inches • Coastal Plymouth county: 6 to 10 inches • Cape Cod: 4 to 8 inches • Nantucket: 2 to 4 inches WINDS Strong winds most of Monday. Northwesterly winds 35-45 mph developing early Monday morning, tapering off Monday night. Damaging wind gusts 50-65 mph for coastal MA, Cape Cod and the Islands. Blowing and drifting snow will promote reduced visibility 1/4 of a mile or less. COASTAL FLOODING For the Sunday midday high tide (1 to 1.5 feet above normal high tide), minor coastal flooding of vulnerable shore roads is likely. Any inundation of low spots should be less than 1 foot. Minor beach erosion is also possible. For the Monday early afternoon high tide (1.5 to 2 feet above normal), minor to moderate coastal flooding may occur. More significant beach erosion is possible. A coastal flood watch is in effect from late Monday morning through Monday afternoon for the MA east coast (Salisbury to Rockport, North side of Cape Cod from Sandwich to Eastham and Nantucket). Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible Salisbury to Rockport including the Plum Island area as well as Nantucket Harbor. Moderate with pockets of moderate to major coastal flooding is possible from Sandwich to Eastham; where damage to the most vulnerable structures along the immediate shore and shoreline roads is possible due to the combination of storm surge and large breaking waves. Inundation of 1 to 3 feet in low spots is possible. Large waves of 15 to 20 feet just offshore will likely cause significant erosion of ocean exposed shorelines along Eastern MA. The erosion along the North side of Cape Cod (from Sandwich to Eastham), the ocean side of Cape Cod (from Truro to Chatham) and the East side of Nantucket may be severe in places. IMPACTS • Snowfall may result in poor visibility and difficult travel Sunday/Monday • Potential impacts to Monday morning commute • Power outages with downed limbs and power lines due to the weight of the snow • Shore roads may become impassable due to coastal flooding around Monday midday high tide There is still uncertainty in the forecast at this time. Winter storm preparedness and safety information is available at: mass.gov/mema/snow Download the free Massachusetts Alerts app to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service: www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp. Graphics via US National Weather Service Boston MA
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