Level 3 offender moving into West St. Paul


William Kibble Jr.

On Thursday, March 2, West St. Paul residents will be able to learn more about a Level 3 sex offender’s intentions to move to the city. 

A community notification meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 11 Bernard St., regarding William Kibble Jr.

According to West St. Paul police chief Bud Shaver, criminal justice professionals will be on hand “to provide predatory offender information and answer questions.’ 

Kibble, 51, will be moving into the 1000 block of Livingston Avenue. According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, he is currently incarcerated at the Stillwater Correctional Facility. His anticipated release date is end of March.

According to a fact sheet provided by police, Kibble has a history of domestic assault and sexual contact with adult female victims. In one case the victim was an acquaintance. He assaulted her and held her against her will. In another case, he accosted a stranger in a public place, touched her sexually and force was used to gain compliance.

Chief Bud Shaver said in a release that the department takes an “aggressive role in monitoring predatory offenders and sharing information about offenders with our residents as the law permits.”

Offenders are assigned risk levels based on the probability of re-offending. Level 1 is the lowers risk. Level two is moderate risk. Level three is higher risk.

“We strongly believe a well-informed public makes for a safer community,” Shaver said.

At the end of last year, the West St. Paul City Council passed an ordinance limiting where a predatory offender could reside within city limits. The ordinance prohibits convicted sex offenders from establishing a primary or secondary address within 1,200 feet of any public or private school, licensed childcare facilities, or state licensed residential care facilities or registered housing with services establishments. 

If residents have specific questions about Kibble or the Predatory Offender Registration Program, they can contact investigator Daniel Cook at 651-552-4238. 

For information on the West St. Paul Neighborhood Watch Program, contact crime prevention specialist Laura Vaughan at 651-552-4235.

 

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