Michael Kolkman – Repeat Sex Offender – Child Predator

Reno police say a convicted sex offender with an outstanding warrant from Alaska was arrested at the Circus Circus Casino after allegedly approaching and following an underage boy.

Police say 43-year-old Michael Kolkman had purchased a soda for the boy, who became uncomfortable, walked away and found a family member.

Kolkman was detained by security and later arrested.

Authorities say he is a convicted sex offender who was recently released from prison. He had been staying at a downtown motel since June 4.

Police add Kolkman also has an outstanding warrant from Alaska for attempted sexual abuse.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

WANTED – Sexual Predator


Madison police have released a sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault that happened in the stairway of an apartment building on University Avenue early in the morning on May 23.

A 24-year-old woman was assaulted at about 4 a.m. in the building in the 2300 block of University Avenue, while she was walking up the stairway.

The victim said the perpetrator grabbed her from behind, assaulted her on the stairs and fled on foot.

Anyone with information about the suspect can call Madison Area Crime Stoppers, 266-6014.

Published in: on June 8, 2009 at 6:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ronald McGowan – Repeat Sex Offender – Rape Victim bit off his tongue


A woman in Murrieta bit off the tongue of a man she said tried to rape her.

Ronald McGowan, 32, of West Covina, was arrested at a hospital emergency room where he went for treatment.

McGowan allegedly attacked the woman Friday morning at the Waterstone Murrieta Apartments in the 24800 block of Hancock Avenue, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Tony Conrad.

Police found the suspect’s severed tongue at the woman’s apartment Friday morning.

Authorities said the victim sustained injuries consistent with a violent assault.

At 11 a.m., McGowan went to the emergency room at Rancho Springs Medical Center to seek treatment for a bleeding mouth, and was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping to commit robbery, residential robbery and rape by force or fear, Conrad said.

Physicians at Rancho Springs Medical Center were unable to reattach his tongue.

McGowan is a registered sex offender, with a previous conviction of rape by force or fear, Conrad said.

He remains jailed at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

Authorities believe McGowan targeted the victim and that the assault was not a random act.

He is also accused of committing a felony with great bodily injury while having at least three prior convictions, according to jail records.

If convicted of another felony, he could be sentenced to 35 years to life in prison.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

William Lopez – Repeat Sex Offender – Stalked young girl at JCPenny


A convicted sex offender who was supposed to stay away from children is back behind bars after alert security personnel at JCPenney in the Westfield Trumbull mall spotted him following a small girl Saturday.

William Lopez, 63, of Noble Avenue in Bridgeport, was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond after his arraignment Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court on charges of second-degree breach of peace degree and obscenity. His case was continued to May 19.

Police Lt. Keith Golding said Monday that Lopez was spotted by the store’s loss-prevention officers as he followed a young girl and her parents Saturday evening. The suspect attracted suspicion because of where his hands were in his pants, Golding said.

Another loss-prevention officer became involved, and the two plainclothes officers followed Lopez out of JCPenney and into another store, where they called cops by cell phone for help.

JCPenney store manager Michele Lozanski said the eagle-eyed employees’ training goes well beyond theft prevention.

“One of our cornerstones is also safety,” she said.

She declined to name her staff members, but said one was a three-year employee and the other has worked at the store for about a year. “The two [loss-prevention officers] are extremely proud,” she said.

Officials said the girl’s family was apparently unaware of what was happening.

In 2005, Lopez was convicted of risk of injury to a minor, according to information posted on the state’s sex offender registry.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Jack McClellan – Filthy GirlChat Pedophile Can’t come within 10 yards of any child in California


“The voyeur and stalking nature of McClellan’s activities and his attendance at functions where children congregate, in conjunction with his use of photographs of small children, is offensive, frightening, menacing and not protected by McClellan’s free speech or assembly rights.”


A self-proclaimed pedophile who promised to return to Santa Clarita Valley to watch young girls in public areas has lost his appeal of a statewide ban keeping him away from children.

Last week, the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles upheld a 2007 Superior Court injunction that prohibits 46-year-old Jack McClellan from being within 10 yards of any child in California.

Local lawyer Anthony D. Zinnanti filed the injunction in August 2007 after reading reports in The Signal that McClellan planned to return to this valley with the intent of watching little girls at family events in public settings.

Zinnanti won his injunction, and on Aug. 3, 2007, Superior Court Judge Melvin D. Sandvig widened the scope of Zinnanti’s injunction to include all of California.

He handed down a sweeping statewide order prohibiting McClellan from being within 10 yards of any child in California and ordering him not to loiter where children congregate.

The appellate panel of three judges – Justices Richard Dennis Aldrich, J. Anthony Klein and Patti Kitching – concluded that the injunction still stands. They also ordered McClellan to pay Zinnanti’s court costs estimated to be between $500 and $1,000.

McClellan’s lawyer compared the pedophile’s ban to civil rights violations.

“This is about fear, hatred and public paranoia, the same forces that power racism and sexism,” Richard Mario Procida said Wednesday, adding it was difficult for him “personally” to tackle such a “very very difficult” case.

“I think the message of this decision is ‘Don’t express your feelings’ and ‘Don’t express your secret desires,'” said the Whittier attorney. “Don’t express yourself because you could be prosecuted for it. Don’t make a public confession because it could be interpreted as a threat.”

Zinnanti said he was delighted at the decision.

“Everybody from Santa Clarita that I run into tells me, ‘Thanks for looking out for the kids.'” he said. “I couldn’t not do what I did.”

On Labor Day 2007, McClellan moved to Portland, Ore., after he was detained a couple of times by law enforcement officers upholding Sandvig’s ruling.

McClellan vowed to appeal the injunction from out of state on grounds that his First Amendment rights were violated, specifically his right to express a preference for pre-pubescent girls.

McClellan ran a Web site that promoted “girl love,” including advice to pedophiles as to where young girls congregate and the degree to which they were supervised.

Appellate court judges concluded: “The trial court’s orders did not violate McClellan’s fundamental rights.”

McClellan argued two points in a bid to appeal his statewide restraining order.

According to court documents obtained by The Signal, McClellan argued the injunction was “improper,” because “they were based on the content of his speech that promotes sexual relations with children as being healthy.”

He also argued the injunction placed restraints on his publishing activities.

The judges in their ruling wrote: “We are not persuaded by either argument.”

They explained their decision as: “McClellan is not prohibited from espousing his controversial views.

Rather, he is prohibited from his continuing course of conduct to harass, attack, assault, stalk and keep under surveillance minor children, as to do so places the children in danger, and is threatening to them.

“The voyeur and stalking nature of McClellan’s activities and his attendance at functions where children congregate, in conjunction with his use of photographs of small children, is offensive, frightening, menacing and not protected by McClellan’s free speech or assembly rights.”

As a result of the court decision, McClellan is still barred from being within 30 feet of any child in California.

Published in: on January 23, 2009 at 3:25 am  Leave a Comment  

Jack McClellan – Filthy GirlChat Pedophile Can’t come within 10 yards of any child in California


“The voyeur and stalking nature of McClellan’s activities and his attendance at functions where children congregate, in conjunction with his use of photographs of small children, is offensive, frightening, menacing and not protected by McClellan’s free speech or assembly rights.”


A self-proclaimed pedophile who promised to return to Santa Clarita Valley to watch young girls in public areas has lost his appeal of a statewide ban keeping him away from children.

Last week, the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles upheld a 2007 Superior Court injunction that prohibits 46-year-old Jack McClellan from being within 10 yards of any child in California.

Local lawyer Anthony D. Zinnanti filed the injunction in August 2007 after reading reports in The Signal that McClellan planned to return to this valley with the intent of watching little girls at family events in public settings.

Zinnanti won his injunction, and on Aug. 3, 2007, Superior Court Judge Melvin D. Sandvig widened the scope of Zinnanti’s injunction to include all of California.

He handed down a sweeping statewide order prohibiting McClellan from being within 10 yards of any child in California and ordering him not to loiter where children congregate.

The appellate panel of three judges – Justices Richard Dennis Aldrich, J. Anthony Klein and Patti Kitching – concluded that the injunction still stands. They also ordered McClellan to pay Zinnanti’s court costs estimated to be between $500 and $1,000.

McClellan’s lawyer compared the pedophile’s ban to civil rights violations.

“This is about fear, hatred and public paranoia, the same forces that power racism and sexism,” Richard Mario Procida said Wednesday, adding it was difficult for him “personally” to tackle such a “very very difficult” case.

“I think the message of this decision is ‘Don’t express your feelings’ and ‘Don’t express your secret desires,'” said the Whittier attorney. “Don’t express yourself because you could be prosecuted for it. Don’t make a public confession because it could be interpreted as a threat.”

Zinnanti said he was delighted at the decision.

“Everybody from Santa Clarita that I run into tells me, ‘Thanks for looking out for the kids.'” he said. “I couldn’t not do what I did.”

On Labor Day 2007, McClellan moved to Portland, Ore., after he was detained a couple of times by law enforcement officers upholding Sandvig’s ruling.

McClellan vowed to appeal the injunction from out of state on grounds that his First Amendment rights were violated, specifically his right to express a preference for pre-pubescent girls.

McClellan ran a Web site that promoted “girl love,” including advice to pedophiles as to where young girls congregate and the degree to which they were supervised.

Appellate court judges concluded: “The trial court’s orders did not violate McClellan’s fundamental rights.”

McClellan argued two points in a bid to appeal his statewide restraining order.

According to court documents obtained by The Signal, McClellan argued the injunction was “improper,” because “they were based on the content of his speech that promotes sexual relations with children as being healthy.”

He also argued the injunction placed restraints on his publishing activities.

The judges in their ruling wrote: “We are not persuaded by either argument.”

They explained their decision as: “McClellan is not prohibited from espousing his controversial views.

Rather, he is prohibited from his continuing course of conduct to harass, attack, assault, stalk and keep under surveillance minor children, as to do so places the children in danger, and is threatening to them.

“The voyeur and stalking nature of McClellan’s activities and his attendance at functions where children congregate, in conjunction with his use of photographs of small children, is offensive, frightening, menacing and not protected by McClellan’s free speech or assembly rights.”

As a result of the court decision, McClellan is still barred from being within 30 feet of any child in California.

Published in: on January 23, 2009 at 3:25 am  Comments (1)  

Chad A. Van Diest – Repeat Sex Offender

A registered sex offender from Chelan is accused of breaking into a young girl’s house and groping her.

Chad A. Van Diest, 28, was charged in Chelan County Superior Court on Friday with residential burglary with sexual motivation, which is a felony, and fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Chelan County Sheriff’s Office deputies suspect that Van Diest introduced himself to a 15-year-old girl as she walked home from school on Oct. 20. He told her he was 22 and her brother’s friend, according to an affidavit filed in Chelan County Superior Court.

The next morning she discovered the same man inside an enclosed patio at her home on Isenhart Road, court papers state. He had also gone through the house looking for her and had looked through her backpack.

The teen said the man grabbed her left buttock and tried to kiss her but she pulled away. He then left, the girl told deputies.

Van Diest is a registered Level II sex offender, meaning he’s considered a “moderate” risk to reoffend.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Jeffrey Thomas Partlow – Repeat Sex Offender –

A 38-year-old registered sex offender is facing charges of loitering near a school and resisting police.

Norton Shores police arrested Jeffrey Thomas Partlow, of 68 E. Lincoln, Muskegon Heights, at his parents’ home on Wednesday.

The parents’ residence, 1637 Lawnel, is near Mona Shores Middle School, 1700 Woodside. The Lawnel address is not Partlow’s registered residence, according to police.

Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna said a school bus stop also is three houses down from the parents’ home.

Partlow previously had been warned about being in the area of the middle school and Campbell Elementary School, 1355 Greenwich, in Roosevelt Park, police said.

Norton Shores police contacts with Partlow, who has a 2000 conviction in West Virginia for indecent acts with a child, began last December. Nanna said Partlow was told he could visit his parents, but couldn’t walk around the neighborhood.

However, Partlow started “hanging around” his parents’ home, including taking their dog for walks around the area. Nanna said he also stayed at his parents’ home when they were out of town.

This year, when school started, neighbors began having “issues with him showing up right before the school bus arrived and when the kids got off the bus,” Nanna said. “Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus.”

Police this week obtained a misdemeanor warrant charging Partlow with violating the student safety zone (coming within 1,000 feet of a school), which is a one-year misdemeanor.

When police went to arrest him at his parents’ house, he allegedly pushed officers and resisted being put into a police cruiser. That earned him a charge of resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony.

He was arraigned Thursday before 60th District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes, who set bail totaling $30,000 cash or surety. If bond is posted, he is to have no contact, direct or indirect, with any minor child.

Preliminary examination on the felony charge was set for 9 a.m. Nov. 6, and pretrial for the misdemeanor offense for Dec. 18.

“Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus.” — Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Jeffrey Thomas Partlow – Repeat Sex Offender –

A 38-year-old registered sex offender is facing charges of loitering near a school and resisting police.

Norton Shores police arrested Jeffrey Thomas Partlow, of 68 E. Lincoln, Muskegon Heights, at his parents’ home on Wednesday.

The parents’ residence, 1637 Lawnel, is near Mona Shores Middle School, 1700 Woodside. The Lawnel address is not Partlow’s registered residence, according to police.

Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna said a school bus stop also is three houses down from the parents’ home.

Partlow previously had been warned about being in the area of the middle school and Campbell Elementary School, 1355 Greenwich, in Roosevelt Park, police said.

Norton Shores police contacts with Partlow, who has a 2000 conviction in West Virginia for indecent acts with a child, began last December. Nanna said Partlow was told he could visit his parents, but couldn’t walk around the neighborhood.

However, Partlow started “hanging around” his parents’ home, including taking their dog for walks around the area. Nanna said he also stayed at his parents’ home when they were out of town.

This year, when school started, neighbors began having “issues with him showing up right before the school bus arrived and when the kids got off the bus,” Nanna said. “Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus.”

Police this week obtained a misdemeanor warrant charging Partlow with violating the student safety zone (coming within 1,000 feet of a school), which is a one-year misdemeanor.

When police went to arrest him at his parents’ house, he allegedly pushed officers and resisted being put into a police cruiser. That earned him a charge of resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony.

He was arraigned Thursday before 60th District Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes, who set bail totaling $30,000 cash or surety. If bond is posted, he is to have no contact, direct or indirect, with any minor child.

Preliminary examination on the felony charge was set for 9 a.m. Nov. 6, and pretrial for the misdemeanor offense for Dec. 18.

“Multiple kids in the neighborhood would see him watching in the window as they got off and on the bus.” — Norton Shores Detective Tony Nanna.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Kenneth J. Thoms – Repeat Sex Offender Strikes Again

SEXUAL ASSAULT Date of Disposition: 10/20/2000
Place of Disposition: OCEAN
Victims: x – Under13 x – Male x – Female
Modus Operandi / Significant Event Details THE REGISTRANT FREQUENTS PUBLIC PLACES, SUCH AS BEACHES & MALLS, & SEXUALLY GRATIFIES HIMSELF IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS VICTIMS. HE ALSO HARASSES & SURREPTITIOUSLY PHOTOGRAPHS SOME VICTIMS. HE IS KNOWN TO USE A DIGITAL CAMERA, A VIDEO RECORDER & A COMPUTER.


Police are investigating whether a convicted sex offender who allegedly stalked two college students victimized more people.

Kenneth J. Thoms, 44, remained jailed Monday on $75,000 cash bail, according to Atlantic County Jail personnel.

Thoms is charged with stalking and will likely face more charges related to additional victims and parole violations, according to Deputy Police Chief Joseph Mangiello of the Richard Stockton College Campus Police Department.

Thoms, a Tier II sex offender, was convicted in 2000 for the sexual assault of male and female 13-year-olds in Ocean County, according to the New Jersey State Police Online Sex Offender Registry.

He registered for the current semester at Stockton under the name Ken Thomas as a non-matriculated student living less than a mile from campus, according to Mangiello, the registry and a safety bulletin posted to the college Web site and students’ online accounts Friday.

Thoms allegedly stalked two female students for about two weeks before they went to the police. He was arrested at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the college’s academic complex, Mangiello said.

College officials said they posted a bulletin to advise students of the arrest upon finding out about it Friday, according to college spokesman Tim Kelly.

During the past few days, police have fielded calls from other potential victims, Mangiello said.

Mangiello declined to release additional information because the investigation is ongoing and a police report on Thoms’ arrest has not yet been filed. Police Chief Glenn Miller was unavailable Monday for comment.

According to the registry, Thoms gratifies himself in the presence of his victims at public places such as beaches and malls. He also harassed and secretly photographed and video-taped his victims. Thoms’ activities take place in person and online, according to the registry.

The college has suspended Thoms and barred him from campus, according to the bulletin.

Police have asked that anyone with more information about Thoms or who saw him on campus to contact them at 609-652-4390.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is helping with the investigation, according to the bulletin.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte