New level 2 sex offender in Yuma
New Address: 885 S. George Belle Avenue #15, Yuma, AZ 85364
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is releasing the following information pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law. The offender in this publication is living within Yuma County. It is the responsibility of the Chief Law Enforcement Office having jurisdiction where the offender resides to make notification to the community. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community. Offenders are categorized into three levels: Level One (low risk to the community), Level Two (intermediate risk to the community), and Level Three (high risk to the community).
The individual who appears on this notification, John Woolsey, Jr., 47, has been convicted of a sex offense that allows for community notification. John Woolsey has advised the YCSO that he is residing at 885 S. George Belle Avenue #15 in Yuma, Arizona. He is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 230 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes. He is not wanted by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at this time.
On August 30, 2012, Woolsey pled guilty in the Walsh County District Court in Grafton, North Dakota to one count of Indecent Exposure. He was sentenced to one year in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, suspended for two-hundred seventy-five days with seventy-five days credit for time served, and six months of supervised probation.
John Woolsey is considered a Level 2 sex offender with an intermediate risk to reoffend.
This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed community is a safer community. The YCSO has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses. Citizen abuses of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass sex offenders will not be tolerated. Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities; but because of Megan’s law, law enforcement is now able to share this information with you.
The YCSO would like to remind the public of the registered sex offender and community notification program OffenderWatch. To register for free email alerts or search for sex offenders in your area, please visit the YCSOOffenderWatch page.
If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427