Local authorities verifying the addresses of Wichita-area offenders on Wednesday found 38 had provided incorrect information about their whereabouts or moved without reporting it to law enforcement, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The sweep, conducted by the office’s Offender Registration Unit, included 572 registered offenders. Of those offenders providing incorrect information, some had never lived at the addresses provided or had given addresses that do not exist, according to the release.
In Kansas, registered offenders are required by law to contact their local sheriff’s office every three months to provide their home address. Those who fail to register or give false or misleading information may face felony charges, the sheriff’s office said.
The public can browse information on offenders by clicking on “How Do I” then “Offender Watch” at www.sedgwickcounty.org/sheriff. The public may also sign up on the website to receive e-mail alerts when a registered offender moves into their area.
Wednesday’s sweep involved 10 deputies, six U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, four state parole officers, 12 Wichita police officers and one from Haysville, the sheriff’s office said.