Police issued a warning for Edmontonians Monday, over the release of a convicted sexual and violent offender.

Police said Ernest Bruno, 59, will live in the Edmonton-area, and EPS said they have reasonable grounds to believe he will commit a sexual or violent offence against an individual, including children.

Bruno will be monitored by the Behavioral Assessment Unit.

He’s described as:

  • 180 cm (5’11) tall
  • 72.57 kg (160 lbs)
  • Brown eyes
  • Black hair

Bruno has been placed under court-ordered conditions, including a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, he can’t have alcohol and drugs, including marijuana, he can’t be in or around places where children under 18-years-old are likely to be, unless accompanied by an approved adult, and he can’t have weapons.

EPS said the details released Monday were sent out after police deliberated all related issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief it is in the public interest. The information is not meant to encourage vigilante action.