Edmonton police are issuing a public warning about a convicted criminal who has recently been released from prison, and plans to live in the Edmonton area.

EPS said Ernest Thomas Meigs, 38, was recently released from prison, on a statutory release from the Saskatchewan Penitentiary – after completing part of a 14 year, 6 month sentence for a number of break and enter, theft, sexual assault, kidnapping and weapons-related charges.

The charges were laid related to an incident that took place in May 2002 in New Westminster B.C.

Police said Meigs is considered to be an untreated, violent sexual offender who poses a risk of significant harm to the community, and police said officials believe he’s at a high-risk to re-offend, and will be living in Edmonton.

Meigs is described as:

  • 6’4” tall
  • 210 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Blue eyes

EPS said the information is being issued in an effort to inform members of the community, so that they can take precautions – and is not to encourage vigilante action.