December 5, 2011
Dale Matthew Waite
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More than 230 residents attend public gathering on Dale Matthew Waite
More than 230 residents attended a public meeting Wednesday night at The Center of Craig to discuss a paroled sex offender who has moved to Moffat County. Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz led the meeting, which he said was designed to inform the public and address concerns. “I am extremely pleased with the turnout,” Jantz said. “I was concerned we were not going to have a lot of community involvement and I know that I can’t alleviate all of the fears that people have, but every step starts with a first one and that is what we were trying to do here tonight.”
Moffat County sheriff: Responsibility is to inform public ‘in a timely manner’
The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office will host a community meeting Wednesday night in Craig to provide the public with information concerning a “sexually violent predator” in the community. The offender is Dale Matthew Waite, who was paroled Nov. 30 by the Colorado Department of Corrections. Waite, 49, was convicted in 2009 for sexual assault. Waite was also convicted of similar crimes in California dating back to the 1980s. Since his release, he has registered as a sexual offender in Moffat County, where he now resides, outside Craig city limits.