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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Community Notification of Level Three Predatory Offender

The Chaska Police Department received information from the Department of Corrections that Michael Shawn Klappenbach (DOB 08/21/1973), a Level Three predatory offender, will be relocating to the vicinity of Stoughton Avenue and Crystal Place on October 14. 

Level Three offenders have served the sentence imposed by the court and generally have a right to choose where they live. Minnesota state statutes do require predatory offenders to register with law enforcement agencies that can supervise, monitor, and track the offender’s movements.

A fact sheet for Klappenbach is available on the city’s website. The purpose of a community notification is to raise the public’s awareness and provide information regarding predatory offenders.

In addition to this notification, the Chaska Police Department will host a community notification meeting on this topic: 

  • Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Valley Evangelical Free Church, 150 Engler Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318 

The community notification meeting is open to the public. Staff from the Minnesota Department of Corrections will provide information on Klappenbach’s offenses, conditions of release, guidelines about predatory offender registration, and general safety information. Representatives from the Carver County Attorney’s Office, Sexual Violence Center, and the Chaska Police Department will also be available to address any questions. An interpreter will provide English-to-Spanish translation. 

The Chaska Police Department strives to keep our community as safe and informed as possible, and this community notification is one tool we utilize. More information on predatory offenders is available on the Police Department's web page.


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