A Level 3 predatory offender-who has lived in Brainerd in the past and is known by Minnesota Department of Corrections probation agents-is moving to Baxter.
The Baxter Police Department reported Joshua Chad Tromblay is moving Monday to Bur Oak Drive in Baxter. He has a history of sexual contact with juvenile female victims ages 3-4 and adult victims. Contact has included penetration and the offender was known to his victims.
The police department is hosting a community notification meeting on Tromblay at 6 p.m. Monday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter.
Representatives from the DOC and the police department will be available to provide useful information on public safety. The community notification meeting is to inform the public about Tromblay and to answer any questions the public may have.
Tromblay is not wanted by the police and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court.
Tromblay was first convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in 1998 in Crow Wing County. He was 11 at the time and his victim was 3. Tromblay received probation for sexual conduct. Tromblay also admitted when he was a juvenile he assaulted another minor victim, but he was not charged.
Tromblay was convicted in Benton County on third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim who was mentally impaired/helpless in 2010. He was given a stayed 36-month prison sentence, along with 10 years of probation. Tromblay had a relationship with the woman and her roommate allowed him to enter the home.
Tromblay has been in and out of prison since 2012, as he has violated conditions of his release on several occasions. He will be on probation until Nov. 14, 2023.
Tromblay has lived at homes on Wise Road and Gillis Avenue in Brainerd in the past.
Since July 1, 1991, predatory offenders in Minnesota have been required to register their addresses with local law enforcement agencies, who then forward the information to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which maintains a database that can be used by the law enforcement agencies, the DOC states on its website.
Risk levels are assigned to predatory offenders when they are released from prison. The level is based on their prior offense history, the seriousness of their crime and more. There are three levels of predatory offenders-1, 2, 3-and a Level 3 predatory offender is considered by the DOC most likely to reoffend.
Go to https://por.state.mn.us/predatorfaq.aspx for more information on Level 3 offenders.
In Crow Wing County currently there are four other Level 3 offenders: Brandon Churchill, Thomas Richard Erickson, Dagan M. Lasart and Christopher R. Roehl.