Level 3 offender to move to Baxter April 22

BAXTER--Level 3 predatory offender Joshua Chad Tromblay will be released from prison April 22 and is moving to Baxter, the Baxter Police Department reported.

Joshua Chad Tromblay
Joshua Chad Tromblay

BAXTER-Level 3 predatory offender Joshua Chad Tromblay will be released from prison April 22 and is moving to Baxter, the Baxter Police Department reported.

Baxter police will not host a community notification meeting on Tromblay as he is not new to the area and lived in Baxter in 2018. Tromblay is not wanted by police and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court. Tromblay has a history of sexual contact with female victims ages 3-4 years old and adult victims. Tromblay knew his victims.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Tromblay has been in the Rush City prison since Nov. 2, 2018. Tromblay has violated conditions of his release on several occasions and has been in and out of prison.

Tromblay was first convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in 1998 in Crow Wing County. He was 11 years old at the time and his victim was 3 years old. Tromblay received probation for criminal sexual conduct. Tromblay also admitted when he was a juvenile he assaulted another minor victim, but he was not charged in that incident.

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 lived at homes on Wise Road and Gillis Avenue in Brainerd and on Bur Oak Drive in Baxter 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 for more information on Level 3 offenders.

In Crow Wing County currently there are five other Level 3 offenders: Terry Lee Bryant, Brandon Keith Churchill, Thomas Richard Erickson, Terrance Lee Lindmark and Christopher R. Roehl.

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