Boulder Police

Boulder police alert community to sexually violent predator address change

Posted on 11/25/2019 at 11:53 pm
Shannon Aulabaugh

The Boulder Police Department is releasing information pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, which authorize law enforcement agencies to inform the public when a sex offender moves into a community or changes residency if the person has been deemed a sexually violent predator.

David Bland, age 46, has been convicted of a sex offense that requires law enforcement registration. Furthermore, he has been determined to present a high potential to re-offend and is subject to community notification regarding his residence in this community.

Bland originally registered with the Boulder Police Department as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) on Aug. 3, 2017, and a community notification was released at that time. Most recently, Bland was staying at the Boulder County Jail until his release on Nov. 20, 2019. Today, he notified police that he will be staying in a storage unit at Guardian Storage, located at 4900 Broadway. Police will conduct extra patrol in this area.

Sex offenders are governed by Colorado State law, the city and the police department do not have any authority to circumvent the legislation, including their decision to live in Boulder, as long as they register accordingly.  If a sex offender lacks a fixed residence, they must provide a specific location that can be verified. The police department and city government have no authority to control these circumstances, except for alerting the public, maintaining registrations and checking to verify they indeed live where they indicate.

Bland is required to register with the police department quarterly, since he’s been designated as an SVP. Due to the fact that Bland lacks a fixed residence, he is required to verify his location with the police department monthly. Community members needing more information may contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-4332.

The purpose of this notification is to enhance public safety and protection. Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten, or intimidate any of the following people is criminal behavior and will not be tolerated: the offender, the offender's significant others and the community notification team.