Convicted violent offender to reside in Edmonton area

Oct 29 2019, 3:27 pm

Edmonton Police Service is issuing a warning to the community regarding a convicted violent offender that has been released in the Edmonton area.

In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing a warning related to the release of 26 year-old Rodney Gambler.

According to a release, “Gambler is a convicted violent offender, including sexual violence, and the Edmonton Police Service has reasonable grounds to believe he is a risk of significant harm to the public and will commit another violent and/or sexual offence against someone while in the community.”

Gambler is described as 5’10”, weighing 165 lbs with brown eyes and black hair.

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Rodney Gambler/Edmonton Police Service

The Edmonton Police Service is seeking a recognizance order on Gambler and he will be monitored by the Behavioural Assessment Unit of the Edmonton Police Service.

According to police, Gambler has a history of violent offences, including robbery and sexual assault against strangers and vulnerable women, in addition to using a weapon while committing the offences.

Gambler’s risk for violence increases significantly while under the influence of any intoxicants.

Gambler has also been placed on a series of court-ordered conditions.