Sex Offender Release Information Bulletin: John M. Bjerkaas

Contact Person: Sgt. Randy Rank (608) 789-7240

The La Crosse Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 301.46 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release from prison, or a secure treatment facility, when they believe that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct, which requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 301.46.

This offender is not wanted by police at this time and has served the sentence imposed on him/her by the court.

This notification is not intended to increase fear in the community. It is the belief of law enforcement that an informed public is a safer public.

Convicted sex offenders have always been released to live in our communities, but it was not until passage of the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law that law enforcement had the ability to know their residence or track their moves after their initial release. Since the passage of the Community Notification Law, law enforcement may share information about the offenders with the public. Abuse of this information to threaten, harass, or intimidate registered offenders may be a crime and will not be tolerated. Such abuses could potentially end the ability of law enforcement to do these notifications.

The La Crosse Police Department is available to help you by providing you with useful information on personal safety. The La Crosse Police Department Professional Standards/Community Services Bureau can be reached at (608) 789-7240 for this safety information.

If you want to report criminal activity by this or any other offender, please call 9-1-1.

Offender Information

John M. BjerkaasJohn M. Bjerkaas – DOB 04/16/1981 (32 Years Old)

Race:  White

Height:  5’11”

Weight:  195 lbs.

Hair:  Brown

Eyes:  Hazel

Marks/Tattoos:  None

Address: 809 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603

Release Date: 03/13/2015

Offense Convictions: Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, Possession of Child Pornography

Offense Information: Sexual contact with a 12-year-old female

Special Supervision Conditions:  Department of Corrections – Probation and Parole Supervision and GPS monitoring. Comply with standard sex offender rules. Face-to-face contact with law enforcement required. Comply with all requirements and lifetime registrant of WI Sex Offender Registration Program.


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