November 27, 2023 - The Winnipeg Police have issued a public advisory concerning the release of Marcel Hank Charlette, a 51-year-old individual considered a high-risk offender due to the potential of re-offending in a sexual and/or violent manner against men, women, and children. Charlette, also known by aliases Hank Marcel Caribou, Hank Charlette, Peewee, and Bald Eagle, was released from the Headingley Correctional Centre after serving a sentence for assault and failure to comply with conditions of a release order.
Charlette's convictions, dated May 25, 2023, led to a cumulative sentence of three years, with credit given for the equivalent of 27 months already served. The released offender is expected to take up residence in Winnipeg.
With a history of violent offenses and despite undergoing some prior sexual offender treatment, Charlette remains categorized as a high risk to re-offend. The Winnipeg Police emphasize that all individuals, regardless of age or gender, are potentially at risk in Charlette's presence.
Police stress the importance of the public taking suitable precautions to ensure their safety. However, they firmly discourage any form of vigilante behavior or unreasonable conduct directed at Charlette, reminding the community that such actions will not be tolerated.
Should anyone possess information relevant to Charlette's whereabouts or activities, they are urged to contact the Manitoba Integrated High-Risk Sex Offender Unit at (431) 489-8056 or reach out to the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-6222. Other contact options include local RCMP Detachments, Manitoba Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477 or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.
This public notification serves as a vital tool for community members to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions while also abiding by the law and the guidance provided by law enforcement agencies.