NORTH SYDNEY — Cape Breton Regional Police are notifying the public about the release of a high-risk offender believed to be living in North Sydney,
Police notified media Thursday evening about the release of 28-year-old Leonard Joseph Groves.
Leonard Joseph Groves
Groves was released from a federal penitentiary Thursday after serving a three-year, eight-month sentence for aggravated assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, uttering threats and mischief.
Groves was brought to Sydney provincial court on Thursday afternoon.
He was released on a series of conditions, including having to provide notification of any change of address, and a ban on weapons, alcohol and drugs.
He must also refrain from contact with a list of specific individuals.
Groves is described as a white man, six feet tall and approximately 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Police say information about Groves's release has been provided as a precaution, but warn that any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable contact will not be tolerated.