The Fargo Police Department is notifying the community that a registered sex offender, Donald Robert Edwardson, is residing at 1129 9 St N in Fargo, ND. Edwardson has been assessed as a high-risk offender by the North Dakota Risk Assessment Committee. The following information describes Edwardson and his offenses:
Donald Robert Edwardson
46 years old, 5’10”, 320 lbs., blue eyes, red hair
1129 9 St N
Fargo, North Dakota
Edwardson was convicted on May 12, 1997 of Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd degree in Hubbard County District Court MN; when he was 24 years old he had intercourse with a 14 year old female. He was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct 5th degree on January 3, 1997 in Scott County District Court MN; he fondled a 16 year old female on numerous occasions. He was convicted on February 11, 1992 of Criminal Sexual Conduct 5th degree in Kandiyohi County District Court MN; when he was 19, he engaged in sexual contact with a 14 year old female. He is a lifetime registrant.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why was the sex offender allowed to move into my neighborhood?
Answer: The Fargo Police Department cannot dictate where a sex offender chooses to live. The offender is required to register with us and notify us of any changes in address or employment.
2. Is this person dangerous?
Answer: The Fargo Police Department checks on each offender several times each year to ensure they are compliant with their requirements to register. The attention of the community notification process and the frequent visits by the police department seem to act as a deterrent to criminal behavior. The state has assessed this offender as having a high-risk for offending again. As a result, we believe it is important for neighbors to have accurate information about the offender.
3. What should I do if I see suspicious behavior?
Answer: If you see any suspicious behavior you should notify the police department immediately. Don’t take action yourself. The Fargo Police Department relies on alert and aware citizens to provide valuable information in many instances and appreciates your involvement.
- Who should I contact if I have questions?
Answer: If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the police department and speak to your beat sergeant by calling 241-8175 or 235-4493. You may also call Lieutenant Chris Helmick at 476-4095.
At every community meeting we caution the public about harassment or, other criminal behavior directed at the offender. This can result in criminal action against those responsible and endanger the sex offender registration law. Sex offender registration laws are under constant scrutiny and legal action. Law enforcement agencies make good use of the information provided by registration and does not want to see the law struck down.
If you would like more information about high-risk sex offenders in the city of Fargo, visit our website at www.fargopolice.com. Information on high-risk and lifetime offenders is also available on the North Dakota Attorney General’s website at www.ndsexoffender.com and the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website at http://www.nsopr.gov/. These website have the answers to many frequently asked questions.