How do I report a parolee who is doing something against the law?

Asked over 2 years ago - Blanca, CO

We live in Colorado & have a friend who's out on parole who keeps driving around with his daughter & doesn't have a license or insurance. He just recently got served by a cop for domestic violence but they didn't arrest him.
He has a little girl he won't give back to the mother & drives her to a babysitter everyday while he goes to work then picks her up.
He said when he gets off parole he's moving where the mother cant find them.
We've told the state patrol & went to the local police as instructed, but everyone keeps telling us to go back to the state patrol & then back to the local police.
His parole officer & boss have become close buddies, and they help hide his daughter from the mother. My wife & I are sick about the safety of this child but nobody will do anything. What can we do?

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  1. James C Underhill Jr.

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    Answered . The problem here is that you are trying to do something when only the mother has the real interest in handling this matter. If they have a divorce pending then she needs either temporary orders or a contempt citation or motion to affect custody and parenting time. If no divorce is pending, she must file immediately. Once she files divorce, or if a divorce is pending, she can get an order against leaving the state.

    Law enforcement in Colorado is unfortunately sometimes very poor indeed. As a former police officer I am appalled at some of the current attitudes. However, it is what it is. Mother can get the judge to straighten everything out, and she needs an attorney -- at least an attorney consultation.

    Like many attorneys we will sit down and review your situation with you without charge.

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  2. Daniel Nelson Deasy

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    Answered . That is quite a set of circumstances. Might I dare suggest putting something in writing for local law enforcement authoriites. Understand that once something appears in writing, it is there forever. CSP has limited jurisdiction in Colorado. They are interested in highway problems. If you have a local Sheriff's Department, you might try those folks as well.

    If this is your friend, can you sit down with him and tell him that he is rolling the dice much too frequently?

    Good luck!

  3. V. Iyer

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    Answered . What is your interest in all of this. Is this "friend" harming the child. Is the mother of the child having any objection with the child being with this "friend" of yours. You are indeed hiding something. Let me be frank What is your beef here. Unless you have an interest or some real harm is being done to the child you should mind yoir own business and let the mother of the child take the appropriate action. Sometimes, in life if you have no interest in the situation of this "friend" you should mind your own business and take care of your own family. If your friend is not breaking the law the police cannot interfere. From the information you have given you may not have any legal standing to even contact poilce if there is no violation of the law and you are not affected. You have not stated one thing that would indicate that thsi "friend' of yours is causing any safety concerns for the child. You are hiding certain essential facts. You just having a hunch for the safety of the child is meaningless unless you can support the fear of lack of safety for child with some solid facts. I am blunt and frank so do not take any offense.

    All the Best

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