YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) says level 3 sex offender David Wayne Vanderveer, 61, now lives in the 12000 block of E. 35th Place.
Vanderveer is 5’9 tall, weighs 230 pounds, and has brown/grey hair and blue eyes. Deputies say he is not wanted at this time.
On May 31, 1996, Vanderveer pled guilty in the King County Superior Court, in Seattle, Washington, to 1 count of rape of a child. He was sentenced to 14 months in the Washington Department of Corrections-Shelton Unit. The victim was a 15-year-old female whom was known to him.
On October 2011, Vanderveer was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to 18 months in the Washington Department of Corrections-Shelton Unit. Vanderveer is not on community supervision.
YCSO says Vanderveer is considered a Level 3 sex offender with a high risk to re-offend.
This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is YSCO’s belief that an informed community is a safer community.
The YCSO has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses.
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass sex offenders will not be tolerated. Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities; but because of Megan’s law, law enforcement is now able to share this information with you.