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Reward offered for sex offender

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A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man who failed to show up for a recent court date.

Tyrone L. Gardipee, 19, was convicted of indecent liberties in 1998. He is listed by police as a level III sex offender, the designation given to those considered most likely to commit other sex crimes. He was convicted in 2003 for failing to register as a sex offender.

Gardipee missed a court hearing on Feb. 22 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He is 6 feet, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Gardipee’s whereabouts is asked to call Secret Witness at 327-5111. Callers do not have to give their name to receive the reward.

Revenge plot could net felony charge

Pocatello, Idaho An Idaho State University student who worked in the school’s computer center has been accused of retaliating against a student officer after receiving a $10 parking ticket.

Clifford Strupp, a 25-year-old senior, has been charged with altering information in another student’s personal school account. If convicted of the felony, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

The student officer, Cale Myers, said the incident happened after he issued Strupp a $10 parking ticket on Feb. 8. The following day, Myers said he received an e-mail that allegedly said, “Watch who you give a ticket to. Enjoy your classes.”

The 21-year-old junior later found someone had tampered with his personal account, including erasing 10 of his registered 17 credit hours this semester.

Detectives said they tracked the initial e-mail sent to Myers to a computer used by Strupp at the computer lab.

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