blog post by John Hoff
Cecil Glenn Allen, or whatever he wants to call himself today, has been featured previously on Johnny Northside Dot Com, click here, which is why his name struck me as familiar when I was looking through the jail roster today.
Recently, he was arrested on a bench warrant over a theft charge and a probable cause charge for failure to register as a predatory offender. Though the specific addresses of Level Three sex offenders aren't made public by the Department of Corrections, every now and then one turns up in the jail roster and I pounce upon it.
That's what happened here...
Allen's address is 2819 Girard Ave. N. according to the jail roster.
How exciting. Let's find out who owns that property.
According to online city records, it is owned by Christian Restoration Service of Brooklyn Center, with the taxpayer listed as Christian Restoration Service Inc of 7157 Commerce Circle, Fridley, MN. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State, the president of this organization is Marcell Garretson.
This name turns up a page containing the testimony (used in a religious not legal sense) of Mr. Garretson, click here, going into quite some detail about how rough he grew up and then found God. He is apparently the author of a religious book called Conviction, click here. His name turns up with other "prison ministry" efforts.
I do not know if Cecil Glenn Allen was simply making use of the address at 2819 Girard Ave. N. without the knowledge of Reverend Garretson, or if Allen has been allowed to reside there without registering.
But this much is apparent from city records, assuming the records are up-to-date. (A tenuous proposition at best)
The house in question does not have a rental license.