blog post by John Hoff
On March 20, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution about Level Three Sex Offender concentration in the City of Minneapolis. The resolution was spearheaded by City Council Member and mayoral candidate Don Samuels. It would be fair to say the resolution was a stinging rebuke of the Minnesota Department of Corrections and its wanton dumping of sex offenders in Hennepin County, generally, and North Minneapolis in particular.
One week later, around March 27, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MNDOC) gave what appeared to be an answer of defiance to the resolution, by sending out an email notification that Roderick Lamoryne Hamilton (pictured above) would be moving to the 2000 block of Hillside Ave. N., which is a mere four blocks from Samuel's house.
Coincidence? I don't think so...
Hamilton has more aliases than I have china plates, and here are the ones that MNDOC actually knows about and lists on its website.
HAMILTON, ROD L
HAMILTON, RODERICK L
HAMILTON, RODERICK LA MORYNE
HAMILTON, RODERICK LAMOND
HAMILTON, RODERICK LAMORNE
HAMILTON, RODERICLK LAMORYNE
HAMILTON, RODGER L
HAMILTON, ROGER L
HAMILTON, ROGER LAMONT
HAMPTON, ROGER L
Hamilton's particular sex crime was to abduct and rape an adult female victim by forcing her into a car and driving her somewhere. The victim was a complete stranger to Hamilton.
Hamilton was featured once before on this blog, click here, when I was doing "permanent public forum blog posts" about random Level Three sex offenders. (I am currently thinking hard about how to tweak that tactic to make it more effective and will say more about that at some point in the near future) For a while, Hamilton was living on the 2500 block of Golden Valley Road. He was involved in an incident where his ankle monitor was cut off and for a while he disappeared off the radar of his zoo keepers. He did turn himself in a few days later.
It is unknown what specific house Hamilton is living at on the 2000 block of Hillside Ave. N. But there are only seven Hillside Ave. N. addresses on the 2000 block, all with odd numbers.
2003 Hillside Ave. N. is a parcel of tax forfeited land, so that's definitely not it.
2005 Hillside Ave. N. has no rental license, so that's probably not it.
2011 Hillside Ave. N. has no rental license, so that's probably not it, either.
2013 Hillside Ave. N. is a former Paul Koenig property, now owned by Assertive Mpls Properties LLC. This is the same entity that was responsible for the rental property travesty at at 1611 Hillside Ave. N., where the house caught fire and, well, a whole lot of people were living inside.
2015 Hillside Ave. N. appears under the "master address" of 2013 Hillside Ave. N., so this is probably a duplex.
2017 Hillside Ave. N. is owned by Affordable Green Homes LLC. I can't help but think "green homes" aren't going to be big sellers when a notorious rapist is living on the same block, but whatever.
2023 Hillside Ave. N. is a rental owned by Brian T. Vikingstad, with the taxpayer listed as 2023 Hillside Ave. N. LLC. There is a rental license for the property. The name "Brian Vikingstad" and "Brian T. Vikingstad" turns up all sorts of interesting stuff on the internet, but I'm not headed down that rabbit hole at the moment; especially since I can't confirm with 100 percent certainty whether this is really the same guy. My main focus is Roderick Hamilton.
I believe I can say with certainty that Hamilton is living in a rental property. And I can say with certainty there are only three possibilities, or two possibilities depending on how you count the duplex.
In all likelihood, he's either living at 2023 Hillside Ave. N. or the duplex at 2013/2015 Hillside Ave. N.
JNS blog continues to express a willingness to publish the address of every Level Three Sex Offender in North Minneapolis, if such a list falls into my hands, or the address of any individual Level Three Sex Offender, if I can verify the information to my satisfaction.