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8/11/2012 9:55:00 PM
Man who allegedly followed women to cars jailed for failure to register as a sex offender
Brian Rudell Burk
Brian Rudell Burk
The Daily Courier

Brian Rudell Burk, 44, who was reportedly seen following employees to their cars at a store, was booked into the Yavapai County jail by Prescott police on felony charges of failure to register as a sex offender.

At 2:23 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, officers answered a call about a man who bought beer at a store in the 3000 block of Highway 69 and was drinking it near the parking lot.

Officers spoke to a manager who said the man was there drinking, and that he had followed women who work at the store to their vehicles, scaring them, according to a police report.

Officers found Burk holding a beer can in a brushy area on the east side of the store's parking lot and asked him if he had permission to be on the private property. When Burk said he did not, the officer said he was writing him a trespass warning. He noticed that Burk seemed agitated, so he asked Burk to walk to his patrol car.

The officer ran Burk's identification through dispatch and learned Burk was subject to sex offender registration, according to the police report.

When the officer asked how long Burk had been in Prescott and where he was living now, Burk told him he'd arrived in Prescott just a few days ago, the police report states, but Burk later told another officer that he had been living in Prescott National Forest for over a month.

The officer checked with YCSO and learned Burk had not registered as required by law within the first 10 days of moving to a new location.

The officer asked why Burk hadn't registered, and Burk reportedly said he was lazy and did not get around to it, but he planned to register on Monday.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Article comment by: trippetta able

Obviously, when did I ever contradict that? I've always taught my son to go with his gut & never blindly trust anyone. That doesn't mean though that you help the headhunters & various unscrupulous predators out by helping to feed them to the wolves by turning a blind eye.

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Article comment by: R U Kidding me

Tricia C.It's called parenting you teach your kids, talk to them explain what is wrong and right.Do this every day,day after day after day.Parenting is work and with hard work good stuff comes.

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Article comment by: Peter White

This guy just looks like a winner.

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012
Article comment by: betty sue from beverly hills

This isn't about being paranoid, as someone who has been homeless at the age of 21 & met many unsavory characters who were more than willing to do God knows what to me & as a mother I can surely attest to the fact that caution & keeping track of your child's whereabouts are imperative to there safety. And it doesn't stop at children, as a woman I always to this day let someone know where I'm going & who with. There isn't any shame in that at all.

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012
Article comment by: Dress Proactively

Calm down, Tricia C. If you're so paranoid about your child's safety I suggest you never let him out of the house until he's about 30. You know, kinda like your folks did with you...

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Article comment by: B. L. Zebub


I'm with you. If one of my neighbors were a convicted drug dealer or burglar I'd sure like to know about it. (They present a much greater risk to me than a sex offender whose only current crime is failing to properly fill out a form....)

I also think if a person has been convicted of a DUI they should have to display a bright yellow license plate on the front and back of their car for a prescribed period of time.

It's simply amazing (sad actually) how many bleeding heart liberals around here support criminals and their behavior.

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Article comment by: Mets @ Angel Pagan

do you play outfield for the Giants?

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Article comment by: Carl Imparel

It's hard to believe that monsters like this roam the quad city area...

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Article comment by: trippetta able

Uh maybe because a thief or someone who maybe had to much to drink one night & drove home intoxicated isn't as inclined to have some severe sexual dysfunction that contributed to the crime that makes the children in said neighborhoods potentially unsafe. Does a man lurking in bushes drinking beer and stalking women seem like an innocent soul to you who has done their time & contributed to society? If so I hope you don't live in my neighborhood.

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Article comment by: Angel Pagan

I don't get offenders have to register their whereabouts, after they leave prison. Why don't drunk drivers, thieves, armed robbers, gun runners, have to register their place of residence? Why only sex offenders? I would like to know if one of my neighbors had been jailed multiple times for home burglary, or car theft, fraud, embezzlement. Plus if sex offenders are still a threat, why are they let out of prison? It seems to me if they are out, they have paid their debt to society.

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Article comment by: Sheesh Deluxe

Show your sex offender card for a free ride to the state line!

Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Article comment by: d m

"Yeah officer I'm gonna quit drinkin' in bushes, get a shave and a new suit. Then I'm gonna find me a brand new job officer. Big plans for my life, car, house, wife and kids you'll see...startin Monday."

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