UPDATE: Thanks to an alert citizen, Gerald McLean, who was the subject of a public appeal this morning, has been arrested.
At about 1:45 this afternoon, the citizen called police after observing a man believed to be McLean in the area of 33rd Avenue and Oak Street.
Officers arrived, quickly took him into custody, and confirming it was McLean.
HIGH RISK OFFENDER WANTED CANADA-WIDE
Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a man wanted Canada-wide for being unlawfully at large.
Gerald Richard McLean is a high risk sex offender serving a long term supervision order after completing a two-year sentence for the sexual assault of a young child. He also has a past conviction for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
A warrant has been issued for McLean’s arrest after failing to return to his halfway house as required. He is considered a high risk to re-offend sexually.
McLean is 44 years old, white, 5’7″ tall, 175 lbs., with long blonde hair often worn in a ponytail. He has green eyes, a tattoo of an eagle on his upper left arm, a skull on his shoulder and a tribal band on his upper right arm. He was last seen wearing a black bomber style jacket, grey hoody and blue jeans.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Gerald McLean or sees him is asked not to approach him and call 9-1-1 immediately.