Sex offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Vancouver

Sep 15 2018, 3:07 am

After issuing a public request for assistance earlier this week in finding convicted sex offender James Allan Pike, Vancouver Police announced on Friday that the 46-year-old was arrested Thursday evening in downtown Vancouver.

According to police, an officer spotted Pike near Jervis Street and Nelson Street around 7:30 pm, Thursday evening.

He ran from officers, but was found a short time later hiding in a parkade. He was arrested with the help of police dog Griffin and his handler.

Pike was treated at hospital for a dog bite and then taken to jail.

He remains in custody.

Pike is currently serving a long-term supervision order following a violent sexual assault in 2001.

He had been living in a Vancouver half-way house and failed to return as required on September 11, prompting Corrections Canada to issue a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.

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