Update: Vancouver Police Kirton was arrested just before 11 p.m near China Creek Park, in East Vancouver, after VPD officers responded to reports of a man acting erratically in the area on Sunday.
A 56-year-old high-risk sex offender who failed to return to his halfway house is now wanted Canada-wide.
Vancouver Police say Kenneth Nolan Kirton “is a declared dangerous offender and is considered a high risk to sexually offend.”
He signed out of his halfway house in East Vancouver around 4 pm Friday.
#VPDNews: Have you seen 56-year-old Kenneth Kirton? He is a declared dangerous offender who is considered a high risk to sexually offend, and is wanted Canada-wide for failing to return to his halfway house. Call 911 if you see him or know his whereabouts. https://t.co/VG1uBY1EEx pic.twitter.com/gNXKVr2usb
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) April 29, 2023
Police received a report the following day when he didn’t return despite being bound by a long-term supervision order requiring him to reside there.
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Kirton, who is 5’6″ and 165 pounds with short black hair, was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, black shoes, and a black long-sleeve sweater.
Anyone who sees Kirton or knows his whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately.