High-risk sex offender arrested after Canada-wide warrant

Apr 30 2023, 4:52 pm

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. 

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. 

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.

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