Update: The Vancouver Police Department announced on February 24 that Kirstjon Olson was arrested at 11 p.m. on February 23 and is in custody.
Original article (February 22):
Vancouver police are on the lookout for a heavy-set sex offender who's breached a court order to abide by several conditions, including a curfew.
Kirstjon Olson, 38, was also required to wear an electronic-monitoring bracelet.
But according to the VPD, he cut off the device and left his Downtown Eastside residence after midnight wearing black clothing and a black hat.
Olson is described as a "high-risk" provincial offender and in the past he's been convicted of sexual assault, sexual interference, and possession of child pornography. He also has convictions for print/publish child pornography and attempt to print/publish child pornography.
He's 5'8", 245 pounds, and Indigenous, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a light complexion.
He was last seen with a backpack with red straps.
When he was granted statutory release into a Vancouver halfway house in 2017, Vancouver police issued a public warning.
"The Correctional Services of Canada has assessed Olson at a very high risk of sexually reoffending," the VPD stated in a 2017 news release. "At risk are female and male children and teenagers, including strangers, acquaintances, intimate partners, and the general public."