UPDATE: July 8, 2019 – The VPD have reported the arrest of Jonathan Cardinal. “Just before midnight on July 7, two uniformed officers noticed Cardinal walking in the Downtown Eastside. Cardinal initially provided officers with a false name, however he was arrested after officers discovered his identity,” explain police via a media release. Cardinal is currently in custody.
The following story was published on July 3, 2019
Authorities in Vancouver are searching for a high-risk sex offender who failed to return to his halfway house Tuesday night.
Jonathan Cardinal, 29, is a federal sex offender who is now wanted on a Canada-wide warrant after not meeting curfew the night of July 2.
Vancouver Police say Cardinal is “currently serving a long-term supervisory order following two violent sexual assaults in 2010.”
Cardinal is a 5’8″ tall, 165-pound Indigenous male. He has short brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his upper back, and was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers, a backpack and black-rimmed eye glasses, describe the VPD.
Anyone who sees Cardinal, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
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