Vancouver police seek high-risk offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant


Taylin Francis Brent Checkosis. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police

Authorities are cautioning the public that a high-risk federal offender is now wanted on a Canada-wide warrant after he failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house Sunday night.

The Vancouver Police Department says Taylin Francis Brent Checkosis, 26, is wanted Canada-wide for breach of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

Checkosis is serving his first federal sentence of six years, six months, and 17 days after being charged for Accessory after the fact for Murder, Assault, and Aggravated Assault with a Weapon.

Upon his departure from his halfway house on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2:45 p.m., Checkosis announced he was not returning. He has not been seen since.

Surveillance footage showing Taylin Francis Brent Checkosis on the last day he was seen. Photo courtesy Vancouver police

Checkosis is an Indigenous male, standing 5’10” and weighing 160 lbs. He has black-brown hair with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, grey athletic pants, black baseball cap, and black shoes, and he was carrying a black backpack.

Anyone who sees Checkosis, or has information about his whereabouts, should call 9-1-1 immediately, warn police.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom