Vancouver police have re-arrested a high-risk sex offender who disappeared from his halfway house just hours after being granted statutory release.
Tony Okanase was released from Mountain Institution Friday morning (Aug. 12) and reported to a halfway house in Vancouver. Police say he subsequently disappeared until a community policing volunteer spotted Okanase in Joyce-Collingwood Saturday afternoon.
"VPD patrol officers arrested him without incident," state police.
The 39-year-old man has a history of violent sexual offences against strangers dating back to 2003. The VPD describe him as a "high-risk offender."