High-risk offender arrested

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Vancouver: High-risk sex offender Michael Wayne Carpenter, the subject of a recent public warning, has been arrested.

On January 9th, the VPD warned the public that Carpenter was a high-risk sexual offender who would be living in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Police High Risk Offenders Unit observed Carpenter on February 1st breaching conditions imposed by his probation officer. A warrant for the suspension of his parole was issued, and Carpenter was arrested without incident.

Forty-six-year-old Michael Wayne Carpenter is currently serving a 10-year long-term supervision order, with convictions for three counts each of sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

Carpenter remains in custody.