High-risk sex offender arrested after cutting off electronic monitoring bracelet

UPDATE — Feb. 24, 2020: Vancouver police say Kristjon Olson was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday night. A statement said he remains in custody.


Vancouver police are warning the public and asking for their help in finding 38-year-old Kristjon Olson, a provincial sex offender, after he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and left his residence against his release conditions.

Police say Olson is considered a high-risk sex offender and there are reasonable grounds to fear he will commit a sexual offence against a child under the age of 16.

Olson is also under 27 court-ordered conditions, which include complying with electronic monitoring and curfew.

He is currently wanted for breach of recognizance for not abiding by those conditions.

Police describe Olson as:

  • 5'8" tall and 245 pounds.
  • Having brown hair and brown eyes, with a light complexion.
Vancouver Police

Olson left his residence in the Downtown Eastside late Friday night wearing black clothing and a black hat. He was carrying a backpack with red straps. 

Police ask anyone who sees Olson, or knows his whereabouts, to immediately call 911 or Vancouver police detectives at 604-717-0603.