Update: Police arrest B.C. sex offender wanted on a warrant

James Pike was convicted of the violent sexual assault of a Penticton woman

Updated Sept. 14

James Allan Pike, subject of a Canada-wide warrant and VPD media release on Sept. 11, was arrested last night in downtown Vancouver.

At around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, a VPD officer spotted Pike near Jervis Street and Nelson Street. He ran from officers and was located a short time later hiding in a parkade. He was arrested with the help of police dog Griffin and his handler.

Pike was treated at hospital for a dog bite and then taken to jail. He remains in custody.

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A man convicted of the violent sexual assault of a Penticton woman has walked away from a Vancouver halfway house.

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in locating James Allan Pike, a 46-year old, who is wanted for breaching his conditions on Tuesday morning.

Pike is serving a long-term supervision order following a violent sexual assault in 2001. He has been living in a Vancouver halfway house and failed to return as required on Sept. 11. Corrections Canada has issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.

According to an article published in the Kamloops Daily News in 2010, Pike was declared a dangerous offender but won a new sentence hearing in the B.C. Court of Appeal. That was following convictions for uttering threats, possession of a weapon and assaulting police officers.

Pike is described as white, 5’8”, 160 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. Vancouver Police said he was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and was carrying a large backpack.

Anyone who sees Pike, or knows his whereabouts, is asked to call 911 immediately, or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-222-8477.

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