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A convicted sex offender of suspicious behavior is arrested in Dawson City

Key Takeaway:

  • A convicted sex offender of suspicious behaviour is reported in Dawson City, Whitehorse RCMP arrested.
  • Police have found Overton located in Whitehorse on November 12 with help from the public.

A convicted sex offender of suspicious behaviour is reported in Dawson City, Whitehorse RCMP arrested and later released 41-year-old Richard Overton. Overton has no fixed address. Police mentions.

According to the RCMP, police in Dawson City have received several suspicious behavior reports related to Overton starting on November 6.

“RCMP began detailed investigations in seven reports of suspicious behavior, and all were related to Mr. Overton. In a background investigation into Richard Overton’s case, police saw that he was a convicted sex offender and not following with certain reporting needs,” a statement from the RCMP.

Police have found Overton located in Whitehorse on November 12 with help from the public.
“He was arrested, charged, and held for court in the afternoon. However, Mr. Overton was released by law on several conditions, and his next scheduled court appearance is set to be for November 24, in Whitehorse,” the RCMP officer says.

Court records show that Overton was charged for creating death threats against the people and the staff of a downtown Whitehorse restaurant on November 12.

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It says off the next day. Police did not respond to a request for more specific information on Overton’s suspicious behaviour in Dawson or if the RCMP was aware of his whereabouts as of November 15 removed the charges off the next day.

Police did not respond to a request for more specific information on Overton’s suspicious behavior in Dawson or if the RCMP was aware of his whereabouts as of November 15. They also did not mention the conditions he had a breakthrough or the new requirements imposed on him.

“Police noticed that there were safety concerns from the public during the investigations, and thankful to the calls for service alerting police to suspicious behavior”.

In late 2016, the Edmonton police service issued a public notice warning that Overton would be living in the city. The notice states that the police arrested him as a sexual offender who showed a significant risk of harming the community targeting teenaged girls and young women.

Source-CTV News

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