Federal fugitive hiding in Greater Victoria

Dezmond White failed to return to his Surrey halfway house in mid-August, and a Canada-wide warrant was issued to revoke his parole

  • Sep. 4, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 22-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

Dezmond White failed to return to his Surrey halfway house in mid-August, and a Canada-wide warrant was issued to revoke his parole.

His current parole identification was found Saturday at the Saanich Fair in Central Saanich.

“This is a dangerous person and we need to get him back in custody as soon as possible,” said Det. Shawn Robson with VicPD’s high risk offender unit.

A release from VicPD said White has an extensive history of violence and is considered armed and dangerous. He was serving a federal sentence for break and enter, uttering threats and firearms offences that occurred in Saanich and Victoria in 2010.

White is described as a white man, approximately 180 lbs. and 6’ tall. He has blue eyes and short brown hair, and has extensive tattoos on his arms, chest and back. He has the words “West Side” tattooed on his hands.

Police are asking anyone with information on White’s whereabouts to contact Det. Robson at shawn.robson@vicpd.ca or call 911.