Community & Public Affairs Section : Media Releases | Media Spokespersons | Published Freedom of Information Requests | Journalism Students

Vancouver Police Issue Public Warning About High-Risk Offender

Vancouver Police believe that circumstances exist to warn the public that Randall Peter Hopley, a federal offender, is residing in Vancouver and poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of young boys.

Fifty-three-year-old Hopley has previously been convicted of abduction of a person under the age of fourteen, sexual assault, assault, and break-and-enters. In 2013, he was received a six-year-sentence for abducting a three-year-old boy from his home in the early hours of September 7, 2011, in Sparwood, B.C.

The Correctional Service of Canada has assessed Hopley as a high risk for violent and sexual re-offending. Although Hopley has fully completed his sentence and has been released, he is bound by a 10-year long-term supervision order to help manage his risk factors.

Hopley is white, 5’9″, 150 lbs., and has brown hair and hazel eyes. He often has a beard.

Hopley must abide by several conditions:

  • Not to be in, near, or around places where children under the age of 16 are likely to congregate, such as elementary and secondary schools, parks, swimming pools and recreational centres, unless accompanied by an adult previously approved in writing by his parole supervisor.
  • Not to be the presence of any children under the age of 16 unless accompanied by a responsible adult who knows his criminal history, and has been previously approved in writing by his parole supervisor.
  • Abide by daily curfew from 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Anyone who sees Randall Hopley in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.