Public warned about sex offender

Randy Lanferman has a lengthy history of re-offending

Randy Lanferman

If you see just-released repeat sex offender Randy Lanferman carrying “ropes, duct tape or other devices that can be used for restraining a person” call the cops immediately. He is breaking his probation terms.

Victoria police are worried he might use the items to strike again.

Lanferman, 44, has a lengthy history of re-offending – from just hours after being released from prison to months or years later, said Det. Shawn Robson, the Victoria Police Department’s high-risk offender officer.

“He is a significant risk to the safety of teenage and adult females throughout the Capital Region,” Robson said.

Lanferman has a history of stalking behavior and sexual assault that involves breaking into the homes of his victims, he said, issuing a public warning about what Lanferman is capable of doing again.

Described as a 5-foot-10 and 180-lb. white man with short brown hair, brown eyes and a moustache, Lanferman was released from the provincial prison on Wilkinson Road on Tuesday after completing time behind bars for breaching probation.

Robson said Lanferman is expected to live in the Victoria area because he is “bound by a recognizance order and being supervised by Community Corrections,” as well as being monitored by him.

Lanferman must abide by other very strict release conditions. He is forbidden from drinking booze or any other intoxicant or entering any place alcohol is sold.

He is also prohibited from carrying knives or other weapons, must abide by a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, and must tell his probation officer about any relationship he has with a female.

Police say anybody observing Lanferman breaking any of these rules should immediately call police or 9-1-1, but do not approach him. Contact Robson at shawn.robson@vicpd.ca with any information police might find useful.

 

Just Posted

Woman charged in Saanichton stabbing

One man treated for injuries, released from hospital following Friday assault

Saanich’s Red Lion Inn receives council’s blessing for extended liquor hours

Extension comes more than two years after a major fire

Province continues to investigate Saanich’s Horticultural Centre of the Pacific

Investigation stems from May 2 incident that turned Colquitz River ‘chocolate brown’

Avid Victoria cyclist’s legacy bike ride helps fund end-of-life care

2019 Denis Muloin Ride for Palliative Care invites cyclists for May 26 fundraiser

VIDEO: Fun without sun: Hundreds enjoy Family Fest on Victoria Day

Families enjoy activities in Veterans Memorial Park

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read