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Police searching for federal offender known to frequent Ottawa

Ontario Provincial Police say Eric Vining is also known to hang out in Belleville, Quinte West and has ties to Prince George, British Columbia.
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Eric Vining, federal offender. Photo/ OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police's Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is asking for the public's help to find a federal offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant as a result of a breach of statutory release.

Eric Vining is currently serving a three-year, 8 month, 21 day sentence for:

  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Operate Motor Vehicle Flight from Peace Officer
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Fail to Comply with Conditional of Recognizance
  • Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data
  • Theft Over $5,000
  • Mischief in Relation to Other Property    

He is described as:

  • White
  • 35-year-old
  • 5' 10" (178 cm)
  • 195 lbs (88 kgs) 
  • Brown hair 
  • Brown eyes
  • Has a Roman numeral "II" tattoo on his left forearm

Police say Vining is known to frequent Ottawa, Belleville, Quinte West, and has ties to Prince George, British Columbia.
Anyone who has had contact with the offender, or has information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-7673 (ROPE) or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or call 9-1-1.

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