Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a convicted sex offender who has mental health issues and considered dangerous. The individual, identified as John Scott Carver, aged 71, went missing on October 10, around 7:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Olympic Boulevard and Masselin Avenue, as reported by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Carver, who should be considered armed and dangerous, removed his monitoring device and fled toward San Vicente Boulevard and Sierra Bonita Avenue, potentially on foot. He is a white male adult with brown and gray hair, green eyes, standing at a height of 5 feet 11 inches, and weighing approximately 200 pounds.
The community is urged to stay vigilant, and in the event of spotting Carver, immediately contact 911 or your local law enforcement agency. Those with any information regarding Carver’s whereabouts are encouraged to reach out to the Crisis Response Support Section, Senior Lead Officer Canales at 213-925-6788.
If you see something, say something. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. If you see something, say something. Anyone with information can also drop a tip at https://www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.