Ontario Provincial Police have issued a Canada Wide Search Warrant for a federal offender from Hamilton who is known to frequent Oakville, Burlington and Milton.
The OPP’s Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) squad is asking for the public’s assistance in locating George Hasler.
The 56-year-old convict, who is required to stay clean as part of his statutory release, failed a urine test in mid-March and when officers went to his home in Hamilton they discovered Hasler had fled.
Hasler is serving a two-year sentence after being convicted of two counts of theft under $5,000, break and enter to commit an offence, possession of property obtained by crime for trafficking under $5,000, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and theft of a motor vehicle.
Hasler is described as being a six-foot, 260-pound Caucasian man with brown, balding hair and brown eyes.
The OPP’s Rope squad is asking anyone in contact with Hasler or who has information about his whereabouts to call them at 416-808-5900 or toll-free at 1-866-870-7673 (ROPE). They can also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) or call 911.