Kingston Police locate and arrest federal offender wanted by OPP

Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Kingston Police have been credited with locating and arresting a wanted federal offender who “went unlawfully at large on March 23, 2024,” according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

In a media release, dated Friday, Apr. 12, 2024, the OPP said the Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is advising the public that the offender, Edward Harrod, was taken into custody in Kingston by Kingston Police.

Edward Harrod, 29 years old. Photo via OPP.

Harrod was reported wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant out of Barrie, Ont., on Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2024, “as a result of a breach of his statutory release,” the OPP said at the time, requesting public assistance to locate him. Although Harrod was located in Kingston, police had advised on April 9 that he was known to frequent the Barrie, Midland, and Collingwood areas.

According to police, Harrod is serving a two-year and eight-month sentence for:

  • Robbery
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Flight from a peace officer
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Possession of a schedule 1 substance

“The Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this investigation,” the OPP stated.

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