Sex Offender Captured in Venice


From the LA Times and others:
Daren Olson

Daren Marvin Olsen, a convicted sex offender who discarded his GPS tracking device in Lancaster was captured Thursday in Venice, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. He was taken into custody by Los Angeles Police Department officers.

It is reported that Olsen had been spotted by a transient who saw his picture on fliers. Sheriff’s detectives had received information that Olsen was in the Venice area and had distributed the fliers to business owners and homeless near the beach.

From the description given online: Olsen stands 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has long brown hair and brown eyes and is known to wear some type of hat. Olsen is a sexual predator, a registered sex offender, a known a drug user and likes to play the piano.