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LAPD seeks public's help in finding registered child sex offender

January 5, 2011 |  4:03 pm

John Howard MarbleLos Angeles police Wednesday were looking for a registered child sex offender who discarded his tracking device and fled his Pacoima residence.

John Howard Marble, 49, is considered extremely dangerous and is known to frequent Van Nuys Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Marble is described as white with blond hair and blue eyes. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds, police said. He has a close-shaved goatee.

Authorities received an alarm that was triggered Tuesday afternoon after Marble removed his GPS monitor. Officers found the device beneath his bed, according to the LAPD.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Monica McPartland at (818) 834-3115. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).


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Photo: John Howard Marble. Credit: LAPD