Sex Offender in ‘Suspicious White Van’ Arrested on Drug/Weapons/Failure to Register Charges Tuesday Morning

Norman Neil Sylvester. Image-Sex Offender Registry
Norman Neil Sylvester. Image-Sex Offender Registry

A caller in Nikiski called in and reported a “suspicious white van” on Foreland Street, the call resulted in the arrest of the driver on Tuesday morning on multiple charges, troopers reported.

Troopers responded to the  9 am call in Nikiski and contacted the driver of the van. He was identified as 50-year-old Norman Neil Sylvester. 

The trooper’s investigation at the scene would find that Sylvester had failed to register as a sex offender, and have failed to do so repeatedly. Troopers would consequently arrest him and would find him in possession of a handgun as a felon and was also found to be in possession of a scheduled drug.

Sylvester was transported to Kenai and remanded to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of Fail to Register as a Sex Offender, MIW III, and MICS IV.

He was held without bail.