Warrant issued for manslaughter suspect
An arrest warrant has been issued for an Oliver man accused of manslaughter.
Lloyd William Cook, 54, failed to attend court in Prince George on January 31. He faces charges of manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death, unlawful confinement and interference with a dead body. The case relates to the 2000 death of Adam Scott Williams-Dudoward, who was 13 when he died.
Cook is described as a Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands five feet, eight inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.
The judge was expected to reach a verdict on January 31, but Cook never showed up. It is believed he was having vehicle trouble that day. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact their local RCMP detachment.
Woman trapped in vehicle
A female driver suffered non-life threatening injuries after her mini-van sheared a power pole and landed on its side near an orchard north of Oliver last week.
Fire department public relations officer Rob Graham said members had to use a pair of cutters to open up a section of the van’s roof to remove the occupant.
The accident occurred on Highway 97 just north of Ridgeview Road. The cause was not reported.
Medical crisis causes MVA
Oliver RCMP were called to assist with a single vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Desert Gem Resort recently. A 2001 Ford pickup truck was northbound and went off the road into a power pole, causing significant damage to both the pole and the vehicle. Police say the cause was medical in nature. It was reported the Ontario driver passed away as a result of the medical condition.
On January 19, 2013 at approximately 08:30 Hours the Oliver RCMP received a report from an Oliver resident residing in the 500 Block of Veterans Avenue that at some point overnight her 1981 Oldsmobile 88 was stolen. The vehicle was recovered a short time after the report was received. Significant damage was done by the thief who had left behind the following items: A torch; a hammer; two screw drivers and, a newer mountain bike (left at the scene of the theft). Anyone having information on this event is invited to contact the Oliver RCMP directly or Crime Stoppers. Oliver Detachment File # 2104 2013-205 refers.
On January 19, 2013 at approximately 14:36 Hours the Oliver RCMP received a report of an attempted theft of a Ford F-150 pickup which had been parked in the 6000 Block of Hollow Street.
On January 23, 2013 at approximately 14:35 Hours the Oliver RCMP attended to a two vehicle collision that occurred in the Gallagher Lake area of Highway 7 near Oliver. The collision was the result of weather conditions. Neither Oliver resident was injured as a result of this event and vehicle damage was minimal.