Police look for armed and dangerous man

Williams Lake

2020-06-03 12:13 PDT

File # 2020-4581


On Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 2:21 p.m. Williams Lake RCMP received a report of an erratic driver in the Wildwood area.

A man, reported to be driving a red 2001 Chevrolet Impala south bound on Hwy 97, was passing vehicles at high speeds in a dangerous manner on double solid lines with the presence of oncoming traffic.

Police attempted to stop the car in the city but were unsuccessful. The suspect vehicle collided with a police car during the efforts to stop the vehicle. The police did not pursue the suspect as he fled along highway 97 towards the Dog Creek area.

The Crime Reduction Unit set up surveillance and the suspect vehicle was located abandoned in a rural wooded area just outside the city. Police were unable to locate the suspect despite the use of RCMP helicopter, police dog services, Alexis Creek RCMP and all-terrain vehicles searching the area.

Yesterday, June 2, 2020, police had asked public to remain indoors as they actively searched for the suspect. Police want to remind the public that the suspect has not been located and if you are out and about be observant and aware of where you are and your surroundings. If you see anything suspicious, immediately call 911.

"This remains a high priority investigation for the Williams Lake RCMP and the safety of our community is of the upmost importance" said S/Sgt Del Byron, Williams Lake RCMP.

If you have any information on this you are asked to call the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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