On December 22, 2015, Cold Lake RCMP attempted to pull over a vehicle on Highway 28 near Casino Dene that was travelling at a high rate of speed towards the City of Cold Lake and was swerving into on coming traffic. The suspect vehicle failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit terminated with the vehicle taking the ditch on Highway 897, approximately 5 kilometres south of Highway 55.
Three occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the pursuit one being the 25 year old driver, Cole James Graver who fled the scene into a heavily wooded area. Two female passengers, one being a 16 year old female youth and the other being 55 year old Judy Graver, were quickly arrested at the scene by RCMP. Cole Graver remains at large and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Cole Graver is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, failure to comply with conditions of a recognizance, as well as several charges under the Traffic Safety Act. The investigation also revealed that the suspect vehicle had been stolen out of Bonnyville several days prior and that Judy Graver and the female youth were wanted in connection with a theft from the Real Canadian Wholesale Club in Bonnyville, on December 10, 2015.
Judy Graver is currently facing a charge of possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 in addition to the Bonnyville theft charge and remains in custody awaiting her next court appearance on January 5, 2016, at Cold Lake. The 16 year old female youth who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with flight from police and possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, in addition to the Bonnyville theft charge. The youth has been released from court pending her next court appearance on January 27, 2016 at Cold Lake.
Cold Lake RCMP is appealing to the public for any information on the whereabouts of Cole Graver. If you have information, please call the Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3302. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stopper’s by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
*Press Release from Cold Lake RCMP Detachment