Man arrested after leading officers on search through cornfield: police
Published Monday, July 6, 2020 11:22AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:26PM EDT
KITCHENER -- A 25-year-old man has been arrested after a string of events that led officers on a search through a cornfield in Woolwich Township.
Officers were initially called to a parking lot near Northfield Drive at around 8 a.m. on Monday to check on the wellbeing of a man slumped over a steering wheel of a Dodge pickup truck.
When officers woke up him, they say he reversed into a tree and fled the scene.
Shortly after 9 a.m., police responded to the scene of a different crash in the area of Line 86 and Northfield Drive where a pickup was involved in a hit and run.
Police say the truck collided with a Hyundai Tuscan, causing it to roll over.
An occupant in the Hyundai sustained minor injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck was seen fleeing the area bare-foot.
Officials closed the area of Line 86 and Northfield for an investigation and began a search of the area.
Police also deployed their remotely-piloted vehicle (RPV) to investigate.
Police could be seen removing a pickup truck and a car from the scene shortly after 11 a.m. Monday morning.
At 11:15 p.m., police responded to the area of Katherine Street in Woolwich for a report of a male sleeping in a vehicle.
Police say that’s where they found a man who matched the description of the earlier crash.
He was treated for dehydration on scene by paramedics.
The man was arrested and is facing a number of charges, including possession of a stolen motor vehicle, flight from police and fail to remain.
This is a corrected story. A previous version stated that the man who was arrested was 26 years old. In fact, police later corrected his age to 25.