(DORKING, ON) - On August 30, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Perth County detachment, Perth County Paramedic Services and Perth East Fire Department responded to the scene of a collision involving two motor vehicles.
The collision occurred on Perth Line 86 east of Road 124, north of Dorking in the Township of Perth East.
A westbound sedan on Line 86 crossed the center line and entered the eastbound lane. An eastbound pickup hauling a camper trailer had to take evasive action to avoid a head on collision. The westbound sedan struck the camper trailer resulting in damage to the trailer.
The driver of the westbound sedan may have been injured, but fled the collision scene on foot.
The driver of the pickup was not injured.
Perth County officers along with officers from the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Waterloo Regional Police Service Canine (K9) searched for the male but were unsuccessful in locating him.
The male was described as being white, aged 25-35 years, thin and wearing a white t-shirt. The male may have suffered an injury to his head.
A short time later, police were contacted by a concerned citizen after a male matching the description was dropped off in Milverton and was looking for a ride.
John TOPOR, 33-years-old, of Huron East was arrested and charged with;
Possession of an identity document belonging to another person
Possession of Counterfeit Money
Fail to Comply with Probation Order
Fail to Comply with Recognizance
The male was held for a Bail Hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice, London, Ontario on August 30, 2019.
Police continue to investigate and are seeking assistance from the public. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are being asked to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at http://hc-cs.ca/ , where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.