Police Requesting Assistance To Locate 23 Year-Old Cole Johnson-Whitfield After Hit and Run

Police (Sudbury)

The following is a release from Sudbury Police:

"Just before 7:30 p.m. on September 17th, 2022, Police received a call in regard to a Disturbance at a residential area on Nesbitt Drive in Greater Sudbury. Information received was that a verbal dispute had ensued and that an individual may have been injured after being struck by a U-Haul truck.

Upon arrival, Police located a woman with serious but non-life threatening injuries as a result of being pinned between the U-Haul Cube Van and a cement pillar. The driver of the U-Haul had fled the scene prior to Police arrival and had subsequently abandoned the U-Haul. The woman was immediately transported to Health Sciences North to be treated for her injuries and remains in hospital in stable condition.

Upon investigation, the driver of the U-Haul has been identified as 23-year old Cole Johnson-Whitfield. Cole is believed to have fled the City of Greater Sudbury and his whereabouts are currently unknown. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for the offences of:

1)      Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm

2)      Failure to Stop After Accident Causing Bodily Harm

3)      Operation While Prohibited x3

4)      Fail to Comply with Release Order

5)      Breach of Probation Order

Cole is described a white male, 5’10” tall, 140 lbs, with long brown hair past his shoulders, brown eyes and a tattoo of an angel with roses on the right side of his neck.

As a result of the investigation, a 33-year old woman, Michelle Zazulak, was also arrested and charged for the offences of:

1)         Party to the Offence of Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm

2)         Party to the Offence of Failure to Stop After Accident Causing Bodily Harm

3)         Obstruct Peace Officer

Michelle attended Bail Court on September 26th, 2022 to answer to the charges.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Cole Johnson-Whitfield, you are urged to contact the GSPS Traffic Management Unit at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-TIPS, online at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com"

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