YPD finds and questions hit and run suspect

YPD finds and questions hit and run suspect

YUMA, Ariz. – The Yuma Police Department found the person of interest they say was involved in a hit-and-run incident in May.

Police say they are currently interviewing the suspect they have not mentioned anything about an arrest or any charges at this time.

Police got an image of the driver and his car through surveillance video at the Circle K at 695 S. Fourth Ave., where the incident happened.

The man allegedly hit a pedestrian in the parking lot of the convenience store and drove off in a silver van on May 9th, 2016.

If you have any information on this case, police encourage you to contact the YPD at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous. Case # 16-31289


About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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