Suspect Wanted in Felony Hit and Run; Victim Sustained Serious Injuries

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate a suspect wanted in a felony hit and run. Detectives said on January 15, 2014, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the victim was riding his motorcycle eastbound Mercy Road in the number one lane. As he reached the intersection of Scripps Poway Parkway and the I-15 northbound off ramp, he entered the intersection with a green light. According to a witness, the suspect vehicle, a white Honda Civic hatchback, was exiting northbound I-15 and approached Scripps Poway Parkway on a red light. The suspect vehicle accelerated through the red light in front of the eastbound motorcycle. The victims’ motorcycle struck the driver’s side of the Honda Civic causing the victim to be ejected from his motorcycle. The victim sustained major injuries. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and re-entered the northbound I-15 freeway.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a white early 2000’s Honda Civic Hatchback. The vehicle possibly had tinted windows, dark rims, and a roof rack. The suspect’s driver’s side mirror was left at the scene; detectives believe there should be noticeable damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Further investigation of items left at the scene indicates the vehicle is a Honda Civic between the years 2001 and 2004.

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Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect or suspect vehicle should call the San Diego Police Department Traffic Division at (858) 495-7800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.

• Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lt. Kevin Mayer (619) 531-2675. • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to James Johnson (619) 531-1500 or Adriana Uribe (619) 531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.