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Suspect sought in hit-and-run

Posted: Sunday, Dec 23rd, 2012

WATSONVILLE Watsonville Police are looking for the driver of a minivan who struck a pedestrian Saturday night on Rodriguez Street and drove off.

Sgt. Mike McKinley said the incident occurred at 10:30 p.m. at the corner of West Front Street.

When Watsonville Police arrived at the scene they located an injured male lying on the ground in an alley. Officers interviewed the victim and several witnesses who stated the unidentified driver of a white minivan had intentionally struck the male before fleeing eastbound on West Front Street.

The male was taken by ambulance to an unnamed hospital for non-life threatening injuries, McKinley said.

The motive for the crime is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact the WPD Investigations Unit 768-3352 or the Crime Tip Line at 768-3544.

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