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Tempe Detective Locates and Arrests Suspect

Hit and Run

Post Date:05/08/2014 3:12 PM

On May 7, 2014 Tempe Detectives arrested 19 year old Alexander Alcantar (DOB: 09/23/1994) for Felony Hit and Run. On 04/21/2014 Alcantar was driving his wife’s vehicle, a red Hyundai Elantra when he collided with another vehicle, causing that vehicle to spin out of control onto the sidewalk where it hit a 14 year old pedestrian. The 14 year old suffered extremely serious injuries and was transported to the hospital where he was hospitalized.

Alcantar fled the scene in the vehicle and never returned. The only information obtained of the suspect vehicle was a red passenger car. When the Vehicular Crimes Detectives arrived they began to process the scene, with little information to follow up on.

The lead detective continued to search the area for the vehicle everyday throughout his shift, believing the suspect probably lived in the area from where it was coming. The detective went through the neighborhood looking for a red passenger car with front end damage. Last week the detective located the vehicle and with continued follow up Alcantar was located and admitted his involvement to the hit and run. Alcantar was transported and booked into jail for Felony Hit and Run.

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Alexander Alcantar

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