WCSO looking for stolen vehicle suspect involved in 2 hit-and-run crashes

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The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying the driver of a stolen vehicle who was also involved in two hit-and-run accidents in Sun Valley two weeks ago.

According to the sheriff's office, it happened about 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, when deputies responded to a report of a head-on collision on Maynard Way north of Clem Circle.

When deputies arrived, they found that a burgundy Pontiac had collided with a passenger vehicle occupied by a woman and three small children.

The woman was not injured and the children were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released for minor injuries.

On further investigation, deputies found out that the Pontiac had been reported as being stolen earlier that week.

Deputies also found that the driver of the stolen vehicle had been involved in another hit-and-run accident on Sun Valley Boulevard near Rampion Way shortly before the Maynard way collision.

The driver of the stolen Pontiac had fled the accident scene on foot prior to the deputy’s arrival.

He is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $500.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with this case.

Anyone with information that can assist identifying the suspect is asked to contact the Washoe County Patrol Division at (775) 328-3350, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case number WC18-5702.

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