- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Rosa police officials say an anonymous handwritten letter helped authorities track down a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run collision that badly injured a skateboarder.

The Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/1TRfxAu ) police arrested the 16-year-old driver Monday. He is accused of hitting 20-year-old David Crowhurst of Gulf Breeze, Florida, who was riding on a skateboard, and leaving the scene of the crash on Aug. 6.

With little information, police had asked for the public’s help in locating the driver.

A mysterious note sent to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where Crowhurst was recovering, made its way to police who then visited the teen’s home on Aug. 10.

The boy’s family allowed officers to tow the vehicle, which showed signs of damage consistent with the crash.

Crowhurst is in stable condition.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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