Suspect Arrested For Hit-and-Run Of 10-year-old Boy

March 23, 2010

The Mesa Police Department made an arrest this past weekend related to a hit and run case that left a 10-year-old boy in critical condition. Around 12:30 pm today, detectives followed an anonymous tip to a Subway restaurant in east Mesa. There they found an older model white Plymouth van with damage to the right side mirror.

Immediately following the location and vehicle identification, the suspect, Anthony Luis Lopez, 24, was contacted inside the business and taken into custody. When questioned about the incident, Lopez admitted his involvement in the crime. It is still unclear why he did not stop. Drugs or alcohol is not suspected in the crime. Lopez has been booked for one count of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.

The victim, 10-year-old Donovan Gonzalez of Mesa, remains hospitalized in serious condition. This case is another great example of the police department working in conjunction with the community. The thorough investigation by the Vehicular Crimes and Forensics units, coupled with a citizen tip, led to the arrest of Lopez.



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