November 8, 2016

Arrest Made in Fatal Collision Hit & Run - Car Involved Recoved

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run
Jesus Covarrubias, 26 years old from Rancho Cucamonga
Yesterday afternoon the Santa Cruz Police Department arrested Jesus Covarrubias, 26 years old from Rancho Cucamonga, in the fatal hit and run that occurred October 30, 2016. Santa Cruz Police officers also recovered the 2011 silver Honda CRV involved in the collision. It was located in Boulder Creek on a turnout near Junction Park.

The suspect Jesus Covarrubias presented himself to the county jail and indicated he was responsible for the fatal hit and run collision. When Detectives interviewed Mr. Covarrubias he became uncooperative and refused to give a statement.
The recovered CRV shows damage to the front end passenger side of the vehicle. Investigators are conducting a full inspection of the vehicle for additional evidence.
The victim’s family was immediately notified of the arrest. They expressed gratitude for the community’s support and SCPD’s dedication to the investigation.

Jesus Covarrubias was arrested for felony hit and run. The suspect was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail with a $10,000 bail. Mr. Covarrubias did not sustain any injuries in the collision.

The hit and run incident that occurred on October 30, 2016 at 1:55am The victim who suffered life threatening injuries in the hit and run collision succumbed from those critical injuries on Saturday November 5, 2016. The victim is identified as Alexandria Arceneaux, a 20 year old UCSC student. The hit and run incident that occurred on October 30, 2016 at 1:55am After processing the evidence and consulting with local car parts experts, it was confirmed that the vehicle involved in the collision was a 2010-2012 Silver Honda CRV.
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