Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

Occurred on 4/11/12, 4:20 pm  Hit and Run Accident/Evading Arrest   5100 Holly  C1202747/1204110094

Officers working a Hit and Run in which a white 2000 Mitsubishi Galant and a maroon 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche pick-up truck were both traveling eastbound on 5100 Holly Road.  The driver of the Galant who was traveling at a high rate of speed attempted to pass the Avalanche when the driver lost control and struck the pick-up truck.  The three occupants in the Avalanche were uninjured.

The driver Joshua Pantoja (02/08/92) fled and was found in the area of 5100 Wooldridge Road where he ran from the Officer.  A foot pursuit ensued through the neighborhood and Pantoja was caught in the 5000 block of Cascade with the assistance of citizen on a bicycle.

Pantoja was medically cleared and arrested.  He was charged with Evading Arrest and cited for Failure to Control Speed, Failure to Remain and Report an Accident, along with Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.