Charges filed against Vacaville suspect Alex Perez in fatal...

Feb 26, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Reporter

Solano County prosecutors have filed a gross vehicular manslaughter charge against a Vacaville man suspected of a December hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian on Peabody Road.

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Antwan

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So what. Prove it.

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Feb 27, 2013
 
Antwan wrote:
So what. Prove it.
I think we're on the same side on this one.

We have to guess due to the gross lack of real reporting by the Non-Reporter, but I think this is the case of the kid knew he hit something with the truck but couldn't fnd anything and since the truck was somewhat disabled he walked home and left the truck at the scene. I also seem to recall that the first time the cops investigated the scene they didn't find a body either.
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Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>I think we're on the same side on this one.We have to guess due to the gross lack of real reporting by the Non-Reporter, but I think this is the case of the kid knew he hit something with the truck but couldn't fnd anything and since the truck was somewhat disabled he walked home and left the truck at the scene. I also seem to recall that the first time the cops investigated the scene they didn't find a body either.
Look at the name and you will know why the DA brought charges against him.
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What does his name have anything to do with why he got charged??? I'm pretty sure hitting someone with a truck and killing him instantly is enough reason to charge the irresponsible drunk heartless person who couldn't even call the police, probably too scared and a pathetic excuse of a human being. Let me hit him with a brand new truck an leave him on the side of the road all night in the rain. And see how his family would feel if I were free while they mourn his loss. Just living carelessly

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Bob, he didn't leave the truck at the scene. He drove off. The CHP were able to find VIN numbers of debris left at the scene. You're right that the kid knew he hit something, but I think he knew EXACTLY what he hit, panicked because he was drunk, and fled the scene, leaving parts of his truck at the scene.

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Mar 20, 2013
 
Seriously wrote:
What does his name have anything to do with why he got charged??? I'm pretty sure hitting someone with a truck and killing him instantly is enough reason to charge the irresponsible drunk heartless person who couldn't even call the police, probably too scared and a pathetic excuse of a human being. Let me hit him with a brand new truck an leave him on the side of the road all night in the rain. And see how his family would feel if I were free while they mourn his loss. Just living carelessly
You don't find it interesting that the cops couldn't find a body either?

Where do you get the idea that he was drunk, and the cops were notified by onstar and still did not get there before the kid walked home.

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/crimecourts...

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Mar 20, 2013
 
Emjoe wrote:
Bob, he didn't leave the truck at the scene. He drove off. The CHP were able to find VIN numbers of debris left at the scene. You're right that the kid knew he hit something, but I think he knew EXACTLY what he hit, panicked because he was drunk, and fled the scene, leaving parts of his truck at the scene.
Nope, I was correct.

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/crimecourts...

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Mar 20, 2013
 
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
The Reporter says that police "located and seized" the vehicle. That made it sound like the vehicle wasn't at the scene. Can't read the DR article.

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Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>The Reporter says that police "located and seized" the vehicle. That made it sound like the vehicle wasn't at the scene. Can't read the DR article.
They "seized" it. Later after it was towed from the scene to a family members house.

Let me see if I can copy & paste.

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FAIRFIELD — Details about the fatal hit-and-run accident on Peabody Road earlier this month are starting to surface, but many questions remain.

The investigation has been active since the Dec. 4 incident and involves three law enforcement agencies in two cities.

No case has been filed with the District Attorney’s Office, but at least one search warrant was reviewed by that office Thursday, according to Deputy District Attorney Mary Nguyen.

At the time of the accident, the California Highway Patrol released little information other than that a man was struck and killed late Dec. 4 while walking along Peabody Road. His body was found early Dec. 5. A 23-year-old was taken into custody in Vacaville later that day.

After talking to investigators and reviewing reports, the Daily Republic has learned more of what happened.

Man down

The body of 28-year-old Moses Sala sat undetected on the side of the road while Fairfield police worked what it thought was a simple vehicle accident.

For nearly nine hours, Sala’s body was in the weeds and brush along Peabody Road in the rural open space between Fairfield and Vacaville.

During that time, Fairfield police responded just before midnight to a call of a disabled vehicle and found a damaged 2012 Chevy truck. The suspected driver, Alex Perez Jr., was not at the scene, according to reports. According to a Fairfield police accident report, the OnStar operator was told by the driver he was not injured, but further communication was cut off.

Fairfield officers then contacted Vacaville police, who paid a visit to the truck’s owner, later identified as the uncle of Perez. Perez reportedly told the Vacaville officer he had hit something, but he didn’t know what it was, said CHP Officer Darren Carrington.

Officers back at the scene searched the area and found nothing in the rain and darkness. Sala’s body was thrown during impact and ended up 400 to 500 feet from where the truck came to rest, Carrington said. A press release at the time reported his body was 30 feet from the road.

Lt. Greg Hurlbut with Fairfield police said officers searched the area and the best guess was that an animal was hit, given the remote area where pedestrians are rarely seen.

“The vehicle had damage. They looked around and didn’t see another vehicle. They made some efforts, but couldn’t figure out what was hit,” Hurlbut said.“Never for a moment did they think he could have hit a person.”

At some point, a member of the family returned and the vehicle was towed to the house of Perez’s uncle, Carrington said.

Hurlbut said he didn’t want to second-guess the officers at the scene, but did question the towing of the vehicle to the home.

“I wouldn’t say that’s the recommended action,” Hurlbut said.“I would hope we would be a little more thorough in the future.”

The scene was soon cleared and Sala’s body remained.

Morning after

Sala was first seen later that morning by a passing motorist who reported a body in the brush next to the road. He was pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m. and the CHP was notified shortly afterward, as they are the lead agency for areas not covered by local police.

It took investigators about two hours before they were at the house where the vehicle had been towed. Perez was arrested. CHP Sgt. Jeff Page said Perez was given a test for his blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest, but could not confirm if one was done during the initial contact with Vacaville police.

Calls Thursday to the Vacaville officer in charge on Dec. 5 were not returned.

It will take two weeks for an autopsy report, according to the Solano County Coroner’s Office. That report may shed some light on the exact cause and time of death.

Hurlbut said it was “more than likely” that Sala was killed on impact.

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Mar 20, 2013
 
Above is most of the DR article.
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Is that your credible news source? LOL!
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Mar 20, 2013
 
Hindsight makes me ask why the cops didn’t call in Officer K-9 to look for a possible victim.

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Much more detailed article in the DR.
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Oct 24, 2013
 
Sad to hear. It's about time Alex Perez had to answer for his gross mistakes.
Antwan

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Oct 25, 2013
 
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Sad to hear. It's about time Alex Perez had to answer for his gross mistakes.
He's innocent.

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<quoted text>He's innocent.
That's what I have been saying all along. Pretty unlikely that a guy as drunk as they say he may have been would call the cops to report that he hit something but could not find anything.
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Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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That's what I have been saying all along. Pretty unlikely that a guy as drunk as they say he may have been would call the cops to report that he hit something but could not find anything.
I just said that in two words.

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