Intentional Hit And Run In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the driver who purposely struck a pedestrian on June 26.

Shortly before 2 a.m. June 26, 2010, Las Cruces Police we dispatched to an affray near the corner of Ancho Avenue and Magdalena Drive. When officers arrived, they learned that a 19-year-old man had been struck by a vehicle and had numerous abrasions to his back, arms and legs.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

Police were told that there was a party at a residence on Ancho Avenue and four men, possibly Hispanic, had entered the home uninvited. The victim told the uninvited guests to leave and, as they drove away, the driver intentionally ran into the 19-year-old.

Police learned that the suspect was driving a gold-colored Dodge Neon or Chevrolet Cavalier and that the car was occupied by as many as four people. As a result of the collision the vehicle is believed to have sustained damage to the front, passenger-side, head light.

If you have any information on this incident, or the men who were involved, you are asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to LCTIPS (528477).

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.