On Sunday August 31st, 2014, Michelle Braz was struck and killed by a vehicle as she pushed a cart on the sidewalk of Willow Pass Road. The vehicle and suspect fled the location after the collision. The Pittsburg Police Department would like to thank our media partners and community for your overwhelming responses.
Traffic Collision Investigators have been contacting witnesses, canvassing the neighborhood, viewing surveillance footage, and following up on leads to identify and arrest the suspect.
Just prior to midnight last night investigators contacted and arrested the suspect, 29 year old Bay Point resident, at his residence. The suspect is currently at county jail for felony hit and run resulting in death with a $50,000 bail. The vehicle has not been recovered and investigators are following up on information that it was driven out of the area.
The suspects name and photo has not been released in an effort to preserve this criminal investigation. Check back later for this information.
Update 5:30 pm:
The Pittsburg Police Department announced the arrest of Jorge Luis Perez, 28 of Bay Point. They have also now recovered the suspect vehicle in the Bakersfield area. The vehicle is in evidence now in Pittsburg. The suspects brother, Raul Munoz 10-20-90, has been arrested as an accessory after the fact for his efforts to hide the vehicle.
Pittsburg Police thanked the community for their support and help for helping lead to the arrest saying this has truly been a collaborative effort in arresting Perez!