UPDATE: BPD identifies suspect wanted for hit-and-run that injured woman, 3-year-old boy

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UPDATE (6/15): The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who has been identified in the hit and run.

The department said it is looking for 67-year-old Vicente Rodriguez Ruiz. He is described as being Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 170 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. Ruiz is known to frequent businesses in the 2100 block of Edison Highway and may be fleeing to Mexico.

Ruiz is wanted on suspicion of felony hit-and-run resulting in injuries, being an unlicensed driver and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.


(6/2): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The driver of a car that struck a woman and 3-year-old boy left the scene and police are asking for the public’s help identifying him.

Officers were dispatched around 10 a.m. Tuesday to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Chester Avenue and 10th Street, police said. They found a woman and 3-year-old down in the roadway, both with moderate injuries.

The driver was described only as a Hispanic male wearing a hat. Police said he drove a gray or blue 2000s-model Honda four-door sedan.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Detail at 661-326-3967.

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