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Arrest warrant issued in infamous Palm Bay hit and run

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PALM BAY, FLORIDA – On January 28th at 10:20am, officers responded to the intersection of Eldron Bivd SE and Collins St SE for a hit a run involving an injured motorcyclist. A white Ford truck was seen running over the motorcyclist who was waiting to make a turn at the stop sign. The driver then fled the scene. Surveillance footage was obtained; however, officers were unable to identify the driver at the time.

Through leads generated by our community and investigative efforts by our officers, we have identified the driver as 23-year-old, Armando Martinez. An arrest warrant was issued for the charges of Leaving the Scene of a Crash with injuries, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage and Driving While License Suspended.

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The Palm Bay Police Department is dedicated to the safety of our drivers and community. Through the national “See Something, Say Something” campaign, we were able to investigate the information provided by the public and find a resolution to this case.

We believe that safety can also be a shared responsibility, and the recent collaborative efforts are a symbol of that community spirit. The Palm Bay Police Department remains loyal in our commitment to working hand in hand with residents and visitors of Palm Bay to ensure a safer and brighter future for everyone.

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We urge anyone that has information as to the whereabouts of Armando Martinez to please contact the Palm Bay Police Department at 321-952-3456
option 0 or submit a Crimline tip at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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