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Police arrest suspect believed responsible for fatal hit-and-run

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments · News

On Thursday, June 21, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers arrested the person they believe is responsible for the fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred on June 9, 2012, at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Linden Avenue, and caused the death of 51-year-old Yolanda Archuleta of San Pedro.
According to a press release issued June 22 by the LBPD, Accident Investigations Detective Brian Watt worked tirelessly since the incident, following up on leads in an attempt to identify the suspect vehicle and driver. With the assistance of West Patrol Division officers, police responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Cedar Avenue, where the suspect vehicle, a black 1993 Honda Accord, was located. The vehicle had front-end damage consistent with having recently been involved in a collision.
Through further investigation, police identified a suspect they tracked to the city of Carson. At approximately 1:30pm on June 21, 2012, LBPD officers arrested 34-year-old Argon Sabas of Long Beach at his place of employment. He was booked for vehicular manslaughter and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $50,000 bail. Investigators were also able to identify the female passenger in the vehicle, and the investigation remains ongoing.
The June 9 hit-and-run occurred at approximately 9:51pm. According to the LBPD, officers arrived at the scene and discovered victim Archuleta lying in the roadway. She had been attempting to cross Anaheim Street, walking northbound in an unmarked crosswalk in the westbound lanes, just west of Linden Avenue. The suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on Anaheim Street when it struck her. The suspect vehicle had stopped, and both driver and passenger were seen getting out of the vehicle momentarily and walking up to the victim before getting back in their vehicle and driving westbound on Anaheim Street. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored, four-door, possibly a Honda Accord, which likely sustained moderate to major front-end damage, with at least one, but possibly two broken headlights, and with a license plate number that includes the following: 6DG_ _ 58.
The driver was described as a male Hispanic in his mid 30s, wearing a white T-shirt. The passenger was described as a female Hispanic with shoulder-length hair.
Police are still asking that anyone who may have witnessed the collision, contact Detective Watt at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com.

Source: LBPD

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