Arrest made in Chollas View hit-and-run thanks to anonymous tip

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police announced Thursday an arrest in a hit-and-run in the Chollas View neighborhood nearly two weeks ago that left a woman seriously injured, crediting an anonymous tip provided to Crime Stoppers San Diego with cracking the case. 

The 63-year-old pedestrian was struck about 1:30 a.m. Sept. 23 while crossing 47th Street in the 400 block. Traffic investigators released security footage of the collision on Oct. 1, resulting the same day in a tip that led them to an address on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, where they located the suspected hit-and-run vehicle and arrested Ely Delacruz Soriano Jr., according to Sgt. Victoria Houseman of the San Diego Police Department. 

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Soriano, 43, was taken to county jail, where he was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, she said. 

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information was asked to call the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000 or the Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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