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SJPD arrest suspect involved in fatal hit and run on Winchester Blvd
Filed under Press Release, on 2/18/2016 2:16:00 AM by Author: Albert Morales #3477.

TYPE OF CRIME: Fatal Hit and Run CASE NUMBER: 16-043-0010
LOCATION: Winchester Blvd/Driftwood Dr.
VICTIM: Toedoro Arredando-Diaz AGE: 44
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT: Christopher Africa AGE: 23
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect: Christopher Africa

San Jose, Ca. — On Friday, February 12, 2016 at approximately 12:10 A.M., officers responded to the area of Winchester Blvd/Driftwood Dr. on a report of a collision.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from serious injuries.  The injured male (bicyclist), later identified as Toedoro Arredando-Diaz,  was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The San Jose Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation.  The driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene northbound on Winchester Blvd. and did not return.  Witnesses at the scene described the suspect vehicle as red Honda Del Sol. 

On Friday, February 12, 2016 at approximately 8:44 A.M., officers responded to the area of S. Winchester Blvd. /Magliocco Dr. (parking lot) on a report of a red vehicle matching the description of the hit and run vehicle.  The vehicle was unoccupied and the suspect was not immediately identified or located.  San Jose Police Traffic Investigation Unit investigators recovered the vehicle and held it as evidence.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 after extensive follow up investigation, officers located and arrested the suspect.  The suspect, identified as Christopher Africa, was arrested at his home in San Jose without incident and booked into the County Jail.

Persons with information about this incident are asked to contact Detective Melloch of the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigation Unit at 408-277-4654.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below.  Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a CASH REWARD from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

BY: Ofc. Albert Morales #3477 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Spagnoli #2924
DATE: 2/18/16 TIME: 1:30 PM DATE: 2/18/16 TIME: 1:45 PM


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