WCSO looking for person of interest in hit-and-runs, car theft

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SUN VALLEY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying the driver of a stolen vehicle who was also involved in two hit-and-run crashes in Sun Valley.

About 7:45AM Tuesday, November 20, 2018, deputies responded to the report of a head-on crash on Maynard Way north of Clem Circle. Deputies found the driver of a burgundy Pontiac had hit a passenger car occupied by a woman and three small children. The woman was not hurt; the children were taken to a hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

Deputies learned the Pontiac had been reported as being stolen earlier that week, and that the driver of the stolen car had been involved in another hit-and-run on Sun Valley Boulevard near Rampion Way shortly before the Maynard way collision.

The driver of the stolen Pontiac had run from the crash scene before deputies got there. He is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

Anyone with information that can assist identifying this man is asked to contact the Washoe County Patrol Division at (775) 328-3350, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case number WC18-5702.