PD Press Release: Vehicle vs Motorcycle Injury Traffic Collision UPDATE

UPDATE: Suspect In Custody

Jose Luis BairesOn May 10, 2018, at approximately 7:30 AM, Dinuba Police Detectives executed a search warrant in 600 block of East Manning Avenue in Reedley.  During this time, Jose Luis Baires, age 27 of Reedley was taken into custody.  After an extensive investigation and tips from the community, it was determined that Jose Baires was the driver of the Suburban that left the scene of the hit and run accident on April 18, 2018. 

On April 18, 2018, at approximately 20:30 PM, Officers with the Dinuba Police Department were dispatched to an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle at the intersection of North Alta and Sequoia. The 27 year old Motorcycle rider, Jose Carlos Romero, was airlifted to an area hospital with major injuries. The Suburban fled the scene east bound on Sequoia.  The motorcyclist, Jose Romero succumbed to his injuries on April 28, 2018. 

Dinuba Police Department is continuing with the investigation.  If you have any information, please contact Dinuba Police Department at 559-591-5911 or 559-591- TIP1 to remain anonymous.

 


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On April 18, 2018, at approximately 20:30 PM, Officers with the Dinuba Police Department were dispatched to an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle at the intersection of North Alta and Sequoia. The 27 year old Motorcycle rider was airlifted to an area hospital with major injuries. The other vehicle fled the scene east bound on Sequoia.  The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries on April 28, 2018.  The Dinuba Police Department is seeking assistance from the community.

The vehicle which had left the scene was previously described as a White older model Chevrolet truck with a camper shell and loud exhaust.
This information has been updated to a White older model SUV type, possibly a Chevrolet or GMC Suburban.  The vehicle should have extensive damage to the passenger’s side area.

If you have any information, please contact Dinuba Police Department at 559-591-5911 or 559-591- TIP1 to remain anonymous.

Contact Police Department

Police Chief

Devon Popovich
Chief of Police
dpopovich@dinuba.ca.gov

 

Contact Information

Police Department
680 S. Alta Ave
Dinuba, CA 93618

Main Office: (559) 591-5911
Fax: (559)-591-5920

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Staff

Luz Torres
Administrative Assistant
(559) 591-5911
ltorres@dinuba.ca.gov

Abel Iriarte
Support Services Lieutenant
(559) 591-5911
airiarte@dinuba.ca.gov

Russell Son
Operations Lieutenant
(559) 591-5911
rson@dinuba.ca.gov