Police make arrest in hit-and-run that injured 3 children

By From page A8 | January 22, 2014

VACAVILLE — A suspect in a hit-and-run Sunday that injured three children in a north Vacaville neighborhood was arrested later that day at a motel about 40 miles north of the incident, Vacaville police said.

Wesley Murray, 31, of San Jose, was booked into Yolo County Jail after police received information at about 6 p.m. Sunday that the suspected driver of the vehicle hit struck the children around 3 p.m when they were playing on Monticello Court in Vacaville was at a motel in Dunnigan.

Witnesses told police a white Chevy pickup with Arizona license plates hit the children.

An ambulance took two of the children to an area trauma hospital while an air ambulance took one of the children to U.C. Davis Medical Center. The children, ages 9, 7 and 6, were listed as stable. Their medical condition was not released.

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies contacted Murray at the motel and arrested him on multiple, unrelated outstanding warrants. Murray allegedly admitted later to being to the driver in the hit and run, police said. The vehicle he was driving was later found in Winters.

The investigation was ongoing. Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to call Officer Andy Polik at 449-5200.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • Mike MillerJanuary 21, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    We had a neighbor who reported a similar incident with the same description of truck. See her comments below: Rebecca Palmer from Woodlake My daughter was crossing the street by the baseball fields on her way home and a truck was supposed to stop but took a speeding left and jumped the curb and almost hit her. Scared her really abd and they disnt even stop to see if they hit her. White pickup truck. Shared with Woodlake + 8 neighborhoods in General

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