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UPDATE: John Pedicone arrested for leaving the scene of a collision involving a pedestrian

July 4, 2016

On July 4, 2016 at approximately 6:15 a.m. the Oro Valley Police Department investigated a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian.  The victim, a 65 year old male, was struck while walking along the 9300 block of N Calle El Milagro.  The suspect vehicle fled northbound into the area of the Oro Valley Country Club.  The victim was transported to Banner University Medical Center and is in critical condition having sustained serious physical injury. 

The suspect information was limited.  The vehicle was described as a black in color “cube” style vehicle with significant damage to the windshield and front grill area.  The information was disseminated on social media.  Officers also saturated the area and continued to canvass the area.  During their canvass officers spoke with numerous residents.  Officers provided the suspect information and requested contact if the suspect vehicle was seen.  At approximately 10:22 a.m. information was received that the suspect vehicle was seen at a residence near the 100 block of W Oro Valley Dr.  The Oro Valley Traffic Investigations Unit, with the assistance of patrol, responded to the residence.  The vehicle was confirmed as being a 2010 Nissan Cube. It had damage consistent with this incident. 

The traffic investigators have determined the registered owner, 37-year-old John J Pedicone, is believed to be the driver of the vehicle at the time of the incident.  He was evaluated for possible impairment due to intoxicants.  Mr Pedicone was arrested and booked for failing to stop at an accident involving serious physical injury or death (F2) and Aggravated Assault; causing serious physical injury (F3).

Prior social media release related to this case:
The Oro Valley Police Department is asking for your assistance with locating the suspect vehicle in a hit and run collision. It is described as a BLACK "CUBE" TYPE VEHICLE WITH A SHATTERED WINDSHIELD AND DAMAGE TO THE FRONT GRILL. The incident took place at about 0613 on 7/4/16, in the area of Calle Concordia and Oracle. If you have any information regarding this vehicle please call 911.

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