Help to identify driver of hit and run vehicle - UPDATE

Help to identify driver of hit and run vehicle - UPDATE

(Denver, CO) Denver Police Traffic Investigators have located the vehicle and arrested a man believed to be responsible for a recent hit and run accident (see previous release below). The offender has been identified as Jesus Obeth Armenta (D.O.B. 08-27-1989). Armenta is being held for Investigation of Vehicular Assault and Felony Hit & Run.

The hit and run vehicle was located at West 2nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard. This case will be presented to the Denver District Attorney’s Office for a determination of filing formal charges.

Previous News Release

On February 11, 2012 at approximately 12:38 a.m., a collision occurred at South Federal Boulevard and West Alameda Avenue that resulted in the serious injuries of a driver and passenger of a Dodge Neon.

The preliminary investigation disclosed that the driver of a red or maroon Mercury Mountaineer SUV traveling south on South Federal Boulevard at a high rate of speed struck the rear end of the Dodge Neon that was also traveling south on South Federal Boulevard. The impact caused the driver of the Neon to lose control and travel into the northbound lanes of South Federal Boulevard where it was struck by a white van traveling north on South Federal Boulevard. The driver of the Mercury Mountaineer fled the scene south on South Federal Boulevard.

The offender vehicle in this case is a red 1997 Mercury Mountaineer with rear Colorado plate 011-XWH. This vehicle should have extensive front-end damage and the passenger side headlight should be out. Traffic investigators have not been able to make contact with the registered owner of the offender vehicle.

If you have information regarding this incident or to the identity of the driver of the offender vehicle, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to: CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.

Posted on February 12, 2012 (Archive on April 01, 2012)
Posted by kpellegrin  Contributed by kpellegrin