On 10/11/21 at approximately 2334 hrs. CPD Dispatch received a
report of a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian the 2800
Block of Cohasset Rd. Officers and medics arrived on scene and
located the injured victim laying on the shoulder of Cohasset Rd.
Just south of Lupin Ave. The victim was transported from the
scene to a local hospital for treatment.
During the collision investigation, Officers contacted Michael Joseph Alvarez of Chico. Alvarez claimed he was a passenger in the vehicle that struck the pedestrian. Alvarez claimed he did not know the location of the vehicle or the driver. Officers conducted an area check and subsequently located a freshly damaged vehicle registered to Alvarez in the 900 block of Lupin Ave.
Alvarez ultimately admitted to being the driver of the suspect vehicle, and was arrested for felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol per 23153 CVC and felony Hit and Run per 20001(a) CVC. He was transported to the Butte County Jail for the aforementioned charges. His bail is set at $100,000.
The victim in this incident sustained serious injuries, but is expected to survive.
Anyone witnessing this collision is encouraged to contact the Chico Police Department at (530)897-4900, refence case 21-6133.
Location: 2800 Block of Cohasset Rd.
Suspect: Michael Joseph Alvarez DOB: 5/2/85
Supervisor: Sergeant David Bailey
Commander: Lieutenant Omar Pena