Officer Injured in Hit & Run

 

APD arrests suspect from Alameda

Alameda police officer Russell Wise was involved in a hit-and-run accident last Tuesday, May 3, that left him injured and needing medical assistance.

Wise was in a patrol vehicle at the intersection of Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue when a driver in a speeding vehicle tried to turn and struck his car at around 10:30 p.m. Emmith Delrosario was driving a Toyota Avalon, according to reports, when he tried to turn eastbound on Lincoln from Fifth Street and crashed into Wise’s patrol vehicle. Delrosario, an Alameda resident, hit the side of Wise’s vehicle near the driver side door, which caused the police vehicle to collide with a utility pole. 

The collision caused the patrol car to catch fire and the front door to jam. Wise was incapable of exiting his vehicle, but onlookers rushed to the vehicle and pulled the officer out through the driver’s side window.

While Wise was trying to escape his damaged vehicle, Delrosario, 19, escaped his vehicle and took off on foot leaving behind his car and passenger. He did not get far before officers were able to catch and arrest the suspect on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Concentrated cannabis was also discovered in the suspect’s vehicle, but it is unknown if Delrosario will be charged with possession of the substance.

Before he was taken to jail, he was taken to Highland Hospital to treat his injuries. He was later discharged and then taken to Santa Rita Jail. He has since posted bond.

Wise was also taken to Highland Hospital following the crash. He was discharged Wednesday, May 4.