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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday March 25th, 2021 :: 11:13 a.m. PDT


Moorpark Hit and Run

Nature of Incident: DUI Hit and Run Traffic Collision Causes Injury
Report Number: 21-38326
Location: 200 Block of Poindexter Avenue, Moorpark, CA
Date & Time: 03/23/2021 @ 6:02 a.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office – Moorpark Police Station Patrol and Traffic Bureau, West County Headquarters Station
Ventura County Fire Department
American  Medical Response
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Martinez, Marco
(P) Male bicyclist
Palm Springs, CA
Moorpark, CA
On 03/23/2021 at about 06:02 a.m., Deputies from the Moorpark Police Station responded to an injury hit and run traffic collision involving a bicyclist versus a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Poindexter Avenue.  A vehicle driven by Marco Martinez was traveling east bound on Poindexter Avenue when he struck a male bicyclist who was riding west bound.  The bicyclist sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
After the collision, Martinez fled the scene and was later contacted at the Headquarters Sheriff’s Station in Ventura where he was arrested and transported back to the Moorpark Police Station.  During initial contact in Ventura and while at the Police Station, Martinez showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Martinez was subsequently arrested for felony hit and run, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Martinez was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility and has a pending court date.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Moorpark Traffic Supervisor Sr. Deputy David Anaya at the Moorpark Police Station.        
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Prepared by: Deputy James Cochran  
News Release Date: 03/25/2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sr. Deputy David Anaya
Cell (805) 947-8217
Office (805) 532-2711
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Booking Photo Release:
Captain Victor Fazio
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