Authorities identify Centennial hit-and-run suspect

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The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has identified and issued an arrest warrant for a 39-year-old Centennial man who allegedly injured a young cyclist in a hit-and-run incident that occurred Wednesday.

The suspect, who remains at large, has been identified as John Alfred Fresquez.

Fresquez has been charged with six criminal offenses — three felonies and three misdemeanors — including Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury, Driving a Vehicle While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender and Theft.

According to the initial police report, a boy riding his bicycle Wednesday afternoon was struck by a black 1970s model Chevrolet step-side pickup truck in the parking lot of the King Soopers located at 5050 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial.

After colliding with the cyclist, the driver of the truck drove the injured boy to a nearby Kaiser Permanente office and dropped him off in the lobby before fleeing, reportedly with the boy’s bicycle still in the bed of his truck.

Authorities were aided in identifying the suspect by a security camera photo taken at the entrance to the Kaiser office.

“Because of the victim’s age and the wishes of his family, we are not releasing any information at this time regarding the boy’s condition,” said Arapahoe County Bureau Chief Vince Line.

Those with information that may assist law enforcement authorities in locating Fresquez are encouraged to contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 795-4711.

“If the suspect is observed, do not attempt contact and call 911 immediately,” said Line.

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