Nampa Police Chief helps track down hit-and-run suspect
Nampa Police officers have arrested a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Saturday night at the corner of 12th Ave. Rd. and Sherman Street.
Investigators were able to obtain video from a surveillance camera of a business in the area. The camera caught the crash as it occurred.
With the surveillance video and undisclosed evidence left at the scene, officers were able come up with what what they described as a good description of the car. That information was then distributed to local law enforcement agencies.
Shortly after the information was sent out, Nampa Police Chief Craig Kingsbury was on his way home for lunch and decided to check a few streets on his way. He located the vehicle in the 1000 block of 9th Avenue South. Investigating officers were then able to match evidence left at the scene to the suspect’s vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Daniel Chavez-Palomo, 35, of Nampa. Officers later arrested Chavez-Palomo in the 300 block of Holly Street.
He has been charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident (a felony), not having a driver’s license, and driving without insurance.
Police say more charges are pending.
Chavez-Palomo was booked into the Canyon County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Canyon County Courthouse on Tuesday.