SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Santa Rosa police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run case involving a seven-year-old girl that was caught on surveillance video on Sunday.

At around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Santa Rosa Police Traffic Investigations Team arrested 29-year-old Dominick Weaver of Santa Rosa, police said in a press release.

The team received multiple tips from the public that aided their investigation, particularly a surveillance video showing Weaver attempting to hide the vehicle, a black 2005 BMW 645i, after the collision occurred.

In the following days, officers closely reviewed Weaver’s social media and confirmed that he was seen driving the same vehicle.

Another major tip-off involved a surveillance video from a home that clearly captured the incident. Weaver’s vehicle sent Hazel Cornet, a young girl, flying several feet in the air.

Fortunately, she wasn’t seriously injured and only suffered minor scrapes and bruises. The video was shared widely as Santa Rosa police asked for the public’s help in arresting a suspect.

Investigators served a search warrant at Weaver’s residence on Broadmoor Street on Tuesday, where they found him hiding in a bathroom. The involved vehicle was also at the residence.

Weaver admitted to being involved in the collision and fleeing the scene. He was arrested for Felony Hit and Run as well as three outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Comments (9)
  1. HE STOPPED. SHE RAN AWAY! i’m confused, if he chased her down he would be in trouble too..
    Did not see a crosswalk as the kids blindly ran.

    1. Ryan Colorado says:

      He did stop and try to get out to investigate as she ran away. The defense lawyer might have a good argument. If he made more of an effort to at least appear to give her aid and call the cops and had NO warrants, he might be free.

    2. Delilah Weeks says:

      P Cardamon: The girl could have had internal injuries and easily died from being hit like that – only someone with no brain or compassion would just leave. Common sense there – or maybe just being a half decent human?

  2. Al Gin says:

    p cardamon: your logic is that because the 7 year old left the scene and not file a police report, the 29 year old was ok to do so as well?

    1. Thanks, Curt. … It’s what many of us expected. A 29-year old “Mr. Cool” you-know-what.

  3. Taz Pengra says:

    I think the fact that he already had THREE warrants for his arrest contributed to his decision to leave the scene. Any bets as to whether he actually has car insurance?

  4. Susan Schaben says:

    You are required to stop and call 911 to report the crash. The girl needed to be checked for injuries.