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Suspect surrenders after breaking victim's legs with vehicle

Rosario Palmerin allegedly struck another person with a vehicle on the 3900 block of Telegraph Road in Piru at about 5:15 p.m. on December 26. (Google Maps)

January 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A Piru man surrendered to authorities after striking a person with his car, fracturing the victim's legs in December.

Rosario Palmerin, 31, was engaged in an argument with another person on the 3900 block of Telegraph Road in Piru at about 5:15 p.m. on December 26, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

Palmerin got into his vehicle and put it in reverse, then suddenly drove forward, striking the victim and causing fractures to both the victim's legs, the department said. Palmerin then fled the scene.

Palmerin made arrangements through his attorney to turn himself in on Dec. 29. He was taken into custody by Fillmore deputies without incident. Palmerin was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was held on $1 million bail.

Fillmore detectives are actively investigating this case. Anyone who has information about this incident or witnessed anything is asked to contact Detective John Fox at (805) 524-2233.

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.


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