Thursday Mar 20 2008
Four arrested in suspected hit and run
By: ToLewis, The Placer Herald
Shortly after midnight on Feb. 23, a 23-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while walking on the sidewalk in the 4000 block of Aitken Dairy Road in Rocklin. There had been a party in the area that night and the man, whose name was not released due to the ongoing investigation, was probably walking home, said Lt. Lon Milka of the Rocklin Police Department. Milka said police are considering the incident an assault. The reason why it seams like it may be malicious is that the car veered onto the sidewalk and then left, Milka said. Normally if somebody were to hit someone, they would stop. Police found the man with injuries to his leg including a broken ankle, police said. Milka said at the time, no witnesses were found who could identify the driver or passengers in the car and police began the investigation after receiving a tip from a neighbor days after the incident. Rocklin police began what turned out to be a two-week investigation into the case interviewing and collecting statements from more than 20 people, Milka said. Our detectives really did a tenacious job, he said. Arrested was David Scott Simmer, 18, of Roseville, for two counts of vehicle assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run resulting in injuries and driving with a suspended license. As of press time, Simmer was being held at the Placer County Jail on $250,000 bail. Police also arrested Megan Marie Simmer, 21, of Roseville, Adam James Mays, 19, of Rocklin, and Michelle Joleigh Donom, 20, of Roseville, for accessory after the fact. Milka did not comment on if alcohol played a role in the incident.