California Police Department Locates Suspect Vehicle with Assistance of Auto Glass Industry Representatives
April 15, 2011

The police department in Oceanside, Calif., has located a suspect vehicle that they believe may have been involved in a recent hit-and-run, thanks to the assistance of glassBYTEs.com™/AGRR™ magazine readers who assisted with the investigation. Officer Mark Edgren had announced earlier this week, via glassBYTEs.com, that the Oceanside Police Department was looking for a red 1990 Honda Accord (four-door) that had its windshield replaced on the day of a fatal hit-and-run on March 28.

"The vehicle, and the business which installed the windshield, have been located," says Edgren. "... I also wanted to say thanks to [editor] Penny [Stacey] for running an article in AGRR magazine [on its daily news service, www.glassBYTEs.com]. Thanks again to the [auto glass replacement] community for a job well done.

The search came about as a result of "an anonymous tip from someone who said that this car had likely been involved," according to Edgren. The police believed that the windshield had been replaced shortly after the accident.

The accident occurred on March 28 and the 18-year-old victim passed away on March 29, according to information from the Oceanside Police Department.

Edgren was not available for further comment at press time.



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