A Long Beach man was arrested Sunday afternoon as a suspect in the hit-run accident that left a pedestrian death earlier in the day, the Long Beach Police Department announced.
Robert Alleman, 48, of Long Beach was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and was admitted to the Long Beach City Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The suspect was taken into custody at 1 p.m. Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said the department got a tip that the hit-run driver was at his home in the 2700 block of E. Spaulding Street, and arrested Alleman. It was not yet known if the tip came from a good Samaritan. But a man called Patch at just before 2 p.m. to report his neighbor, "Robert, a.k.a. P.J.," was the hit-run driver in the collision at Pacific Coast Highway and Junipero, and that he was arrested.
Long Beach police earlier had reported that the hit-run crash happened at 12:45 a.m. and that a 37-year-old man crossing Pacific Coast Highway was struck and killed by a 1997 Geo Prism. City. The pedestrian, Adolfo Lopez-Perez of Long Beach, was walking across southbound PCH west of Junipero Avenue when he was hit by the car, traveling eastbound on PCH. Police said the victim was not walking in a crosswalk.
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics declared the pedestrian dead at the scene.
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Detectives are still asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward. Anyone with information should contact LB Police Accident Investigations Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355