Two Thursday Hit & Run Incidents: One Solved, One Still Under Investigation

FREMONT – The Fremont Police Department solved one hit and run incident last night with the help of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, but received another report just minutes later.

Just after 10:30PM on Thursday night, police cited Pedro Ramos Ordonez,22, of Bancroft, NE on suspicion of leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Fremont Police took a report that a vehicle had driven off of the roadway and into the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of east 1st Street.

The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene.  A witness observed the incident and provided police a description of the car.  A Dodge County Deputy later conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of south Broad Street with a vehicle matching the description of the car that allegedly drove into the yard on 1st street.  Ordonez was driving the car, and the deputy determined that the vehicle was the same car from the earlier incident.  A sprinkler head was damaged at the residence on east 1st Street, damage is estimated at $100.00. Ordonez was cited and released.

Less than half an hour later, another hit and run property damage accident was reported in the 200 block of south Bell Street. The victim in this incident reported he was traveling northbound over the Bell Street viaduct in his semi truck when a 2nd vehicle, also traveling north in an adjacent lane, struck the side of the victim’s semi.  The driver of the 2nd car did not stop at the scene, and quickly fled the area.  Damage estimates to the victim’s vehicle, a brand new 2020 semi truck of unnamed make, are not yet available.

In other police news:

Fremont Police responded to a property damage complaint on Thursday afternoon, made at a residence in the 2000 block of Pine Street.  It was reported that sometime between 9:30AM and 10:00AM, an unknown person damaged a back window of the residence, possibly in an attempt to gain access into the house. The window was locked and the person was unable to gain entry into the home.  Damage to the window is estimated at $200.00.