The Crescent City Police Department is investigating a hit and run property damage case that left a gas pump damaged beyond repair Monday at the Chevon located at 315 U.S. Highway 101.
According to Julie Van Alyea, owner of the Chevron, this is the third time in just over a year a pump has been damaged by a vehicle.
Van Alyea said at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, pump No. 12 was hit by an unknown vehicle.
“Based on the markings found on the pump, the car that hit it appears to be a shade of green or green/blue,” Van Alyea told The Triplicate. “The emergency shut off switch was pushed by someone, as when my staff arrived at 5 a.m. this morning to open the store, the site was shut down.”
Van Alyea estimates the damage at about $30,000.
Police Chief Richard Griffin confirmed to The Triplicate a report of the incident was taken by the CCPD night shift. He said the investigation is ongoing and a security tape is being reviewed.
Van Alyea said her manager looked at video footage and found that there were at least two witnesses to the incident. Van Alyea is seeking help from the possible witnesses to identify the responsible driver.
“I am offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of this person,” Van Alyea told The Triplicate.
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