Police Seeking Suspect in Fatal East Patchogue Hit-and-Run Incident


Alexis Velasquez of Bellport, 30, of Bellport, was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle that fled.

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A vehicle similar to the photo above is wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the driver who fled the scene of a fatal crash in East Patchogue.
Alexis Velasquez, 30, of Bellport, was riding his bicycle eastbound on Montauk Highway, approximately 1000 feet west of Gazzola Drive, at approximately 4:30 a.m. on April 28 when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
Detectives believe the vehicle that struck Velasquez is a silver 2013 to 2015 Nissan Rogue, similar to the photo above, and sustained damage to the front passenger side. The vehicle fled eastbound on Montauk Highway.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637). All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.