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Steven Heath arrested for alleged hit and that killed George Black of Pacifica

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Police arrested a Santa Rosa man Friday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision Wednesday. Officers arrested Steven Harry Heath, 60, in connection with the hit-and-run that killed 64-year-old George Michael Black of Pacifica. Officers responded to the collision in the 4600 block of Montgomery Drive at 1:08 p.m. and found Black on the side of the road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:15 p.m., police said. Officers were informed that the driver had left, Sgt. Mike Numainville said. Witnesses said Black was struck by a Mercedes-Benz sedan driven by a white or Hispanic man in his 30s with dark hair, he said. The car had been last seen heading east on Montgomery Drive, possibly with front-end damage.

On Friday, the law firm of Andrian & Gallenson of Santa Rosa contacted police with the address of the suspect and the suspect vehicle. Police served a search warrant at a single-family house located at 5562 Pepperwood Road based on the information they received from the suspect’s attorney. During the search of the home, officers located the suspect vehicle, a white 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 in the garage.

Officers located evidence while at the home that associated the vehicle with the collision and impounded the vehicle. Heath was located at the home and arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run, police said. He was then booked into Sonoma County Jail.

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