Police seeking information after building seriously damaged by hit-and-run truck driver

Police estimate a storage facility north of Scottsbluff sustained more than $28,000 in damages to the building and its contents after a semi trailer struck the building early Monday morning. Police are investigating the collision.

SCOTTSBLUFF — Scottsbluff Police have cited an Alliance man on charges associated with a hit-and-run at a Scottsbluff storage facility that resulted in $25,000 in damages.

On June 17, police had issued an alert, seeking assistance from the public as it investigated a hit-and-run collision that resulted in a disruption of power in north Scottsbluff and serious damages to a storage facility at 1215 W. 36th St. Damage had been noticed at the storage facility at about 4:30 a.m., which included significant damage to the building and its contents.

Police obtained video surveillance, which showed an unknown semi-truck, possibly hauling a grain trailer, attempt to turn around in the lot. Tire evidence at the scene indicates that the driver of the semi backed the trailer into a power pole, shearing off the pole and disconnecting power to businesses in the area. The driver then backed into storage units located at the scene, causing significant damage to the building and contents.

The driver of the semi has been identified as Javier Figeroa, 23, of Alliance. Figeroa was cited on charges of failing to report a motor vehicle accident and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Formal charges had not yet been filed in court, according to a search of online court records.

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Maunette Loeks is the digital news editor of the Star-Herald. Contact her at 308-632-9054 or by email at mloeks@starherald.com.

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