A 28 year old Lincoln City resident has been arrested on charges of hit and run following an accident on SW Anchor early Monday morning. An unoccupied VW parked on the shoulder in the 3200 block was hit hard by a dark red Ford Explorer which then sped off into the night.
On a tip, police learned the name of the suspected driver, Whitney Bickel, 28 of Lincoln City, who was then tracked down and arrested for Hit and Run, Criminal Mischief and Tampering with Evidence.
The vehicle was located a short time later after it was learned that the owner of the vehicle had quickly sold it to a third party in order to cover up responsibility for the accident. More arrests are possible in the case.