MPD looking for suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Morristown Police Department (MPD) investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for the man believed to be responsible in the hit-and-run crash that killed an 18-month-old boy in south Morristown Saturday night.

At approximately 10:40pm Saturday evening, police were called to the scene on Louise Avenue where a white Scion tC had accelerated backwards into a residence. The child was sleeping inside and was killed in the impact.

Investigators have filed Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving a Fatality charges against Walter Noe Mendez Mendez. Mr. Mendez may have also previously used the names Luis Mendez, Louis Mendez and Luis Cardenas.

It is believed that Mr. Mendez knows he is being sought by police and is attempting to evade authorities. We urge him to turn himself in to law enforcement.

Anyone with information concerning Mr. Mendez’s whereabouts or who sees him is asked not to approach him, instead contact the dispatch center immediately at 423-585-2701. Anonymous tips will also be accepted at 423-585-1833.