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UPDATE: Suspected hit-and-run driver found

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Police believe Juwon Culpepper, 20, of Waterloo was the driver involved in a hit-and-run. Police believe Juwon Culpepper, 20, of Waterloo was the driver involved in a hit-and-run.
Police say a 5 year-old boy was riding his bike when a car hit him along Columbia Street on Monday night. Police say a 5 year-old boy was riding his bike when a car hit him along Columbia Street on Monday night.
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UPDATE: Waterloo police say as of Wednesday morning, Juwon Culpepper has been found.

Culpepper was cited for an unspecified violation. He has since been released.

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Waterloo Police officers need help tracking down a man who they believe ran into a-5 year-old boy and drove off.

They say Juwon Culpepper, 20, of Waterloo faces multiple charges for hitting a 5-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle on Columbia Street on Monday night.

The boy is OK and was back to riding his bike Tuesday night after spending the Monday evening getting checked out at a local hospital.

Director of Safety Services Dan Trelka says narrowing down a suspect has been a combination of good police work as well as good witness accounts of what happened.

He said the best way to help officers in a situation like Monday's hit-and-run is to get a license plate number, the color of the vehicle and any notable features like a bumper sticker, as well as the direction of travel.

"We've had situations where the description is so vague it does us absolutely no good, and we can take it nowhere," he said.

Edwards said it's a good thing he and his neighbors were able to get police a good description of the vehicle and the driver, but he said he wishes the driver would come forward himself and take responsibility.

"It was an accident. Obviously you didn't do it on purpose, but still you know, take responsibility for your own actions," he said.

Police say the registered owner of the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run, Doninika Ross, was cited for allowing an unlicensed person to drive.

Police urge anyone with information about where Culpepper is to call them.

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