Police looking for man who crashed car into utility pole, caused power outage

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Jesus Exar Perez-Roblero (Photo: WPD)

***Jesus Exar Perez-Roblero has turned himself into police***

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are searching for the man they say crashed his car into a Duke Power light pole, causing a major power outage, earlier this month.

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WPD says officers responded to the 2700 block of Carolina Beach Road around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 in reference to a hit and run where Jesus Exar Perez-Roblero ran off the road, struck a utility pole, shearing it, and then ran away.

The crash reportedly caused $15,000 worth of damage.

Although Perez-Roblero is not the owner of the car that was left at the scene, police say he was driving it at the time of the crash.



Perez-Roblero, of Wilmington, is charged with hit and run leaving the scene with property damage, reckless driving to endanger the public and operating a vehicle without a license.

Anyone with information is asked to contact WPD at (910) 343-3609 or use Text A Tip.