Update: Suspect in Albany hit and run located

The Albany Police Department received multiple tips from our community which led to the suspect and suspect vehicle being located today in Albany. Matthew James Dreyer, age 49, has been taken into custody. He was lodged at the Linn County Jail on criminal charges associated with the fatal hit and run that occurred in the early morning hours in the 1500 block of Geary St SE on December 10, 2022.

Investigators located the involved vehicle, a black 1997 Nissan pickup, at the time of his arrest. The investigation remains active and no further information is available at this time. The Albany Police Department would like to thank our community for providing information that led to the identification of the suspect in this incident.