Subject Being Sought in
Connection with Palm Harbor Hit-and-Run
Update 7, 2014
State Troopers located and arrested Christopher Dohmen this evening at Ulmerton Road and US Hwy19. He was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Dohmen is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injury, Leaving the Scene with Property Damage, Driving While License Suspended, and ticket for speeding and careless driving. IONTB will not have access to the booking photo. For more information on this highly restrictive policy of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri click HERE. Multiple units from the FHP and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were also seen outside the grandmother’s home this afternoon in the Fox Chase neighborhood.
Update August 6, 2014
Further evidence has become available to indicate Christopher Dohmen was the driver. Troopers are again asking for any information concerning the whereabouts of Dohmen. Regarding passenger Ashley Love, she has been arrested for Battery upon EMS personnel following the crash and Violation of Probation
August 5, 2014
At approximately 8:30 pm on Monday, August 4, a traffic crash was witnessed by a Pinellas County Deputy. The crash occurred near the intersection of Alderman and Belcher Roads. Additional law enforcement and fire department crews were dispatched to assist. The presumed driver of one of vehicles fled on foot from the scene. That subject was not located despite the utilization of both K-9 units and the “Eagle”.
The “at large” driver of a 1999 Chrysler 300 was traveling southbound on Belcher Road north of Alderman Road at a high rate of speed. 25 year-old Ashley Love of Largo was a passenger in the Chrysler. A 62 year-old male driver from Merrick, New York, was traveling southbound on Belcher Road north of Alderman Road in a 2014 Nissan Altima. He had two passengers in his vehicle.
As the Chrysler traversed the intersection of Alderman Road and Belcher Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle which sideswiped the Nissan. The Chrysler rotated clockwise, struck a curb, overturned and collided with a Duke Energy light pole and then continued to overturn for another 1,700 feet. The passenger, Ashley Love was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with serious injuries. She is currently listed as in stable condition.
The three occupants of the Nissan were all transported to Florida Hospital for minor injuries and later released.
The driver of the Chrysler fled the scene on foot and has yet to be located. The roadway was reopened at 5:13 AM on August 5th.
The Chrysler is registered to 24 year-old Christopher Frank Dohmen of Palm Harbor. He is considered a subject of interest in the incident.
Mr. Dohmen has a lengthy criminal record and was most recently released from the Mayo Correctional Institution on October 27, 2013 where he served 18 months of his 22 month sentence for a large scale burglary spree. Dohmen and many family member lived in the Fox Chase area very close the site of the crash. Members of that community remember him very well and saw him frequently prior to his 2012 arrest.
Dohman is listed as being 5’10” and 183 lbs. He has multiple tattoos on both arms and hands and the words “Constantina” across his neck.
Anyone with information concerning Dohmen is asked to contact the FHP by calling
It appears Dohmen has been arrested 8 times since 2008 in Pinellas alone. No previous booking photo available from Pinellas County Sheriff http://www.iontb.com/