UPDATE (Tuesday afternoon):
Gina Bean has been released on bail of $50,000. She turned herself in to the County Jail Monday afternoon. Ms. Bean has been charged with the hit and run death of Caleb Hunnicutt in Mendocino last July.
CHP Press Release re: Hunnicutt hit and run incident:
On July 18, 2019, a hit-and-run traffic collision occurred on Highway 1 at Little Lake Road, resulting in fatal injuries to 21 year old Calum Pulido [Hunnicutt], from Mendocino County. The suspected driver, 41 year old Gina Rae Bean, from Mendocino County, was traveling northbound on Highway 1, when she struck Pulido as he was skateboarding westbound on Little Lake Road. Bean subsequently fled the scene in the suspect vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Tundra. As a result of a quick response and follow-up investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Bean’s Toyota was located at a local auto body shop. Upon locating the Toyota, it was determined that Bean’s boyfriend, 36 year old Ricky Santos, from Mendocino County, had attempted to repair Bean’s vehicle in an effort to destroy any evidence.
As a result of an ongoing and thorough investigation, the California Highway Patrol submitted multiple charges to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office on Bean, including Felony Hit-and-Run and Vehicular Manslaughter. Multiple charges were also submitted on Santos, including Conspiracy and Destroying or Concealing Evidence. On November 27, 2019, the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office issued arrest warrants for both Bean and Santos. On November 27, 2019, investigators from the California Highway Patrol located Santos and placed him under arrest. With the persistence of the California Highway Patrol investigators pursuing Bean, she turned herself in to the Mendocino County Jail on December 2, 2019. Bean then posted a $50,000 bail and was released on bail.
UPDATE (Monday afternoon):
Gina Bean, the principle suspect in the hit and run death of Calum Hunnicutt in Mendocino last July, was arrested and charged with ‘Hit & Run resulting in death or injury’ Monday afternoon.
Ms. Bean turned herself in.
The following press release was issued by the Ukiah CHP Monday @ 9:42 pm. As with all law enforcement releases, those named therein should be presumed innocent unless/until found guilty in a court of law:
"After a vigorous and thorough investigation by the California Highway Patrol, a case was submitted to the Menodinco County District Attorney's Office regarding a hit and run collision on SR-1 at Little Lake Road resulting in the death of Calum Pulido.
The case filed by the California Highway Patrol resulted in two warrants. One warrant was for Gina Bean, the suspected driver in the collision, and the other was for Ricky Santos, who was identified to be a co-conspirator in the concealment and destruction of evidence.
On Wednesday, November 27, at approximately 3:24 pm, Santos was arrested by the California Highway Patrol.
On Monday, December 2nd, at approximately 4:08 pm, Gina Bean turned herself in to the Mendocino County Jail."
(MSP NOTE-- According to the information from the Mendocino County Jail log, the suspect bailed out of the Mendocino County Jail after a little more than five hours (5:08) in custody charged with ONE felony: "HIT & RUN RESULTING IN DEATH OR INJURY." Her bail was $50,000.)
UPDATE (Saturday morning):
UPDATE (Thursday morning):
WORD OUT OF THE UKIAH COURTHOUSE has it that Gina Bean, aka Gina Del Fiorentino, 41, of Fort Bragg, has been charged after an extensive, months-long investigation for the tragic hit-and-run death of Calum Hunnicutt back in July. Ricky Santos, 35, also of Fort Bragg has been charged with assisting her to hide from investigators after the incident.
Coast residents recall that Mr. Santos was himself charged with hit and run a couple years ago when he ran over a horse and rider during the Fort Bragg Christmas parade [see: MCT: Santos Released and MCT: Split Decision].
An official announcement is expected soon.