Officers were led to Mario Martinez on a tip about a car with "recent damage" that was parked at an apartment complex on the 1400 block of Oregon Street.
A 31-year-old person died the night before in the crash on the 1100 block of Monterey Street. The collision happened around 11:49 p.m. Monday.
The pedestrian's name has not been released, yet.
Martinez was booked into jail on accusations of felony hit-and-run, vehicular manslaughter and being an unlicensed driver.