Wednesday's hit-and-run crash -- which killed a 4-year-old girl, Lily Quintus, and injured 14 others -- prompted a manhunt for the suspect, a 28-year-old convicted felon.
"I think he listened and he did the right thing," she said.
She also said that Corchado was a member of the Latin Kings gang, who might have helped him hide.
"They need to be careful of what they're doing and they need to come forward and help us, because if not, you're an accessory and if we find you're an accessory, we will prosecute you," she said.
Corchado was ticketed for careless driving about a week ago. His criminal history includes multiple arrests and two years in prison for cocaine trafficking.