Thursday, August 25, 2005
$25,000 Reward Offered in Felony Hit and Run That Leaves Man in a Coma
Announcing a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit†and run driver.
LAPD Central Traffic Division (CTD) Officers
City Councilmember Eric Garcetti
On June 9, 2005, 37-year-old Eric Van Rhein was struck and critically injured by a car while he was crossing Rowena Avenue at Herkimer Avenue.† More than two months later he remains in a coma.† Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti has authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver responsible for this crime.† The suspect vehicle was a Silver 2002-2004 Toyota Corolla.
Anyone with information is asked to call Central Traffic Division Detective Michael Kaden at 213-972-1825 or 972-1837, during normal business hours.† After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).