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News Release

Monday, April 13, 2009

Media Relations

Rewards Totaling $150K Offered to Help Solve Three Hit-and-Run Cases

WHAT:    
News conference to announce rewards sponsored by two Los Angeles City Councilmembers in connection with three hit-and-run incidents

WHEN:    
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
9 a.m.

WHERE:             
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Central Division
Front of Building
251 E. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA  90014

WHO:          
Representative of Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes, District 1
Representative of Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry, District 9
LAPD Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz
LAPD Central Traffic Division Captain Ronald Marbrey
LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives
Family Members of Victims
        
WHY:              
To encourage members of the community who may have information about these hit-and-run incidents to come forward and to give detectives a chance to provide more details.  A reward of $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in each of the following hit-and-run cases:

•Nov. 8, 2008, at around 12:45 p.m.-  71-year-old Royce Miles was riding in his motorized wheelchair across 47th Street at Central Avenue when he had a fatal collision with a hit-and-run driver.
•Dec. 13, 2008, at about 10:10 p.m.-  45-year-old Jorge Miranda Mota was crossing San Pedro Street at 27th Street when he was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver.
•Dec. 17, 2009, at around 6:30 p.m.-  75-year-old Eop Dong Yoo died from coming into contact with a hit-and-run driver as she attempted to cross Westmoreland Avenue near Pico Boulevard.  

In all of the above cases, witnesses provided little or no suspect vehicle descriptions and were unable to provide license plate numbers.

CONTACT:     
For more information, call LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-972-1825 or the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.