Monday, June 13, 2011
Motorcyclist Killed, Driver of Vehicle Booked for Murder NR11268krLos Angeles: The driver of a vehicle that turned left in front of a motorcycle has been booked for murder.
On Monday, June 13, 2011, at around 3:20 p.m., 56-year-old Roberto Casillas was driving a 1987 Nissan pickup truck eastbound on Vanowen Street to northbound Etiwanda Avenue on a green light. Casillas failed to yield the right-of-way to 25-year-old Steve Josue Campos who was traveling westbound on Vanowen Street, also on a green light, on a 2010 Yamaha R6 motorcycle.
Campos suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Casillas was treated for minor injuries then arrested and booked into Van Nuys jail for murder. He is being held on $1,020,000.00 bail.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Sanchez at 818-644-8033 or 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.