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News Release

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Paulino Diego Pedro, the alleged driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left the victim, a 20-year-old female, with several fractures throughout her body and had her right foot amputated as the result of the traffic collision.

On March 22, 2019, at 3:20 p.m., the victim was about to enter her parked vehicle on Jefferson Boulevard just east of San Pedro Street when she was struck by Pedro's vehicle. Pedro drove away and abandoned his vehicle about two blocks away.

CTD detectives located video footage from a nearby surveillance camera and were able to obtain a still image of Pedro's face as he ran away from the scene. This still image is attached and is being released in hopes of obtaining the public's help in locating the whereabouts of Paulino Diego Pedro, a 30-year-old male. Pedro has family ties in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division, Detective Moses Castillo at (213) 833-3713, and or email at 30215@lapd.online. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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