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Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Felony Hit-and-Run Suspect Sought NR11420kr

Los Angeles: LAPD Valley Traffic detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect who ran over a pedestrian on Labor Day and did not stop to offer help or identify themselves as required by law.

On September 5, 2011, at approximately 9 p.m., a 17-year-old resident of Encino was walking across Ventura Boulevard at Lemona Avenue when he was run down by a hit-and-run driver.  

The driver was a White male with blondish-gray hair,approximately 6 feet tall, 170-200 pounds.  He was driving a white Dodge Caravan.  

After hitting the victim, the suspect slowed down to less than five miles per hour before speeding off eastbound on Ventura Boulevard towards Van Nuys Boulevard.The vehicle would have damage to the front right side of the car and is believed to have a partial license plate of 6RQ----.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, but later listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this incident, vehicle, or suspect is asked to call Valley Traffic Division Police Officer D. Larkin at 818-644-8036 or 818-644-8020. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimstoppers 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.