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Saturday, September 27, 2014

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*** UPDATE ***
October 7, 2014

Pacoima:
On October 6, 2014, around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Sutter Street, two arrests were made in connection with the September 26, 2014 Hit and Run Investigation. Leads from the community were instrumental in locating the suspects. The media coverage was viewed by anonymous witnesses who reported the leads culminating in the following arrests:

Tatiana Cacho a 24-year-old Hispanic female resident of Pacoima was arrested for 20001 (A) VC Felony Hit and Run with a bail of $50,000.

Christian Olvera, a 23 year-old Hispanic male resident of North Hollywood was arrested for 32PC Accessory After the Fact with a bail amount of $25,000.

The 2005 Cadillac SRX involved in the hit and run, was located and has been impounded as evidence.


Pacoima:
  Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.

On Friday, September 26, 2014, around 8 p.m., Valley Traffic Division Officers responded to a hit-and-run traffic collision that occurred on Terra Bella Street, just east of Cayuga Avenue.  

The suspect’s car, possibly a maroon Cadillac SUV or truck, was traveling east on Terra Bella Street when it collided with a man in a wheelchair crossing southbound Terra Bella Street.  

The suspect dragged the victim for approximately 100 feet and drove away without stopping to render aid or exchange information, in violation of 20001VC, Hit and Run Felony.  

The victim, 40-year-old Manuel Dejesus Segovia Gonzales, a resident of the city of Pacoima, was transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect’s car is likely to have front end damage.  Valley Traffic detectives are looking for additional witnesses who may have seen this collision.  

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective William Bustos at (818) 644-88021 or Officer Wong at (818) 644-8036. 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 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.

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