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News Release

Monday, September 26, 2016

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit and Run NR16299ml

After a lengthy investigation, 53-year-old George Nicoletti was arrested on October 10th, 2016, for the hit and run that took the life of 65-year-old Robert Meurer.

Studio City:
Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Division Detectives, are investigating a hit and run collision that left a 65 year-old man of Studio City severely injured.

On September 23, 2016, at approximately 7:25 p.m., a vehicle traveling eastbound on the 12800 block of Moorpark Street struck and severely injured a pedestrian who was crossing Moorpark Street mid-block.

The driver fled the area in the vehicle without stopping to render aid to the pedestrian.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a vehicle of interest, described as a Gold, 1998 Saturn Ion, four-door, California license plate 6HAY595.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Daniel Menesez (818) 644-8028 or Detective William Bustos at (818) 644-8021. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.