Arrest Announcement NA23029wm

March 14, 2023

Press conference

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
TIME: 9:30 a.m.

4125 South Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90008

Tim McOsker, Councilmember, Council District 15, City of Los Angeles
LAPD Captain Jay Hom, Commanding Officer, South Traffic Division,
LAPD Detective III Ryan Moreno, Commanding Officer, South Traffic Division Detective
LAPD Detective II Mike Flannery, South Traffic Division, CIFU
LAPD Police Officer III, Officer Joseph Cha, South Traffic Division, CIFU
Mona Sutton, Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Family Members of Oscar Montoya

On March 4, 2023, at 12:40 a.m., Mr. Oscar Montoya was riding his bicycles northbound on Pacific Ave, south of Channel St. A vehicle driving at a high rate of speed struck him from behind causing fatal injuries to Oscar. The vehicle fled the scene northbound on Pacific Ave and continued onto the northbound 110 freeway.

On March 7, 2023, citizens provided tips that led detectives to the suspect’s vehicle (a 2009 Scion XB) which was taken into custody. On March 9, 2023, South Traffic Division Detectives utilizing department resources and other tips from citizen’s apprehended the driver (Anisha Lockhart).

For additional information, please contact Detective Ryan Moreno or Officer Joseph Cha, South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500. After hours, call South Traffic Division Watch Commander at (323) 421-2577. You may also submit an anonymous tip through