Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR17155jh

May 26, 2017


Los Angeles: On May 26, 2017, Valley Bureau Homicide detectives
have arrested 47-year-old Victor Mainwal Junior for 192(c)(1) Penal
Code, Vehicular Manslaughter.

The 1998 Chevy utility vehicle was impounded for evidence.

Mainwal is currently in custody and being held on $15,000 bail. The
case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District
Attorney’s office on May 30, 2017 for filing considerations.

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police
Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide are asking for the public’s
help in providing any information that would lead to the
identification of the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run
collision that left an adult male dead and another man

On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, around 12:50 a.m., Valley Traffic
Division officers responded to a traffic collision at Winnetka
Avenue and Gilmore Street. When officers arrived at the location,
they found two cyclists that have been struck by a white utility
type vehicle. Both cyclists were transported to a local

The investigation revealed that the cyclists were two male
Hispanics riding their bicycles home from work at a close by
business. As they rode north on Winnetka Avenue, the male driver of
a white utility truck suddenly swerved from his lane into the two
victims. Both cyclists were struck by the vehicle. The driver
stopped and attempted to look back over his shoulder and continued
north on Winnetka Avenue and into the nearby motel parking lot. The
driver waited for several minutes before leaving the parking lot,
westbound on Vanowen Street.

The decedent’s name is currently being withheld pending his
identification and notification of next of kin. The surviving
cyclist has been released from the hospital and is resting at
The suspect vehicle is described as a white utility type

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective Doerbecker at 818-374-1943.
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 ww.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.