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August 25, 2022
On August 25, 2022, at 11:45 a.m., the owner of a 2006 blue Mini Cooper came into Central Station with his vehicle. Detectives determined the damage to the Mini Cooper appears to be consistent with the Severe Injury Felony Hit-and-Run that occurred on August 14, 2022, at 12:35 a.m., on 3rd Street and Flower Street.
When inquiring further about the damage on the Mini Cooper, the register owner would not give a statement on the advisement of his attorney. The Register Owner, who is a male Hispanic and a resident of Los Angeles, was not detained, however, the Mini Cooper was impounded for evidence and will be forensically processed.
August 23, 2022
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a driver involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision that caused severe injury.
On August 14, 2022, around 12:35 a.m., a 20-year-old male riding his moped was stopped westbound on 3rd Street at Flower Street. A royal blue Mini Cooper travelling westbound on 3rd Street rear-ended the rider of the moped. The driver fled the scene without stopping, rendering aid or identifying himself. Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the rider of the moped to a local hospital with severe injuries.
The driver is described as a possible male Indian or Hispanic, in his 40’s, with black hair. The Mini Cooper has a panoramic sunroof and likely has front end damage.
A witness video recorded the Mini Cooper fleeing the scene. The video captured a Toyota Prius flashing its front headlights as it was following the Mini Cooper northbound on Beaudry Street. Detectives also wish to speak to the driver of the Prius, who may have further information on the Mini Cooper.
Video of the crash and post-crash is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, and Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
If anyone has information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Officer Alexis Guizar, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or email him at email@example.com. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipster may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.