Downtown Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angele Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver responsible for a felony hit-and-run in Downtown Los Angeles.
On October 7, 2022, around 6:45 a.m., the driver of a black 2018 Cadillac XTS made a left turn without yielding to oncoming traffic on Olympic Boulevard, between Hope Street and Grand Avenue. A tan van was travelling eastbound on Olympic Boulevard and collided with the Cadillac. The driver of the Cadillac made no effort to render aid and refused to exchange information with the driver of the van, abandoning her vehicle and fleeing on foot. The driver of the van sustained minor injuries from the crash.
The driver is described as a female, Black, with black hair, featuring a possible 4-foot long ponytail extension. She stands 6 feet and 3 inches and weighs about 160 pounds. She was wearing long false eyelashes. The registered owner of the vehicle had been interviewed but has not been cooperative with the investigation.
Video of the crash and post-crash is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts: YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, 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 $5,000 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 additional information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Detective Juan Campos, 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. 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 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, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.