Felony Hit & Run Traffic Collision   NR22019ll

January 25, 2022

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a felony hit and run suspect.

On January 23, 2022, at approximately 7:36 a.m., a 23-year-old male was crossing northbound  in the marked crosswalk on Portland Avenue.  A blue Dodge Dakota pick-up traveling eastbound on Adams Boulevard collided with the pedestrian. The Dakota continued eastbound on Adams Boulevard without rendering aid or identifying himself to the victim.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital.

The suspect vehicle is described as 2000-2004 Dodge Dakota blue pick-up with metal racks on the bed.

Actual Suspect Vehicle

 Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Ramirez or Detective Moreno,  South Traffic Detectives, at (323) 421-2500.  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 (1-800-2228477) 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.