Severe Hit and Run In Newton Division NR19100ll

April 10, 2019

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department Central Traffic detectives are asking for the
public’s help in locating Paulino Diego Pedro, the alleged driver
involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left the victim, a
20-year-old female, with several fractures throughout her body and
had her right foot amputated as the result of the traffic

On March 22, 2019, at 3:20 p.m., the victim was about to enter her
parked vehicle on Jefferson Boulevard just east of San Pedro Street
when she was struck by Pedro’s vehicle. Pedro drove away and
abandoned his vehicle about two blocks away.

detectives located video footage from a nearby surveillance camera
and were able to obtain a still image of Pedro’s face as he ran
away from the scene. This still image is attached and is being
released in hopes of obtaining the public’s help in locating the
whereabouts of Paulino Diego Pedro, a 30-year-old male. Pedro has
family ties in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central
Traffic Division, Detective Moses Castillo at (213) 833-3713, and
or email at 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.