Suspect Wanted For Felony Battery Arrested NR24063jc/ti

February 16, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Transit Services Division detectives are announcing the arrest of a male suspect that was wanted for an unprovoked battery on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority System.

On February 15, 2024, around 7:30 a.m., a male suspect was walking on the platform of the Little Tokyo train station. The suspect approached a female Metro ambassador and, without provocation, punched her in the face. The victim sustained a swollen cheek and chipped tooth. She was treated at a local hospital and later released.

Los Angeles Police Department’s Transit Services Division officers immediately began searching for the suspect. Around 4:00 p.m., officers observed the suspect walking in the area of 5th Street and Olive Street. The suspect was wearing the same unique clothing. The suspect is identified as 30-year-old Peter Pedroche (DOB: 11/19/1993), Charge: 243(d) – PC Felony Battery, Booking#6762584, with a bail amount of $50,000.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Central Area Detectives at 213-996-1850. 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 (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.