Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a felony hit-and-run traffic collision that left a man injured.
On June 15, 2022, around 12:00 p.m., the driver of a 2006 burgundy Toyota Highlander, California license plate #8YQZ698, collided into a bicyclist at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Mateo Street. The driver fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself. The driver is described as a male Hispanic, 20 to 25 years-old.
The bicyclist was injured in the collision and is recovering from his injuries
During the investigation, detectives discovered that the vehicle driven by the suspect is not currently registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the owner is not known.
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.
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 Los Angeles City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Suspect’s Vehicle and License Plate
Video of the post-crash is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts:
YouTube – LAPD Central Traffic
Twitter – @LAPDCTD24, and
Instagram – @LAPD_CTD_24
If anyone has additional information regarding the vehicle and/or the driver, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. 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.