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Critical Missing 24-Year-Old Female

Los Angeles: The family of Veronica Vargas and the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On July 25, 2018, around 1:30 p.m., Veronica was last seen near the 2600 block of North Figueroa Street, in the City of Los Angeles. Veronica has recently been the victim of Domestic Violence and based on the contact prior to her missing, has caused alarm in her disappearance. Veronica has not been seen or heard from and her family is concerned for her safety.

Veronica is described as a 24-year-old female Hispanic with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 120 pounds. She was wearing a black dress.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Veronica Vargas, please contact, Hollenbeck Area Detectives, Detective Juarez at 323-342-4100. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Store Robbery Suspects Caught on Video

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two violent robbery suspects.

On June 21, 2018, around 6:30 p.m., a robbery occurred at a store located near the 4700 block of Broadway. Suspect-1 entered the business and pointed a handgun at the employees while suspect-2 removed the tray from the cash register. During the robbery, the suspects took US Currency and personal items belonging to the employees. Both suspects exited the business and fled on foot.

First suspect is described as a 25 to 30-year-old male Black with medium complexion. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds. He was wearing a Green Bay Packers baseball cap, navy blue Puma zip-up jacket with "BMW Motorsport" on left chest, Puma logo on right sleeve, and black jeans. The suspect also has a tattoo of unknown writing on the right side of his neck and chest

Second suspect is described as a 25 to 30-year-old male Black with possible braids or cornrows in hair. He stands five feet eight inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, and red shoes with white soles.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Walden, Newton Area Detectives at 323-846-6572. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


“Street Racing” Causes Fatal Hit and Run Collision

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run traffic collision.

On July 22, 2018, just after 1:30 a.m., the driver of a 2009 BMW and a white sedan were racing southbound on South Central Avenue in Newton Area. As the two vehicles were about to reach the 5000 block of South Central Avenue, the driver of a 2002 Ford SUV pulled out from the west driveway of a business directly in the path of the two oncoming vehicles. The driver of the BMW was unable to stop and collided with the driver’s side of the Ford SUV. The force of the violent impact launched the Ford SUV approximately 175 feet in a southbound direction. The BMW continued out of control in a southbound direction and came to rest after colliding with two other vehicles. There were no injuries to the occupants of those last two vehicles. Witnesses stated the two racing vehicles were traveling at speeds of more than 90 mph. The driver of the white sedan fled the scene, failing to stop and render aid, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the male and female occupants of the Ford SUV to a local hospital. The female suffered head and body trauma and is in critical condition. The male occupant also suffered head and body injuries and was immediately rushed to surgery. Despite the lifesaving efforts, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The driver of the BMW was also transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

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 $50,000 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 about the incident or the white sedan is asked to contact Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713, Officer Erie Poss at (213) 486-0760, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713.

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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Man Robbed and Kidnapped at Gunpoint

***UPDATE***

Detectives need the public’s help in identifying the kidnapped victim. The crime was not reported by family, friends, or people who would otherwise know him. He is described as a male Black, weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was wearing gold necklaces, a black shirt and black pants. If you have any idea who this victim is, please contact Foothill Division detectives at (818) 834-3115, or (818) 756-8861.

Pacoima: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects involved in the robbery and kidnapping of a man.

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, around 10:35 a.m., Foothill Division officers responded to a “Kidnap/Robbery” radio call at Paxton Street and Dronfield Avenue in the City of Pacoima.

Officer’s investigation determined the victim was confronted, on the sidewalk, by a suspect who exited the passenger door of a vehicle. A second suspect remained in the driver’s seat. The suspect produced a handgun and took the victim’s property, as the second suspect backed the vehicle into a driveway. The suspect pointed the gun at the victim’s head and forced him into the vehicle. The suspect re-entered the vehicle, and the vehicle fled north on Dronfield Avenue, then west on Paxton Street.

Suspect-1 is described as a male Black with a slim build. He was wearing a black mask, black hoodie and black pants.

Suspect-2 is described as a male Black.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a late model, 4-door, grey Chevy Impala.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Foothill Division detectives at (818) 834-3115, or (818) 756-8861. 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 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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.