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Vehicle vs Motorized Scooter Hit and Run

October 26, 2018
UPDATE



The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division detectives are announcing the arrest of Roberto A. Garcia-Martinez, a 33-year-old resident of Los Angeles, Echo-Park Area.  

The detectives assigned to this case received several anonymous tips from the public that lead the recovery of the suspected vehicle in the city of Hemet.  Deputies from the Hemet Police Department and Riverside’s Sheriff’s Department-San Jacinto Station assisted in the recovery of vehicle and other key pieces of the vehicle at a local auto body-shop.  

LAPD would like to thank the tipsters and our partners in law enforcement for their assistance in this very important case.  This case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. 

Garcia-Martinez was booked for an unrelated outstanding warrant.  His bail was set at $10,000.00.   

CTD detectives are urging the female passenger to come forward to assist with the ongoing investigation.  


September 11, 2018
UPDATE


On September 10, 2018, around 11:00 p.m., 34-year-old male Esdras Velazquez was pronounced dead.  The Felony Hit and Run Traffic Collision is now a Vehicular Manslaughter.  The reward is now $50,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

 

A Vehicle vs Motorized Scooter Felony Hit and Run Traffic Collision with severe injuries

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information regarding the events that led up to a hit and run collision that severely injured a 34- year-old male that is now in a coma at a local hospital.

On September 4, 2018, around 8:55 p.m., a driver in a gray 2010 BMW 5 Series approached the intersection of Glendale Blvd and Waverly Drive. The driver struck the rear of the scooter that had a driver and one passenger. By-standers called for paramedics and the passenger was transported to a local hospital where he currently remains in a coma.

The driver of the BMW failed to stop, identify himself/herself or render aid to the victim as required by law. Detectives are trying to determine if there are additional witnesses with cell phone video or any information that will identify and assist with locating the suspected driver of the BMW. The driver was described as a male, with a beard, dark features, heavy set between 35-40 years of age. There was a female seated in the front passenger seat.



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 about this collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division, Detective Moses Castillo at (213) 833-3713 and or email at 30215@lapd.online. 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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Detectives Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Robbery Suspect

Beginning on June 28, 2018 to August 30, 2018, Robbery-Homicide Division's Robbery Special Section has been investigating ten robberies at Subway restaurants in the San Fernando Valley.

On Thursday, August 30, 2018, detectives arrested Frank Sanabria, 37 years of age, from Canoga Park and Stephanie Villareal, 36 years of age, from North Hills. The pair was identified as suspects in six robberies at Subway restaurants and seven additional robberies of gas station mini marts throughout the San Fernando Valley. On September 4, 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Sanabria with 10 counts of robbery and Villareal with five counts of robbery.

Four Subway robberies in the San Fernando Valley remain unsolved. Detectives believe this suspect is responsible for four Subway robberies and three liquor store robberies over a two-day period.

On August 5th, 2018, the suspect entered a liquor store in the 4000 block of Fulton Avenue. The suspect asked to see a bottle of liquor from behind the counter. When the clerk gave the suspect the liquor, he ran from the store with the bottle.

The following day, August 6th, 2018, the suspect committed five armed robberies in the Hollywood Area, West Hollywood Area and continuing into the San Fernando Valley.

On August 7th, 2018, the suspect returned to the liquor store on Fulton Avenue in Van Nuys and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. The suspect committed two robberies of Subway restaurants afterwards.

Detectives have released videos of one of the Subway robberies, the attempt robbery of a liquor store, and the theft that occurred at the same liquor store.

The suspect is described as a male White, possibly Armenian, with black hair, brown eyes, 5'10"- 5'11" tall, 160-170 pounds, 20-25 years of age. The suspect used a grey semi-auto handgun.








Dates, times and location of robberies committed by the suspect:

08-06-18 8:00 pm Liquor store 7000 block of Santa Monica Blvd (LASD West Hwd Area)
08-06-18 8:30 pm Liquor store 1700 block of N. Highland
08-06-18 8:40 pm Subway 8000 block of Laurel Canyon
08-06-18 8:45 pm Liquor store 13000 block of Roscoe Blvd
08-06-18 9:35 pm Subway 4000 block of Laurel Canyon Blvd
08-07-18 5:55 pm Liquor store 4000 block of Fulton Ave
08-07-18 6:00 pm Subway 13000 block of Burbank Blvd
08-07-18 6:30 pm Subway 12000 block of Burbank Blvd

If you have any information that may lead to the identification and arrest of this suspect, please contact Robbery-Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section at 213-486-6840. 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.
 


Fatal Shooting in Sylmar

Sylmar: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for killing a man.

On September 2, 2018, at 1:00 a.m., Mission Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting at the 14500 block of Tyler Street in Sylmar. Upon Officers arrival, they discovered the victim down at scene with a gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Pedro Hernandez, 19 years of age, was at a party when he was shot one time by an unknown suspect.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Rich Moakley, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1938. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and 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.

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Home Invasion Robberies in The San Fernando Valley

Encino/Woodland Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery- Homicide Division are investigating two home invasion robberies in the San Fernando Valley.

On Saturday, September 1, 2018, around 12:10 a.m., suspects armed with handguns forced their way into a residence in the 16800 block of Bajio Road in Encino.

The home was ransacked and the suspects took the victim's property consisting of money, jewelry, and cellular phones. The suspects fled in an unknown direction and no vehicle was seen.

On Saturday September 1, 2018, around 4:00 a.m., several suspects armed with handguns forced their way into a residence in the 22900 block of Hatteras Street in Woodland Hills.

The suspects confronted the victims and took their money and jewelry. The suspects fled in an unknown direction and no vehicle was seen.

In both incidents the suspects are described as three males, with no further description.

Detectives are still investigating to determine if both incidents are related or not.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division Detectives at (213) 486-6840. 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 L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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