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Street Racing Felony Hit and Run

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's South 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 hit and run traffic collision which left two 9-year-old girls severely injured.

On December 9, 2018, around 8:55 p.m., the victim was turning south onto Hoover Street from westbound Florence Avenue when she was struck by a black Chevy Camaro that was racing a black Ford Mustang. Both vehicles were racing at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision. After the collision, the driver of the black Ford Mustang fled the scene without providing aid or identifying themselves, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire paramedics responded and transported a 24-year-old female, two 9-year-old girls, and the driver of the racing Camaro, a 39-year-old male, to local hospitals with severe injuries.

The suspect's vehicle is a two door Black Ford Mustang with black rims, black rear wing spoiler, and possible light or tan interior.






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 South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery at 323-421-2500 from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. 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 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.


Man Murdered Under Local Freeway Overpass

Devonshire: The Los Angeles Police Department and 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 suspect(s) responsible for the murder of a 24-year-old male.

On November 24, 2018, around 6:50 a.m., Devonshire patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Shooting Just Occurred" in the area of Plummer Street under the 405-Freeway overpass. When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old male Hispanic suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was found inside his tent.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set male Hispanic, who exited a silver or gray sedan, opened the tent and shot the victim several times. The suspect re-entered the vehicle and fled west on Plummer Street.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The motive of the shooting is not known and under investigation. The victim's name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective John Doerbecker at (818) 374-9550. 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 can 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.


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Pacoima: On December 9, 2018, around 3:20 a.m., a 2000 Chevrolet truck was traveling eastbound Branford Street, just east of Telfair Avenue, when it collided with several parked vehicles, including a Ford Mustang that was parked at the south curb of Branford Street. The collision killed a man who was sleeping in the parked Mustang.

The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene on foot, without identifying himself or rendering aid. Valley Traffic Division conducted an extensive investigation throughout the day, resulting in the identification and arrest of 35-year-old, resident of Pacoima, Reinaldo Vasquez Jr. for felony hit and run.
The public is reminded that anytime they are involved in a traffic collision they must stop as soon as it is safe to do so, render aid to injured parties and identify themselves.

The name of the deceased individual will not be released until next-of-kin have been notified. The circumstances surrounding the collision are still under investigation.

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. 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 Valley Traffic Detective Avila at (818) 644-8034 or Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8022. 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 CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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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 and arrest of the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run collision.

On December 10, 2018, at approximately 3:40 a.m., a fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Hit and Run Traffic Collision occurred on Vernon Avenue between Crocker Street and Towne Avenue in Newton Area.

The collision occurred when the victim, identified as Ana Tica, 33 years old, was walking westbound in the number one lane of Vernon Avenue just west of Towne Avenue. She was still in the number one lane when she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Vernon Avenue. The vehicle stopped briefly then fled southbound on San Pedro Street from Vernon Avenue.

Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the scene and administered medical attention to the victim. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Video footage from a camera from a nearby business captured the hit and run vehicle just before the collision. A second video camera captured Ms. Tica's body coming to rest in the roadway as the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

The hit and run vehicle is described as a possible gray early 1990's Dodger Caravan or similar vehicle body type mini-van, with damage to the left front area. There was no driver description.

The video also captured a possible 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer or similar body type, with black door handles, drive into the video frame when the collision occurred. That same possible vehicle returned to the scene after the collision and drove away after a few minutes. Detectives would like to interview the occupants of that vehicle to assist us in identifying the hit and run vehicle and driver.

The investigation is being handled by detectives from Central Traffic Division. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713, 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

Suspect's Vehicle


Witness's Vehicle
 

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department, Transit Services Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding 5-year-old, Lorenzo Capriccio.

On December 8, 2018, around 8:00 p.m., Police officers assigned to Transit Services Division working at Union Station were alerted to a child that was missing. The mother advised the child maybe with a family member in the San Diego area. San Diego Police Department was notified to be on the lookout.
Lorenzo is described as 3 feet 5 inches tall, brown eyes and short black hair.


Lorenzo Capriccio
If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of this found child, please contact Transit Services Division Watch Commander, at (213) 922-1410 24/7 hours, as well as 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.


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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department and 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 suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 22-year-old Osvaldo Hernandez, a resident of the City of Van Nuys.

On December 6, 2018, around 9:40 p.m., Van Nuys patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shots Fired" in the 7300 block of Vista Del Monte Avenue in the City of Van Nuys.

Upon arrival at scene, the officers found two victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers along with a concerned bystander rendered emergency medical aid by performing CPR on Hernandez until they were relieved by paramedics.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported both victims to a local hospital where Hernandez died from his injuries and the second victim was in serious, but stable condition.

Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were standing outside when they were approached by the suspects. The suspects without provocation, shot both victims multiple times before fleeing the area.

There is no suspect information and the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Dave Peteque at (818) 374-1934. 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 can 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.