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32-Year-Old Critical Missing Woman

Los Angeles: The family of Virginia Martinez Limon and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Limon was last seen on April 18, 2019, around 5:10 a.m., near the 200 block of East Vernon Avenue. Limon is non-verbal and her family is concerned for her safety since she has not been seen or heard from.

Limon is described as a 32-year-old female Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, and gray sweatpants. Limon primarily only understands Spanish.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Virginia Martinez Limon please contact Missing Person's Unit Detective Palmer at (213) 996-1800. 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.


Suspect Arrested for Beating His Infant Son

Los Angeles: On April 18, 2019, around 12:05 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Central Division patrol officers responded to a domestic violence radio call in the 800 block of South Hill Street. At some point during the domestic dispute the father, suspect, grabbed the 9-month-old infant from the mother's arms and ran to a vacant apartment located in the same building. When officers entered that apartment, they located the suspect and infant inside a bathroom. Officers observed the suspect physically assaulting the infant. Officers used less-lethal force options to subdue the suspect and rescue the infant.

The victim was transported to local hospital and is receiving medical treatment for serious injuries. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Michael Freeman, DOB: 05/13/1989, was booked for 664/187 PC and his bail was set at $1,000,000.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Unit at (213) 486-0570. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247(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 Hit & Run Collision Kills Pedestrian

Sun Valley: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Detectives are requesting the public's assistance in locating the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run of a pedestrian.

On April 18, 2019, at 8:30 p.m., a pedestrian was crossing San Fernando Road from the north to the south side of the street, outside of a marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a hit and run vehicle traveling westbound on San Fernando Road, just east of Olinda Street.

The suspect's vehicle that collided with the pedestrian was described as a 2-door, red, Dodge RT, with tinted windows and black rims.

Detectives are also investigating an unconfirmed report that a white truck drove over the pedestrian after the initial collision. It is unknown at this time if the white truck made contact with the pedestrian.

A Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead. The name of the deceased pedestrian will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

The public should be aware that individuals who are involved in an injury collision must stop at the scene, provide their identification and render aid. Failing to do so is a felony, and carries the possibility of significant time in prison. Pedestrians are also reminded to utilize crosswalks when crossing the street.

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 Valley Traffic Detective Sinclair at (818) 644-8035. 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.


Hollywood Fatal Hit & Run Traffic Collision

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the driver involved in a felony hit and run collision.

On April 18, 2019 around 1:30 a.m., a felony hit and run occurred at Sunset Boulevard and Formosa Avenue. The suspect was traveling east on Sunset Boulevard and collided with a pedestrian walking south on Formosa Avenue. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render aid or exchange information with the victim. The hit and run vehicle fled east on Sunset Boulevard.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to treat the victim. However, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the victim's family.

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 West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. 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 CrimeStoppers 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. The LAPD report number for this collision is DR#19-20-10219.


Topanga Murder Suicide

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area patrol officers found a female and a male dead inside their residence.

On April 14, 2019, around 4:30 p.m, Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shots Fired," at the 9100 block of Foster Lane in the City of Chatsworth.

Officers entered the residence and discovered a male and a female deceased in the upstairs bedroom both due to gunshot wounds. The Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced both dead at scene.

Los Angeles Police Department Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation discovered that the couple was married with two young children in common. Detectives revealed that the suspect (husband) shot the victim (wife) as she lay in bed.

The suspect then shot himself.

The two young children were not physically injured and were admitted into a local area hospital for observation. The children are in custody of Department of Children's Family Services.
The victim is described as female Asian, 38-years of age. The suspect is described as a male Persian, 46-years of age and both residents of the City of Chatsworth.

Victim and suspect's identities are not being released at this time pending notification to family.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. 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 follow the prompts.