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Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

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

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, around 1:20 a.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred on Normandie Avenue south of 51st Street. A dark sedan was traveling southbound Normandie Avenue when it struck and killed a pedestrian that was crossing in an unknown direction across the southbound lanes of Normandie Avenue. The pedestrian was outside of a crosswalk. The driver of the dark sedan continued driving and did not stop, render aid, and identify him/herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The victim is described as a male Black believed to be 40-years-old. His identification is still under investigation.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 $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 this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Pollard or Officer Guzman at (323)421-2500 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 or 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.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division
are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit and run traffic collision that severely injured a bicyclist.

On August 22, 2019, around 10:20 p.m., the victim was riding his bicycle east on Whittier Boulevard near Calzona Street. A white 2011-2018 Chevrolet/GMC full size truck, travelling west, crossed the center divider into oncoming traffic and struck the bicyclist. After the collision, the driver failed to stop to render aid, identify himself or herself, and fled the scene in the vehicle.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The vehicle has a red front bumper, lower valance air deflector, black rims and a black bed cover. The truck may have a custom white rear bumper, and possible aftermarket headlamps and tail lamps. There is no suspect description.

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 is asked to contact LAPD Central Traffic Division at (213) 833-3713, Detective Juan Campos (213)486-0755, or email 31480@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 www.lapdonloine.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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The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer Adiel Herrera, Serial No. 42119, Police Officer Raul Hernandez, Serial No. 43361, both assigned to Mission Division and Police Officer Miguel Zendejas, Serial No. 40955, assigned to Foothill Division Gang Enforcement Detail.

**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed*
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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a valley community late Monday afternoon.

On August 19, 2019, around 4:19 p.m., LAPD, uniformed patrol officers, assigned to Mission Division, received and responded to a "Family Dispute" radio call for service at the 13100 block of Ottoman Street. When the officers arrived at the location they met with the person reporting, who directed them to the suspect (later identified as) Carlos Torres Jr. The officers encountered Torres on the front porch and attempted to speak with him. After several minutes of dialog, he stepped back into the residence as he removed a concealed handgun from his waistband. Torres then pointed the handgun at the officers and fired at them, which precipitated an OIS. Torres retreated into the house and a few moments later he was seen running through a neighborhood yard and onto Ottoman Street. As Torres continued to run west bound on Ottoman Street, a second OIS occurred.

Torres then ran through a residential property on Ottoman Street and into the rear east/west alley of that location. A responding Foothill Division, Gang Enforcement Detail unit, saw Torres in the alley and stopped their patrol unit at the mouth of the alley on Arleta Avenue. Torres again raised his handgun in the direction of the officers, at which time a third OIS occurred. Torres collapsed in the alley and was taken into custody without further incident.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Torres deceased.

A .22 caliber handgun was located at scene and recovered as evidence. Fortunately, no officers or innocent bystanders were injured during this incident.
LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.


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Chatsworth: The family of Serena Granillo and the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division are asking for the public's help in locating Ms. Granillo.

On August 23, 2019, around 7:40 a.m., Ms. Granillo was dropped off at school in the 6800 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and that was the last time she was seen or heard from. Her family has attempted to locate her and are concerned that she has not been found.

Ms. Granillo is described as a 15-year-old female Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 205 pounds. Granillo was last seen wearing a green jacket, black shirt, and black pants.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Serena Granillo please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Devonshire Division, at 818-832-0609. 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.