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Los Angeles: The family of Tyler Hernandez and Richard Benitez and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating them.

 
Both juveniles ran away together from the same foster home and were last seen on February 24, 2021, in the 1100 block of East 113th Street in Los Angeles.


Tyler Hernandez is described as a 10-year-old male, Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet tall and weighs 100 lbs., and thin build. He was last seen wearing a grey cap, black t-shirt, black basketball shorts, and black shoes. Tyler currently takes medication for schizophrenia.

Richard Benitez is described as a 11-year-old male, Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 120 lbs., and thin build. He was last seen wearing a black cap, blue shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Tyler Hernandez and Richard Benitez whereabouts, please contact the LAPD Southeast Juvenile Detective Delosh at 213-972-7849. 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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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, are seeking the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of violent street robbery suspects.

On February 24, 2021 at approximately 9:40 p.m., the victim was walking three French bulldogs in the area of Sierra Bonita Avenue and Sunset Blvd.  The suspects approached the victim in a white Nissan Altima four door.   
Two suspects exited the vehicle and demanded the victim turn over the dogs at gunpoint.  The victim struggled with the suspects and was shot once by one of the suspects.  The suspects took two of the three dogs and fled the scene in the suspect vehicle.   

Suspect-1 is described as a male black, 20-25 years of age, blond dreadlocks, wearing a black hoodie, and armed with a semi-automatic handgun.   

Suspect-2 is further described as a male black, 20-25 years of age, wearing dark clothing.   

The owner of the stolen dogs was identified to be the celebrity known as “Lady Gaga.”  The victim is in stable condition.

If anyone has videos or photos of this incident please send to SAFELATIPS@lapd.online

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Marsden and Detective Brown 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”


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Los Angeles: 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 and passengers involved in a hit and run traffic collision that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
 
On February 24, 2021, around 12:00 p.m., the suspect vehicle (described as a green truck) was traveling at a high rate of speed, westbound on 88th Place in South Los Angeles.  The suspect vehicle failed to stop at a red light and collided with another vehicle traveling northbound on Main Street. The impact between the two vehicles caused the suspect vehicle to collide with a pedestrian that was crossing northbound along the west crosswalk on Main Street.  The occupants of the suspect vehicle fled the scene of the accident on foot abandoning the vehicle at the scene of the accident. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render aid, and/or identify themselves as required by California law.  


The suspect driver is described as a Hispanic male wearing a green “Los Angeles” shirt and grey shorts.  One of the passengers of the suspect vehicle is described as a Hispanic male wearing an orange shirt and black pants with white stripes down the sides and the other as a Hispanic male wearing a green vest, grey shirt, black pants, and dark shoes with white soles.

Actual Suspects
 
 
The victim died at the scene.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.

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 $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 is asked to contact Detective Daniel Ramirez or Detective Ryan Moreno of South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. 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.