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Friday, October 23, 2020

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Update # 2
On October 24, 2020, at approximately 11:20 a.m., 44-year-old Oscar Suarez turned himself for the Felony Hit and Run that occurred on October 22, 2020.

Suarez was booked for Felony Hit and Run and warrants. His bail is $28,340.

If anyone has any other information, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713 or e-mail 31480@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746.



October 23, 2020
Update

**To view the video, go to Central Traffic Division's Twitter account @LAPDCTD24**



Los Angeles: On October 22, 2020, around 6:50 p.m., a resident of El Sereno was crossing Bullard Avenue when a vehicle collided into him knocking him onto the roadway. The driver of the suspect vehicle stopped, exited the vehicle, reentered his vehicle, and fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself. The suspect fled westbound on Alhambra Avenue from Bullard Avenue. The driver failed to remain at the scene, render aid, and identify themselves as required by law.



The driver is described as a 30-40-year-old Hispanic male wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. The suspect's vehicle is described as a white pick-up truck.

The victim is described as a 75-year-old male Hispanic.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries. He is in critical condition but stable.

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed and if you become involved in a collision, you should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify yourself.

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.

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, driver, or collision please contact Detective Juan Campos of Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713 email: 31480@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 846-6553 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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