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Monday, October 26, 2020

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Felony Hit & Run Traffic Collision NR20270ml

October 29, 2020

Sylmar: On October 24th, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred on Cobalt Street and Encinitas Avenue. The motorcyclist was traveling westbound Cobalt Street when he struck a six-year-old boy who was riding a scooter on the street.

The small boy sustained injuries as a result of the collision. After the collision, the motorcyclist picked up his motorcycle laying on the road and subsequently put his helmet back on and fled the scene without rendering aid and identify self.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the boy to a local hospital in stable condition.

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 traffic collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Investigator, Officer Garcia at (818) 644-8117. 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 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.