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LAPD: Information Needed about Valley Hit & Run Suspect

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Saturday March 10, 2012, 6:34 PM


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Community: Motorcyclist fatally struck by a hit and run vehicle in Chatsworth

Hi Bel-Air Association,

Chatsworth: On Saturday, March, 10 2012 at approximately 12:55 pm, a vehicle described as a white 1999-2000 Ford F250/350 pick-up truck was traveling northbound De Soto Avenue and negotiated a left hand turn at Nordhoff Street where it collided with a motorcycle traveling southbound De Soto Avenue. The motorcyclist, a 25 year old resident of Porter Ranch was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the Ford pick-up truck, described as a male Hispanic, in his 30’s, light complexion, with a mustache fled the scene of the traffic collision and remains outstanding.

The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8032. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.

For full details, view this message on the web.

Sent by LAPD - VALLEY TRAFFIC DIV., 7870 Nollan Place, Panorama City, CA 91402

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