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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
Friday May 13th, 2011 :: 12:27 p.m. PDT


The police are still searching for a hit and run driver who caused serious injuries to a bicyclist on 3-19-2011.

On Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 10:20PM, at the intersection of Delano Street and Tyrone Avenue, a serious injury traffic collision occurred between a van and a bicycle. Juan Topete, 21 years old, a resident of Van Nuys, Ca, was riding his black bicycle eastbound on Delano Street when he was hit by a brown Chevy Astrovan. The year of the van was not described, nor is there a license plate description of the car. There will be minor to moderate traffic collision damage to the front end of the van.

The investigation is continuing and Valley Traffic Detectives are searching for additional witnesses that may have observed the collision.

If further information is needed, please contact Police Officer 3+1 D. Larkin, Valley Traffic Division Detectives, at (818) 644-8036 or (818) 644-8020. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimstoppers 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.

DR# 11-09-08158
Incident # 110319004935

P-3+1 D. Larkin, Serial No. 31742
Investigator, Valley Traffic Division Detectives
(818) 644-8036


D-3 W. Bustos, Serial No. 25029
Officer In Charge, Valley Traffic Division Detectives
(818) 644-8021

LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Pl
Los Angeles, CA 91402

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-644-8000

Officer Larkin
Valley Traffic

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