HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles Police Department is offering up to a $50,000 reward for information that would help in the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit-and-run collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
West Traffic Division Officers received a radio call on Sunday, December 6, around 3:30 a.m. regarding a hit-and-run accident that occurred at the intersection of Ivar Avenue South and Hollywood Boulevard, according to a press release from the LAPD.
Upon arrival, officers found Robert John Ryan, 24, lying on the ground. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced Ryan dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without identifying his or herself and did not provide any assistance to the victim. Authorities do not have a vehicle description or any suspects in the case as the investigation is ongoing.
The LAPD notes that the monetary reward is admissible since the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code on April 15, 2015, and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. Up to a $50,000 reward is offered to constituents who provide information that can lead to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Garcia or Officer Marin at (213) 473-0234. 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.