BEVERLY HILLS—A suspect and his associate were apprehended in Beverly Hills by authorities on Sunday, March 5 after a hit-and-run that occurred three weeks ago in Hawthorne. According to police, the crash injured a woman and her four-year-old child.
On February 15, Hawthorne police officers responded to a hit-and-run traffic crash with injuries on the 12700 block of Crenshaw Blvd. According to a press release from the HPD, the crash was capture on dash cam video showing a Chrysler 200 driving at a high rate of speed south on Crenshaw Boulevard weaving into northbound lanes of traffic.
The Chrysler 200 crashed into a Toyota Camry and went airborne before performing a complete 360 rotation and striking a second vehicle. The driver, Orland Lewis fled the scene on foot. Lewis had been involved in another hit-and-run incident at 120th and Prairie Avenue the day before. He was fleeing when he caused another collision. The suspect was arrested the day after that crash on unrelated fraud charges, but posted bail before his identity could be confirmed for his involvement in the Hawthorne crash.
Law enforcement received tips that Orland Lewis had been seen several times at a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. The Beverly Hills Police Department responded when Lewis and an associate of his, Tavon Bogues were spotted at the store at around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Police stated that the two men fled the scene, but were taken into custody at a Subway near Wilshire Boulevard. During the exchange, Lewis fought with police before he was taken into custody, noted Lieutenant Ti Goetz of the Hawthorne Police Department. Bogues struggled with officers as well and was spotted throwing a loaded .25-caliber handgun behind the counter before he was arrested.
Both Lewis and Bogues were arrested on a variety of charges including fraud, resisting arrest and possessing a loaded firearm. Other charges are still pending with the Beverly Hills Police Department also.
Before being tied to the hit-and-run, Lewis was being sought by authorities for credit card fraud. He has been known to go by the name Javon Green.
By Ryan Dyrud and Casey Jacobs