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Thursday, August 13, 2020

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REWARD $50,000
CENTRAL TRAFFIC DETECTIVES
LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CITY OF LOS ANGELES


Victim Joe Baines

Information Wanted
Los Angeles- On August 12, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Newton Patrol officers responded to a radio call of a deceased person in the east-west alley south of the 200 block of West 60th Street. The investigation revealed the that decedent was run over by a vehicle. The driver failed to render aid and identify him or herself as required by law. There currently is no description of the vehicle or driver.

The 50-year old decedent is identified as Joe Baines of Los Angeles.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. 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 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).



Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying a felony hit and run suspect.

On August 12th, 2020, around 11:50 p.m., Newton Area officers responded to a radio call of a deceased person in the south alley of the 200 block of West 60th Street. The decedent is described as a male Hispanic, 35 to 40 years old.

The investigation revealed that the decedent was laying in the alley when he was run over by a vehicle. The driver failed to identify themselves or render aid as required by law. There is currently no description of the vehicle or driver.

The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Joe Banes of Los Angeles.

Driver's 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 scene to identify themselves.

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. 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 any information is encouraged to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3713 or Central Traffic Watch Commander at 213-486-3713. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.





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