This Week In The News: 11/04 – 11/08

LAPD Seeks Help Finding Hit-Run Driver Who Mowed Down Pedestrian in DTLA

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (KABC Los Angeles) –ย 

Los Angeles police are asking for the publicโ€™s help to identify a hit-and-run suspect that was seen on city surveillance cameras plowing down a pedestrian in a downtown crosswalk. The video shows a darker colored sedan drive through a red light, weave through traffic, and then straight into a man crossing the street. The suspectโ€™s vehicle didnโ€™t even pause before speeding off. The pedestrian, Daniel Macedonio, 27, was hospitalized with broken ribs and damage to his knees, face and body. The city is offering a reward of $25,000 for any information that will bring this lawless individual to justice. If you have any information relating to this case, please call Central Traffic Division, Det. Moses Castillo at (213) 833-3713, and/or email at 30215@lapd.online. 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

Sherman Oaks Hit-and-Run: Man Left for Dead in Street as Dozens Drive By

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (KABC Los Angeles) – Shocking video has been released of a fatal hit and run incident on Sherman Oaks on Monday evening. 22 year old Neri Ramirez Chalo is seen crossing Sepulveda Blvd. Just as the victim is about to be safely to the other side of the street, a 2008 white Infiniti G37 appears out of nowhere and strikes the victim, leaving him for dead in the middle of the boulevard. Sadly, the video shows dozens of cars pass right by the victim and do nothing to help. Passerbys merely drive around the dead body. Local resident Jay James, who lives near the busy street says, โ€œWe can always chalk it up a little bit to maybe some people didn’t see or whatever else, but you know, a lot of people just didn’t want to stop. It’s a bad thing. We need more kindness and compassion.” Fortunately there is a suspect already identified and police need help tracking him down. The suspect is Roberto Ocampo, who is currently not in custody. The city is offering a $50,000 reward for the arrest and successful prosecution of Ocampo.ย 

Man Safely Rescued After Getting Trapped in Sewer Pipe in Wilmington

Thursday, November 7, 2019 (KTLA 5) – Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call about a man trapped 50 feet deep in a sewer pipe. After firefighters established communication with the patient, and he appeared to be coherent, they started to extract him from the sewer pipe. Dozens of rescue personnel spent hours attempting to rescue the man, and finally succeeded in freeing the patient without serious injury.ย 

Woman Killed, Another in Critical Condition After Van Nuys Crash Involving Tesla

Thursday, November 7, 2019 (KCAL 9 Los Angeles) – One woman was declared dead on the scene, and another victim hospitalized in critical condition, after an accident involving a Tesla occurred in Van Nuys on Thursday. The deadly wreck happened at Roscoe and Hayvenhurst and was blocked off while investigators tried to stLeBron Posts Latest Triple-Double, Lakers Rally Past Bullsitch together the reasons for the accident. Both cars appeared to have significant front-end damage. What caused the accident is still unknown and the victimsโ€™ names are being protected pending notification of family members.ย 

LeBron Posts Latest Triple-Double, Lakers Rally Past Bulls

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (NBC Los Angeles) –ย 

In their sixth straight victory, the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to defeat the Chicago Bulls 118-112 on Tuesday night. LeBron James tallied up 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his third consecutive triple-double. It came down to the fourth quarter, with the Lakers trailing Chicago by 19 points, before shutting them out in the final minutes. Aside from LeBronโ€™s amazing performance, there were some other show-stoppers as well. Kyle Kuzma, Quinn Cook and Dwight Howard sparked the Lakers’ comeback. Kuzma scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth, and Howard had a key block on Coby White during the big spurt. Cook made a 3-pointer to give Los Angeles a 94-93 lead with 8:53 remaining.ย 

Santa Ana Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver Accused of Fatally Striking Bicyclist

Monday, November 4, 2019 (Fox 11 Los Angeles) – In yet another fatal hit and run, police are now searching for a suspect, with extensive front end damage to their car, that struck a cyclist in Santa Ana on Monday. The adult male victim was pronounced dead on the scene. “At the collision scene we found a bicycle, we’re not certain at this time if he was riding it or simply walking in the roadway with the bicycle,” said Corporal Brett Nelson with the Santa Ana Police Department. “Based on the investigation at this point, we believe the pedestrian or bicyclist was in the middle of the roadway when they were struck by an unidentified vehicle,” Nelson added. Authorities were asking anyone with information on this case to contact the Santa Ana Police Departmentโ€™s Collision Investigation Unit at 714-245-8200.

Riverside Family Alleges Mother Was Brutally Assaulted at Local Park

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (Fox 11 Los Angeles) – Investigators are trying to piece together a brutal incident that occurred in Doty Trust Park in Riverside on Friday. Riverside Police responded to a witnessโ€™s report that there was a severely injured elderly woman in a โ€œsemi-conscious stateโ€ with significant head and facial contusions. The victimโ€™s family alleges she was violently assaulted and the attack resulted in a brain bleed, fractured skull, and broken ribs on both sides of her body. The victim is currently in a medically induced coma. Police were unable to confirm if the woman was assaulted or fell, and said the incident happened in an isolated and hilly area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Riverside Police Department.

LAX pickup: How to Hack the New Ride-Hailing Changes Causing Uber, Lyft and Taxi Delays

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (LA Times) – The always chaotic LAX has now just added a new wrinkle to the melee. A new policy that has taken hold at the highly-trafficked and iconic airport was intended to ease traffic at terminals, but wound up causing more confusion. Now those flying into LAX that rely on rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, must take a shuttle to a holding area where wait times can stretch for hours. As of right now, there is no sign that this will change, which is discouraging for passengers simply trying to get to their destination after a long flight. Alternatives that can be considered are the FlyAway or the Metro.ย