Suspect Wanted in La Jolla Hit and Run;
Victim Sustained Serious Injuries
Up to $1,000 Reward Offered
March 5, 2013
San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate a suspect wanted in a hit and run.
On February 6, 2013, at approximately 6:23 p.m., a 51 year old male pedestrian (victim) was crossing the 7000 block of La Jolla Boulevard at the intersection of Westbourne Street. An unknown dark colored vehicle (suspect) heading Northbound on La Jolla Boulevard struck the victim as he was crossing the street. The victim survived the collision but sustained, and is still recovering from, severe injuries. The suspect vehicle left the scene. A female witness in a red Range Rover chased after the suspect vehicle but never returned to the scene or contacted the police. Detectives are asking the female witness in the red Range Rover to please contact them regarding this incident.
Suspect Driver Description: Possibly a White or a Hispanic male, 22-40 years old, 5’10”-6’2” tall with dark hair. He may have been wearing a plaid jacket possibly red or green in color.
Suspect Vehicle Description: Possibly a 1998-2002 SUV, dark grey, similar to a Toyota 4-runner, first two letters of the license plate being 5 D, and a possible 3rd digit of 6 or G. The suspect vehicle may have damage to the front right headlight area.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect should call the San Diego Police Department Traffic Division at (858) 495-7800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via http://www.sdcrimestoppers.com.
Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lt. Andra Brown at (619) 531-2675. Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to either Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.
For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.