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Posted on: August 16, 2021

County Approves $10,000 Reward

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Update August 31, 2021

Press Release issued by Supervisor Hahn on August 31, 2021 - Tthe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the death of 72-year-old Bruce Bodel, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on the Fourth of July in Diamond Bar.

“This crime has devastated the Bodel family and the Diamond Bar community,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Someone out there has information about who did this and what happened, and I urge them to come forward. The Bodel family deserves answers and Bruce Bodel deserves justice.”

Mr. Bodel, a Diamond Bar resident, was taking a stroll on the evening of July 4, 2021 and crossing the street on Penarth Ave at the intersection with Lycoming Street when a sliver or gray sedan traveling west on Lycoming Street, struck Mr. Bodel in the intersection. The vehicle continued west on Lycoming Street to southbound Lemon Avenue, and out of view. The driver never stopped to render aid to Mr. Bodel who passed away from his injuries on July 8, 2021.

“On behalf of the Diamond Bar community, I would like to thank Supervisor Hahn and the Board of Supervisors for recognizing the importance of solving this tragic crime,” said Diamond Bar Mayor Nancy Lyons. “We hope the increase in the reward will raise awareness and assist in bringing the individuals responsible to justice.”

This latest reward offered by the LA County Board of Supervisors is in addition to the $10,000 reward offer announced earlier this month by the City of Diamond Bar.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the suspect’s car should call (909) 859-2817. Anonymous tipsters can call L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or use the website lacrimestoppers.org

City Offers $10,000 Reward for Information About Fatal Hit and Run Incident in Diamond Bar

August 4, 2021, Diamond Bar, CA - The Diamond Bar City Council has approved a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) involved in a fatal hit and run incident last month.

On Sunday, July 4, 2021 at approximately 10:30 p.m., 72-year-old Bruce Bodel was taking an evening walk near his Diamond Bar home. As Mr. Bodel was walking north on Penarth Avenue, crossing the street at Lycoming Street, he was struck by a passing vehicle. The driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid and immediately fled the scene traveling southbound on Lemon Avenue.

Mr. Bodel suffered major injuries and succumbed to his wounds days later. The vehicle that struck him is described as a two-door silver sedan, and from evidence recovered at the scene, sheriff’s detectives believe it may have front-end damage as well as a cracked windshield.

The reward was unanimously approved by the City Council and was brought forth by Mayor Nancy A. Lyons. “This is truly a senseless crime and absolutely devastating for the family,” said Mayor Lyons. “We are asking for anyone with information about this horrendous crime to please come forward.”

If you have information about this incident, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - Walnut Station Detective Bureau at (909) 859-2817.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google Play or the Apple app store, or use the crime stoppers website at http://lacrimestoppers.org/.

 Additional information: 

Diamond Bar City Council Meeting video of August 3, 2021 Approving Reward- http://diamondbarca.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=1771

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department press conference video, incident video, bulletin and press release may be located at https://lasd.org/sheriff-walnut-dets-ask-for-assistance-for-info-diamond-bar/

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