The Pasadena Police Department is looking for Lucio Morales, AKA Martin Beltran, for felony hit and run. Morales is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches, approximately 160 pounds, with wavy black hair. Anyone with information about him is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.
Wednesday, Frank Paneno, an 83-year-old Pasadena resident, was riding his motorized scooter in the bicycle lane westbound on Cordova Street when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Morales that was traveling east on Cordova Street and making a left turn onto Chester Avenue. Morales struck Paneno in the intersection, dragging him and his scooter several feet before stopping. Morales, along with his passenger, stopped to pull the scooter and victim from underneath the vehicle. Morales got back into his vehicle and fled the scene, leaving his passenger and the victim behind.
Paneno suffered major injuries to his head and body. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The suspect’s vehicle was located, abandoned in Los Angeles.