03/17/06 06-029

03/17/06 06-029


March 17, 2006

Subject:     $20,000 Reward In Fatal Hit and Run Case

The Office of the Mayor and the family of the victim in a hit and run fatality last February are offering a combined reward of $20,000 ($10,000 from the Mayor’s Office and $10,000 from the family) for information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the death. 


The victim, Benjamin Weaver, was crossing Bayshore Boulevard at Silver Avenue on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at approximately 11:30 P.M. when he was struck by the driver of a vehicle.  In the collision, Mr. Weaver was dragged for several blocks.  The suspect vehicle is a panel van, dark in color, with tinted windows.  There is front end and undercarriage damage due to the collision.  A photograph of a van similar to the suspect van is available in the Public Affairs Office or accompanying this press release on the SFPD’s Web site, sfgov.org/police.  (The suspect van may have round headlights instead of the square ones pictured.)


Anyone with information regarding the suspect van and/or the driver is urged to contact Inspector James Custer, Hit and Run Section, at 553-9516, the Operations Center, 553-1071, during non-business hours, or to contact the Confidential Tip Line at 415-575-4444.


For more information, please contact:


Inspector James Custer

Hit and Run Section


See Crime Bulletin for photo

850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email: [email protected]