HPD: Anonymous CrimeStoppers tips lead to arrest in 2 hit-and-run cases

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HOUSTON — Crime Stoppers of Houston, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, Houston Police Department investigators, and Bike Houston held a press conference Friday morning to announce the arrest of two suspects wanted in two separate fatal hit-and-run cases.


Tawana Atkins was arrested Thursday after investigators said she ran over and killed a bicyclist riding along Tidwell Road on April 27.

David Legate is accused of hitting a motorcyclist head on while driving along Westheimer Boulevard on April 28. He was finally taken into custody on May 12.

These two cases were solved thanks to an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

Law enforcement cannot solve every case on their own, therefore Crime Stoppers of Houston assists by offering an anonymous way for the public to report critical information needed to solve many of these cases.

There has been an increase in the number of unsolved hit and run incidents, therefore Crime Stoppers will be asking our communities to continue using their anonymous Tip Line – 713-222-TIPS(8477).

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