Beverly Hills News – BHPD Car Chase Results in Arrests And More
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2015 – 1:56 PM
By Victoria Talbot
The Beverly Police Department reports that Wednesday’s car chase through the City ended in two arrests, including one juvenile, whose identity was accidentally released to the press by Public Information Officer Lincoln Hoshino.
Another press release followed over three hours later, identifying the suspect as a juvenile and requesting that press withhold the name.
It is standard policy that juveniles are protected from public identification.
Last summer, the BHPD released the name of a jailed suspect, misidentifying him as musician Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots. The BHPD had failed to read the FBI fingerprint report correctly identifying the man as a transient.
At 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, Hoshino released the following press release (name omitted):
“On Wednesday November 25, 2015, at approximately 8:30am, BHPD officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of N. Swall Drive. Officers located the vehicle in the alley and as officers attempted to make contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the vehicle fled leading police on a short pursuit. The suspect’s vehicle collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Burton Way and Doheny Drive causing minor injury to the female driver of the other vehicle. Although the suspect’s vehicle was temporarily disabled with all of its airbags deployed, the suspects were able to restart the vehicle and again flee. Because of the high speeds and reckless driving by the suspect running red lights and stop signs without slowing down, officers decided to fall back. A KTLA Channel 5 News helicopter was in the area and followed the suspects to the area of the 1500 block of Roxbury Drive in the Cheviot Hills area of Los Angeles where the suspects abandoned their vehicle in a private driveway and fled on foot. The KTLA helicopter monitored the suspect’s actions and stayed overhead reporting until Air Support could arrive from the Los Angeles Police Department. In an attempt to evade police the suspects forced entry into an occupied residence. Police were able to evacuate two children and their mother rom that home. As officers were searching the evacuated home, the suspects fled and were apprehended by a police canine. Arrested were Ramiziddin Rasheed, 36 Transient and XXXXX, 19 Transient. Rasheed is charged with Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property, Grand Theft Auto, Evading Police, Obstructing Police and Felony Hit and Run. His bail is set at $175,000. XXXXX is charged wth Burglary, and Obstructing Police. Her bail is set at $50,000.
Over three hours later, at 8:37 p.m., Hoshino released the following:
We have just discovered that the female suspect XXXXX is a juvenile. If possible, please refrain from using her name.