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Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Media Relations

Photographer Arrested in Assault on Lindsey Lohan

 

Los Angeles: An entertainment photographer, Galo Cesar Ramirez, 24 years, was arrested last night, May 31, 2005, after he crashed his brown 2005 Mercury Monterey minivan into a black Mercedes SL65 coupe, driven by 18-year-old actress Lindsey Lohan, in the 8200 block of West 3rd Street.

Just before 6 PM, Lohan was driving east on 3rd Street, from the city of Beverly Hills. Ramirez was following her, trying to get a picture. Lohan made a U-turn, just inside the city limits of Los Angeles, near Sweetzer Street. Actions by Ramirez in the minivan resulted in the minivan striking Lohan's driver's door.

Los Angeles police officers investigating the collision determined the circumstances warranted Ramirez' arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, the weapon being the minivan. Evidence showed Ramirez' actions were intentional, rather than accidental, making the incident criminal.

Lohan and a her 19-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries in the assault, for which they sought their own medical treatment. Ramirez was not injured in the incident.

Ramirez was booked on a charge of felony ADW with a vehicle, as well as an outstanding $5,000 narcotics warrant. He was held on $35,000 bail. Ramirez is a resident of North Hollywood.

The incident will be investigated by LAPD's Threat Management Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jeff Duggan at 213-473-7488. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

NOTE: By policy, the LAPD does not release arrestee's mug shots, nor 9-1-1 recordings.