Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, April 10, 2017

Suspect Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Injuring Officer

Arrested: Rahim Reed, 25, Boise

Charges: Assault or Battery upon Certain Personal (F), Flee or Attempt to Elude a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle (F) 2 counts, Resisting or Obstructing Officers (m) 2 counts, Aggravated Assault (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Possession of a Controlled Substance (F), Possession of Marijuana (m), Grand Theft (F)

On April 7 around 2:30 a.m. Boise Police made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a lane violation near the 2600 block of S. Vista Ave. An officer approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver,  identified as Rahim Reed. During an investigation, the driver placed the vehicle into drive and fled the location.  As the vehicle sped away, a Boise Police officer’s arm became stuck in the driver’s side area of the vehicle and the officer was dragged for about 15-20 yards before he fell to the ground. Additional officers attempted to follow the vehicle and an extensive area search was conducted but officers were unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle. The officer who was dragged by the suspect’s vehicle was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

On Saturday, April 8 around 6:30 PM officers were working on an unrelated investigation when they observed Reed driving a white 1997 Honda Civic in the area of Three Mile Creek Road. Officers caught up with Reed when he drove into a parking lot near the 7800 block of W. Overland Rd.  Officers activated their lights and made verbal contact with Reed.  Reed spoke with officers briefly before fleeing in the car through the parking lot. Due to Reed's previous actions and disregard for public safety and officer safety, officers utilized a pursuit intervention technique, also known as a pit maneuver, to stop Reed’s vehicle using a Boise police patrol vehicle. Reed then attempted to ram a patrol vehicle but remained boxed in. Reed continued to resist arrest and officers had to forcibly remove him from the car and place him in handcuffs. During a search of the vehicle and following an alert from a narcotics K9, officers found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a substance that tested presumptive positive for the presence of  amphetamines. Further investigation also showed the Honda Civic Reed was driving had been reported stolen. Reed was booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges.