By Debbie Siegelbaum - 06/28/11 10:36 PM EDT
Failure to pay fare — misdemeanor: June 1 — On this same Wednesday, a taxicab driver near Union Station flagged down two Capitol Police officers. The driver stated that a suspect requested to be driven near the Library of Congress and then refused to pay for services rendered. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.
Possession of marijuana — misdemeanor: June 4 — Early on the morning of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle speeding near Union Station. During a traffic stop, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana in the car. A search of the suspect — a 36-year-old black male of large build — revealed a clear sandwich bag containing a green, leafy substance. The substance tested positive for THC, the main component of marijuana. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to Capitol Police headquarters for processing.
Assault on a police officer — misdemeanor: June 8 — On this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer observed a 59-year-old white male of small build sitting on a bench in Lower Senate Park. As the officer went past, the suspect yelled profanities at him. The man, wearing a white shirt and tan jacket, then approached the officer and refused to obey verbal commands. The suspect became increasingly disorderly and assaulted the officer. A subsequent search revealed a throwing-star weapon in his carrying bag. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Sexual abuse — enticing a child or minor: June 15 — On the afternoon of this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a report of a male suspect exposing himself in the Capitol Visitor Center. The officer stopped a suspect who matched the description of the broadcast advisory. Several minors later positively identified the suspect as the person who exposed himself. The man was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.