Capitol Police Files

Driving while intoxicated: July 3 — On the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle parked and running, with its lights on, near the Federal Center Metro station (D and 3rd streets SW). The officer then observed the suspect squatting down and urinating by the rear passenger side of the vehicle. An odor of alcohol was detected on the suspect’s breath, and testing demonstrated numerous signs of impairment. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

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 Theft — fleeing from law enforcement, threats to do bodily harm:  July 4 — On the morning of this holiday Monday, a Capitol Police officer was approached by a witness who stated that a man had stolen items from a CVS Pharmacy near the Eastern Market Metro station. The officer located the suspect traveling toward the Metro station, approached him and ordered him to stop. The suspect ran, and the officer pursued him on foot, later apprehending the suspect in the Metro station’s men’s bathroom, where he was hiding. The suspect was positively identified by the witness, placed under arrest and processed at police headquarters.

 Assault with a deadly weapon: July 12 — On the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to two males fighting near the Rayburn House Office Building. Both had sustained injuries and required medical attention. Further investigation revealed that one man had been struck in the head with a motorcycle helmet and the other had been stabbed in the neck with a pen. Both men were arrested and transported to George Washington University Hospital for medical treatment. Upon release, both were taken to police headquarters for processing.

 Unregistered firearm — misdemeanor: July 13 — On the morning of this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer was approached by a suspect who requested directions to the Rayburn House Office Building garage. The man inquired if his vehicle would be searched, stating that he had a gun with him. During a search of the vehicle, a handgun, magazines and ammunition were recovered. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.

Disorderly conduct — affray — misdemeanor: July 14 — On the afternoon of this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer observed two men fighting on the southwest drive of the Capitol building. The men — one a former deputy chief of Capitol Police, and the other legislative counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation — reportedly fought following a fender-bender. The two men were separated, arrested and processed at police headquarters.

Driving under the influence: July 16 ­— On the morning of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle stopped at a green light near the Navy Yard Metro station. The officer approached the vehicle and made several attempts to wake the suspect, who had trouble placing the vehicle in park and exiting. A strong odor of alcohol was detected on the suspect’s breath and from within the suspect’s vehicle. Testing demonstrated numerous signs of impairment, and the suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.