By Debbie Siegelbaum - 10/04/11 11:23 PM EDT
Driving while intoxicated: Aug. 6 — On the morning of this Saturday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle with a strong odor of burning marijuana traveling eastbound near the northwest corner of the Capitol grounds. The officer detected marijuana during a traffic stop near Lower Senate Park. Testing demonstrated numerous signs of impairment, and the suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.
Simple assault: Aug. 6 — On the morning of this same Saturday, two Capitol Police officers responded to a fight in progress one block south of the Capitol campus. One suspect resisted being restrained by police officers. A third officer arrived at the scene, and the suspect assaulted all three responding officers. The defendant was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters for processing.
Failure to obey police officer: Aug. 20 — On the afternoon of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer observed several suspects on the west front lawn of the Capitol grounds selling lemonade as part of a demonstration. The suspects were advised that it was illegal to vend and demonstrate without a permit on Capitol grounds. The suspects refused to cease their activity after multiple warnings and were placed under arrest for failure to obey a police officer, unlawful conduct and vending without a license. They were transported to police headquarters for processing.
Simple assault: Aug. 21 — On the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect near Folger Park yelling and banging on a window of an occupied vehicle. The officer separated the suspect from the complainant in the vehicle. The complainant then stated the suspect was preventing him from leaving by grabbing hold of his arms and a suitcase. The complainant sustained scratches to his left arm and right hand. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.
Possession of marijuana: Sept. 4 — On the afternoon of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect traveling eastbound on Independence Avenue, changing lanes without caution. A traffic stop was conducted near the Library of Congress. A second officer witnessed the passenger of the car attempt to hide something under his leg. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was in possession of a glass pipe, other drug paraphernalia and a plastic bag that tested positive for THC, the main component of marijuana. The suspects were arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Receiving stolen property: Sept. 6 — On the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer conducted a stop for suspicious activity near the east front of the Capitol building. The suspect failed to display identification and gave incorrect information by word of mouth. A search revealed a stolen laptop in the suspect’s possession. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.
Possession of PCP: Sept. 9 — On the evening of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a complaint of two individuals smoking drugs near Lower Senate Park. The officer detected a chemical odor of PCP. One suspect was found to be holding two wet-dipped cigarettes, which later tested positive for PCP. The suspect was processed at police headquarters.
Lying down on Capitol grounds: Sept. 20 — On the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a report of a suspect sleeping on the steps of the Russell Senate Office Building. The officer found the suspect in a sleeping bag, leaning against an emergency exit of the building. The suspect had been stopped previously by Capitol Police for sleeping on the sidewalk in Lower Senate Park and had been advised of U.S. Capitol laws prohibiting such activity. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters for processing.