Capitol Police Files

Driving while intoxicated: Oct. 23 — Early on the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound near the United States Botanic Garden and then come to an abrupt stop at a red light. The vehicle then accelerated quickly and failed to stay in its traffic lane. The officer initiated a traffic stop and smelled an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The suspect demonstrated numerous signs of impairment, and was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.

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DUI refusal: Oct. 27 — On the afternoon of this Thursday, a driver flagged down a Capitol Police officer near Union Station to ask for directions. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled alcohol emanating from the vehicle and observed open alcoholic beverage containers in plain view. The officer asked the driver to remove the keys from the ignition and began to conduct a traffic stop. The driver exited the vehicle and then fled the scene on foot. The suspect was apprehended less than a block away, and background checks revealed that the suspect had an expired Washington license. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.

Simple assault: Oct. 30 — On the morning of this Sunday, two Capitol Police officers stopped an individual matching the description of a suspect in a simple assault near the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The complainant positively identified the suspect as the person who had assaulted her. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.

Possession of an open container of alcohol: Oct. 8 — Early on the morning of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a radio call of a suspect harassing a security guard near the Japanese American Memorial. The suspect was found sleeping on a bench outside an office building and was asked several times to leave the area. The suspect refused to obey, and a strong odor of alcohol emanated from the person’s breath. After becoming aggressive with the officer, the suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle: Nov. 1 — On the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect driving a scooter near Union Station with no tags displayed. A traffic stop was initiated, at which time the officer observed a punched ignition and broken steering lock on the scooter. The officer also discovered a pair of bolt cutters in the front waistband of the suspect’s pants. A background check of the suspect revealed no valid license in Maryland, Virginia or Washington. The suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.

Unlawful entry: Nov. 6 — Early in the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect standing on the south lamp post landing of the Senate Carriage stairs within a publicly restricted area. The suspect was unzipping his pants to reveal his rear to another individual. A background check showed the suspect had no outstanding warrants. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters. 

DUI refusal: Nov. 7 — On the afternoon of this Monday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect drive through two red traffic signals near Nationals Park. The suspect did not stop until he reached the waterfront. The officer detected an odor of PCP on the suspect, and a background check revealed that the suspect’s Maryland license was suspended. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing.

Simple assault: Nov. 14 — On the morning of this Monday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a radio call of a fight in progress near Bartholdi Park. Upon arrival, the officer observed the suspect sitting on the curb, being held down on the shoulders by the complainant. Further investigation determined that the suspect punched the complainant in the face after the complainant left the scene of an accident one block away. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Driving while intoxicated: Nov. 21 — Early on the morning of this Monday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect traveling southbound near Bartholdi Park make a right turn without signaling. The suspect then made a left turn during a red traffic signal. During a traffic stop, the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The suspect demonstrated numerous signs of impairment and was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.

Carrying a pistol without a license: Nov. 22 — On the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a report of a firearm found inside a vehicle attempting to enter the Capitol Police Off-Site Delivery Facility. Upon further search of the vehicle, a box of ammunition was found. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

Simple assault: Nov. 23 — On the morning of this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a report of an assault in progress near Nationals Park. Off-duty Capitol Police officers advised the responding officer that the suspect was observed on the hood of a complainant’s vehicle punching the windows. The suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.

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