Capitol Police Files

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Permit not valid 

Nov. 30 — On the afternoon of this Wednesday, two Capitol Police officers witnessed a suspect operating a vehicle near Union Station while talking on a cellphone without a hands-free device. A traffic stop was conducted, and a background check of the suspect revealed no valid driving permit. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.


Possession of open container of alcohol 

Nov. 30 — On the afternoon of this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer was approached by multiple suspects in a vehicle near the Capitol. The officer detected an odor of alcohol and observed a Styrofoam cup containing red liquid. A search of the vehicle produced an open bottle of red wine. The suspects were arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing.


Driving while intoxicated 

Dec. 1 — On the morning of this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle near the Library of Congress with no headlights on, failing to maintain a lane of traffic. A stop was conducted, at which time the suspect displayed numerous signs of impairment and was placed under arrest. The officer then observed a white, powdery substance on the driver’s seat that field-tested positive for cocaine. The suspect was later taken to police headquarters for processing.


Cocaine possession 

Dec. 1 — On the afternoon of this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect sitting in a vehicle bearing expired Maryland tags. A second officer observed the suspect holding a clear object consistent with drug paraphernalia to her mouth with a lighter in the other hand. The suspect attempted to conceal it in a side compartment when the second officer approached. The officer observed a whitish-colored, rock-like substance fall from the suspect’s lap. A field test of the substance later tested positive for crack cocaine. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters for processing.


Threats to do bodily harm 

Dec. 3 — On the afternoon of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer witnessed a suspect standing near the Capitol yelling at citizens for cigarettes. The officer advised the suspect to move from the middle of the street and to stop yelling. The suspect responded with racial slurs and threatened the officer with bodily harm. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.


Destruction of property 

Dec. 3 — On the afternoon of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a report of an assault in progress near the Library of Congress. The complainant stated that the suspect had kicked the front passenger door of her car. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.


Driving while intoxicated 

Dec. 4 — On the evening of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle stopped in the right lane of traffic near the Supreme Court building. The suspect was observed behind the wheel of the vehicle with the keys in the ignition, yelling and cursing loudly. The officer detected an odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The suspect displayed numerous signs of impairment, and was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.


Unregistered firearm 

Dec. 11 — On the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer assigned to traffic duty near the Longworth House Office Building conducted an administrative search of a suspect’s vehicle and observed two long guns inside the trunk. A background check of the suspect revealed no outstanding warrants. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

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