Capitol Police Files

DUI refusal — Dec. 22 — Early on the morning of this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound near the Rayburn House Office Building. The vehicle was seen weaving in and out of the traffic lane, then crossing over the double yellow line near the National Museum of the American Indian. Upon conducting a traffic stop, the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The suspect displayed numerous signs of impairment and was arrested and transported to police headquarters. 

Cocaine possession  —  Dec. 26 — On the evening of this Monday, a Capitol Police officer observed a man swaying and holding himself up by the railing at the Japanese American Memorial in Lower Senate Park. The officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from him. A background check revealed a Failure to Appear warrant issued by the District of Columbia Supreme Court. A search of the suspect also revealed a bag containing a white rock substance, which later tested positive for cocaine. The officer arrested the suspect and took him to police headquarters.

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Simple assault — Jan. 1 — On the morning of this Sunday, a man stopped a Capitol Police officer at the First Street door of the Library of Congress’s Madison Building to report an assault. The complainant stated that the suspect punched him in the kidney at the Capitol South Metro Station. The complainant positively identified the suspect, whom the police officer placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.

 Driving while intoxicated —  Jan. 12 — On the evening of this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on Columbus Circle NE. The officer conducted a traffic stop near Union Station, during which time the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The suspect’s speech was slurred, and a bottle of vodka was observed lying on the passenger-side floor. The suspect displayed numerous signs of impairment, and was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

 Permit not valid — Jan. 13 — Late on the evening of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street near the Hart Senate Office Building. The officer conducted a traffic stop, and a background check revealed the suspect had a suspended and revoked driver’s license in Maryland and no driving privileges in the District of Columbia. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

 Robbery — Jan. 17 — On the evening of this Tuesday, two Capitol Police officers responded to a call near Union Station to assist Government Printing Office Police with a robbery. Two GPO Police officers observed the crime and pursued the suspects on foot. The GPO officers stopped the suspects, and the complainant positively identified them. Both suspects were placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters for processing.

Assault on a police officer  —  Jan. 17 — On the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer was assigned to secure the West Front of the Capitol building during an active demonstration. The officer ordered the suspect to move from the sidewalk to the approved grassy area, at which time the suspect pushed the officer. The suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

 Possession of an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana  — Jan. 19 — On the evening of this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a reported assault in progress at the National Postal Museum. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer observed the suspect in a vehicle with another individual. The officer discovered a partially consumed bottle of alcohol on the front passenger-side floorboard and a stun gun in the suspect’s purse. The officer arrested and transported the suspect to police headquarters. Once there, a subsequent search of the suspect revealed a brownish- green leafy substance, which tested positive for THC, the active component of marijuana.

Fugitive from justice —  Jan. 24 — On the afternoon of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect sitting on a bench in Lower Senate Park with an open container of alcohol. A background check revealed that the suspect had an active, extraditable warrant out of West Virginia. Once the warrant was confirmed, the suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.