Capitol Police Files

Driving while intoxicated — Jan. 31 — Early on the morning of this Tuesday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound near the Longworth House Office Building. After passing through an intersection, the vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic. During a traffic stop, the office noticed that the suspect’s eyes were watery and bloodshot. The suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.

Permit not valid — Feb. 4 — On the morning of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer was stationed at the Capitol’s North Barricade when a suspect drove up and stated he had an appointment with the president. A background check of the suspect revealed a suspended license in Vermont. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

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Driving while intoxicated  — Feb. 5 — On the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer was driving westbound near Union Station when a suspect’s eastbound-traveling vehicle crossed over the yellow line, driving toward the officer. The officer swerved to avoid a head-on collision. The officer, conducting a traffic stop, detected an odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing.

No valid permit — Feb. 5 — Also on the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect driving his vehicle near Union Station with no lights on. The officer conducted a traffic stop and detected an odor of alcohol coming from the suspect. The suspect failed sobriety tests and did not have a valid driving permit. After being arrested and taken to police headquarters, the suspect’s behavior became manic and aggressive. Sitting with his right hand handcuffed, the suspect balled his left fist and attempted to lunge toward an officer while using threatening language.

Robbery with use of force and violence — Feb. 5 — On the afternoon of this Sunday, a witness approached a Capitol Police officer about a robbery that occurred near Union Station. The witness stated she observed a suspect grab a purse from the complainant, dump out the contents and walk to a vehicle. The suspect was identified, placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Possession of a prohibited weapon — Feb. 8 — On the afternoon of this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer was working in the Capitol Visitor Center’s north screening facility when a suspect placed a spring-loaded knife in the container to be X-rayed. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

Bench warrant — Feb. 11 — On the afternoon of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect aggressively panhandling at the National Postal Museum. A background check revealed a bench warrant in the suspect’s name issued by the D.C. Superior Court for failure to appear. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Driving under the influence — Feb. 12 — On the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle near Union Station facing southbound in a northbound lane. The vehicle attempted to make a U-turn, drove over the center median and began traveling northbound in the southbound lanes. The officer conducted a traffic stop, detecting the odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters for processing.

Leaving the scene of an accident — Feb. 15 — On the morning of this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a traffic accident involving two taxicabs near the north side of the Capitol building. Upon arrival, the officer observed only one vehicle at the scene and was advised that the driver of the other vehicle left the area after the collision. The suspect was later located several blocks away and admitted to leaving the scene of the accident. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Possession of open container of alcohol — Feb. 16 — On the afternoon of this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect sitting on a bench near the Capitol South Metro station with a six-pack of beer. When the officer approached the suspect, the man placed the six-pack underneath a sleeping bag that was covering his lap. A background check of the suspect revealed a non-extraditable warrant out of California. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

Driving under the influence — Feb. 19 — Early on the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound near Union Station. The vehicle slowed and sped up erratically multiple times, failed to maintain its lane and drifted over the lane dividers. While conducting a traffic stop, the officer observed the suspect’s red, watery, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters. During a subsequent search of the suspect’s vehicle, the officer discovered a stun gun located in the driver’s side door panel.

Disorderly conduct — Feb. 21 — On the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a report of an intoxicated male near Union Station. Upon arriving at the scene, the complainant requested that the officer remove the suspect from the establishment. The suspect was actively violent and disorderly, and the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The suspect was arrested. While preparing for transport to police headquarters, the suspect resisted police, requiring the assistance of three additional officers.