Capitol Police Files

No valid permit — Feb. 27 — On the morning of this Monday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle parked in a handicap space near Union Station but not displaying handicap tags. The officer conducted a traffic stop, and the suspect provided a driver’s license from El Salvador that expired in 2002. A background check of the suspect confirmed that he did not have a valid U.S. driver’s license. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.

Fugitive from justice —
Feb. 28 — On the evening of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer observed a possible exchange of items between two suspects two blocks west of Union Station. A background check of both suspects revealed that one had an outstanding warrant for fraud through Spotsylvania County, Va. The warrant was confirmed, and the suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

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Fugitive from justice — March 5 — On the afternoon of this Monday, a Capitol Police officer responded to the Law Library Reading Room of the Library of Congress regarding a suspected fugitive. A background check confirmed the suspect had an active warrant in Delaware County, Pa. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Possession of marijuana — March 6 — On the evening of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle cross over the double yellow dividing lines into oncoming traffic near the Supreme Court. A second Capitol Police officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect continued to drive while ignoring numerous stop signs and traffic lights. The suspect finally stopped near Union Station, where an officer detected an odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The suspect was unable to stand on his own and was placed under arrest. A passenger in the vehicle was asked to exit several times but would not comply and stared blankly at the officers. A search of the second suspect revealed a clear bag containing a green, leafy substance that tested positive for THC, the main component of marijuana. The second suspect was arrested, and both were transported to police headquarters for processing.

No valid permit — March 9 — On the afternoon of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect traveling southbound in a left-turn-only lane near the Capitol. The suspect failed to make a left turn and continued to drive in the lane for three more blocks. The officer conducted a traffic stop. The suspect gave the officer a D.C. driving permit and later admitted to not being the owner of the permit. A background check of the suspect’s D.C. identification card revealed no valid driving permit. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.

Simple assault — March 11 — On the morning of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer responded as backup on a traffic stop near Union Station. The officer observed a suspect in the front passenger seat turn his body to the left toward the rear of the vehicle and swing his arm violently with an open hand toward the complainant. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters for processing.

No valid permit —
March 13 — Early on the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction down a one-way street near the Library of Congress. The vehicle then turned onto Third Street SE, traveling southbound against northbound-only traffic. The officer conducted a traffic stop and a background check, which revealed the suspect had no driving status in D.C., no record in Virginia and a suspended license in Maryland. The suspect demonstrated numerous signs of impairment and was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Fugitive from justice —
March 13 — On the evening of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a call of a black male with dark clothing trying to pump gas for money near Union Station. A background check of the individual revealed he had an active warrant for a probation violation issued by the Fairfax County Police Department in late February. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.
Possession of open container of alcohol — March 16 — On the morning of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect operating a vehicle displaying a rear D.C. tag but no front tag. The officer conducted a traffic stop near Union Station, and a background check revealed that the tag was registered to another vehicle. The suspect had no valid driving permit in D.C., Maryland or Virginia. An open container of alcohol was also observed in the center console of the vehicle. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

False pretenses — March 16 — On the afternoon of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect standing and facing a wall in an alleyway near the Capitol South Metro station. The suspect then admitted that he was urinating in public. The suspect presented a Maryland permit and Social Security card that were later revealed to be fraudulent. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

Possession with intent to distribute — March 18 — On the evening of this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle come to a complete stop near Stanton Park, although there were no traffic signals or signs. The officer then observed the suspect driving very slowly, failing to maintain his lane and making improper lane changes. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer observed the suspect demonstrating numerous signs of impairment. A background check revealed the suspect had an outstanding bench warrant in D.C. for failure to appear. The suspect was placed under arrest, and a search revealed three plastic bags, each containing a green, leafy substance that tested positive for THC. The suspect was taken to police headquarters for processing.