Capitol Police Files

Driving while intoxicated — May 24 —On the morning of this Thursday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer observed the suspect traveling eastbound near Union Station, bearing an expired Virginia registration. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer noticed an open container of alcohol on the passenger-side floorboard. The officer also detected an odor of alcohol coming from the suspect. A background check of the suspect revealed an expired vehicle registration, as well as a non-extraditable warrant in Virginia. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.

Driving while intoxicated — May 25 — Early on the morning of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a report of an accident near the Longworth House Office Building. The officer observed the suspect sitting on the driver’s side of a vehicle that had rear-ended another vehicle. The officer detected an odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath. The driver was arrested and processed at police headquarters.

Felony threats — May 26 — On the evening of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a radio call of a man making threats to others near the Library of Congress. The officer observed the suspect on the sidewalk, raising his cane above his head and running toward an individual while shouting threats. The suspect also raised his cane above his shoulders with both hands and ran toward the officer. The officer ordered the suspect to put his weapon down and placed the man under arrest. The suspect was taken to police headquarters for processing.

Possession of marijuana  — May 26 — On the evening of this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer was working at a screening post near the U.S. Botanic Garden when a suspect voluntarily submitted to a search for entry to the Memorial Day concert on the Capitol’s West lawn. The officer found a wooden box containing a green leafy substance, which later tested positive for THC, the main component of marijuana. The suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.

No valid permit — June 8 — On the afternoon of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect operating a motorcycle without a helmet and displaying illegible D.C. tags near Stanton Park. The officer conducted a traffic stop, and a background check revealed that the vehicle’s registration was expired and that the suspect had only a learner’s permit. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

DUI refusal — June 15 — Early on the morning of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound near Stanton Park. The vehicle swerved three times between the bike lane on the right side of the street and parked cars on the left side. The officer conducted a traffic stop and detected an odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

Driving while intoxicated — June 15 — On the morning of this Friday, a Capitol Police officer discovered a vehicle stopped on I-395 SW near the Federal Center Metro station, with the driver passed out behind the steering wheel. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of alcohol coming from the suspect’s breath. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.

Possession of marijuana — June 18 — On the morning of this Monday, a Capitol Police officer observed a suspect’s vehicle traveling eastbound in the left-hand middle lane near Union Station. The vehicle made an abrupt left turn across two solid lane dividing lines and then stopped at a red light in the middle left turn lane. When the traffic light turned green, the suspect’s vehicle remained stationary for several seconds before proceeding through the intersection. The officer conducted a traffic stop and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer also discovered a clear Ziploc bag filled with a green leafy substance, which later tested positive for THC. A search of the suspect and vehicle produced further drug paraphernalia, including a glass pipe with burnt black residue and rolling papers. The suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

Driving while under the influence — June 19 — On the morning of this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer was dispatched to Lower Senate Park for a report of a driver who had almost struck a bicyclist. A second officer had already stopped the vehicle when the first officer arrived on the scene. The bicyclist who had nearly been struck by the vehicle positively identified the suspect. When approaching the suspect, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emanating from the suspect’s breath. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters for processing.