By Kris Kitto - 10/02/12 10:42 PM EDT
Carrying a pistol without a license — Aug. 21 — At 7:01 a.m. on this Tuesday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle making an illegal U-turn on First Street SE, crossing from the right lane to the left and over the double yellow lines. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and the defendant said he had a gun in the vehicle. A crime scene search unit responded to the scene, taking custody of the weapon and processing the vehicle. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.
Destruction of property — Sept. 3 — At 11:39 a.m. on this Monday, a Capitol Police officer was dispatched to the U.S. Botanic Gardens. The complainant told the officer that the defendant was using keys to carve names on a tree inside the gardens. A crime scene search unit responded to process the scene. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.
Possession of drug paraphernalia — Sept. 4 — At 5:24 p.m. on this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle blocking the alley near Fourth and A streets SE. When the officer approached the vehicle, the defendant attempted to turn the vehicle around. The officer observed needle tracks on the defendant’s arm and a white, powdery substance on the passenger’s shoulder. When the passenger exited the vehicle, the officer observed a syringe with a clear blue liquid on the seat where the passenger was sitting. The officer also discovered two silver spoons with a white, powdery substance. A crime scene search unit field tested the substance, which showed positive results for the characteristics of Ecstasy (a methylamphetamine). The defendants were placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.
Contempt of court — Sept. 5 — At 11:51 p.m. on this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer responded to the area of 237 Second St. NW, an address that corresponds to My Brother’s Place restaurant, after a dispatch call for a lookout for a male who was standing in front of that location and actively harassing customers. The officer observed a male matching that description. The defendant attempted to leave the area, but the officer stopped him without incident. A background search revealed the defendant had both a contempt-of-court order from the District of Columbia district court and an active stay-away order. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.
Operating after revocation/operating while suspended — Sept. 13 — At 1:17 p.m. on this Thursday, an officer observed a motorized scooter traveling eastbound on the sidewalk of Lower Senate Park at 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. The scooter displayed no Washington registration. The officer conducted a stop, and a background check revealed that the defendant’s D.C. permit was suspended. The defendant was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters for processing.
Unlawful entry — Sept. 19 — At 1:40 p.m. on this Wednesday, a Capitol Police officer observed an individual jump over a fence and into a restricted area of the Capitol building. The defendant was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters for processing.
Driving while intoxicated — Sept. 23 — At 2:44 a.m. on this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle stopped near Columbus Circle and First Street NE. The officer observed the driver sit through two full light cycles. The officer approached the vehicle and saw the defendant with his eyes closed and chin resting on his chest. The officer detected an odor of alcohol coming from the defendant’s breath and person. The officer conducted field sobriety tests, and the defendant displayed numerous signs of impairment. The officer placed him under arrest and transported him to headquarters for processing.