By Kris Kitto - 12/12/12 11:29 PM EST
Unlawful entry — Nov. 21 — At 5:37 p.m. on this Wednesday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer was posted at the Capitol building’s Lower West Terrace when someone approached him in a secure area. The officer asked the suspect whether he or she noticed a sign advising that the area was closed and restricted to the public. The suspect admitted to jumping the fence and ignoring the sign. A background check yielded no results. The individual was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.
Assault on a police officer — misdemeanor — Nov. 24 — At 8:44 p.m. on this Saturday, a Capitol Police officer observed a woman stumbling on the sidewalk at the intersection of Third Street and Independence Avenue SW. The officer conducted a welfare check on the suspect. The officer observed two open containers of alcohol in her possession and detected an odor of alcohol emanating from her breath and person. At the same time, the woman became combative with the officer. She was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.
Theft — Nov. 27 — At 5:42 p.m. on this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer assigned to building patrol at the Library of Congress was approached by a complainant in response to a theft. The complainant said that someone took her plastic bag containing personal items from underneath her desk in the main reading room while she was on her lunch break. The police officer reviewed video in the main reading room and found the defendant reaching under the desk to retrieve a plastic bag. The defendant was located and identified. All the items that were taken from the complainant were found on the defendant. A background check on the defendant produced no results. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.
Fugitive from justice — Dec. 2 — At 8:18 a.m. on this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed an individual sleeping in the lobby of 213 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (Wells Fargo Bank). The suspect stated that he used his bank card to gain entry and was waiting for the business to open. A background check revealed six outstanding bench warrants held by the District of Columbia. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.
Marijuana possession — Dec. 3 — At 1:43 p.m. on this Monday, a Capitol Police officer observed an individual in the area of 50 E St. NE smoking what appeared to be a hand-rolled cigarette. The officer also detected an odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the individual, who at the time also crossed the street without using the crosswalk. The officer initiated a stop, and a second police officer and crime-scene search specialist arrived on the scene to test the cigarette’s substance, which revealed THC, the main component of marijuana. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.