Capitol Police Roundup (Weekly Report)
Here are some of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently:
Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a homicide investigation near 3rd & Reilly Streets. Capitol Police located a vehicle a few blocks away that fit the description of a vehicle that was believed to be connected to that homicide. The vehicle was released to HPD for follow up.
Dauphin County requested our Capitol Police Patrol K9 Team for assistance in locating a firearm that was believed to have been used in a recent murder. Our Patrol K9 team was able to locate the firearm in question.
An intoxicated male was seen by our officers operating a hydraulic bucket truck that was left near a construction area at 3rd & Verbeke Streets. Citations were issued as a result.
Our officers stopped a vehicle for a summary traffic violation at 7th Street and Herr Streets. During the stop, the officers observed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver of the vehicle was then taken into custody for DUI and transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center.
A Capitol Police officer reported a traffic stop at 3rd & Cranberry Streets. The driver then jumped out of the vehicle and ran. Our officer chased him on foot and caught him a short distance from the traffic stop. The driver was then taken into custody for possession of marijuana and charged with DUI. He was later transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center for processing.
The Capitol Police Patrol K-9 Team assisted Harrisburg City Police with a reported “burglary in progress” in the 900 Block of Penn Street. The house was cleared without incident.
Harrisburg City Police requested our assistance with a shots fired call at Maclay and Jefferson Streets. The area was checked with negative results.
Our officers observed a male at 2nd and Locust Streets with his pants pulled down. The male appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center where a non-traffic citation for public drunkenness was issued.
Capitol Police officers observed an active domestic in the 1900 block of N 2nd Street involving a female and two males. During the investigation, our officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from their vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, two plastic bags of marijuana was recovered. The owner of the vehicle was taken into custody and will be charged with possession of marijuana. The second male was taken into custody and charged with simple assault and harassment.
Capitol Police took a person into custody that was wanted for robbery after the vehicle he was driving was pulled over for a malfunctioning brake light.
A Capitol Police Officer reported stopping a vehicle for a summary traffic violation. The driver also had numerous warrants out for his arrest from Lancaster and Dauphin Counties. He was taken into custody and transported to the Dauphin County booking for warrant service. Appropriate traffic citations were filed.
Dauphin County Dispatch contacted Capitol Police to request Patrol K9 assistance in Susquehanna Township. A 95-year-old dementia patient had reportedly walked away from the Ecumenical Center. Our K9 officer responded and searched the area. Approximately ½ hour later, CPD K9 Falco located the individual in a ditch near Wilhelm and Hardwood Streets. The male was pulled from the ditch by Police and Fire personnel. EMS was dispatched to the area to treat the individual for injuries. All units went back in service without further incident.
Dauphin County requested that Capitol Police handle a domestic involving several people fighting at a local Harrisburg residence. One of several males involved reportedly had a handgun. One male, the victim, sustained multiple injuries in the attack. He was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment. A female on scene was later taken into custody for simple assault. A follow-up investigation into the identity of the other male attackers is underway.
Capitol Police officers stopped two individuals engaged in a domestic dispute upon witnessing a female striking a male multiple times near the intersection of 2nd and Walnut Streets. Our officers identified the individuals involved and discovered that the male was wanted in Florida on Felony charges. The male was arrested and charged with being a Fugitive from Justice and is awaiting extradition to Florida. The female was arrested and charged with Harassment and Public Drunkenness.
Our Capitol Police Investigations Section followed up on a missing person report regarding a state employee who never made it home work. Our Investigations Section personnel were able to discover the location of the male who had become distraught over a bad relationship. The male, who had made threats to slash his own throat, was found in the woods in nearby Lower Paxton Township with only minor self-inflicted injuries. He was admitted to the hospital for a mental health evaluation and his family was notified that he was found and getting the help he needs.
Our officers were flagged down in the 700 block of N 3rd Street for an active domestic inside of a residence. As a result of their investigation, one of the individuals involved was taken into custody and charged with Simple Assault. The individual was transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center and charged accordingly.
Capitol Police officers arrested (23) individuals for disorderly conduct after they staged a protest/sit in that occurred in the Main Capitol Building as well as the Irvis Office Building. All 23 individuals were transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center where they were issued non-traffic citations for Disorderly Conduct. They were also issued a trespass warning not to return and cause any more disturbances while visiting the Capitol. They were told that if they needed to be arrested again, they would be charged with Misdemeanors.
Capitol Police arrested (5) protesters the following day that staged a “sit-in” inside a State Representative’s office. Three were charged with summary Disorderly Conduct and two of the individuals that were arrested the previous day, were charged with Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct and Trespass.
The very next day, a large group of protesters arrived at the Main Capitol and demonstrated outside of a State Representative’s office. No arrests needed to be made during the protest.
Capitol Police stopped a driver for operating a vehicle at night without properly working headlights. An odor of Marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle which led to the arrest of both occupants for possession of Marijuana.
Capitol Police responded to the 300 block of 2nd Street for a report of a person walking down the street with a chef’s knife in their hand. The area was checked with negative results.
A female with 9 outstanding warrants was taken into custody after the vehicle she was driving was pulled over for a summary traffic violation.