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Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.Our officers responded to the area o...
08/14/2020

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.

Our officers responded to the area of the PA Game Commission after it was reported that a male exposed himself in a nearby PA Greenbelt parking lot. A search for the suspect yielded negative results.

Our Officers assisted Harrisburg City Police after a person as stabbed on the 500 block of Forrest Street.

Capitol Police reported asking a disorderly individual to leave the lobby area of the Department of Corrections. The female left without further incident. Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a harassment call near 13th Street and State Streets. The suspects involved were the same suspects from a burglary and criminal mischief incident occurring the night before.

Capitol Police responded to a call regarding two disorderly females at Strawberry Square who had pulled 2 fire alarms and were discharging a fire extinguisher inside the building. The females were gone upon police arrival, but it was discovered that it was only one of the females who was responsible for the damage. That female was later identified while committing a similar act in the city. Charges are pending further investigation.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a disorderly individual at a local MDJ’s office.

County communications reported an officer hearing approximately 10 guns shots near the DGS Annex. A search of the area yielded negative results. It is believed the sounds were coming from fireworks being set off nearby.

Our officers assisted Amtrak Police who took a person into custody at the train station.

Capitol Police served a warrant on a disorderly individual at Front and Pine Streets.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a reported active burglary in the 900 block of Front Street. The building was searched with negative results.

Our Investigations Section is looking into a possible fraudulent unemployment compensation application.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police who were in foot pursuit of a suspect in the 800 block of Green Street.

Our Investigations Section is looking into a possible fraudulent unemployment compensation application reported from another state.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a traffic stop for racing at Front & Liberty Streets. The driver received multiple traffic citations and was taken into custody for warrant service.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a person who committed suicide by jumping off the Walnut Street Garage.

Capitol Police officers located and recovered an unoccupied stolen vehicle at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.

Capitol Police assisted Penbrook Police with a traffic stop near 20th & State Streets.

A small protest of approximately 40 people took place on the Main Capitol steps without incident.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a barricaded male in the 1900 block of 4th Street. The male was later transported to Harrisburg Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shooting that occurred in the 2100 block of Jefferson Street. One male was found shot on scene.

The Investigations Section is looking into some harassing emails sent to an employee in the Labor and Industry Building.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a traffic stop on a wanted individual on the State Street Bridge. The subject was taken into custody.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a suicidal person on the State Street Bridge. The individual was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for evaluation.

Our officers were dispatched to the Forster Street Office Building for a report of a theft of 3 catalytic converters. An investigation is being conducted.

Capitol Police assisted Amtrak Police with a wanted person who was on a train coming into Harrisburg from Philadelphia. The wanted person was located and when he was taken into custody, he had several types of illegal drugs in his possession to include heroin, cocaine, and Methamphetamine. The individual was transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center where he was charged by our officers with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and other drug related charges.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police who were searching for a driver involved in a hit and run accident that occurred near Green and Maclay Streets.

08/13/2020
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08/06/2020

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07/30/2020

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Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.Our officers assisted Harrisburg Cit...
07/24/2020

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police who were dealing with a man with mental health issues who was brandishing a knife. The male was taken to Harrisburg Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a disorderly person at the Burger King on Cameron Street. The subject was taken into custody. Charges are pending by HPD.

A female with mental health issues was found sleeping outside the foyer of the tent building at Public Works. Arrangements for a ride home were made for her by our officers.

Our officers heard gunshots coming from a residential area located East of the Forster Street Garage. Penbrook PD arrived and found several casings on the ground and will be handling the incident.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a domestic at 2nd & Herr Streets. No police action taken by CPD.

Our officers arrested a driver for DUI and for being in possession of illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Capitol Police responded to assist Harrisburg City Police with a person who had been struck by a vehicle at 13th & Market Streets.

A driver was charged with Providing Altered or Forged documents after presenting a fake driver’s license during a traffic stop.

A large rally (PA Assemble for Freedom) took place on the main Capitol Steps. Approximately 400-500 people were in attendance. No significant incidents took place.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a traffic stop under the State Street Bridge.

Our officers checked the area of Arsenal & 17th streets after hearing gunshots in the area. The search results were negative.

Capitol Police officers assisted Harristown security personnel with an unwanted person.

Some of our Capitol Police SRT officers assisted the Attorney General’s office in serving an active warrant.

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07/23/2020

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Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.Our Capitol Police Patrol K-9 Team a...
07/17/2020

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.

Our Capitol Police Patrol K-9 Team assisted Lower Paxton Police with a male that fled from them during an incident. CPD K-9 ‘Falco’ and his handler tracked the area and found items that were ultimately used to identify the suspect.

Capitol Police officers observed a female lying on the ground near 3rd and Market Streets. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the female was under the influence of alcohol. She was taken into custody for public drunkenness and transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center. The female was later issued a non-traffic citation for Public Drunkenness.

Our officers conducted a warrant service at Cumberland County Prison for a male wanted on outstanding Capitol Police charges.

Capitol Police located a vehicle near the area of 28th and Walnut Streets that had been reported stolen by a Uniontown resident. After the vehicle was confirmed stolen by PSP, the driver of the vehicle was located and taken into custody. The suspect was then transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center and arraigned on charges of receiving stolen property.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a domestic incident where an officer was assaulted in the 600 block of 25th Street.

Capitol Police gave a verbal warning to a person exhibiting disorderly behavior near the LCB building.

Capitol Police officers handled a traffic crash at 5th & Walnut Streets.

07/16/2020
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Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.While on patrol, Capitol Police offi...
07/10/2020

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.

While on patrol, Capitol Police officers heard there was a bad vehicle crash near Old Crooked Road and Golf Drive. Our officers were close by and responded immediately. They arrived quickly on scene and observed a Jeep Cherokee had rear-ended a box truck trapping the driver inside his vehicle. The front of his vehicle was completely under the box truck. The driver was alive but bleeding profusely from his arm due to a severe bone-level laceration. Our officers quickly applied a tourniquet to the driver’s arm to save the limb. The driver was freed and later transported to the hospital for treatment.

Our Patrol K9 Team assisted Swatara Police who needed a K9 drug sweep done on a vehicle. Weapons and Narcotics were found inside the vehicle by our K9 team.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a fight in the 100 block of 15th Street that later turned into a call for a man with a gun. Several people were detained for questioning by HPD.

Capitol Police are investigating a hit & run that occurred near the Labor & Industry building.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with an intoxicated person near 3rd & Strawberry Streets.

The Capitol Police Investigations Section obtained 3 arrest warrants for individuals who assaulted a Capitol Police Officer. One of the males were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center to be arraigned.

Capitol Police provided traffic control at Cameron and Arsenal Streets for a head-on collision accident that occurred there.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police at the scene of a shooting at 16th Street and Market Street.

Capitol Police are investigating the receipt of a threatening letter sent to a state employee. The investigation is ongoing.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shooting that occurred in the 1400 block of Market Street. Our officers assisted in a nearby building search that ended with the recovery of a weapon and one suspect being taken into custody.

Our officers recovered a stolen vehicle near Green and Radnor Streets. HPD took possession of the vehicle.

Capitol Police assisted US Marshalls in taking a wanted individual into custody near the 7th Street entrance to the State Street Bridge.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police who were attempting to locate a male regarding a possible firearms violation. However, the male fled the area on foot upon police arrival. The male was captured and HPD is handling the incident.

A male was given a warning for disorderly behavior exhibited near the Ryan Building.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police in looking for a male who was to be sleeping near the intersection of Cameron & Market Streets with a gun on his lap. The male was not found.

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07/09/2020

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We wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize the chance we get or spread the virus when coming in contact with others.

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06/29/2020

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Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.  There was a small protest at the b...
05/29/2020

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.


There was a small protest at the bottom of the Main Capitol Steps. No incidents were reported.


Our officers arrested a male and a female for trespassing and engaging in prostitution under the State Street Bridge.


Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police who were searching the area of Penn & Seneca Streets for an armed robbery suspect. The search yielded negative results.


A prayer vigil was held on the Main Capitol steps without incident.


While on patrol, Capitol Police spotted a male who was a suspect in multiple vehicle break-ins that occurred in the PHEAA parking garage on North 7th Street in March of this year. He was also wanted on an assault warrant out of York County. The suspect was immediately taken into custody on the warrant and later agreed to speak with our Investigative personnel regarding the recent vehicle break-ins. During our interview, the suspect confessed to using stolen debit cards that were taken from the vehicles to make purchases. He was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Access Device Fraud.


Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police who were searching the area of Riverfront Park for a missing person. The search yielded negative results.


A Capitol Police Officer was flagged down and informed of a ‘fight’ that was occurring nearby in a car. The car was later stopped and the occupants identified. After making sure everything was ok, The officer went back into service.


Capitol Police investigated a Disorderly Conduct complaint at the Gaudenzia House. No laws were broken.


Capitol Police were informed of a burglar alarm going off at 333 Market Street. The building was secure.


Our Patrol K9 Team assisted Swatara Township police with a drug sweep on a vehicle parked in a local hotel room parking lot.


Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shots fired call in the 1200 block of Walnut Street.


A male was given a Defiant Trespass warning after refusing to leave the Equine Arena at the State Farm Show Complex

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.  Capitol Police stopped a vehicle n...
05/22/2020

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.


Capitol Police stopped a vehicle near the Farm Show entrance for displaying a stolen license plate. The vehicle was towed and the driver was charged with receiving stolen property as well as two vehicle code violations that included driving with a suspended license. The operator also had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest which was served.


Capitol Police arrested a Gaudenzia House resident for Harassment and drug related charges after threatening a staff member with a cane.


Capitol Police encountered a suspicious vehicle on the DGS Annex. Multiple occupants were questioned and later released.


Our officers responded to the Chestnut Street garage after a male was observed looking in vehicles. The male was gone upon arrival.


Capitol Police stopped a vehicle being driven in an unauthorized area on the DGS Annex. Two occupants, neither properly licensed to drive, were identified. Citations were issued and the vehicle was towed.


Our officers responded to 20th & North Streets after shots were reported being fired in the area. After a search, it was discovered that someone was setting off fireworks.


Capitol Police are investigating a Hit and Run that took place on 7th Street.


During Capitol Police DGS Annex patrols, two suspicious individuals were observed in a parked car located behind the Senate Print Shop. The unlicensed driver, who was also illegally operating a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock, was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substances and related Paraphernalia as well as several vehicle code violations.


Capitol Police are investigating the theft of a Catalytic Converter from a state vehicle.


A male suffered a drug overdose in the 200 block of Briggs Street. Both Harrisburg City Police and Capitol Police officers administered Narcan which revived the patient. The male was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for further treatment.


Capitol Police responded to Harrisburg Hospital to assist Harrisburg City Police by identifying an individual through the use of our ‘Mobile ID’ fingerprint scanner.


About 50 protesters gathered on the Main Capitol steps without incident.


Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police near 13th & Bailey Streets as they took 2 shooting suspects into custody.


Our officers were flagged down by a man who stated he found a gun on Arsenal Blvd. A search of the area yielded a handgun style BB gun. The BB gun was turned over to Susquehanna Township Police.


Our officers arrested a male for simple assault, terroristic threats and possession of controlled substances after he punched a female during an argument that began on the State Street Bridge.


There was a large Open PA Rally on the Main Capitol Steps. There were no reported arrests.


Capitol Police checked out a suspicious package at 3rd & State Streets. The item was not a threat.


Our officers are looking into the theft of a chainsaw in District 8.


While on patrol in the 400 block of Market Street, one of our officers were told of a non-responsive male who overdosed on Heroin at a nearby bus stop. He was revived by our officers using Narcan. The male, who became very uncooperative, refused EMS attention and refused to give identification. He had to be taken to booking for fingerprinting. Additional contraband was found on the male and he was later arrested for being in possession of Drug paraphernalia and controlled substances.


Three juveniles in a vehicle were seen trespassing on the DGS Annex. Their parents were called to pick them up.


A prayer vigil was held on the Main Capitol steps without incident.


A subject was cited for panhandling at Cameron & Maclay Streets.


Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shots fired call in the 1200 block of N. 2nd Street.


Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a Robbery that resulted in a Stabbing near 3rd & Schuylkill Streets. Capitol Police helped search for the suspect but he was not located.


Our officers were asked to assist Harrisburg City Police on two separate occasions today to help identify unknown subjects using our Mobile ID Fingerprinting Device. The first request was to help identify victims of a serious hit and run crash. The second, was to identify a suspect they had in custody. A positive identification was able to be made in both instances.


Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police by helping to clear an apartment after an open door was seen in the 900 block of James Street.


A ‘Rolling Protest’ took place which blocked traffic on State Street between Front and 2nd Streets.

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The Capitol Police is a Division of the Bureau of Police and Safety with main offices in Room 70E of the Capitol East Wing in Harrisburg. A multi-faceted, accredited law enforcement agency since July 9, 2005, it has full arrest powers within its jurisdictional boundaries in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Scranton and investigates all reported crimes therein. It maintains a 24/7 presence in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. The Capitol Police is comprised of police officers and civilian employees committed to providing a safe environment for all Capitol Complex and outlying regional office visitors and employees.

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