Monday, December 31, 2012

U.S. Park Police Seeking Information Concerning a Hit and Run Accident

A hit and run motor vehicle accident occurred this morning at 5:45 a.m. inbound on Memorial Bridge.  The victim was operating a motorcycle and was struck by a brown mini van.  The operator of the motorcycle sustained a serious leg injury as well as other non life threatening injuries.  The brown mini van should have damage along the drivers side front portion of the vehicle.  Unfortunately there is no additional information concerning the mini van.

The U.S. Park Police is seeking the publics help with any information that might identify the mini van and the subject operating it.

Please call the U.S. Park Police tip line at 202 610 8737 or U.S. park Police Dispatch at 202 610 7500.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

U.S. Park Police Wayside Exhibit Dedication

On December 14, 2012, in front of the U.S. Park Police Headquarters building, Teresa Chambers, Chief of the U.S. Park Police, and Steve Whitesell, National Park Service, Regional Director of the National Capital Region, unveiled a wayside honoring fallen U.S. Park Police officers.

U.S. Park Police officers attend the wayside ceremony

Monday, October 29, 2012


U.S. Park Police civilian employees follow OPM directives for reporting to work on Tuesday, October 30th.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Federal Offices will be closed Monday October 29th.


U.S. Park Police civilian employees please check and follow the OPM directives for reporting to work on Monday, October 29th. 

Monday, September 24, 2012




To anyone who provides information that identifies the vehicle and the person who was operating the vehicle involved.

On Saturday, the 10th day of September 2010 at approximately 11 minutes after midnight in the area of Westbound Suitland Parkway at Naylor Road, in the Temple Hills section of Prince George’s County, Maryland, A 27 year old female, Ebony Tenise JOHNSON, was struck and killed by a vehicle that did not stop when she was attempting to cross the intersection, from the northwest corner of Naylor Road.

The United States Park Police is offering a reward to anyone who provides information that identifies the vehicle that struck her and the person who was operating that vehicle.

That vehicle is described as a 1996 to 1999 Acura RL also known as an Acura 3.5RL. The Color of this vehicle is described as “New Black Pearl” or “Flamenco Black Pearl Metallic” the color of the vehicle is also known as a Honda and Acura paint color code NH592P.

The vehicle would have had a missing right passenger side mirror, a right front head light lens and cover. The vehicle also should have damage to the right front.

The United States Park Police Criminal, Investigations Branch is asking anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Crime Tip Line at 202-610-8737

Thursday, August 2, 2012


The United States Park Police, Criminal Investigation Branch, is currently investigating a Sexual Assault that occurred Saturday, July 7, 2012 at approximately 0100 hours in the Georgetown Waterfront area. 
The victim was approached by the suspect in the area of M Street and 31st Street, NW.  The suspect offered to assist the victim in locating her friends.  The suspect led the victim onto the C&O Canal just off of 31st Street, and pushed the victim down into the bushes and sexually assaulted the victim.  The victim was able to get away from the suspect.  The suspect was last seen on the C&O Canal at 31st Street, NW. 

Sketch of the suspect above and a description as follows:

White Male, with a heavy Australian accent
Late 20’s, Approximately 5’9”, slightly overweight
Short dark hair, Scruffy beard
Wearing a polo shirt with white and blue horizontal stripes
Wearing shorts, unknown color
Unknown shoes

If you come in contact with an individual matching the above description or image, please contact the U.S. Park Police Communications Section at 202-610-7505, or the U.S. Park Police Tip Line 202-610-8737, reference case #12-33695.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


The United States Park Police, Criminal Investigation Branch, is currently investigating a Sexual Assault that occurred on the Capitol Crescent Trail north of Three Sisters in the area of Water Street, NW, Washington DC, on Wednesday, July 26, 2012 at approximately 2116 hours.

The victim in this case was jogging on the trail and the suspect approached the victim from behind, and then placed the victim in a choke hold.  The victim lost consciousness and awoke with her pants down and the suspect fondling her.  The victim screamed and the suspect then fled on foot toward Fletcher’s Boat House.

Below is a sketch of the suspect.

 The suspect description is as follows:

Black Male, Medium Skin

Height  5’8 to 5’11

Approximately 180 to 200 pounds

Muscular/Fit build

Dreds – 3 to 4 inches long

Light scruffy beard

Wearing a white shirt, possibly a tank top or cut off sleeves

Wearing long jersey type black shorts

No weapons used

If you come in contact with any individuals that match the above descriptions, please take the appropriate action, document the contact thoroughly, and notify Detective Glenn Luppino 202-610-8750, reference case #12-36735.  U.S. Park Police Tip Line 202-610-8737.

U.S. Park Police is Seeking Information on Unidentified Subjects

The U.S. Park Police is seeking any information concerning the subjects in the photographs below. 

The first case represents the skeletal remains of an adult black male in his mid-thirties who was approximately 5’7”-5’8” tall. The remains were discovered on January 16, 2003, by a National Park Service maintenance worker who was cleaning debris from under the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge.

2003 Male

The second case represents the skeletal remains of adult Asian male in his late-(thirties to early forties who was approximately 5’5” – 5’9” tall. The remains were discovered on February 13, 2011, by a man walking his dog in the area of Fords Landing Way in Alexandria.  This area is also known as Jones Point.

2011 Male
Please call the tip line at (202) 610-8737 with any information concerning the two individuals.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

U.S. Park Police New York Field Office Marine Unit Saves Boater

On 7/24/12 at approximately 11:41 am, The U.S. Park Police (USPP) received notification from a Statue of Liberty ferry that a vessel capsized in the channel south of the Liberty Island main dock. U.S. Park Police Officers T. Hasset and C. Murphy assigned to Marine-7 responded to the scene. Upon arrival they found a 36 year old male wearing a life jacket and clinging onto his capsized 15 foot Laser sail boat. He was the only person onboard the vessel when it capsized. The operator of the vessel was complaining of stomach, and chest pains at the time Marine-7 arrived. The subject was brought onto Marine -7 by the USPP Officers Hasset and Murphy and transported to the Liberty Island dock where he was checked by National Park Service EMT’s. The subject was physically exhausted from attempting to right his vessel during the windy conditions, and stated that he was in the water for approximately 40 minutes. After a short period of rest the subject recovered. Great team work by the U.S. Park Police and NPS!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The United States Park Police Criminal Investigations Branch is seeking information regarding the individuals in the photographs below. The subjects shown in these photographs are wanted for questioning by the United States Park Police regarding Stolen Government Property. The above individuals were photographed entering and exiting the Aquatic Education Center located in Anacostia Park, SE, Washington DC, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at approximately 5:15 pm.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of the individuals pictured in the above photographs is asked to call the United States Park Police Tip Line at 202-610-8737.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Thursday, may 10, 2012 at approximately 9:30pm, date and time of the incident.

The united states park police criminal investigations branch is seeking information regarding the individuals in the above photographs for the robbery of a victim, and the use of that victim’s credit cards.  The suspects in this case attacked the victim from behind, then pushed the victim to the ground then struck the victim in the face and head area.  The suspects then fled the area with the victim’s property.  The robbery occurred in the area of the fort totten foot path and the fort totten metro station, Washington DC.    

The credit cards were used on south dakota avenue in washington dc, and used again on riggs road in hyattsville, maryland.  These photographs were developed from video in the stores in which the suspect apparently used the stolen credit cards.  Anyone with information regarding the suspects in the photographs is asked to call the United States Park Police Tip Line at 202-610-8737.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. Please remember river safety when visiting Great Falls, Virginia and Maryland. The Potomac River is unforgiving and too often deadly in the area of Great Falls.

For the visitors coming to Great Falls this Spring and Summer enjoy the area and please remember, entering the Potomac River, even just wading is not only dangerous, it is ILLEGAL.

Have a great spring and summer!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Police Week 2012

Police Week is always an emotional time for law enforcement officers from around the country as they gather in Washington, D.C. to honor their comrades who have fallen, past and present. For the United States Park Police one of our own was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Sergeant Michael Boehm.

On December 16, 2011, United States Park Police Sergeant Michael Boehm suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a call involving an individual who jumped off of the Key Bridge into the C&O Canal in Washington, DC. Sergeant Boehm was assisting medics treating the subject when he collapsed.

Mike was a member of the International Police Mountain Bike Training Association (IPMBA). Mike was passionate about the benefits of mountain bikes used for police work and would often patrol the C&O Canal on mountain bike.

In honor of Sergeant Michael Boehm, United States Park Police Officer Lisa Weisbaum bicycled over 200 miles from Richmond, VA, to Washington, DC, in the Police Unity Tour with the Virginia Chapter, Chapter IV.

Friday, May 4, 2012

U.S. Park Police and NPS Ranger Rescue Mission

May 3, 2012 at approximately 6:40pm U.S. Park Police Helicopter Eagle - 2 responded to Shenandoah National Park at Old Rag Mountain to assist NPS Rangers with a rescue mission. Earlier in the afternoon a 42 year old male hiker had fallen and sustained a serious back injury. Eagle -2 hoisted the subject off the mountain and then transported him to a Virginia hospital for treatment. With the team work of the NPS Rangers and the U.S. Park Police the rescue mission was timely and successful.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New US Park Police Press Officer

As they say in the media business, I am moving to a new market.

I have accepted a promotion to Lieutenant in the US Park Police Shift Commander's Office. I will be replaced by Sergeant Paul Brooks.

Media assignment desks have his contact information.

David Schlosser

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Park Police Looking For Robbery Suspect

The United States Park Police is seeking information in locating two robbery suspects.

The robbery happened on Saturday February 18, 2012 in the park at 20th Street and Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC at about 6:00 am.

The first suspect struck the victim in the head with what was later found to be a replica handgun. This suspect was described as a black male, medium brown complexion, clean shaven, about six feet tall, weighing 200-215 pounds, 30 to 40 years old and with a muscular build. He was wearing a black coat and a black wool skull cap.

The second suspect used the victim’s credit card at several shops in the area of P Street between 14th and 17th Streets NW. This suspect is the woman shown in the surveillance photos. She is believed to be a white female with brown hair with highlights, and 30-40 yrs of age. She completed or tried to make purchases of food, gift cards, and cell phones. She was seen driving what is thought to be a 2 door White Mitsubishi Eclipse.

If you have any information about this robbery, please call United States Park Police Criminal Investigations at (202) 610-8730 or leave information on the Tipline at (202) 610-8737.