USCP Arrest at Inaugural Security Checkpoint - January 15, 2021

January 16, 2021
Press Release

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021, United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers stopped a Suspect at North Capitol Street and E Street, NE, at a security checkpoint put in place for the Presidential Inauguration.  The Suspect presented a non-government issued credential, and the officers observed a handgun in plain sight in the Suspect’s vehicle.  A search of the vehicle also found numerous rounds of ammunition. 

The Suspect was placed under arrest and transported to USCP Headquarters for processing. 

The Suspect has been identified as Wesley Allen Beeler, 31, of Front Royal, Virginia.  He has been charged with Carrying a Pistol without a License (CPWOL); Possession of Unregistered Firearm, and Possession of Unregistered Ammunition.

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