WASHINGTON – Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) DOD Police apprehended a male suspect who was eluding members of the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on Tuesday.
At approximately noon, MPD officers approached the male suspect outside of the base perimeter in the area near JBAB's Firth-Sterling gate to talk with him, for an unknown reason, he fled, according to police.
With MPD officers in foot pursuit, the suspect hid in bushes along South Capitol Street, then scaled and jumped over a fence onto JBAB, eluding the officers.
A "Be on the Lookout" (BOLO) request was radioed by MPD to its forces and JBAB's DOD Police Department.
DOD police officers immediately began searching for the suspect and were joined by MPD officers entering the base.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., JBAB DOD Police Investigator Shawn Weisman and Police Sgt Daniel Johnson located and apprehended the suspect who was hiding under a parked van.
The suspect, identified by MPD as Johnny Head, 40, of the District and just days away from his forty-first birthday, was taken into custody, processed at MPD's Seventh District and charged with unlawful entry [to JBAB].
At press time, additional charges for a violation of probation were pending, according to police. Head will be arraigned in D.C. Superior Court, according to information available at press time.
JBAB Commander, Navy Capt. Anthony T. Calandra, said, "This incident once again shows the level of professionalism, rapid response and dedication to duty put forth by our public safety personnel and the robust nature of our security operations, protecting the base and all of those who live, work or lawfully visit it."
"The excellent cooperation between MPD and our DOD Police Department continues to be unparalleled and is something that we are all proud of," Calandra concluded.