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Firearms Arrest Webster & Bond Street

On May 27, 2015, investigators from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotic Detectives received credible information that armed individuals would be in the area of Maple Ave and Webster Street due to a recent homicide which occurred in the area of Maple Ave. Investigators observed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Webster Street. Those vehicles were observed turning into the rear parking lot of Victoria Market and began conducting what appeared to be a drug transaction. Units surveilling the area were able to stop a blue, BMW inside the Victoria Market lot where a .25 caliber handgun was recovered under the passenger seat of that vehicle. The operator of the BMW was identified as James Smith, 22, of Hartford, CT. The second vehicle, a Hyundai, was stopped by units in the area of Bond Street where a .22 caliber firearm was recovered under the driver's seat. The operator of the Hyundai, identified as Raheen Gunn, 21, of Hartford, CT was also found to be in possession of narcotics. Gunn was found to be extremely uncooperative with units on scene and made several threatening remarks towards Officers. Both Gunn and Smith were debriefed by Investigators and charged accordingly. Evidence seized by Detectives through credible information and surveillance is listed below:
45 bags of Heroin, 1 gram of crack cocaine and 2 bags of marijuana
One black Hi-Standard, model 104, .22 caliber long rifle
One silver Titan, .25 caliber firearm with an obliterated serial number

141 Bond street

120 Webster Street

ARRESTED: James Smith, 22, of Hartford, CT
1. Carry pistol without a permit
2. Obliterated serial number
3. Weapons in motor vehicle
4. Possession of less than ½ oz

ARRESTED: Raheen Gunn, 21, of Hartford, CT
1. Carry pistol without a permit
2. Weapons in motor vehicle
3. Reckless driving
4. Interfering with police
5. Possession of narcotics
6. P.W.I.T.S narcotics
7. P.W.I.T.S 1500 Ft of a school

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