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Shots Fired Arrest

August 26, 2014 HPD personnel were dispatched to the area of Wethersfield Avenue and Barker Street with complaints of shots fired. The dispatcher taking the call also reported hearing shots fired over the 911 call. Upon arrival a victim was located and stated that he was shot at two times by a party known to him. The victim identified the house the suspect ran into on Barker Street and after establishing a perimeter, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.  A consented search of the suspect's residence was conducted which yielded a large quantity of packed marijuana, a small amount of crack cocaine, and packing materials.

Suspect Arrested: Teekaram Persaud
DOB:                    3/8/1993
Address:              21 Barker Street, 1st Floor, Hartford
Charges:              Criminal Attempt assault in the first degree, Possession of pistol w/o permit, unlawful discharge, risk of injury, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession with intent to sell within 1500 feet of a school.

Heroin Arrest

August 20, 2014, During a motor vehicle stop in the area of Park street and Washington Street, two individuals were arrested for the possession of narcotics. The Hartford Police Department was able to seize 1,523 bags of heroin and $415 from the vehicle.  The heroin was packaged for street level sales. The individuals arrested were, Thomas Bruno (DoB 3/11/92) of 121 Sission Avenue, Hartford and Christopher Barros (DoB 6/7/94) of 1040 Capital Avenue, Hartford.  

Charges included: Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics with intention to sell Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics within 1500ft of a school and other various motor vehicle related charges.

Heroin

HPD PAL Community Gardening

Hartford Police Department's PAL program spent a day in the community garden on Earle Street. Learning where foods come from, nutrition, and community service are just a few things these PAL participants learn throughout the year. 

PAL Garden

 

The Hartford Police Department PAL program provides youth, between the ages of 6 to 18, with alternatives to violence, gang membership, truancy and substance abuse.  PAL programs instill the importance of integrity, respect, discipline, self-esteem, leadership, teamwork and other valuable life skills that increase individual self-worth and breed success.

For more information on HPD's PAL program please visit this link or http://hartfordpal.org/

DUI Checkpoint August 22, 2014

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, August 21, 2014

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, August 22, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 90 Brainard Road.

This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department's ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD's Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.

For the most up to date traffic information visit the State of Connecticut interactive traffic map including statewide traffic cameras.

The Hartford Police Department encourages you to protect your vehicle and belongings by "putting your junk in your trunk." Click here to view car break prevention tips from the HPD.

Hartford Police Needs Your Help

The Hartford Police Department needs the public's assistance in identifying the man seen in the photo below:

 

Carmax Suspect

 

He is wanted for questioning. He is described as approximately 18-25 years old, tall, skinny, with short black hair. He is light skinned black and/or Hispanic.

If you have any information please call Sergeant Andrew Weaver at (860) 757-4214 or please submit an anonymous tip using the link to the right of the page.

DUI Checkpoint August 20, 2014

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of Barbour Street and Judson Street.

This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department's ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD's Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.

For the most up to date traffic information visit the State of Connecticut interactive traffic map including statewide traffic cameras.

The Hartford Police Department encourages you to protect your vehicle and belongings by "putting your junk in your trunk." Click here to view car break prevention tips from the HPD.

2014 Dragon Boat Races

August 16th and 17th the Hartford Police Department Explorers competed in boat races at the 14th annual Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival in Hartford.  The Explorers won first place in their community category.  Congratulations Explorers!

Dragon Boat Team 2014

For more information on the Hartford Police Deparment Explorers Program Click Here.

For more information on the Annual Riverfron Dragon Boat & Asian Festival Click Here.

HARTFORD MAN INDICTED AS PART OF PROJECT LONGEVITY INVESTIGATION

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned an eight-count indictment charging KEVIN BETTS, also known as "KK," 28, of Hartford, with narcotics distribution and firearms offenses. The indictment was returned on August 6, 2014.

The indictment alleges that in July 2014, BETTS manufactured PCP in an apartment at 57 Sumner Street in Hartford, and then distributed the drug on multiple occasions. The indictment further alleges that on August 1, 2014, BETTS possessed three loaded firearms: a Glock, model 22, .40 caliber handgun; a Taurus, model Judge, .45 caliber handgun, and a Taurus, model Millennium PT-140, .40 caliber handgun.
BETTS is charged with five counts of distributing Phencyclidine ("PCP"), one count of possessing PCP, one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises, and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking.

The charge of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of PCP carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million. BETTS faces an additional five-year consecutive term of incarceration if convicted of possessing the firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. He also faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $500,000 if convicted of maintaining a drug distribution premises.

This prosecution stems from Project Longevity, a comprehensive initiative to reduce gun violence in Connecticut's major cities. Through Project Longevity, community members and law enforcement directly engage with members of groups that are prone to commit violence. A critical component of the Project Longevity strategy is the "call-in," a face-to-face meeting where Project Longevity partners engage group members and deliver a community message against violence, a law enforcement message about the consequences of further violence and an offer of help for those who want it. The alleged criminal activity engaged in by BETTS occurred after a call-in that was held on April 1, 2014, and was attended by BETTS' associates.

U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Hartford Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson.

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