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DUI Checkpoint December 19, 2014

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, December 18, 2014


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, December 19, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 217 Wethersfield Avenue.

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.

Homicide Arrest December 14, 2014

On Sunday, December 13, 2014, at 10:09am officers were dispatched to 165 Benton Street 2nd floor, for the report of a stabbing. Officer's located the victim suffering from a large stab wound to the chest. Victim was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

On December 14, 2014, Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Detectives received information identifying the suspect involved in the fatal stabbing incident that occurred on 12/13/14 at 1009 hours, at 165 Benton Street. The suspect- Leshawn Davis, who voluntarily came to the Public Safety Complex, requested to speak to investigators. Davis was interviewed by Major Crimes Homicide Detectives. Based on the facts and evidence from the investigation, Detectives applied for and obtained an arrest warrant. Davis was subsequently placed under arrest, without incident, and charged with Murder, C.G.S. 53a-54a. He was held on a $500,000 bond.

Arrested: Leshawn-Anthony Davis (DOB 04/27/87), 2 Burton Street, Hartford, CT (14 previous arrests in HTFD)
Charges: C.G.S. 53a-54a, Murder

Victim: Jonathan Lamont Cox, DOB 07/04/80, 165 Benton Street, 2nd floor, Hartford, CT

Officer Involved Accident

On December 11, 2014 at 8:45pm Hartford Public Safety dispatch broadcasted the "10-0" (Officer in Trouble/Emergency) tones, with the information that an off duty officer was being assaulted at Broad Street and Mountford Street. Dispatch was able to gather a suspect vehicle description that was fleeing the scene. During this broadcast dispatch lost communication with the off duty officer. Hartford Police Department Patrol officers converged on the area. Patrol Units observed the suspect vehicle fleeing south bound on Broad Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to yield. A short time later the suspect vehicle collided with two separate parked vehicles on Franklin Avenue and became disabled. A HPD Patrol Supervisor observed and chased the operator attempting to flee on foot. With additional responding officers and after a struggle the suspect was secured in handcuffs. Several bags of (suspected) crack cocaine packaged for sale were found in the suspect vehicle.

The off duty officer was located. It was determined that the officer was the victim of motor vehicle accident with the suspect. The off duty officer identified himself as a Hartford Police Officer as the enraged suspect approached. The officer asked him to calm down. The suspect then attempted to punch the off duty officer several times. The off duty officer was able to avoid being struck and was able to call 911 for assistance. For some reason after contacting Hartford Dispatch he lost contact. The off duty officer positively identified the operator as the accused who attempted to assault him, and stuck his personal vehicle. The accused was placed under arrest and was transported to Hartford Hospital for medical treatment, then to Hartford Police Booking.

Arrested: Joshua Suarez 28, 22 Hartford CT (Convicted Felon with 51 previous arrests)
1. Fail to maintain lane
2. Evading responsibility
3. Breach of peace 2nd
4. Criminal attempt to assault a police officer
5. Reckless driving
6. Engaging police in a pursuit
7. Possession of narcotics
8. Possession with intent to sell
9. Possession within 1500 feet of a school
10. Unregistered motor vehicle
11. Misuse of number plate
12. Insufficient insurance.

Craigslist Robbery

On December 11, 2014 patrol units responded to 38-40 Redding Street on a report of a robbery with a gun. Patrol units found the victim upon arrival. The victim states he was contacted via Craigslist by a party who wanted to purchase four tires which he advertised. He went to this location and was met by the suspects listed below. The victim states he had a "bad feeling;" that is when one of the suspects produced a silver revolver and demanded the tires, his cell phone and money. The victim fled up the street and called the police. Major Crimes Division is investigating.

Suspect 1: Hispanic male clean shaven with a dark hoodie and dark pants.
Suspect 2: Hispanic male goatee black hoodie with dark pants with a silver revolver

NBA and HPD PAL Event for Hartford Area Kids


(Hartford, CT) - The Hartford Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) is excited to host a free NBA Local Competition for area youth. The event will be held in the P.A.L. gymnasium located at 85 Edwards Street, Hartford CT on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 12pm. All local youth between the ages of 7-12 years are encouraged to come out and participate in the NBA's "FIT Dribble, Dish & Swish Competition." This grassroots program provides boys and girls, competing separately, a free opportunity to showcase their excellence in the core basketball skills of dribbling, passing and shooting while also making new friends. The First Place Champions from this local competition will advance to one of four Regional Competitions occurring throughout the New York City/Tri-State Area in hopes of advancing to the NBA All-Star Finals in New York City!
Participants may register the day of the event but must bring a copy of their birth certificate and complete a registration form prior to the start of the competition.

For questions concerning this competition visit www.nba.com/nbafit/dribbledishswish for more information.

The Hartford Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) provides youth, between the ages of 6 to 18, with alternatives to violence, gang membership, truancy and substance abuse. Our 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.



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Auto Theft Arrest - Tip Based

On December 5, 2014 at 11:26pm, acting on a citizen tip, Hartford Police Department patrol officers and officers from the South Conditions Unit (SCU) responded to the area of 10 Campfield Avenue in response to an active attempted auto theft in progress. As the Officers arrived on scene they observed two parties attempting to steal a car. The two suspects immediately fled the scene on foot engaging police in a foot pursuit. Accused, Juan Perez was apprehended shortly thereafter by SCU officers in the area of 10 Campfield Street. It was determined that the suspects arrived at the location in a previously stolen vehicle, and were attempting to conduct an additional auto theft at the location. The previously stolen vehicle was found to be a recently stolen vehicle from the area of 755 Wethersfield Avenue and not yet been reported to police. Perez was placed under arrest and charged appropriately. The vehicles are consistent with a recent pattern of auto thefts in the South District. The case will be forwarded to the Auto Theft Division for further investigation and identification of the 2nd suspect. Investigators have cause to believe these two suspects are the cause of a recent surge of auto thefts in the city.

Arrested: Juan Perez 18 of 210 Hillside Avenue, Hartford, CT
1. Larceny 3rd Degree
2. Taken MV without Owner's Permission
3. Interfering with Police, Criminal
4. Trover 1st DegreeCriminal Trover 2nd Degree
5. Operating MV w/out a License

2nd Suspect: Male, Hispanic, 16-20 years old, 150lbs, medium complexion, wearing black sweatpants, black
hooded sweatshirt

Recovered Stolen Vehicle: 1995 Toyota Corolla (bearing CT 672-ZPB)
Damage: vehicle ignition, additional exterior damage

Prostitution/Pimp Arrests

On December 3, 2014, detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit, with assistance from South Community Service Officers, conducted a citywide prostitution detail utilizing an undercover detective posing "as a John". This operation was conducted in response to citizen complaints regarding street level prostitution in the city. A total of 11 parties were placed under arrest during the operation (6) women were arrested and charged with Prostitution, and (3) men were charged with Promoting Prostitution. During this operation (2) male parties were placed under arrest for possession of narcotics. All Parties were debriefed.

1) Heather Dube 40 LKA 45 Freeman St., Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution (also had two outstanding prawn warrant)
2) Lisa Jefferson 45 LKA 41 Madison St., Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
3) Psalms Gurley 49 LKA 816 Albany Ave, Htfd CHARGES Promoting Prostitution
4) Kimalicia Daniels 53 LKA 78 Vineland Terr, Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
5) Steven Colon 34 LKA 495 Maple Ave, Htfd CHARGES: Promoting Prostitution
6) Emilia Baginska 32 LKA 451 Divinity St., Bristol CHARGES: Prostitution
7) Nereida Santos 52 LKA 56 Benton St. Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
8) Brian Dickerson 35 LKA 102 Capen St., Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
9) Brian Combes 43 LKA 43 Mansfield St., Htfd CHARGES: Promoting Prostitution
10) Paul Rago 32 LKA 141 Hollister Dr East Htfd CHARGES: Possession Narcotics
11) Mariano Colon 33 LKA 194 Washington St., Htfd CHARGES: Possession Narcotics, Possession Narcotics with intent to sell, Possession Narcotics within 1500 feet school, possession of
marijuana less than 4 ounces

Evidence Seized:
Evidence: 67 wax paper sleeves each containing a beige substance,
Evidence: clear zip lock bag containing a green leafy substance, 2 plastic bags cont. a rock like substance
Evidence: U.S. currency $274.00 dollars

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