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DUI Checkpoint August 18, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

 

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT

(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 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.

 

DUI Checkpoints 8/11 & 8/12

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, August 10, 2016

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Friday, August 12, 2016,from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Please use the links below for further details.

DUI Checkpoint, August 11, 2016

 

DUI Checkpoint, August 12, 2016

Appreciation Service

“ENDING THE CROSSFIRE:
A SERVICE OF PRAYER, APPRECIATION, & COMPASSION”


Union Baptist Church of Hartford and Hopewell Baptist Church (Windsor) will partner with the Hartford & Windsor Police Department in a service of Prayer, Appreciation, & Compassion for Police, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, their Families, and all Residents of the Greater Hartford Community. We hope that the service will foster a dialogue of understanding, sensitivity, and healing at a time when we have all been overwhelmed with shootings/killings by police and during which police have been shot/killed. Recent events threaten all communities with divisiveness, unrest, and anxiety. The Greater Hartford Community is urged to attend. The service will be held at Union Baptist Church, 1921 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06120 on Thursday, August 4. 2016 @ 7:00 PM.

PSA: Car Thefts

Public Safety Announcement:

In 2014, the Hartford Police Department recovered 226 stolen motor vehicles, in the City, which were stolen from out of town. In 2015 we recovered 313. As of July 25 2016, the Hartford Police Department has recovered 235 stolen motor vehicles in Hartford from out of town.  If the pace continues, it is projected that over 425+ stolen motor vehicles from out of town will have been recovered in Hartford in 2016. We are actively recovering vehicles daily from all over the state. One of our own HPD officers had a personal vehicle stolen in South Windsor last week. The vehicle was recovered in Hartford and it was a key fob theft.

We have been interviewing suspects, talking to victims and examining case detail.   Our investigators have noticed a specific similarity in car theft cases from out of town-  Newer model cars with key fobs left in the vehicle.

Car thieves are aware people leave their key fobs in the cars. We have found that the suspects are canvassing suburban neighborhoods in towns within the region.  Suspects walk the streets and driveways neighborhoods and pull on car door handles. In the newer model vehicles, if the fob is left in the vehicle, it will be unlocked. Once in the car, they will simply press the ignition button.  If a key fob is within the vehicle, (or sometimes within several feet proximity, such as in a neighboring parked vehicle), the vehicle will start and the suspects will drive off with the car. The key fob does not always need to remain in the car for the vehicle to remain on. 

Our victims have tended to be older, as this demographic has started cars with standard keys their entire lives. With this new fob system, when they enter a car they have the key fob out as if it were a standard key but just put it down somewhere in the vehicle. They then use the on/off start button. Unfortunately, the fobs are often left in the vehicle after the owners are done driving it. We are asking our citizens to please be aware of this. Please leave the key fobs in your pocket or pocketbooks- not in your car. If you notice somebody walking the streets or driveways checking door handles on cars, please report this to your local police department immediately.

2014 – 226

2015 – 313

2016 – 235  (Just over half year)

The last four weeks in Hartford:

•         99 stolen vehicles recovered

•         75 of the recovered stolen vehicles were thefts from out of town

DUI Checkpoint July 28, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, July 27, 2016

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 800 Blue Hills 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.

DUI Checkpoint July 21, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, July 19, 2016

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 175 New Britain 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.

DUI Checkpoints

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Friday, July 15, 2016,from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Please use the links below for further details.

DUI Checkpoint, July 14, 2016

DUI Checkpoint, July 15, 2016

 

Traffic Advisory: Thursday, July 7th

The Florida Georgia Line Concert, one of the largest of the season, is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Xfinity Theater.  There is an anticipated attendance, near sell out, of between 20,000 and 23,000 spectators, many of whom will begin to arrive at approximately 3:00 pm.  Lots typically open between 3-4pm based on varying factors.

Inbound and outbound commuters departing or arriving in the Capital City between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm should expect to experience significant traffic congestion and are requested to plan accordingly. HPD Traffic Division will have extra officers on hand to assist with the commute.

Fireworks Reminder

The 4th of July season is upon us and public safety officials caution the general population against the dangers of fireworks. Each year nationwide, on average, there are 10,000 injuries, 3 deaths and 25,000 fires due to the use of illegal fireworks. Don't become a statistic!

The only personal-use fireworks permitted by law in Connecticut are sparklers and fountains.

Illegal devices to use, store or sell in Connecticut:
Bottle rockets, Chinese Lanterns, firecrackers, black cats, lady fingers, roman candles, smoke bombs, party poppers, snakes, professional display aerial shells shot from mortar tubes without a permit from the State Fire Marshal, M-80's, M-100's, Cherry Bombs, Blockbusters, Quarter Sticks and similar devices.

Illegal possession of explosives is a felony! Purchasing and transporting explosives across state lines is a crime!

PDF for fireworks information and training for our HPD officers.

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