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Wandering Child Reported

On May 22, 2015, at 5:23am a Hartford resident arrived at the lobby of the Hartford Police Department with a 3 year old male child. Hartford Police were informed by the resident, he was traveling in the area of Mather Street and Brook Street when he observed a male child standing alone near the street. Two minutes after the child's arrival a call was received by the child's family reporting their grandson had exited the rear door of their residence and could not be found. Hartford Police found the child to be unhurt and in good spirits. Police were able to confirm the child's identity and the family was reassured of his safety and well-being. The family reports to police that the child's mother went to work earlier than usual and left the child sleeping in his room. The family states when they woke to check on the child, the rear door to their residence was found open and the child missing from his room. The family states the child has knowledge of how to unlock and open doors to the residence and has done so in the past in their presence.

As a matter of standard protocol, HPD Special Investigative Division Detectives as well as the Connecticut Department of Family Services were notified of the incident. The child was released to the family. At this point, this incident does not indicate any further criminal investigation.

City of Hartford Animal Shelter Facebook Page

It has come to our attention that there has been many concerns with the facebook page City of Hartford Animal Shelter.  Please note:

We care for and support the adoption of those animals in need within our animal population. Moreover, we embrace the energy, compassion and efforts of all of our ACO's. Let me be clear, we have had no "Policy Change" with our ACO's, as had been rumored.

We encourage the use of photographs in the adoption advertisements. We completely understand that obtaining and posting photographs of these animals is an incredibly powerful tool helping locate good homes. We do ask that while our ACO's are short staffed, people potentially adopting or facilitating an adoption continue to follow and respect our standard adoption process. For liability purposes, we must have an ACO present when one of our animals is adopted.

Clearly there may have been a communication breakdown that caused a misunderstanding. I encourage anyone with an issue to please feel free to contact me anytime. I hope that all those amazing volunteers involved in our adoption processes continue in these heroic efforts.

Genuine continued support, respectfully;

Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley

Narcotics Arrest May 19, 2015

On May 19, 2015, Detectives from the Hartford Police Vice and Narcotics Unit received information that a Parole violator operating a blue, four door Lincoln with tinted windows was in possession of narcotics and a firearm. With information provided, Detectives were able to locate and positively identify the individual in the suspect vehicle as Miguel Diaz, 35, of Wethersfield, CT. Hartford Narcotic Detectives with the assistance of South Condition Officers and the State Police Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for Detectives and a clear plastic bag was observed thrown out of the vehicle window before fleeing the area. The clear plastic bag was located and contained 309 bags of Heroin. Surveillance was established at a location on Hillside Avenue identified by Detectives as a "Hideout" for Diaz. Diaz and a second individual identified as Felix Hernandez, 39, of Hartford were located in the area and detained. Consent to search was obtained for that location where Detectives located a firearm, along with narcotics and packaging material. The evidence seized by Detectives through the surveillance and search is listed below:

Seized Evidence

$4099.00 in U.S Currency was recovered
10 grams of raw heroin as well as 609 bags of heroin
Hi-Point 9mm handgun and a box containing numerous live 9mm rounds

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Arrested: Miguel Diaz 35, of Wethersfield, CT (also had a warrant for an escapee from Parole)
CHARGES:
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
3. Criminal possession of firearm
4. Reckless driving
5. Reckless endangerment
6. Failure to obey Officer signal
7. Drug Factory

ARRESTED: Felix Hernandez 39, of Hartford, CT
CHARGES:
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
3. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics 1500 feet of a school

May 19, 2015 Homicide

Hartford Police patrol units responded to 124 Irving St. on the report of shots fired and a person shot. (Shotspotter activation reported 17 rounds fired near 121 Irving Street, incident #60333.) On arrival, Patrol Officers located a male victim in the driver's seat of a 2 door white sedan suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Saint Francis Emergency by AMR ambulance. At 4:16am the victim was pronounced deceased. HPD Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating this homicide. The victim has been identified as Mariano Gonzalez III, DOB 6/13/1997, of 105 Fairmont Street Hartford, CT.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Reggie Early at (860) 757-4248, or tips can be left anonymously at our HPD website.

DUI Checkpoint May 21, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) ā€“ The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 580 Albany 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.

Carjacking May 19, 2015

On May 19, 2015, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers wwere dispatched to 89 Martin Street on a reported carjacking at gunpoint. The victim told HPD Patrol Officers that he was at 123-125 Martin Street picking up a friend (Accused/Female/Brown) for work. While in the driveway, the victim was approached by his friend's brother (Accused/Male/Perry), who asked the victim to step out of the car to talk. Once out of the vehicle, Perry produced a black firearm, pointed it at the victim's chest while pulling the trigger several times. The firearm did not fire at which point Perry cycled the slide to the rear to chamber a second round at which point he again pulled the trigger. The victim fled on foot fearing he would be killed. At this point Brown jumped into the driver's seat of the victim's vehicle (a red Nissan Versa). Perry ran after the victim for a short distance while still attempting to shoot him. Brown picked up Perry in the victim's carjacked vehicle and fled the area.

HPD patrol officers broadcast a general description of the carjacked vehicle along with a description of the suspects.

Area units immediately began to conduct a canvass. At 9:22am, HPD Traffic Division officers observed the carjacked vehicle traveling south on Main Street approaching Mather Street. Officers began to follow the carjacked vehicle while broadcasting its location. As the vehicle turned west on Mather Street then south on East Street and into the parking lot of Seyms Street. An Officer attempted to block the suspect's vehicle in the parking lot at which point the operator, Perry (alone in the vehicle), sped out of the lot east on Seyms Street then South on Main Street. The Officer followed the vehicle with his emergency lights and siren activated while broadcasting his direction and location. Perry traveled south on Main Street, west on Albany Avenue, south on Chestnut Street, west on Walnut Street and struck a curb while turning north on Edwards Street, disabling the stolen vehicle.

Perry bailed out of the vehicle and fled west through the Global Communications Academy (former Quirk Middle School) parking lot with officers in foot pursuit behind the accused. As Perry ran he removed a black firearm from his waistband and had it in his hand as he tripped and fell, dropping the firearm. Traffic, Patrol and STF officers apprehended Perry in the south west corner of the school parking lot. Officers secured the firearm and placed Perry under arrest. Hartford School security was immediately notified of the developing incident. Note: The Hartford Police Shooting Task Force and the Hartford Police Academy share this same campus as the school.

The victim positively identified Brian Perry, 23, of Meriden as the suspect who attempted to shoot him and carjack his vehicle. Further investigation revealed the female involved as Paula Brown, 25, of Hartford. She was apprehended a short time later on Huyshope Avenue by members of the HPD/U.S Marshal's Fugitive Task Force. During a canvass of the initial scene at 123-125 Martin Street, a live .22 caliber round of ammunition was recovered.

The victim had a dog "King" which was in the vehicle at the time of the carjacking. The dog ran out of the vehicle at the time the accused fled on foot. The dog was later located under a vehicle in the rear lot of the Hartford Police Department (1 block from Quirk Middle) by HPD Traffic Division Officers and returned to the owner.

Arrest #1; Perry, Brian, 23 of Meriden CT. (Convicted Felon, 11 previous Hartford arrests) $800,000 Bond
Charges:
1. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
2. Criminal Possession Firearm
3. Criminal Attempt Murder
4. Carjacking
5. Robbery 1st
6. Larceny 2nd
7. Weapon in M/V
8. Engaging Pursuit
9. Reckless Driving
10. Criminal Trover 2nd
11. Larceny 6th
12. Interfering w/ Police and related Conspiracy charges.

Arrest #2; Brown, Paula, 25 of Hartford CT. (7 previous Hartford Arrests) $250,000
Charges:
1. Carjacking
2. Robbery 1st Degree
3. Larceny 2nd Degree
4. Larceny 6th Degree
5. Criminal Trover 2nd Degree and related Conspiracy Charges

Narcotics Arrest May 14, 2015

On May 14, 2015, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit and State Police Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) received information that two individuals would be conducting a large drug deal on New Britain Ave. Surveillance was established in the area and the two targets were located. Through the investigation, Detectives detained the two individuals. Michael Kelley, 34, of Plainville, CT. Kelley was found in possession of approximately 320 grams of crack cocaine and U.S currency. Eduardo Zayes, 31, of Hartford was found in possession of U.S currency. A follow-up investigation led investigators to several stash houses in the greater Hartford region. The evidence seized by detectives through the overlapping investigations is listed below:

$50,000 in U.S. Currency as well as $6693.00 U.S currency

10 grams raw heroin as well as 50 bags of heroin

(4) kilogram of powder and crack cocaine as well as approximately 372 grams of crack cocaine

(5) pounds of marijuana

Raven arms .25 Caliber handgun

2014 Nissan Altima Blue

2002 GMC Denali Green

Arrested: Eduardo Zayes 31, of Hartford, CT (Convicted Felon, 9th Hartford Arrest)

CHARGES:

1. Criminal possession of firearm
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
3. Possession of Narcotics
4. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics within 1500 Feet of school.
5. Criminal Trespass 3rd

Arrested: Michael Kelley 34 of Plainville, CT (1st Hartford Arrest)

CHARGES:

1. Possession of Narcotics
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics within 1500 Feet of school.
3. Criminal Trespass 3rd
4. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics

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DUI Checkpoint May 15, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 15, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) ā€“ The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, May 15, 2015, 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 Checkpoint May 7, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 6, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) ā€“ The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, May 7, 2015, 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.

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