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Trinity College Assault Arrest

On March 4, 2012, shortly after 3am, Hartford Police Officers were dispatched to 300 Summit St., Trinity College, on a report of a serious assault involving a student. The victim, Christopher Kenney (23yo) was found from suffering severe facial injuries sustained during an apparent assault. He was transported to Hartford Hospital.

The investigation was directed by the HPD Major Crimes Division. With little physical evidence and information, the investigation slowed but did not go cold. Detectives continued to work at the case for (approximately) the next 3 years. Major Crimes Detectives diligently developed and gathered information, piecing together the details of the investigation.

Last week, while working a separate investigation, detectives developed the key information needed to seek an arrest warrant for two suspects. This morning, detectives obtained arrest warrants for two individuals.

This evening, HPD Major Crimes Detectives, with the assistance of the HPD Fugitive Task Force, took Veronica Marquez, 27 of Hartford into custody without incident. Marquez was transported to booking and is being held on a $250,000 judge set bond. She will be arraigned tomorrow. The second suspect, Pedro Carillo, 20 of Hartford, is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections on separate charges and will be habeas to GA14 on a later date where the arrest warrant will be served.

Charges:
Pedro Carillo, 20 of Hartford CT (6 Previous Hartford Arrests) –Pending Habeas will be charged with:
1. Assault 2nd
2. Conspiracy/Assault 2nd
(He has been held since Sept. 18, 2014 on a separate, unrelated August 16, 2014 Assault 2nd incident- with a $100,000 bond.)

Veronica Marquez, 27 of Hartford CT (9 Previous Hartford Arrests) $250,000 Bond
1. Assault 2nd
2. Conspiracy/Assault 2nd

Throughout the investigation, the Hartford Police Department received complete cooperation and assistance from Trinity College.

Operation Safe Lot

Craigslist transactions that have turned into robberies and/or violent encounters have become a nationwide trend and a problem for police departments across the country. Often, one of the consenting parties on either side of these transactions is robbed of their money and/or belongings. Certainly, the greater Hartford region has experienced this trend first hand. As we have painfully seen here in Hartford, these types of incidents have had great potential for violence.

In an effort to help this trend and keep our citizens safe, the Hartford Police Department is offering its public parking lot as a suggested location option for these transactions. The offering of Police Parking lots as a safe zone for these transactions has already successfully occurred in other parts of the country. Our lot is well lit and under 24/7 video surveillance. Moreover our front desk in the main lobby is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We suggest citizens in the region consider this as a safe option when arranging a location to conduct a craigslist style transaction.

Our public parking lots and main lobby are literally "Public". While our lot is not very large, it is a strain we are willing to deal with to ensure these potentially violent encounters do not occur. Our police department is always willing to open our doors for our citizens. We are constantly looking for ways to encourage our community to feel welcome and safe.

PSC Lot

General Social Media transaction safety tips:

  1. Insist to meet at a public place such as the Hartford Police Department.
  2. Don't go alone.
  3. Trust your instincts.
  4. Do not meet in a secluded area.
  5. Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs.
  6. Be cautious when buying/selling high value items.
  7. Perform the transaction during daylight hours.
  8. If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.
  9. Tell a friend or family member about your intentions.
  10. Take your cell phone with you.

Homicide Arrest February 20, 2015

On January 28, 2015 at 2137 hours, Hartford Police Patrol officers responded to 692 Garden Street for the report of shots fired. Responding officers located the victim, Michael Leon DOB 3/01/1968, unresponsive in the roadway suffering from multiple gun shots. EMS responded and pronounced the victim deceased on scene. HPD Major Crimes Division Homicide Detectives responded and initiated the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, evidence and witnesses were located. As a result, detectives developed a suspect, Tevin “Man Man” Jiles, 04/14/92, of Garden Street in Hartford.

On February 20, 2015, investigating detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Tevin Jiles. This afternoon, homicide detectives conducting surveillance located Jiles walking on Garden St. Jiles was taken into custody without incident.  Jiles was taken to the HPD Major Crimes Division. Jiles, a convicted felon with 9 previous Hartford arrests, was booked and  charged with Murder, 53a-54a and Criminal Possession of a Firearm, 53a-217c in connection with the death of Michael Leon DOB 3/01/1986.

Jiles is being held on a $1,000,000 judge set bond and will be arraigned at GA 14.

DUI Checkpoint February 20, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, February 19, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of  809 Asylum 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 February 13, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, February 11, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of Garden Street and Capen 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.

HPD Award Ceremony

On Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 4:00pm, the Hartford Police Department held an awards ceremony to recognize the many heroic actions of police officers over the course of several years.  It was held at the University of Hartford’s Wilde Auditorium.  

Please click here for full list of award recipients.

Arrest from Citizen Tip

On February 5th at 5:30pm, Hartford Police Department officers of the South Conditions Unit (SCU) responded to the area of 990 Wethersfield Avenue in response to a dispatched citizen tip of active illegal sales of narcotics. The tip included a detailed description of the suspect, the suspect's vehicle, and its location in the parking lot of the apartment complex. SCU officers arrived on scene and observed the suspect vehicle parked in the rear parking lot. Officers proceeded to make contact with the operator later identified as Abraham Rolon. While speaking with Rolon, Officers observed a small amount of crack-cocaine visible within the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Rolon also verbally admitted to having marijuana concealed on his person. K9 Officer Moody was notified of the investigation and responded to the scene with his K9 partner Enzo. Officer Moody conducted a K9 narcotics search of the listed vehicle that resulted in a positive alert for the presence of narcotics in the front center console area of the vehicle. A further search revealed a large amount of narcotics concealed within a square plastic insert connected to the backside of the console. The said insert appeared to be factory installed yet was modified in order to conceal narcotics in an attempt to avoid detection from law enforcement.

The following was seized from the hidden compartment of the vehicle:
(1) one ounce of uncut cocaine
(2) .60 ounces of crack-cocaine
(3) .35 ounces of marijuana
(4) 152 sleeves of heroin packaged for street level sales
Rolon was found to be in possession of a total of $1020 U.S. currency that was seized as believed to be derived through the illegal sales of narcotics.
Rolon was placed under arrest and charged appropriately.
Detectives from the VIN division were notified of the arrest and the case will be forwarded to the division
for possible further investigation.

Arrested: Abraham Rolon, 36, of Hartford, CT (10 Previous Hartford Arrests, Convicted Felon)
Charges:
1. Operating MV Suspended License
2. Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree
3. Possession of Narcotics
4. PWITS Narcotics
5. Possession Marijuana

Seized: (1) one ounce cocaine, .60 ounces of crack-cocaine, 152 sleeves heroin, .35 ounces of marijuana,
and $1020 U.S. Currency
Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S60, color Gray (bearing CT 5AGBM8)

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Garden Street Arrest

On February 5, 2015, members of the Hartford Police Department Special Operations Group (HSI), the Vice and Narcotics Unit, The South Conditions Unit, and the Shooting Task Force were conducting surveillance in the area of Garden Street and Nelson Street. As a vehicle drove past the Detectives, the operator and the passenger were both observed drinking alcoholic beverages. The vehicle pulled the curb in front of a package store at the intersection of Capen Street and Garden Street. The Detectives approached to investigate and the front seat passenger, identified as Carl Hooks (Convicted Felon) was found in possession of a loaded Taurus .357 magnum revolver. The operator of the vehicle, identified as Randolph Privette, had an outstanding arrest warrant (failure to respond/infraction) and both parties were additionally found to be in possession of marijuana.

Arrested #1: Carl Hooks, 31,of Hartford, CT. (20 previous Hartford arrests, Convicted Felon)
Charges:
1. Criminal Possession Firearm
2. PWITS Marijuana

Arrested #2: Randolph Privette, 31, of Hartford, CT. (12 Previous Hartford Arrest, Convicted Felon)
Charges:
1. Drinking while Operating a M/V
2. Operating under Suspension
3. Interfering with Police
4. Possession Marijuana. (Outstanding Warrant Served)

Evidence: One (1) Taurus .357 Magnum revolver, containing three (3) live and three (3)
spent ammunition casings, nine (9) bags of marijuana, and $252.00 US Currency

592 garden st gun

DUI Checkpoint February 5, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, February 5, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, February 6, 2015, 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.

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