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DUI Checkpoint February 12, 2016

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

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 70 New Park 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.

TODAY AT 6:00 P.M.: MAYOR BRONIN DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN

(February 5, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 and ending at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016. All Hartford District Public School will parking lots will be available for parking.  However, cars must be moved by noon on Saturday.

“With heavy snow falling throughout the day and temperatures plummeting tonight, it’s critical that we allow our DPW team to clear the streets before we accumulate frozen material that’s difficult to plow," said Bronin. "This ban will allow us to plow curb to curb and get the streets cleared quickly.  I urge residents without off-street parking to move their vehicles to one of our district school lots once the parking ban goes into effect.”

During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:

  • Colt Park – Warwarme Street Lot                  
  • Dillon Stadium – Curcombe Street Lot     
  • Elizabeth Park – Asylum Street                   
  • Elizabeth Park – Prospect Avenue             
  • Goodwin Park – Hubbard Avenue             
  • Goodwin Park – Maple Ave. Golf Course                     
  • Keney Park – Woodland Street             
  • Keney Park – Ridgefield Street              
  • Pope Park –Park Terrace Lot   
  • 2 Holcomb Street Lot
  • 80 Coventry Lot 
  • KDA Center Lot – Naugatuck Street             
  • All Hartford District School Parking Lots. For a complete list, visitwww.hartfordschools.org/schools and select “District.”

Residents should remove their vehicles from the lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $93.59. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued, which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date. Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles. 

 

DPWsnowCAT

DUI Checkpoint February 4, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, February 2, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 610 Farmington 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.

Suspect Information Wanted for Homicide

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at approximately 12:02pm, the Hartford Police Department received citizen 911 reports of a person possibly shot in the area of Albany Avenue and Baltimore Street. A short time later, the victim- Joseph Lindsey, arrived at Saint Francis Hospital ED via private vehicle suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper body. At 12:33pm the victim was pronounced deceased by the attending physician at Saint Francis. A crime scene was established and secured in the area of Albany Avenue and Baltimore Street. HPD Major Crimes detectives and Crime Scene detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation.

Several witnesses were identified and interviewed throughout this investigation. Detectives were also able to secure some key physical evidence that assisted them in positively identifying the accused in this incident. On Friday, January 22, 2016 an arrest warrant was submitted to a Judge of the Hartford Superior Court and approved. The arrest warrant charges the accused, Brock Davis, DOB 10/3/1974, with one count of Murder in violation of Connecticut General Statute 53a-54a. There is a 1,000,000.00 dollar cash or surety judge set bond attached to the warrant.

The whereabouts of Brock Davis is currently unknown at this time. Efforts to locate Davis are underway and we will continue to search for him until he is located and brought to justice. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact Sergeant Reggie Early at (860) 757-4248. Anonymous tips can submitted using the "Submit a Tip" link on the website.

Brock Davis

Arrest in July 9, 2015 Homicide

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 5:33pm Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers, South Conditions and Shooting Task Force units responded to 371 New Park Avenue for the report of a serious assault with a firearm. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Daniel Sampel, on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. EMS responded and transported the victim to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 6:02pm.

HPD Major Crimes detectives and Crime Scene detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation. Several witnesses were identified and interviewed. As a result of those interviews two search and seizure warrants were executed at 359 New Park Avenue and 361 New Park Avenue. While executing the two search warrants several pieces of evidence were located and seized. Further investigation revealed the identity of a possible suspect involved in this homicide.

By Thursday, January 21, 2016, HPD Major Crimes Detectives established enough probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant. The arrest warrant was submitted to a Judge of the Hartford Superior Court and approved. The charges for the accused- Sergio Martinez, DOB 4/28/1986, are Murder 53a-54a, Criminal Possession of a Firearm 53a-217, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm 53-203, all in violation of Connecticut General Statutes. There is a 4,000,000 dollar cash or surety Judge set bond attached to the warrant.

The accused, Sergio Martinez, DOB 4/28/1986 is currently incarcerated in the State of New York for unrelated charges. Arrangements are currently being made by the involved jurisdictions to have Martinez transported back to Hartford, CT to face these charges.

Martinez Serg

DUI Checkpoint January 21, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, January 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, January 21, 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.

Arrest Made in VIN/DRS Operation

On January 13, 2016, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit in conjunction with Agents from the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Service executed two search and seizure warrants/ arrest warrants at two "City Gas" Stations (1510 Albany Avenue and 10 White Street). HPD Vice and Narcotics detectives had two search warrants for Intellectual Property violations, while the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services had several arrest warrants for individuals associated with the businesses. During the execution of these warrants several pieces of counterfeit clothing were seized. Detectives were able to recover a large amount of synthetic marijuana and bath salts which were located hidden in the ceiling tiles of the business. The Agents were able to seize a large amount of untaxed cigarettes. Three individuals working at the businesses were arrested by Hartford Police as well as by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services agents.

Arrested: Shiraj Mhommed DOB 5-4-65 LKA 90 Waverly Dr, Newington
CHARGES: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession of
Hallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Arrested: Ahmed Mustak DOB 1-1-83 LKA 813 Maple Ave, Htfd
CHARGES: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession ofHallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Arrested: Mohammed Shaheen DOB 9-25-64 LKA 178 Allen Street, New Britain
Charges: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession of Hallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Evidence: 663 counterfeit hats knit winter hats
Evidence: 1022 grams of bath salts, 37 Synthetic marijuana packs
Evidence: U.S. currency $28,187 dollars, large amount of untaxed tobacco products
city gas

Narcotics Operation in South Green Park

On January 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., Detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with members of the South Conditions Unit conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of South Green Park and 33 Park Street. This operation was conducted in response to numerous citizen complaints regarding open air street level narcotic sales in the Park. Undercover Detectives conducted surveillance in the area and were able to identify prospective buyers and sellers of narcotics. A total of (16) individuals, from in and around the Hartford region, were arrested and charged with various narcotics charges.

Evidence:
Two ounces of Marijuana
60 bags of Heroin
15 grams of Crack Cocaine
Nine Suboxone
U.S. currency $441.00

Arrested: Ismael Ramos, 48, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell
Sale of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: William West, 54, of Meriden, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 1st
Disorderly Conduct

Arrested: Nathaniel Jefferson, 23, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd
Possession of Narcotics
Sale of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell within 1500 School

Arrested: Walter Nosek, 45, of East Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Operation under Suspension
Failure to use turning signal

Arrested: Eric Ortiz, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd
Possession of Narcotics
Sale of Narcotics

Arrested: Marisol Rivera, 51, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Maria Karabetsos, 48, of Newington, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Juan Velez, 34, of Winsted, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell

Arrested: Andrew Knapik, 24, of New Britain, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School
Failure to obey a Traffic Control Signal

Arrested: Amor Ahmetbasic, 25, of New Britain, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School

Arrested: Emilio Montalvo, 54, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Loitering
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School

Arrested: Jon Carlos Gonzalez, 40, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Victor Torres, 40, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Failure to keep narcotics in container

Ticketed: Jadaiah Sneed, 36, of Westfield, MA
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Ticketed: Raymond Guzman, 28, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled substance

Arrested: Idalina Morale, 53, of Hartford, CT
Charges: Outstanding Prawn Warrant FTA 2nd

Human Trafficking Arrest during Narcostics Operation

On September 27, 2015, information was provided to the Hartford Police Department Special Investigations Division (SID) from an outside agency concerning the possible kidnapping and human trafficking of an eighteen (18) year old girl from outside of Hartford.

In a joint meeting on 09/28/15, with three additional agencies whom have had prior dealing with the victim, it was established she might be in a specific area of the north end of Hartford.

On 09/29/15, detectives from the HPD Special Investigations Division conducted surveillance of a particular address and developed further information which validated the girl was in fact at this address. With the assistance of Hartford Police Department Patrol Division, Windsor Police Department and detectives from Special Investigations Division, the girl was located inside this address. At this point, no suspects were located.

After the rescue of this victim, an extensive interview was conducted by Special Investigations Division detectives. HPD Detectives (specially trained in Sex Asslt/Human Trafficking)  learned details of how the victim had been held against her will for almost a month. During this time she was trafficked sexually and physically abused repeatedly.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, two suspects were identified.

On December 28, 2015, after an extensive investigation, an arrest warrant for Dwayne “Crash” Hairston, 31, of Windsor CT, was obtained charging him with Trafficking In Persons 53a-192a, Kidnapping 1st Degree 53a-92, Promoting Prostitution 53a-86, Unlawful Restraint 53a-95 and Assault 2nd Degree 53a-60. A second suspect, Eric James “Nut” Williams, 25, of Hartford, was also identified and an arrest warrant charging him with Sexual Assault 1st Degree was also obtained by SID detectives.

On January 6, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics units conducted an undercover operation in the area of 2620 Main Street.  HPD V&N Detectives were able to obtain credible information that several individuals were conducting illegal drug sales from a third floor (south) apartment of 2620 Main Street.

Additional information was also developed that two individuals with outstanding warrants for Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (Hairston and Williams) were also at this location.  Surveillance was established at the location and HPD V&N Detectives were able to arrest several (drug) buyers leaving the location.

During the surveillance, HPD Detectives were able to identify and stop both individuals with the outstanding warrants without incident.  The Detectives then obtained a search and seizure warrant for the 3rd Floor South apartment of 2620 Main St. During the execution of this search warrant, HPD Detectives located narcotics, packaging material, and counterfeit money. Two children, ages 8 and 10 were present during the execution of the search warrant; a notification to DCF was made by HPD Detectives. 

Investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are a possibility.

Evidence:

28 bags of crack cocaine (one ounce)
27 bags of heroin
13 bags of marijuana
$89.00 dollars of UPS currency
$150.00 dollars of counterfeit money

Arrested: Dwayne Hairston, 31, of Windsor, CT (Arrested for outstanding warrant)
Windsor charges:
Kidnapping 1st degree
Coercion
Promoting Prostitution
Unlawful Restraint 1st
Assault 2nd

Windsor charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: Eric Williams, 25, of Hartford, CT (Also arrested for outstanding child support warrant)
Charges:
Sexual Assault 1st

Arrested: Troy West, 43, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Criminal Trespass 3rd

Arrested: Jeri Collins, 34, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd

Arrested: Joshua Janton, 34, of Manchester, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Criminal Trespass 2nd
Interfering with Police
Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a License

Arrested: Travis Kelly, 39, of Manchester, CT (2 outstanding warrants) (Absconder from CT Parole and Larceny 6th out of Manchester)
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: Jerome Greene, 30, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Destruction of Evidence 
Risk of Injury to Minor 2Cts

Arrested: Michelle Lopez, 31, of Hartford, CT
Charges: (outstanding warrant out of Wethersfield)
Failure to Appear 2nd on MV Charges

Arrested: Juvenile from Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell

Human Trafficing Arrest

Human Trafficing Arrest II

Human Trafficing Arrest III

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