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In Memory of Kevin Bell

Our first responders, our men and women of the Hartford Fire Department, put themselves at risk each and every day to protect the residents of the city. It takes an enormous amount of courage to do this. For that alone, they are heroes.

-Mayor Pedro E. Segarra

Bell Kevin


The Hartford Fire Department and the Hartford Fire Fighter Association, IAFF 760, are selling Kevin L. Bell Memorial Tee Shirts to raise funds for the Bell family. The Tee Shirts are available for purchase thru the Hartford Fire Department Special Services Unit at the Hartford Public Safety Complex, 253 High Street, Hartford, CT between the hours of 8am to 4pm. The shirts are also available at the Offices of the Hartford Fire Fighters Association, IAFF 760 at 1 Linden Place, Unit 104, Hartford, CT between the hours of 9am and 2 pm. All proceeds from these sales will go to the Kevin L. Bell Memorial Family Fund. The shirts are $20 and are available in Blue and Grey. They will remain on sale until they are sold out. For additional information contact the Hartford Fire Department Special Services Unit at 860-757-4520 or the Hartford Fire Fighters Association at 860-296-3523.

The Kevin L. Bell Memorial Family Fund has been established through the Hartford Fire Fighters Survivors' Fund to benefit the family of Brother Bell. Donations may be sent to the following:

Kevin L. Bell Memorial Family Fund
C/O Hartford Fire Fighters Survivors' Fund
Farmington Bank
669 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Two Guns of the Street

On October 6, 2015, at 8:25pm, Hartford Shooting Task Force Detective Connaughton (of Windsor PD), developed information regarding armed individuals in the area of 36 Enfield Street. Members of the STF conducted surveillance in the area and observed suspect vehicles along with suspects. STF investigators entered the parking lot at which point Accused/Cousins immediately fled on foot. HPD Detective Medina and Officer Maynard (of Manchester PD) pursued Cousins on foot and apprehended him in the rear of 467 Garden Street. A firearm was thrown by Cousins and recovered by Officer Maynard. Four occupants of the listed Nissan Maxima were detained without incident with assistance HPD Patrol Officers. The front passenger of the Maxima, Accused Baker, was in possession of the listed .38 caliber revolver.

Firearms Seized:
Firearm #1 (Baker); EAA .38 Caliber Revolver, Model EA/R, fully loaded with six (6) live .38 Special
caliber rounds of ammunition, obliterated serial number.
Firearm #2 (Cousins); Pietro Beretta 9mm Semi-automatic pistol, Model 92F, w/ one live chambered 9mm
round of ammunition and nine (9) live 9mm rounds of ammunition in the magazine, S/N C93583Z. Stolen
out of Bridgeport, CT.

Suspect Vehicle; 2007 Nissan Maxima color Gray, CT Registration

Arrest #1; Baker, Eric, 24, Hartford, CT.
1. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
2. Weapon in M/V
3. Obliterated Serial Number.

Arrest #2; Cousins, Treaston, 22, of Windsor, CT
1. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
2. Theft of Firearm
3. High Cap. Magazine
4. Interfering w/ Police

Demonstration Arrests

On October 5, 2015, at approximately 4:00pm, people began to gather at 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Unitarian Society of Hartford, for an advertised demonstration.

At approximately 4:15pm some participants in the rally began to sit/stand in the roadway at the intersection of Albany Avenue at Bloomfield Avenue. Demonstrators were blocking vehicular traffic at rush hour, and also blocking an artery to the University of Hartford. This action began creating traffic congestion.
The participants were asked to leave the roadway. Demonstrators were given several warnings to clear from the street or face arrest. The demonstrators refused to leave the roadway.

Having been warned of the arrest consequence, a total of twelve (12) participants who refused to move were peacefully placed under custodial arrest and transported to the HPD detention facility without incident. All arrested people were referred to community court on one of 3 separate court dates assigned to the demonstrators.
Following the arrests, the police detail departed. A Hartford Police 'Faith Based Officer' stayed in the immediate area to ensure the safety and security of the demonstrators.
There were no reported injuries.

Arrested: Janee Woods-Weber (8/24/76), 775 Mountain Road, West Hartford, CT
Arrested: Vanessa Gonzalez (4/29/75), 24 Battle Street, West Hartford, CT
Arrested: Catherine Rion (12/22/76), 203 South Highland Street, West Hartford, CT
Arrested: Alan Bedford (6/17/40), 25 Cliffside Drive, Manchester, CT
Arrested: Susan McMillen (11/15/45), 611 Goose Lane, Coventry, CT
Arrested: Virginia McDaniel (1/18/55), 108 Greenwood Road, Granby, CT
Arrested: Joan Macomber (12/17/48), 50 Elm Street, South Windsor, CT
Arrested: Pamela Selder (8/5/62), 44 Chapman Street, Hartford, CT
Arrested: Christine Joyner (5/6/47), 450 East Center Street, Manchester, CT
Arrested: Maura Hallisey (9/11/91), 60 Drummer Lane, Wethersfield, CT
Arrested: Arthur Miller (7/20/45), 24 Meadowwash Drive, Windsor, CT
Arrested: Jason Fredlund (7/14/85), 252 South Whitney Street, Hartford, CT
All were charged with Disorderly Conduct, Section 53a-182, and referred to Community Court.

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