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Officer Hit Following Jason Aldean Concert

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, following the Jason Aldean concert, the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division was conducting the outbound traffic detail at the Xfinity Theater. Officers spotted a driver driving erratically, nearly striking an officer. A Hartford Police motorcycle officer attempted to stop the vehicle and was struck.

The officer was taken to Hartford Hospital via ambulance, treated and released. The operator was stopped and arrested.

Accused: David Mascuto, 51 of Fairfield CT

  1. 1.DUI
  2. 2.Evading Responsibility
  3. 3.Failure to Obey Officers Signal

$25,000 Bond

Traffic Advisory for Arch Maintenance at Bushnell Park

Traffic Advisory for Trinity Street


Beginning Monday, August 4, 2014, Trinity Street will be closed between Elm Street and Ford Street for maintenance of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch and street construction. This closure is expected to last one week.

Suspect arrested in Officer Involved Shooting

On July 31, 2014 at approx. 3:44am the Hartford Public Safety dispatch center received 911 calls regarding a shot fired and an attempted robbery. Hartford Police Patrol Officers converged on the area, and a perimeter was established. An Officer observed the suspect, exited his cruiser and chased him on foot. In a rear yard on Campfield Ave. the Officer came around the corner of a house to observe the suspect already pointing a hand gun at him. The Officer fired two shots and sought cover. The suspect again ran on foot and was eventually located by responding HPD C Squad Patrol Officers. The suspect was not struck by the officer's gun fire. The suspect's gun, a Glock 17 9mm, was also recovered.

The victim of the robbery on Broad St. was located and was uninjured. A single shell casing was recovered on Broad St. The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division and the Crime Scene Division responded to conduct the investigation. The CT State's Attorney's Office in Hartford was notified.

Accused: Derrick Gray, 28, of Hartford CT. Gray is a convicted felon.
Charges:
1. Criminal Attempt Assault 1st
2. Unlawful Discharge of Firearm
3. Robbery 1st Degree
4. Criminal Possession of Firearm
5. Carrying Pistol without a Permit
6. Reckless Endangerment

Gray was also charged for an outstanding Violation of Probation warrant. He is being held on a $775,000 bond.

 

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