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Church Burglary “Family Worship Center”

On, June 12, 2014 the "Family Worship Center" on 650 Blue Hills Avenue was broken into and items were taken from the premises. The items were:

• 40"Insignia Television ( no serial number)
• 60" Sharp LC LED Television serial number 206847463 model number 60LE640U

The suspect is this case appeared to be a black male, with short hair, thin built, approximately 5'08", in his late teens or early twenties. The suspect was wearing; brown hooded sweat shirt, baseball hat, red T-shirt under his sweat shirt, dark colored pants, adidas (black and white) sneakers and carrying a blue Yankees string book bag.

The surveillance camera revealed that on 6/11/14 at approximately 8 p.m. the suspect entered through the front entrance of the church during bible study. The suspect walked through the hallways of the church and entered the rear office without detection. It was later determine that the suspect cut one wire to the rear entrance alarm and left the south side window unlocked.

The Pastor called the alarm company in order to reset the alarm that was malfunctioning, unaware that the alarm was tamper with. The alarm company called the Pastor later that night because the sensors were going off but they decided not to call Police thinking that the alarm was malfunctioning. Surveillance later revealed that the suspect returned and he was the one setting off the sensor but at that time he did not take any items.
Surveillance also revealed the suspect returned for the third time on 6/12/14 at approximately 9:00 a.m. and ripped both of the television off the wall and exited through the rear entrance where the alarm was tamper. The suspect carried out one television at a time.

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If you recognize the suspect or can provide any information, please contact Detective S. McGrath, Burglary Division at (860)757-4429 case number 14-19064.

Suspect Arrested in the Death of Felix Dejesus

On May 8, 2013 at approximately 8pm Mr. Felix Dejesus, of Cromwell, was murdered on Allendale Road. while attempting to sell tablets that he had arranged to sell via Craigslist. On June 17,2014 Hartford Police Department Homicide Detectives arrested Rashad Moon, 22 of Hartford in connection with the homicide. The investigation is ongoing. Moon is expected to be in court tomorrow.

Rashad Moon, 22 of Hartford is being held on a $1,000,000 bond and charged with felony murder, robbery first-degree, and conspiracry to commit robbery in the first-degree.

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Hartford's 6th Homocide

On June 14, 2014 at approximately 12:56 p.m. the Hartford Police Department received several 911 calls regarding a shooting which occurred on the east side walk of South Green Park (across the street from 66 Main St). Patrol Officers responded and found the victim lying on the sidewalk, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the face and head. It was immediately apparent to the arriving officers that the wounds were not consistent with sustaining life. EMS personnel arrived and pronounced the victim deceased on scene.

The scene was secured and Major Crimes Division Homicide detectives initiated the investigation with the assistance of the Crime Scene Detectives. The victim was positively identified as: Huberto O'Neil, (34) 07/15/79 of 82 Cabot Street, Hartford. This incident appears to be a deliberate and specific attack on the victim.

Major crimes division detectives are continuing the investigation. The Hartford Police Department is asking anyone with any information to please contact Sgt. Brandon O'Brien at 860-757-4089 or tips can be reported anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 860-722-TIPS.

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