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Cultivation of Marijuana Arrest

On August 19, 2015, at 7:30 pm, Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotic Detectives and HPD officers from the South Conditions Unit received credible information of a marijuana growing operation at 39 Ansonia Street. Surveillance was established on the residence, which revealed a garden type area containing several tall green leafy plants. Further investigation by HPD Officers and Vice Detectives produced approximately 92 marijuana plants and marijuana packaged for street level sales. Two residents, later identified as Jaleel Wooley, 24, of Hartford and Jamie Grant, 36, of Hartford were placed under arrest for drug related charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed. The plants were cut down and entered as evidence at the Hartford Police property room.

Seized as Evidence:
92 marijuana plants
15 plastic zip lock bags each containing a green plant like substance

Arrested: Jaleel Wooley, 24, of Hartford, CT
1. Cultivation of Marijuana

Arrested: Jamie Grant, 36, of Hartford, CT
1. Cultivation of Marijuana

39 ansonia street

Narcotic & Large Money Seizure at 52 Lawrence Street

On August 19, 2015, at 4:30 pm, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division, assisted by officers from the HPD South Conditions Unit, conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of 139 Babcock Street. This operation was conducted in response to the ongoing citizen complaints of open air drug sales taking place in and around the area of 139 Babcock Street. Undercover Detectives conducted surveillance in the immediate area and were able to identify prospective buyers and sellers of narcotics. A total of four people were arrested and charges with various narcotic charges (see below). In addition, officers learned that narcotics were being "stashed" inside the first floor apartment of 52 Lawrence Street. A search was conducted and evidence was recovered. Evidence recovered from both the apartment search as well as the search of the arrested individuals are listed below:

Evidence seized:
$30,147 in U.S. Currency
458 bags of packaged Heroin

Arrested: Jahaira Martinez, 34, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession with intent to sell

Arrested: Robin Day, 50, of Plantville, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Reinardo Otero, 23, of New Britain, CT
1. Existing PRAWN Warrant

Arrested: Raymond Sanders, 22, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Sale of Narcotics
3. Sale of Narcotics within 1500 feet of school
(Had an active arrest warrant for being an escapee from parole)

139 Babcock

DUi Checkpoint August 20, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, August 19, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, August 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.

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