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Road Closures for Fireball Run

Please see the listed road closures for the weekend:

The Fireball Run requires road closures in the City of Hartford two days this weekend. Saturday September 26th consists of a static vehicle display on Trinity Street. As a result, Elm Street will be closed from Pulaski Circle/West St. to Trinity Street and Trinity Street will be closed from Capitol Avenue to the Arch. Both are scheduled to close at 9:00am and reopen at 6:00pm.

For the start, Sunday September 27th, Main Street will be closed from Pearl Street to Capitol Avenue. Road closures will begin at 4:00am and are scheduled to reopen around 11:00am. The HPD Traffic Division will assist Fireball Teams travel from the rally area to Interstate 84 West.

Arrest Made for August 31st Homicide

On Monday, August 31, 2015, at approximately 11:57pm, the Hartford Police Department received several 911 reports of shots fired and a male victim shot at 52-K South Prospect Street. On arrival, a male victim was located suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased on scene by the responding paramedics at 12:34am on Sept. 1, 2015. HPD Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.
The victim is identified as William Prieto, DOB 1/25/1983 (32) of 52 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT.

The suspect was identified as Anthony Christiana, DOB 11/05/1987, of 38 Henry Street Hartford. On September 23, 2015, an arrest warrant has been drafted and approved by the States Attorney charging Anthony Christiana with Murder, Conspiracy to commit murder and numerous firearms charges. Christiana was picked up and arrested for Violation of Probation (unrelated charges) on Tuesday September 22,2015.

This morning at the Hartford Police Department, Anthony Christiana was arrested for the Murder of William Prieto, by HPD Major Crimes Detectives. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond. There is a narcotics/money nexus to the motive. The investigation is on-going at this time.

Anthony Christiana, 27yo, of 38 Henry Street Hartford (Convicted Felon with 9 previous Hartford arrests)
1. Murder
2. Criminal possession of a firearm
3. Criminal use of a firearm
4. Conspiracy to commit Murder

Gun Arrest September 23, 2015

On Sept 23, 2015, at 4:05pm, shortly after city schools dismissal, Members of the Hartford Police Department Central Conditions Unit observed a 2014 Toyota traveling southbound on Woodland Street. CCU Officers noticed the smoke filled vehicle had an blatant amount of smoke coming out of its windows. Officers also noticed the smoke smelled consistent with burnt marijuana. A motor vehicle stop was immediately executed in the vicinity of Woodland Street and Niles Street. During the course of the investigation the operator admitted to smoking marijuana while driving through city streets. Officers also discovered the operator had a firearm in his possession. As a result of the investigation, a Glock model 19 9mm pistol was recovered along with 2 high capacity magazines each containing 15 live rounds. The operator of the vehicle was charged accordingly and transported to HPD Booking Facility for processing. STF notified.

Arrested: Christopher Hernandez, 35, of Hartford, Connecticut
Charges: Illegal Tints, Weapons in M/V, Pistol without Permit, Possession High Capacity Mags (2 counts), Carrying Firearm under influence of drugs

Recovered: one (1) Glock Model 19 9mm pistol, with two (2) High Capacity Magazines and 30 live rounds

Gun Arrest 9-2015

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