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DUI Checkpoint July 2, 2014

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, July 1, 2014


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 217 Wethersfield 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.

2nd Craigslist Homicide arrest

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

On June 30, 2014, Hartford Police Department Homicide Detectives, working closely with the Connecticut State's Attorney's Office in Hartford, applied for and obtained a second arrest warrant for this homicide. Marvin Mathis, 20 of Hartford, was arrested today and charged at the Hartford Police Department with Murder, robbery first-degree, and conspiracy to commit robbery in the first-degree. He is being held on a $100,000 judge set bond.


10th Annual MPO Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

The Master Police Officer Pete J. Lavery Gold Committee is pleased to announce the 10th Annual MPO Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Gillette Ridge Golf Course in Bloomfield, CT. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the MPO Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship fund. MPO Lavery died in the line of duty on 12/31/04 while investigating a domestic dispute complaint in Newington, CT. MPO Lavery was ambushed upon entering the basement looking for the suspect. The registration deadline is August 11, 2014. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Fees for the tournament include 18 holes of golf with a cart, snacks, lunch on the course, cocktail reception, dinner, and prizes. For additional information please contact investigator Tony Duarte at Manchester States Attorney’s Office (860) 649-4779 ext. 3018 / Fax (860) 646-2096.

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