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Arrest Made in VIN/DRS Operation

On January 13, 2016, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit in conjunction with Agents from the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Service executed two search and seizure warrants/ arrest warrants at two "City Gas" Stations (1510 Albany Avenue and 10 White Street). HPD Vice and Narcotics detectives had two search warrants for Intellectual Property violations, while the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services had several arrest warrants for individuals associated with the businesses. During the execution of these warrants several pieces of counterfeit clothing were seized. Detectives were able to recover a large amount of synthetic marijuana and bath salts which were located hidden in the ceiling tiles of the business. The Agents were able to seize a large amount of untaxed cigarettes. Three individuals working at the businesses were arrested by Hartford Police as well as by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services agents.

Arrested: Shiraj Mhommed DOB 5-4-65 LKA 90 Waverly Dr, Newington
CHARGES: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession of
Hallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Arrested: Ahmed Mustak DOB 1-1-83 LKA 813 Maple Ave, Htfd
CHARGES: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession ofHallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Arrested: Mohammed Shaheen DOB 9-25-64 LKA 178 Allen Street, New Britain
Charges: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession of Hallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Evidence: 663 counterfeit hats knit winter hats
Evidence: 1022 grams of bath salts, 37 Synthetic marijuana packs
Evidence: U.S. currency $28,187 dollars, large amount of untaxed tobacco products
city gas

Narcotics Operation in South Green Park

On January 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., Detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with members of the South Conditions Unit conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of South Green Park and 33 Park Street. This operation was conducted in response to numerous citizen complaints regarding open air street level narcotic sales in the Park. Undercover Detectives conducted surveillance in the area and were able to identify prospective buyers and sellers of narcotics. A total of (16) individuals, from in and around the Hartford region, were arrested and charged with various narcotics charges.

Evidence:
Two ounces of Marijuana
60 bags of Heroin
15 grams of Crack Cocaine
Nine Suboxone
U.S. currency $441.00

Arrested: Ismael Ramos, 48, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell
Sale of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: William West, 54, of Meriden, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 1st
Disorderly Conduct

Arrested: Nathaniel Jefferson, 23, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd
Possession of Narcotics
Sale of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell within 1500 School

Arrested: Walter Nosek, 45, of East Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Operation under Suspension
Failure to use turning signal

Arrested: Eric Ortiz, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd
Possession of Narcotics
Sale of Narcotics

Arrested: Marisol Rivera, 51, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Maria Karabetsos, 48, of Newington, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Juan Velez, 34, of Winsted, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell

Arrested: Andrew Knapik, 24, of New Britain, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School
Failure to obey a Traffic Control Signal

Arrested: Amor Ahmetbasic, 25, of New Britain, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School

Arrested: Emilio Montalvo, 54, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Loitering
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School

Arrested: Jon Carlos Gonzalez, 40, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Victor Torres, 40, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Failure to keep narcotics in container

Ticketed: Jadaiah Sneed, 36, of Westfield, MA
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Ticketed: Raymond Guzman, 28, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled substance

Arrested: Idalina Morale, 53, of Hartford, CT
Charges: Outstanding Prawn Warrant FTA 2nd

Human Trafficking Arrest during Narcostics Operation

On September 27, 2015, information was provided to the Hartford Police Department Special Investigations Division (SID) from an outside agency concerning the possible kidnapping and human trafficking of an eighteen (18) year old girl from outside of Hartford.

In a joint meeting on 09/28/15, with three additional agencies whom have had prior dealing with the victim, it was established she might be in a specific area of the north end of Hartford.

On 09/29/15, detectives from the HPD Special Investigations Division conducted surveillance of a particular address and developed further information which validated the girl was in fact at this address. With the assistance of Hartford Police Department Patrol Division, Windsor Police Department and detectives from Special Investigations Division, the girl was located inside this address. At this point, no suspects were located.

After the rescue of this victim, an extensive interview was conducted by Special Investigations Division detectives. HPD Detectives (specially trained in Sex Asslt/Human Trafficking)  learned details of how the victim had been held against her will for almost a month. During this time she was trafficked sexually and physically abused repeatedly.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, two suspects were identified.

On December 28, 2015, after an extensive investigation, an arrest warrant for Dwayne “Crash” Hairston, 31, of Windsor CT, was obtained charging him with Trafficking In Persons 53a-192a, Kidnapping 1st Degree 53a-92, Promoting Prostitution 53a-86, Unlawful Restraint 53a-95 and Assault 2nd Degree 53a-60. A second suspect, Eric James “Nut” Williams, 25, of Hartford, was also identified and an arrest warrant charging him with Sexual Assault 1st Degree was also obtained by SID detectives.

On January 6, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics units conducted an undercover operation in the area of 2620 Main Street.  HPD V&N Detectives were able to obtain credible information that several individuals were conducting illegal drug sales from a third floor (south) apartment of 2620 Main Street.

Additional information was also developed that two individuals with outstanding warrants for Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (Hairston and Williams) were also at this location.  Surveillance was established at the location and HPD V&N Detectives were able to arrest several (drug) buyers leaving the location.

During the surveillance, HPD Detectives were able to identify and stop both individuals with the outstanding warrants without incident.  The Detectives then obtained a search and seizure warrant for the 3rd Floor South apartment of 2620 Main St. During the execution of this search warrant, HPD Detectives located narcotics, packaging material, and counterfeit money. Two children, ages 8 and 10 were present during the execution of the search warrant; a notification to DCF was made by HPD Detectives. 

Investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are a possibility.

Evidence:

28 bags of crack cocaine (one ounce)
27 bags of heroin
13 bags of marijuana
$89.00 dollars of UPS currency
$150.00 dollars of counterfeit money

Arrested: Dwayne Hairston, 31, of Windsor, CT (Arrested for outstanding warrant)
Windsor charges:
Kidnapping 1st degree
Coercion
Promoting Prostitution
Unlawful Restraint 1st
Assault 2nd

Windsor charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: Eric Williams, 25, of Hartford, CT (Also arrested for outstanding child support warrant)
Charges:
Sexual Assault 1st

Arrested: Troy West, 43, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Criminal Trespass 3rd

Arrested: Jeri Collins, 34, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd

Arrested: Joshua Janton, 34, of Manchester, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Criminal Trespass 2nd
Interfering with Police
Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a License

Arrested: Travis Kelly, 39, of Manchester, CT (2 outstanding warrants) (Absconder from CT Parole and Larceny 6th out of Manchester)
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: Jerome Greene, 30, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Destruction of Evidence 
Risk of Injury to Minor 2Cts

Arrested: Michelle Lopez, 31, of Hartford, CT
Charges: (outstanding warrant out of Wethersfield)
Failure to Appear 2nd on MV Charges

Arrested: Juvenile from Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell

Human Trafficing Arrest

Human Trafficing Arrest II

Human Trafficing Arrest III

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