On May 19, 2015, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers wwere dispatched to 89 Martin Street on a reported carjacking at gunpoint. The victim told HPD Patrol Officers that he was at 123-125 Martin Street picking up a friend (Accused/Female/Brown) for work. While in the driveway, the victim was approached by his friend's brother (Accused/Male/Perry), who asked the victim to step out of the car to talk. Once out of the vehicle, Perry produced a black firearm, pointed it at the victim's chest while pulling the trigger several times. The firearm did not fire at which point Perry cycled the slide to the rear to chamber a second round at which point he again pulled the trigger. The victim fled on foot fearing he would be killed. At this point Brown jumped into the driver's seat of the victim's vehicle (a red Nissan Versa). Perry ran after the victim for a short distance while still attempting to shoot him. Brown picked up Perry in the victim's carjacked vehicle and fled the area.
HPD patrol officers broadcast a general description of the carjacked vehicle along with a description of the suspects.
Area units immediately began to conduct a canvass. At 9:22am, HPD Traffic Division officers observed the carjacked vehicle traveling south on Main Street approaching Mather Street. Officers began to follow the carjacked vehicle while broadcasting its location. As the vehicle turned west on Mather Street then south on East Street and into the parking lot of Seyms Street. An Officer attempted to block the suspect's vehicle in the parking lot at which point the operator, Perry (alone in the vehicle), sped out of the lot east on Seyms Street then South on Main Street. The Officer followed the vehicle with his emergency lights and siren activated while broadcasting his direction and location. Perry traveled south on Main Street, west on Albany Avenue, south on Chestnut Street, west on Walnut Street and struck a curb while turning north on Edwards Street, disabling the stolen vehicle.
Perry bailed out of the vehicle and fled west through the Global Communications Academy (former Quirk Middle School) parking lot with officers in foot pursuit behind the accused. As Perry ran he removed a black firearm from his waistband and had it in his hand as he tripped and fell, dropping the firearm. Traffic, Patrol and STF officers apprehended Perry in the south west corner of the school parking lot. Officers secured the firearm and placed Perry under arrest. Hartford School security was immediately notified of the developing incident. Note: The Hartford Police Shooting Task Force and the Hartford Police Academy share this same campus as the school.
The victim positively identified Brian Perry, 23, of Meriden as the suspect who attempted to shoot him and carjack his vehicle. Further investigation revealed the female involved as Paula Brown, 25, of Hartford. She was apprehended a short time later on Huyshope Avenue by members of the HPD/U.S Marshal's Fugitive Task Force. During a canvass of the initial scene at 123-125 Martin Street, a live .22 caliber round of ammunition was recovered.
The victim had a dog "King" which was in the vehicle at the time of the carjacking. The dog ran out of the vehicle at the time the accused fled on foot. The dog was later located under a vehicle in the rear lot of the Hartford Police Department (1 block from Quirk Middle) by HPD Traffic Division Officers and returned to the owner.
Arrest #1; Perry, Brian, 23 of Meriden CT. (Convicted Felon, 11 previous Hartford arrests) $800,000 Bond
1. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
2. Criminal Possession Firearm
3. Criminal Attempt Murder
5. Robbery 1st
6. Larceny 2nd
7. Weapon in M/V
8. Engaging Pursuit
9. Reckless Driving
10. Criminal Trover 2nd
11. Larceny 6th
12. Interfering w/ Police and related Conspiracy charges.
Arrest #2; Brown, Paula, 25 of Hartford CT. (7 previous Hartford Arrests) $250,000
2. Robbery 1st Degree
3. Larceny 2nd Degree
4. Larceny 6th Degree
5. Criminal Trover 2nd Degree and related Conspiracy Charges
On May 14, 2015, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit and State Police Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) received information that two individuals would be conducting a large drug deal on New Britain Ave. Surveillance was established in the area and the two targets were located. Through the investigation, Detectives detained the two individuals. Michael Kelley, 34, of Plainville, CT. Kelley was found in possession of approximately 320 grams of crack cocaine and U.S currency. Eduardo Zayes, 31, of Hartford was found in possession of U.S currency. A follow-up investigation led investigators to several stash houses in the greater Hartford region. The evidence seized by detectives through the overlapping investigations is listed below:
$50,000 in U.S. Currency as well as $6693.00 U.S currency
10 grams raw heroin as well as 50 bags of heroin
(4) kilogram of powder and crack cocaine as well as approximately 372 grams of crack cocaine
(5) pounds of marijuana
Raven arms .25 Caliber handgun
2014 Nissan Altima Blue
2002 GMC Denali Green
Arrested: Eduardo Zayes 31, of Hartford, CT (Convicted Felon, 9th Hartford Arrest)
1. Criminal possession of firearm
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
3. Possession of Narcotics
4. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics within 1500 Feet of school.
5. Criminal Trespass 3rd
Arrested: Michael Kelley 34 of Plainville, CT (1st Hartford Arrest)
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics within 1500 Feet of school.
3. Criminal Trespass 3rd
4. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 15, 2015
HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT
(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 175 New Britain 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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