On September 17, 2015, at 11:30 p.m. , Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Statewide Narcotics Task Force and the FBI Task Force received credible information that a large shipment of narcotics was to be delivered in the area of New Britain Avenue and Newfield Street. Surveillance was established and the target vehicle was followed to 61 Stafford Street. The suspect stopped exiting the house and 300 grams (quarter kilogram) of raw heroin was discovered. During the investigation a search of the house was conducted and another 1000 gram (1 kilogram) was recovered. The Heroin had a street value of approximately $80,000.00 dollars. The target suspect was arrested for federal narcotics charges and taken into federal custody.
1300 grams of Heroin with a street value of $80,000.00 dollars
*Due to the incident remaining an active investigation involving multijurisdictional agencies, the identification of the target suspect arrested is not being released at this time.
On September 17, 2015, at 6:20 p.m. , Hartford Police Department Detectives from the Vice and Narcotics Unit assisted by HPD South Condition Officers executed a search warrant at 224 Putnam Street, 2nd floor apartment. HPD officers were able to obtain credible information that there was an individual packaging and selling illegal narcotics from a 2nd floor apartment. A search of the apartment's interior revealed 1872 bags of Heroin, 6 ounces of marijuana and $880.00 dollars in U.S Currency. The occupant of the residence was placed under arrest for various narcotic charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility for processing.
1872 bags of Heroin
16 bags of marijuana
$880.00 dollars in U.S Currency, safe and packaging material
Arrested: Victor Laboy, 25, of Hartford, CT (Convicted Felon w/Numerous previous narcotics arrests)
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession with intent to sell Narcotics
3. Possession of a controlled substance
4. Possession with intent to sell a controlled substance
On September 17, 2015, at approximately 9:52pm Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to 69 James Street on a 911 report of two people bleeding due to a fight. Upon arrival Patrol Officers found the victim, a 55yo male from New Britain, suffering from a severe stab wound to his arm. He was provided first aid as EMS personnel transported him to St. Francis. At 1035pm, the victim was pronounced Deceased.
In the same apartment, HPD Patrol Officers also located a 67yo male from Hartford, bleeding from the head. He was transported to St. Francis, treated non-life-threatening injury, and released into police custody.
Initial investigation is indicating that:
The 55 yo Victim is the nephew of the 67yo Suspect (uncle). The two live together at 69 James Street. This entire incident occurred within their apartment. Allegedly, the two had been consuming copious amounts of alcohol. Both engaged in an argument that soon became physical. At some point, the suspect severely stabbed victim in the arm with a kitchen knife. The victim then was able to gain control of the knife and stab suspect. A witness then called police.
The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division is investigating.
Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103