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1 New Britain Avenue/Stolen Firearm Arrest

On July 21, 2015, at 11:30 am, CT Probation Officers working with the Hartford Police Department Shooting Task Force located two firearms at 1 New Britain Avenue, the residence of Gilberto Mendez, while conducting a home compliance check. Due the the efforts of CT Probation Officers, Shooting Task Force Detectives responded to the location and were able to determine through the Hartford Police NCIC check, that one of the two firearms located was stolen. Further investigation uncovered 29 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, 12 WIN .38 caliber Super Auto +P rounds of ammunition, a Point Blank bullet proof vest and illegal prescription drugs. Mendez was placed under arrest and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed and was held on a $250,000 bond.

Recovered: 29 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
12 WIN .38 caliber Super Auto +P rounds of ammunition
Point Blank bullet proof vest
Illegal prescription drugs
Firearm#1: Taurus PT 24/7 G2 .40 caliber handgun, color black (stolen out of Meriden, CT)
Firearm #2: Iver Johnson Arms .32 caliber handgun, color silver
Arrested: Gilberto Mendez, 19 of Hartford, CT

Charges:
1. Theft of a firearm
2. Possession of High Capacity Magazine
3. Illegal possession of Prescription Drugs

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Hartford CT, 06103
860-757-4000

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