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DUI Checkpoint April 17, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, April 16, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) ā€“ The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, April 17, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of Garden Street and Westland Street.

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.

Arrest Made After Stolen Vehicle Theft

On April 6, 2015, at 8:13pm patrol units responded to Preston and Campfield for the report of a motor vehicle theft at gun point. The vehicle was occupied by (2) juveniles when the it was taken by the suspect. Minutes later, the stolen vehicle arrived at Hartford Hospital with the operator/suspect suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper side/torso. A short time later, a second male victim was dropped off at Hartford Hospital with a non-life threatening GSW to leg. At 2047 hours, a 3rd male victim was dropped off at Saint Francis Hospital with a GSW to the leg.

The children (8yo and 3yo) were found in the vehicle, uninjured. They were immediately reunited with their family.

-Through investigation, a shooting scene was located in the area of 31 Gilman Street, and determined to be the location of incident.
-Operator/suspect of stolen vehicle was identified as Tony Mercado 23 of Hartford. He was listed in critical but stable condition. He was released today and immediately placed under arrest.
-Victim#2: Steven Pedraza 27 of Hartford. Non-life threatening GSW and has been released from hospital
-Victim#3: Juan Rosa 34 of Hartford. Non-life threatening GSW and will be released from hospital.

Further details of this investigation are enclosed in the arrest warrant which can be made available at the clerk's office/GA14.

This incident is still under investigation and is active.
The accused should be in court Monday morning.

Tony Mercado 23 of Hartford. Charges:
1. Robbery in the 1st Degree
2. Risk of injury to a minor 2 counts
3. Kidnapping 2nd Degree 2counts
Judge set bond $750.000

UConn Parade Road Closures

The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division has issued a traffic advisory in connection with the UCONN Women's National Championship Victory Parade to be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015, begining at 3:00 p.m., at the State Capitol and Bushnell Park in Hartford and ending at the XL Center.

Click here to view street closings, map of parade route and parking locations.

For more detailed information on the parade click here.

Maple Ave Surveillance Leads to Arrest

On April 7, 2015 undercover Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Division developed information that a large amount of heroin was being packaged at 1067 Maple Ave. Surveillance was setup in the area by undercover Detectives from the HPD Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Division as well as Detectives from the State Police Task Force and officers from the HPD South Conditions Unit. The target was observed exiting 1067 Maple Ave., carrying a large bag and entering a vehicle. During the investigation, a motor vehicle stop was conducted on this vehicle at which time the passenger/target exited the vehicle and attempted to flee from the officers. The accused was caught and found in possession of 1600 bags of Heroin. During a search of his residence, detectives recovered 3400 individual bags of heroin and 144 grams pure Heroin along with packaging material. Based on the dynamics of the investigation, the target was arrested on federal charges.

Accused: Jorge Rivera DOB 4-28-89 LKA 25 Wilbur Street, Htfd CHARGES: Federal Narcotic charges

maple ave bust 2015

Asylum Hill Neighborhood Arrest

On April 7, 2015 undercover Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Division developed information that two individuals would be conducting a drug deal in the area of Preston St. and Franklin Ave. Covert surveillance of the targets was established on Albany Ave. During the course of the surveillance, the two targets traveled to the areas of Franklin Ave and Preston St. During the investigation the two targets were stopped by police and a K-9 search was conducted on the vehicle producing 300 grams of pure heroin. A search of the targets "stash" house at 210 Farmington Ave. produced $25,000 U.S currency, approx. 565 grams of pure heroin, a loaded gun magazine. A second stash house at 1021 Asylum Ave was also searched and approx. 400 individual bags of heroin were recovered.

Accused: Yhonathan Perdomo, DOB 4-13-87 LKA of 210 Farmington Avenue, HTFD.
Charges: Posss of narco, PWITS narco, PWITS 1500 feet of school and Drug Factory.
Accused: Julio Soto, DOB 11-28-84 LKA of 1021 Asylum Avenue, HTFD.
Charges: Posss of narco, PWITS narco and PWITS 1500 feet of school

Evidence: Approximately 865 grams of pure heroin.
Evidence: Approximately $25,000 in U.S. currency.
Evidence: (400) bags of heroin and (1) loaded gun magazine.

Farmington Bust 2015

DUI Checkpoint April 9, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, April 7, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) ā€“ The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, April 9, 2015, 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.

April 1, 2015 Arrest

On April 1, 2015, a Hartford Police Department patrol officer was canvassing the area of Martin Street and Judson Street on a report of an erratic driver. The Officer pulled into the rear lot of 131 Martin Street and saw a car matching the description, backed into a parking spot, occupied by a male and a female. The Officer exited his vehicle and approached. The passenger, identified as Kevin Barco 29 of Hartford (Convicted Felon), was found to have an active arrest warrant and placed under arrest. During the pat down the Officer found the that Barco had a .22 caliber rifle slung around his neck. The modified rifle had the stock removed and was concealed by a heavy jacket. The Officer recovered the firearm and secured Barco. A second Officer who was on scene asked the female operator, identified as Geneveive Gallo 25, of East Hartford, to exit the vehicle and as she did a small bag containing crack cocaine fell from her clothing. Barco who is currently on probation for Robbery in the First Degree with a Firearm, was arrested on his outstanding warrant and additional firearms charges. Gallo was arrested on a narcotics charge. Both parties were debriefed by Shooting Task Force Detectives who were on scene.

Arrested 1) Kevin Barco DOB 4/7/84 131 Martin Street Hartford, CT.
Charges: Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of Ammunition, and Weapons in a Motor Vehicle. (Outstanding Warrant for Failure to Appear)

Arrested 2) Genevieve Gallo DOB 8/21/89 38 Crosby Street East Hartford, CT.
Charge: Possession of Narcotics

Evidence: (1) ISSC .22 Caliber sporting Rifle, containing 10 live .22 caliber ammunition rounds, and (1) plastic bag containing a
white powder substance (Cocaine).

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DUI Checkpoint April 3, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, April 2, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) ā€“ The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 809 Asylum 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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