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Arrest Made in May 26th Shooting

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 10:36pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to 911 Asylum Avenue on a report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the stomach. The victim stated to officers, while parking his vehicle a verbal argument ensued between himself and an unknown male suspect. The victim stated when he exited his vehicle the suspect produced a firearm and shot him one time. The victim's child seated in a car seat in the rear of the vehicle was uninjured. On scene, one .22 caliber shell casing was located. The victim was transported to the hospital and immediately brought into surgery. The incident was assigned to both the HPD Shooting Task Force, who were able to locate several witnesses and obtain video surveillance, which gave sufficient probable cause leading to the preparation of an arrest warrant for Alonzo Gregory, 23, of Hartford. On July 22, 2015, an arrest warrant was granted at GA14 with a judge set bond of $2,500,000.00 bond. On July 29, 2015, the accused Gregory was apprehended by members of the HPD Shooting Task Force.

Arrested: Alonzo Gregory, 23, of Hartford, CT (4 previous Hartford arrests)
Charges:
1. Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a pistol without a permit
3. Risk of injury

Victim: Hector Luna, 27, of Hartford, CT

Deshawn Walton Arrested by STF

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 6:38pm, the HPD ShotSpotter system detected four gun shots coming from 697 Windsor Street. 911 calls were subsequently received reporting a victim shot. Upon arrival, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers located a female bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the neck / face. The victim was transported to Saint Francis Hospital and listed in critical condition. Four shell casings were located in the street on front of 697 Windsor Street. Witnesses stated a young black male was shooting at a group of black males on the sidewalk at which point the uninvolved female victim was shot. This case was referred from the Major Crimes Division and then to the HPD Shooting Task Force. The detectives generated several investigative leads and identified a suspected shooter as "Debo".

"Debo" was identified as Deshawn Walton. The detectives developed substantial probable cause leading to the preparation of an arrest warrant. On July 27, 2015, an arrest warrant was granted by a Judge at GA14 with a court set bond of $1,500,000.00. Accused Walton is currently incarcerated for the Serious Assault with a Firearm / Attempted Murder that occurred at 2006 Main Street on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Accused Walton will be habeas to GA14 for arraignment. The female victim struck in the 697 Windsor Street shooting is still suffering from serious injuries.

Arrest: Deshawn Walton, 20, Hartford, CT. (Convicted Felon with 4 previous arrests)
Charges:
1. Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree.

2nd Arrest in September 14, 2014 Shooting

On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, at 9:30pm, the HPD ShotSpotter system detected multiple gun shots (in excess of seven) coming from the area of 13 Nelson Street. Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded and canvassed the area, but they were unable to located any victims. At 11:50pm, two victims arrived at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, suffering from non-life threatening  gun shot wounds. On September 4th, 2014, a further canvass conducted by members of HPD Shooting Task Force in the area of 13 Nelson Street, at which time six 9mm spent shell casings were located on the sidewalk. Video footage depicting the shooting was also located and preserved. In October of 2014, Yamil Rohena, 19, of Hartford was arrested in connection with this shooting. The STF investigation continued and a second suspect was recently identified. Guy Pacheco, 22, of Hartford is observed on video handing a firearm to Yamil Rohena, at which point a shootout occurs between Rohena and another male. A warrant was prepared for Pacheco and granted by a Judge at GA14 on July 27th, 2015, with a court set bond of $1,000,000.00. Pacheco was apprehended by members of the STF later the same day. The investigation is still active and additional arrest/arrests are anticipated.

Arrest: Pacheco, Guy, 22, Hartford, CT. (16 previous Hartford Arrests)
Charges:
1. Conspiracy to Commit Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Criminal Use of a Firearm.

Arrested on 10/15/2014: Rohena, Yamil, 19, Hartford, CT.
Incarcerated at Manson YI sentenced to 731 days, special parole 2 years, for Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Wethersfield Ave. Update

On Thursday July 23, 2015, at 5:28pm Hartford Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wethersfield Avenue and Bond Street on a report of a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle. When Officers arrived, EMS was attending to a 69 year old bicyclist who was suffering from life threating injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the vehicle, 38 year old Dalia Bourassa, failed a field sobriety test on scene and was subsequently charged with DUI in the crash. Four days after the crash on July 27, 2015 at 5:20am, 69 year old bicyclist Carlos Perez was pronounced deceased at Hartford Hospital. The Hartford Police Crime Scene Division is looking for any witnesses that may have seen the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department. Anonymous tips can be left on our website at the left of the page. 

Homicide Arrest for May 26th Shooting

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 11:14 pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to 616 Maple Avenue for the report of shots fired, by the activation of Shot Spotter and the 911 report of a male suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers located a 23-year-old male victim, identified as Alexis Marrero, inside the Ciales Grocery store, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to both the torso and hand. EMS responded and transported the Marrero to Hartford Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 1:55 am. The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division responded to the scene and assumed investigation.

Several investigative leads were developed leading to the preparation of an arrest warrant for the accused shooter identified as Jonathan M. Contrera, 22, of Hartford, CT. On June 16, 2015, the arrest warrant was granted at GA14 with a judge set bond of $1,000,000.

On July 27, 2015, through investigation HPD/US Marshals Fugitive Task Force and HPD Shooting Task Force were able to determine the location of Contrera. The information lead HPD Detectives to several hotels in the area of Southington, where a canvas was conducted and a vehicle associated with Contrera was observed. Surveillance was established on a specific room at the Southington Motel 6. HPD Detectives apprehended Contrera at the door of the room without further incident. Contrera was transported to the Major Crimes Division for debriefing and will be processed at the Hartford Police booking facility, charging him with Murder and carrying a Pistol without a permit.

Arrest: Jonathan M. Contrera, 22, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Murder
2. Carrying a pistol without a permit

Victim: Alexis Marrero, 23, of Hartford, CT

Homicide, July 26, 2015

On Sunday, July 26, 2015, at approximately 2:04pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to 6 Kenyon Court on a report of an assault with a firearm. Upon arrival, Patrol Officers located an unresponsive victim seated in a vehicle and suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. EMS responded and transported the victim to Saint Francis Hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 2:42pm. Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation. Evidence at the scene indicates that this incident stemmed from a transaction/robbery involving a significant amount of narcotics.

Victim: Everet Scott, 47 of Hartford

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-757-4000. Anonymous tips can be given using the link on the right of the page.

Firearm Arrest at 97 Wethersfield Avenue

On July 25, 2015, Patrol Officers from the Hartford Police Department received information that an individual in a tan, older model Lexus had been involved in street robberies throughout the City of Hartford. A description of both the vehicle and the suspect were given, shortly thereafter members of the HPD Shooting Task Force observed a vehicle and individual matching the description provided driving north on Wethersfield Avenue. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the operator was identified as Kuwan Russ, 36, of Hartford. During the stop a Glock 9mm pistol (stolen) with ten rounds was located on Kuwan Russ. Portable police lights, pepper spray, flashlights, a monocular as well as several masks and disguises were located inside the vehicle. Russ, a Convicted Felon with a prior robbery and firearm history was arrested and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility for processing.

Evidence:
Glock model 26 9mm pistol containing (10) 9mm ammunition rounds (stolen from New York)
One red/blue portable police light
One pepper spray canister
One 16X52 monocular
One tactical flashlight
Four ski masks
One dreadlock headpiece disguise
One winter hat
One black T-shirt
One black Champion jacket

Arrested: Kuwan Russ, 36, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Pistol without a permit
2. Criminal possession of a Firearm
3. Theft of a Firearm
4. Weapons in a Motor Vehicle
5. Failure to properly display registration

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Firearm Arrest at Albany & Baltimore

On July 24, 2015, at approximately 1:17pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers in the area of Baltimore Street and Albany Avenue observed a vehicle committing several motor vehicle violations and conducted a traffic stop. During the motor vehicle stop, a juvenile passenger in the vehicle began exhibiting physical behaviors consistent with someone attempting to conceal a firearm. To ensure Officer safety both the operator and juvenile passenger were removed from the vehicle, detained in handcuffs and patted down for weapons. The juvenile, 15, of East Hartford, CT was found to be in possession of a loaded Ruger LCP .380 firearm. The juvenile was arrested and transported to the HPD Special Investigation Division where the juvenile was debriefed and his parent notified; the juvenile was later transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility for several firearm charges. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Keemo White, 18, of Hartford, CT was arrested for numerous motor vehicle charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed.

Evidence:
One Ruger LCP .380 Firearm containing (3) live .380 caliber rounds

Arrested: Keemo White, 18, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Improper passing
2. Reckless driving
3. Operating an unregistered Motor Vehicle
4. Misuse of plates
5. Operating a Motor Vehicle without a license

Arrested: Juvenile, 15, of East Hartford
Charges:
1. Pistol without a permit
2. Weapons in a Motor Vehicle
3. Criminal possession of a Firearm

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136 Edgewood Street/Narcotics Arrest

On July 23, 2015, The Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit, Shooting Task Force, Emergency Response Team, Hartford North and Central Condition Units, Community Service Officers, along with other agencies (Homeland Security Investigators, DEA, FBI, Parole and Connecticut Regional Emergency Service Team) conducted a search warrant at 136 Edgewood Street. The search warrant was due to numerous citizen complaints of drug dealing, illegal gambling and an afterhours club operating at this location. A search of both the interior and exterior of the residence produced approximately $6,000 in U.S currency and five pounds of marijuana. A total of nine people were placed under arrest for various charges. License and Inspections also responded to the location for a safety check. The investigation is ongoing. A similar afterhours club a few houses away was the scene of a recent homicide.

Evidence:
$5964.00 in U.S Currency
5 lbs. of Marijuana
Packaging material and scales

Arrested: Donovan Allen, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a controlled substance
2. P.W.I.T.S controlled substance 1500' from a school

Arrested: Michael Johnson, 57, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a controlled substance
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance

Arrested: Audley Rosa, 46, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
2. Possession of a controlled substance
3. P.W.I.T.S controlled substance 1500' from a school
4. Drug Factory (Outstanding Warrant)

Arrested: Neville Duncan, 29, of East Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. PRAWN Warrant

Arrested: Christopher Henry, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S 1500' from a school
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
3. Possession of a controlled substance
4. Interfering with Police

Arrested: Ackeel Campbell, 28, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S 1500' from a school
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
3. Possession of a controlled substance
4. Interfering with Police

Arrested: Orett Malcolm, 27, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S 1500' from a school
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
3. Possession of a controlled substance

Arrested: Lathan McDonald, 41, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S 1500' from a school
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
3. Possession of a controlled substance

Ticketed: Devon Wilson, 58, of Bloomfield, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana

Ticketed: Adrian Cooks, 26, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana

Ticketed: Levell Stephenson, 41, of Bloomfield, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana

Ticketed: Dennis Pennant, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana

Ticketed: Robert Hamrick, 46, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana (Outstanding PRAWN Warrant)

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