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DUI Checkpoint January 30, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, January 29, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, January 30, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 809 Asylum 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.

SNOW EMERGENCY EFFECTIVE 12:00PM; PARKING BAN BEGINS AT 3:00PM

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PEDRO E. SEGARRA
MAYOR

MONDAY: MAYOR SEGARRA DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY EFFECTIVE 12:00PM; PARKING BAN BEGINS AT 3:00PM

 --- NEWS AND COMMUNITY STATEMENT---

 

(January 25, 2015) In preparation for the inclement weather, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra has declared a snow emergency in the City of Hartford effective 12:00pm, Monday, January 26, 2015. A citywide parking ban will be in effect beginning Monday at 3:00pm through Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00pm.  Hartford Public Schools and all City employees except emergency personnel will be dismissed at 12:00pm. There will be no trash or recycling pick up on Tuesday, January 27 and Winterfest will be closed in Bushnell Park. The Emergency Operating Center (EOC) will be activated as of 3:00pm tomorrow to monitor the storm.  

“This is the first big snow storm of the season and accumulation is expected to be over 10 inches in Hartford,” said Mayor Segarra. “We’ve seen been through heavy storms before but it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared.” 

During a parking ban, all street parking is prohibited. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to any Hartford Public School parking lot or to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:

•       Morgan Street Garage

•       2 Holcomb Street Lot

•       Keney Park Entrance Lot—Ridgefield Street

•       KDA Center Lot—Naugatuck Street

•       Pope Park Center Lot—Park Terrace

•       Metzner Center Lot—Franklin Avenue

•       Colt Park Lot—Wawarme Avenue

•       Elizabeth Park Lots

•       All Hartford Schools Parking Lots         

Residents should remove their vehicles from the lots promptly following the end of the parking ban and contact the Hartford Police Department with questions at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $93.59. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date.

Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211. The following shelters will remain open for the duration of the storm:

 

•       McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922
•       Immaculate Conception Shelter: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823
•       South Park Inn: 75 Main St, (860) 724-0071 

For more information: http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking

 

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For Immediate Release: January 24, 2015
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. 860-757-9731
c. 860-539-5485
e. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Traffic Advisory: Parking Ban January 24-25

 

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PEDRO E. SEGARRA

MAYOR

TODAY: MAYOR SEGARRA DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY EFFECTIVE 12:01AM JANUARY 24

--- NEWS AND COMMUNITY STATEMENT---

(January 23, 2015) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford beginning at 12:01am on January 24, ending at 11:59pm January 24.  All Hartford Public Schools will be closed and lots will be available for parking on Saturday.  

“The snow could be anywhere from 4 to 7 inches in Hartford but residents should be mindful of extremely cold temperatures over the next few days,” said Mayor Segarra. “We’ve done this before and should take the necessary precautions.  I urge folks to check on their neighbors whenever possible. Our shelters will remain open for 24 hours as long as the temperatures are below freezing.”

During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:

  • Morgan Street Garage
  • 2 Holcomb Street Lot
  • Keney Park Entrance Lot—Ridgefield Street
  • KDA Center Lot—Naugatuck Street
  • Pope Park Center Lot—Park Terrace
  • Metzner Center Lot—Franklin Avenue
  • Colt Park Lot—Wawarme Avenue
  • Elizabeth Park Lots
  • All Hartford Schools Parking Lots beginning today at 3:00pm        

Residents should remove their vehicles from these lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $93.59.  An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date. Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles.

Due to the severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions:

Stay indoors if possible

If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Wear a hat and change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat.

Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211. As long as the temperatures are below 25 degrees, the following shelters will be open 24 hours:

  • McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922
  • Immaculate Conception Shelter: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823
  • South Park Inn: 75 Main St, (860) 724-0071

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For Immediate Release: January 23, 2015
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. 860-757-9731
c. 860-539-5485
e. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arrest/Gun Seizure

On January 22, 2015 Officers from the Hartford Police Department Central Conditions Unit (CCU) were conducting a directed patrol in the rear of 79 Sumner Street, in response to an influx of complaints regarding illegal drug activity on the premises. The Officers investigation was focused on a white SUV occupied by two males who did not live at the building. Upon illuminating the vehicle, both occupants began to nervously move around the passenger compartment. Officers approached the occupants of the vehicle. During the investigation officers discovered a firearm inside the breast pocket the passengers jacket. Both parties were taken into custody without incident. STF was notified and debriefed the passenger.

Arrested: Lyndon Stapleton (front passenger) 27 of Windsor CT (8 previous Hartford Arrests)
Charges:
1. Criminal Trespass 3rd
2. Weapons in a vehicle
3. Possession of a firearm without a permit

Arrested: Shaquille Henry 23 of Hartford CT
Charges:
1. Criminal Trespass 3rd
2. Operating an unregistered vehicle
3. Misuse of plates
4. Insufficient insurance

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Narcotics Search and Arrest

On January 21, 2015, Hartford Police Department Detectives from the Vice Intel & Narcotics Unit (VIN) with the assistance of the ERT Team, executed a search warrant at 191/193 Jefferson Street (basement apartment). Through ongoing covert investigations, detectives were able to obtain information that there was firearm and narcotics "stashed" inside the apartment. A search of the apartment interior revealed an illegal firearm, heroin, marijuana, and packaging material. The target of the search warrant was placed under arrest for various firearm and narcotics charges.
Accused: Josiah Pinault 35, of Hartford (19 previous arrests in Hartford, Convicted Felon)

Charges:
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 Ft of a school
5. Possession controlled substance
6. Drug factory
7. P.W.I.T.S controlled substance

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DUI Checkpoint January 22, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 90 Brainard Road.

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.

Search Warrant Executions

On January 16, 2015 at approximately 3pm, after an extensive covert investigation, detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice Intell and Narcotics Unit (V.I.N.), executed two related search warrants (185 Barker Street and 1625 Park Street). Undercover Narcotics Detectives received reliable information that a known suspect involved in violent firearms incidents was tied to these locations and that he was in possession of several firearms and narcotics. A search of 185 Barker Street revealed a loaded firearm, 200 bags of heroin and over $10,000 in U.S currency. A search of 1625 Park Street revealed 2 additional loaded firearms, 28.4 grams of unpackaged heroin as well as 4,511 bags of packaged heroin, several items used to package drugs, as well as evidence consistent with a drug factory. The target of the investigation was secured and arrested as charged. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending and an additional suspect will be charged.

Arrested: Jose Felix, 26, of Hartford (convicted felon with 34 previous arrests)
CHARGES:
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. PWITS (with intent to sell) Narcotics within 1500 ft of a school
3. PWITS narcotics
4. Criminal possession firearms
5. Possession of high capacity magazine

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Search Warrant Seizure

On January 15, 2015, Hartford Police Department Detectives from the Vice Intelligence and Narcotics Unit and with the assistance of the ERT Team, executed a search warrant at 262 Maple Avenue. Detectives were able to obtain information that there were several firearms and narcotics "stashed" inside the apartment. A search of the apartments interior revealed  firearms (3), numerous rounds of live ammunition, crack cocaine, marijuana and U.S. currency. The target of the search warrant was placed under arrest for various firearm and narcotics charges. 7 children were in the home at the time of the execution. DCF was notified.


Arrested: Joxell Mendez 25 of Hartford. CHARGES:
1. Possession of controlled substance
2. Possession of narcotics
3. Criminal possession of firearm (3 Counts)
4. PWITS Narcotics
5. PWITS Narco 1500 feet of school zone
6. Possession of a stolen firearm
7. Drug factory
8. (7) seven counts of risk of injury to minor
$450,000 Bond; Convicted Felon, 13 previous Hartford Arrests.

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DUI Checkpoint January 16, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, January 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, January 16, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of Garden Street and Capen 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.

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