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On June 14th, 2014 at 5:03pm, Hartford Police Patrol Officers and Shooting Task Force Units responded to the area of Albany Avenue at Oakland Terrace for reported shots fired. A scene was located and secured. A shooting victim arrived via private vehicle at St. Francis Hospital suffering a gun shot wound to the neck. The victim was listed in critical condition and went into emergency surgery. Investigators from the Shooting Task Force conducted the investigation. Investigators identified the accused shooter as James Dudley. An accomplice/operator of a suspect vehicle was identified as Tyvonne Gooden. On July 21st, 2014, warrants were granted at GA14 charging Dudley and Gooden with the firearm assault. The victim is recovering from injuries sustained from the assault.
Accused Dudley is currently in Federal custody on unrelated charges and will be habeas to GA14 for arraignment.
Accused Gooden was apprehended by members of the STF on July 22nd, 2014, at 507 Garden Street.

Accused #1: James Dudley, 28 (07/10/1986), of 7 Great Hill Road, East Hartford, CT. Convicted Felon with previous Hartford Arrests
1. Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Use of a Firearm
4. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
5. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree.


Accused #2: Tyvonne Gooden, 23 (09/08/1990), of 176 South Main Street, Manchester, CT. Convicted Felon with previous Hartford Arrests
1. Conspiracy / Assault 1st Degree
2. Criminal Liability / Assault 1st Degree.


Gun Buy Back Event a Success

On Saturday, July 19th, 2014, Mothers United Against Violence, Hartford 100 Man Movement, Hartford Communities That Care (H.C.T.C.) and WeWorks Coalition in collaboration with members of the Hartford Police VIN Division and the Hartford States Attorney's Office, held a Local Gun Buy Back Program from 10am to 3pm at The Johnson Stewart Community Center, located at 127 Martin Street. A total of 58 firearms were collected, consisting of 21 pistols, 26 revolvers, 3 rifles, 5 shotguns, 2 derringer pistols and 1 flint lock pistol. Two of the firearms, a pistol and a shotgun, were listed in NCIC as stolen.

This is the first of many Local Gun Buy Backs to be held within the Hartford neighborhoods most effected by gun violence. The next event will be at the Arroyo Center/Pope Park Rec Center (Multi-Purpose Room) on August 23, 2014 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

A third Local Gun Buy Back will be on September 27, 2014 from 10:00am through 3:00pm at H.C.T.C. 2550 Main St. Hartford.

A large scale, state/regional Gun Buy Back is being planned for December. 

DUI Checkpoint July 17, 2014

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, July 17, 2014


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, July 17, 2014, 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.

1st Annual Hartford Police PAL Golf Tourney

On Thursday July 17th, 2014, the Hartford Police Department Police Athletic League (PAL) is hosting its 1st Annual Hartford Police PAL Golf Tourney at Blue Fox Run Golf Course in Avon CT. All proceeds will go to the Hartford Police Athletic League. Hartford PAL children will be learning about golf at the event. The Hartford Police Department would like to thank the following major sponsors of the event: Aetna, BRD Builder of Hartford, HPD Emerald Society, HOA, Jorgenson Group, Back Nine Foundation, First Tee Foundation, University of CT Men's Hockey, HPDFU, Carbone's, Bushnell, Ski Sundown. More information below:

Hartford PAL Small

1st Annual Hartford Police PAL Golf Tourney

July 17, 2014

Blue Fox Run Golf Course
Avon, CT

9:00 Registration / 10:00 Tee time

Laughs and giggles

$100.00 entrance fee

Online Registration at:


Click Here for Flyer and Printable Registration Form

It's all about the kids...

8th Homicide in the Capital City

On July 12, 2014, at 4:55am Hartford Police Patrol units responded to the 20 Auburn St on a report of shots Fired and a ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival, Officers located the victim, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso/neck area. EMS was summoned and the victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital. He was treated by medical staff, but succumbed to his injury, and was pronounced dead at 5:30am. A crime scene was established in the area of 20 Auburn St. HPF Major Crimes/Homicide and Crime Scene responded. The investigation is ongoing.

Victim: Tyshawn Crawford 28yo, of Hartford (Fifteen local arrests, no gang affiliation)

Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Brandon O'Brien at 860-757-4089.
Anonymous Tips can be submitted using the link on the right side of the screen. 

Gun Arrest July 11, 2014

On July 11, 2014 at 4:40pm, Hartford Police Officers assigned to the North Conditions Unit (NCU) attempted to detain an individual that they observed engaging in illegal activity in the area of 2064 Main Street. The individual fled from the NCU officers and discarded a blue backpack that he was carrying into a dumpster in the rear of 2064 Main Street. NCU officers recovered the backpack, which the contained (1) Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum Revolver, the firearm was fully loaded and fully operational. A Patrol Officer observed the suspect in the area of 231 Bellevue Street and after a brief struggle was able to take the suspect into custody. After receiving medical treatment the suspect was transported to the Shooting Task Force where he was debriefed and charged accordingly.

Arrested: Dashawn Walton, 19yo, of Hartford, CT
1. Carrying a Pistol w/out Permit
2. Obliterated Serial Number
3. Interfering w/Police and various other charges.
Being held on $50,000 Bond


STF Arrest

On March 8th, 2013, at 10:48pm, Hartford Police Patrol Units responded to 203 Sisson Avenue for reports of a person shot. On arrival, a scene was located and a gunshot victim arrived at St. Francis Hospital via private vehicle. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and suffered serious life threatening injuries. The victim has recovered, sustained life altering injuries. The shooting occurred during an attempted street robbery when the victim left the Professional Barber Shop on Sisson Ave. This incident was assigned to the Shooting Task Force. After STF Investigators conducted a thorough and lengthy investigation, a suspect was identified. On June 23rd, 2014, a warrant was granted at GA14 in Hartford charging Accused Deshawn Jennings with the shooting assault / attempted robbery

On July 11th, 2014, Accused Jennings was apprehended by members of the STF and FBI Northern CT Violent Crime Gang Task Force without incident. Jennings is being held on a Judge set $750,000.00 bond.
This investigation is on-going and additional arrests are expected.

Accused: Deshawn Jennings, M/B/36 (03/31/1978), of 102 Irving Street, Hartford, CT.
1. Assault 1st Degree
2. Criminal Attempt Robbery 1st
3. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
4. Criminal Possession of a Firearm.

Jennings Deshawn

If you have any information, please submit a tip using the link on the right of the page. 

STF Arrest/Dangerous Person off the Street

On July 13, at 12:03am, members of the Hartford Police Shooting Task Force reported hearing gunshots in the area of Garden Street at Edgewood Street. HPD also received a ShotSpotter alert shortly thereafter. STF investigators observed a silver Honda Accord bearing CT registration 233TPT fleeing the scene north on Garden Street at a high rate of speed. Due to the high speeds, the vehicle eluded officers. The Honda also matched the description of an earlier shots fired incident at Albany Avenue at Oakland Terrace (#14-22962).

Simultaneously, other STF investigators in the area observed a gray Acura fleeing the area south on Garden Street at a high rate of speed. The Acura was stopped on Garden Street at Pliny Street at which point a gunshot victim was located in the passenger seat. An ambulance responded and transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital. The victim stated the operator of a silver Honda Accord fired shots at her for no apparent reason. Based on evidence (spent .45 cal shell casings), the shooting scene was located at 593 Garden Street.

A general HPD radio broadcast was put out all north and south Hartford Police Officers to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle, and an extensive vehicle canvass commenced. At approximately 1:10 am, STF investigators observed the suspect vehicle parked in the parking lot of 690 Albany Avenue. The Detectives took a position of surveillance and radioed for assisting units. Assisting STF units set up in the area as the operator, (Later identified as Accused/McCall), entered the vehicle after patronizing the corner store. The vehicle was boxed in and McCall was detained without incident. In plain view on the front driver's seat was a spent .45 caliber shell casing. During a further search, one live .45 caliber round was located alongside of the passenger seat. In the trunk, a double barreled sawed off shotgun was located.

McCall was transported to the HPD Major Crimes Division where he was interviewed. McCall confessed to shooting the sawed off shotgun on Albany Avenue at Oakland Terrace due to a fight at The Kabbalah House located at 1023 Albany Avenue. McCall also admitted to the shooting at 593 Garden Street, but stated he didn't mean to hit anyone. McCall stated the .45 caliber handgun fell out the window of the car, however, after an extensive HPD search, the firearm was not yet been located. McCall was charged with the listed charges and turned over to HPD Detention for booking and processing procedures.

Victim: Female, 23yo of Hartford: Non-Life threatening gunshot wound to the right side torso.

Accused: Jermal Randolph McCall, 25 of Hartford, CT. (AKA Jamal McCall) -9 Hartford Arrests, Convicted Felon
1. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
2. Criminal Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts)
3. Assault 1st Degree
4. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree (2 Counts)
5. Weapon in a M/V. (2 Counts)
6. Possession of a Sawed Off Shotgun
7. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
Held on a $750,000 Bond


If you have any information, please submit a tip using the link on the right of the page. 

HPD PAL Receives $10,000 Contribution from The Hartford

For Immediate Release:
July 10, 2014

Hartford Police Athletic League
Sgt. Luis Ruiz
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Hartford Police Athletic League
Receives $10,000 Contribution from The Hartford

(Hartford, CT) The Hartford Police Athletic/Activities League (Hartford PAL) announced today it has received a $10,000 contribution from The Hartford to further its mission of supporting and empowering Hartford youth through education, athletics, arts, civic service, and positive relationships with police officers.

David Jorgensen, Chairman of the Board of the Hartford PAL, was on hand for the announcement. "The Hartford Police Athletic League is most grateful to The Hartford and commends the company for its continued support and commitment to the city and our youth. We are proud to have them as our partner in strengthening the community and our efforts to provide safe athletic and educational opportunities to the many children we serve."

"The Hartford deeply appreciates the Hartford PAL's commitment to nurturing the life-skills of the city's youth," said Diane Cantello, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at The Hartford. "Through PAL's athletics, arts and education programs, Hartford youth enjoy opportunities to learn and build positive relationships with local police officers, resulting in a stronger, more connected community."

About The Hartford Police Athletic League

The Hartford PAL is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that works in conjunction with the Hartford Police Department. They provide youth, between the ages of 6 to 18, with alternatives to violence, gang membership, truancy and substance abuse. Our programs instill the importance of integrity, respect, discipline, self-esteem, leadership, teamwork and other valuable life skills that increase individual self-worth and breeds success.

About The Hartford

With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The company is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com.
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HPAL The Hartford Donation RELEASE

L-R: Morgan Sones, Diane Cantello, David Jorgensen, Mike Clifford, Sgt. Luis Ruiz, along with PAL youth



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