On June 9th, 2014, Hartford Police Patrol Officers and Shooting Task Force Units responded to 1048 Capitol Avenue for an assault with a firearm and a shot fired. On arrival officers located a crime scene consisting of blood in front of the Villa Brava Grocery. Closed circuit video showed a Hispanic male suspect confront another unidentified male apparently conducting a street level drug transaction. The Hispanic male suspect is observed removing a firearm from his waistband and pistol whips the unidentified male in the face. The Hispanic male suspect then fires one shot towards the victims feet and motions the victim to leave the area. During the course of the investigation Shooting Task Force investigators identified the Hispanic male suspect as Ruben Reyes. As Detectives were conducting the on-going investigation, information was received that on July 18th, 2014, Ruben Reyes went back to the Villa Brava Grocery, brandished a firearm, and threatened the store workers regarding the original incident. HPD Patrol Officers responded to the call, however Reyes had left the area and was not located. Investigators submitted two arrest warrants to GA14 which were granted July 23, 2014.On July 24th, 2014, at approximately 8pm, Reyes was apprehended in front of 75 James Street without incident.
Accused: Ruben Reyes, 28, Hartford, CT.
1. Assault with a Firearm 2nd Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
5. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree
6. Threatening 1st Degree
7. Breach of Peace 2nd Degree
Court set $250,000 bond.
On July 12th, 2014 at 3:23am, Hartford Police Patrol Units responded to 831 Maple Avenue for multiple calls for shots fired. On arrival officers located an abandoned vehicle across the street from the Citgo Station with heavy front end damage from striking a utility pole. The vehicle had numerous bullet holes in the front windshield. A short time later an intended victim arrived at Hartford Hospital with facial injuries, determined by doctors to have been caused by the accident. The intended victim stated he crashed while fleeing gunshots directed at his vehicle from a Hispanic male suspect. This incident was assigned to the Hartford Police Shooting Task Force. Video was obtained capturing the incident. Investigators identified the shooter as Accused Jerry Duncan and also located a suspect vehicle. An arrest warrant was submitted to GA14 and granted on July 16th, 2014, with a Judge set bond of $2,000,000.00. STF members had been actively seeking Duncan. On July 25th, 2014 at approximately 5:30pm, Duncan was apprehended without incident at 74 Yale Street. The firearm used in the incident was recovered.
Accused: Jerry Duncan, 18/yo of Hartford, CT.
1. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
2. Criminal Attempt Murder
3. Criminal Attempt Assault 1st
4. Weapon in a Motor Vehicle
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.
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.
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, July 17, 2014
HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT
(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.
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:
1st Annual Hartford Police PAL Golf Tourney
July 17, 2014
Blue Fox Run Golf Course
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...
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.
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
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.
If you have any information, please submit a tip using the link on the right of the page.