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Cadet Police Academy 2015

Congratulations to the Hartford Explorers and Cadets for their achievements at the 2015 Cadet Police Academy held at the University of Hartford last week.

CPA 2015 Graduation

The awards are as follows:

1st Place female PT Competition-Basic Program
Explorer Ashyia William

2nd Place Felony Stop Competition- Advanced Program
Explorer Omar Gonzalez

2nd Place Crime Scene Investigation- Advanced Program
Explorer Maritza Martinez

1st Place Crisis Intervention- Advanced Program
Explorer Francisco Delgado

3rd Place Building Search- Advanced Program
Explorer Ezier Santiago

Advanced Program Directors Awards given to explorer for most effort shows leadership skills
Explorer Maritza Martinez

2nd Place Highest Team Post Shooting Range Award
Explorer Ezier Santiago
Explorer Omar Gonzalez
Explorer Francisco Delgado

2nd Place female Overall Scenario Competition Practical Skills Program
Explorer Lt. Karina Rivera
Explorer FTO Tahjana Lewis

3rd Place Male Overall Scenario Competition Practical Skills Program
Explorer Khaje Cotto

Highest Academic- Career Development Phase
Cadet Sheveran Thomson

Career Development Directors Award given to Explorer who stands out as a leader and puts forth most effort
Cadet Sheveran Thomson

Explorer Program:

Detective Nikki Mordasiewicz
Special Investigations Division/ Hartford Police Explorer Coordinator

Sergeant Michael Creter
Police Academy

Lieutenant Christene Mertes
Police Academy

Narcotics Arrest on 205 Sigourney Street

On July 29, 2015, at approximately 8:15 pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers of the Central Conditions Unit were traveling eastbound on Collins Street behind a 2014 Chrysler 300. The Chrysler turned southbound onto Sigourney Street and officers observed the occupants of the vehicle discard a large white bag out of the vehicles window. As Central Condition officers executed a Motor Vehicle stop, an officer in a marked patrol vehicle stopped to recover the discarded bag. Inside the white bag, officers located 5.8 grams of heroin in a single knotted plastic bag, accompanied by an ink pad, a "fox" stamp, approximately 1200 unused, blue wax sleeves and two small dividing spoons. The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and later identified as Marc Delgrandi, 19, of Hartford and Jonathan Reyes, 23, of Hartford. Both Delgrandi and Reyes were transported to the Hartford Booking facility to be processed. The Vice and Narcotic Division was notified of the incident.

Evidence:
5.8 grams of heroin
One ink pad
One "FOX" stamp
1200 unused blue wax sleeves
Two small dividing spoons
One credit card
Five Cellular phones

Arrested: Marc Delgrandi, 19, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Littering
2. Possession of Narcotics
3. Possession of Narcotics 1500 Ft of a school
4. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
5. P.W.I.T.S 1500 Ft of a school zone
6. Drug Factory

Arrested: Jonathan Reyes, 23, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Littering
2. Possession of Narcotics 1500 Ft of a school
3. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
4. Possession of Narcotics
5. P.W.I.T.S 1500 Ft of a school zone
6. Drug Factory

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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

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