On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 8:54am, Hartford Police Department Patrol Units responded to 168 Hillside Avenue for multiple shots fired from a vehicle at an unknown intended victim. Patrol Officers identified the suspect vehicle as a green Infinity I30 with dark tinted windows. Members of the STF/Statewide Narcotics Task Force developed information regarding the suspect and suspect vehicle including a license plate of 9ANBV3. On May 22, 2015, STF Units conducted surveillance utilizing unmarked vehicles. At 5:20pm a 2001 Infinity I30 bearing CT registration 9ANBV3, operated by Elijah Lopez, was strategically stopped in the area of 354 Laurel Street. Further investigation led Detectives to 330 Laurel Street, apartment 404, where the listed firearm, ammunition, narcotics and drug factory was located. Investigators are continuing the investigation into the Barbershop Shooting.
Arrest: Lopez, Elijah, M/H/20 (11/09/1994), of 121 Mildale Ave, Southington, CT.
Charges: Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Obliterated Serial Number, Possession Narcotics, PWITS
Narcotics, PWITS 1500 feet School and Drug Factory.
Seized was the following:
Firearm: Ruger Model Red Hawk .44 Magnum Revolver (obliterated s/n) w/ six (6) live .44 caliber rounds of ammunition. Ammunition; Two live .45 caliber hollow point rounds of ammunition.
326 Wax paper bags containing Heroin.
One T-Mobile cell phone
Red duffel bag containing heroin stamps, grinders, digital scale, cutting agent, rubber bands and numerous empty wax paper sleeves.
Stamps; "WALKING DEAD", "MAK & ch33ze", "MGM", "WAY TO GO", "POPEYES" and "PAID".
Vehicle Seized: 2001 Infinity I30 four door color green w/ dark tints, CT 9ANBV3.
Commemorating of our Fallen Officers of the Hartford Police Department, Sergeant Morrison and Officer Anderson adorn the gravesites with memorial wreaths.
On May 22, 2015, at 5:23am a Hartford resident arrived at the lobby of the Hartford Police Department with a 3 year old male child. Hartford Police were informed by the resident, he was traveling in the area of Mather Street and Brook Street when he observed a male child standing alone near the street. Two minutes after the child's arrival a call was received by the child's family reporting their grandson had exited the rear door of their residence and could not be found. Hartford Police found the child to be unhurt and in good spirits. Police were able to confirm the child's identity and the family was reassured of his safety and well-being. The family reports to police that the child's mother went to work earlier than usual and left the child sleeping in his room. The family states when they woke to check on the child, the rear door to their residence was found open and the child missing from his room. The family states the child has knowledge of how to unlock and open doors to the residence and has done so in the past in their presence.
As a matter of standard protocol, HPD Special Investigative Division Detectives as well as the Connecticut Department of Family Services were notified of the incident. The child was released to the family. At this point, this incident does not indicate any further criminal investigation.
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