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Traffic Advisory: Parking Ban January 24-25


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(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


For Immediate Release: January 23, 2015
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. 860-757-9731
c. 860-539-5485
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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)
1. Criminal Trespass 3rd
2. Weapons in a vehicle
3. Possession of a firearm without a permit

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

15-2407 79 Sumner

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)

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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