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City of Hartford Animal Shelter Facebook Page

It has come to our attention that there has been many concerns with the facebook page City of Hartford Animal Shelter.  Please note:

We care for and support the adoption of those animals in need within our animal population. Moreover, we embrace the energy, compassion and efforts of all of our ACO's. Let me be clear, we have had no "Policy Change" with our ACO's, as had been rumored.

We encourage the use of photographs in the adoption advertisements. We completely understand that obtaining and posting photographs of these animals is an incredibly powerful tool helping locate good homes. We do ask that while our ACO's are short staffed, people potentially adopting or facilitating an adoption continue to follow and respect our standard adoption process. For liability purposes, we must have an ACO present when one of our animals is adopted.

Clearly there may have been a communication breakdown that caused a misunderstanding. I encourage anyone with an issue to please feel free to contact me anytime. I hope that all those amazing volunteers involved in our adoption processes continue in these heroic efforts.

Genuine continued support, respectfully;

Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley

Narcotics Arrest May 19, 2015

On May 19, 2015, Detectives from the Hartford Police Vice and Narcotics Unit received information that a Parole violator operating a blue, four door Lincoln with tinted windows was in possession of narcotics and a firearm. With information provided, Detectives were able to locate and positively identify the individual in the suspect vehicle as Miguel Diaz, 35, of Wethersfield, CT. Hartford Narcotic Detectives with the assistance of South Condition Officers and the State Police Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for Detectives and a clear plastic bag was observed thrown out of the vehicle window before fleeing the area. The clear plastic bag was located and contained 309 bags of Heroin. Surveillance was established at a location on Hillside Avenue identified by Detectives as a "Hideout" for Diaz. Diaz and a second individual identified as Felix Hernandez, 39, of Hartford were located in the area and detained. Consent to search was obtained for that location where Detectives located a firearm, along with narcotics and packaging material. The evidence seized by Detectives through the surveillance and search is listed below:

Seized Evidence

$4099.00 in U.S Currency was recovered
10 grams of raw heroin as well as 609 bags of heroin
Hi-Point 9mm handgun and a box containing numerous live 9mm rounds

179 hillside

Arrested: Miguel Diaz 35, of Wethersfield, CT (also had a warrant for an escapee from Parole)
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
3. Criminal possession of firearm
4. Reckless driving
5. Reckless endangerment
6. Failure to obey Officer signal
7. Drug Factory

ARRESTED: Felix Hernandez 39, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
3. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics 1500 feet of a school

May 19, 2015 Homicide

Hartford Police patrol units responded to 124 Irving St. on the report of shots fired and a person shot. (Shotspotter activation reported 17 rounds fired near 121 Irving Street, incident #60333.) On arrival, Patrol Officers located a male victim in the driver's seat of a 2 door white sedan suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Saint Francis Emergency by AMR ambulance. At 4:16am the victim was pronounced deceased. HPD Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating this homicide. The victim has been identified as Mariano Gonzalez III, DOB 6/13/1997, of 105 Fairmont Street Hartford, CT.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Reggie Early at (860) 757-4248, or tips can be left anonymously at our HPD website.

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