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Firearms Arrest September 11, 2015

On September 11, 2015, the Hartford Police Department Special Operations investigators received information that a suspect was coming to Hartford to trade an illegal firearm for narcotics. During surveillance, detectives observed the suspect inside a vehicle at the 410 Market Street Citgo. During the course of the investigation detectives conducted a vehicle search. An American Arms .22 caliber pistol was recovered hidden inside a pillow case. The suspect, identified as David Frost, DOB 12/4/87, admitted to possessing the firearm. Frost is a convicted felon and was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and weapons in a Motor Vehicle. The Vice and Narcotics Unit assisted with the arrest.

Arrested: David Frost, 27, 366 Orchid Hill Road Pomfret CT.
Charges:
1. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
2. Weapons in a Motor Vehicle.
Evidence: (1) American Arms model NK-C-MO .22 caliber pistol

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Arrest Made for Incident on 3281 Main Street

On May 12, 2015, at 12:46am, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers reported numerous gunshots coming from the rear of the Ranch House located at 3281 Main Street. Upon arrival, patrol officers encountered a chaotic scene in which 29 shell casings from three different caliber firearms were recovered as well as some projectiles. Four vehicles, a house and the rear of 3281 Main Street sustained projectile damage. There was one victim who suffered a non-life threatening wound to the head. Detectives from the Hartford Shooting Task Force were notified of the incident, responded to the scene, and were assigned the investigation. During the course of their investigation, three suspects were immediately identified. Three warrants were submitted to GA-14 and approved on June 1, 2015, with $750,000 bonds on each. Immediate efforts were taken to capture the three suspects identified as Kenneth Jewell, 24, of Hartford, CT; Carlton Forbes, 22, of Hartford, CT and Shawn Robinson, 24, of East Hartford, CT. Suspects Jewel and Robinson have been taken into custody. Accused Carlton Forbes is still outstanding, is aware that he has a warrant and has continued to elude police attempts to apprehend him. Forbes is considered armed and dangerous as no weapons have been recovered.
During the course of the investigation, a fourth shooter was identified as Glen Asberry, 24, of Hartford, CT, who was also struck by gunfire during the incident. A warrant was submitted to GA-14 for Asberry and was approved on September 8, 2015, with a cash only judge set bond of $75,000. On September 10, 2015, Asberry was apprehended without incident by members of the HPD Shooting Task Force.

Arrested: Kenneth Jewell, 24, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Assault 1st Degree with a firearm
2. Conspiracy Assault 1st Degree
3. Carrying a pistol without a permit
4. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
5. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
6. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree

Arrested: Shawn Robinson, 24, of East Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Assault 1st Degree with a firearm
2. Conspiracy Assault 1st Degree
3. Carrying a pistol without a permit
4. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
5. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
6. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree

Arrested: Glen, Asberry, 24, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Criminal Attempt at Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol without a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
5. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree

Accused: Carlton Forbes, 22, of Hartford, CT (Still outstanding Warrant)
Charges:
1. Assault 1st Degree with a firearm
2. Conspiracy Assault 1st Degree
3. Carrying a pistol without a permit
4. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
5. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
6. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree

Forbes

The Hartford Police ask anyone who knows any information about the location of Carlton Forbes to contact the Hartford Police Department, Lt. Brandon O'Brien at (860) 757-4089. Anonymous tips can be submitted using the submit a tip link . Carlton Forbes should be considered armed and dangerous as no weapons have been recovered in this incident.

Arrest on 144 Babcock Street

On September 9, 2015, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit assisted by Connecticut State Wide Narcotics Task Force, FBI Task Force and HPD South Conditions Unit executed three simultaneous search warrants at:
1. 144 Babcock Street 1st floor
2. 144 Babcock Street basement
3. 68 Pliny Street, apartment C
Information was received that the target was selling large amounts of narcotics from 144 Babcock Street and using the basement area along with apartment C at 68 Pliny Street to store additional narcotics and firearms. A search of 144 Babcock Street 1st floor and the basement area produced a large amount of narcotics, 2 firearms, which included an AK-47 assault rifle with numerous live ammunition, .45 caliber handgun with ammunition, .22 caliber ammunition and U.S currency. The search of 68 Pliny Street revealed narcotics packaging/distribution material.

Evidence: black CN Romarm SA/Cugir, model GPWASR 7.62x39mm AK-47 rifle
Evidence: black Springfield Armory XD-45 caliber handgun serial number
Evidence: (700) bags of heroin, 15 grams of crack cocaine, $2052.00 U.S. currency
Evidence: Two gun magazines containing (58) live 7.62x39mm live rounds for the AK-47 rifle, 38 live .22 caliber rounds.

142 Babcock

Arrested: Luis Cruz 37 of Hartford (Convicted felon with 16 previous Hartford arrests)
CHARGES:
1. Criminal Possession of a firearm (2counts)
2. Possession of high capacity magazine (2counts)
3. Illegal Possession of assault weapon
4. Possession of narcotics
5. PWITS narcotics
6. PWITS 1500 of school
7. Drug factory.

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