On May 19th, 2014, at 7:15pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers and Shooting Task Force Units responded to 116 Heath Street for shots fired. Five 9mm Ruger shell casings were located in the roadway. This case was assigned to Detectives in the Shooting Task Force. The Detectives identified an intended victim who was not cooperative, however witnesses were located. After a lengthy investigation, the suspected shooter was identified as Christian Mendez.
On July 7th, 2014, an arrest warrant was submitted and approved at GA14, charging Mendez with the attempted shooting assault. Mendez is currently incarcerated on a firearm arrest that was made on July 5th, 2014, at 0200 hours, under case #14-21999, at 764 Maple Avenue, Hartford.
Arrest: Christian Mendez, M/H/20 (04/30/1994), 32 Warren Terrace, West Hartford, CT.
1. Criminal Attempt Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Criminal Use of a Firearm.
Bond was set for $200,000.
On June 29th, 2014, at approximately 11:57am, Officers from the Hartford Police Department Patrol Division responded to 85 Franklin Avenue on a report of a disturbance involving a firearm. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the complainant had already left the area and drove to Hartford Police Headquarters. Officer Hunyadi responded to Police Headquarters and assumed the investigation. The complainant/victim stated that while at 85 Franklin Avenue, he became involved in a dispute with two males only known to him by street names. The dispute occurred while the complainant/victim was seated in his vehicle. During the dispute, one of the males produced a firearm and ordered the victim out of his car. The victim would not exit the car as there was a small child in a car seat with him in the vehicle. At this point, several witnesses called 911 at which time the suspect fled on foot. Being afraid, the victim began to drive towards Hartford Police Headquarters in his vehicle occupied by four people, including the child.
As the victim drove towards HPD, they noticed a silver Honda Accord driving towards them on Maple Avenue near Pawtucket Street. As the vehicles got closer, the victim noticed the Honda was occupied by the two Individuals he had just had the argument with. The operator of the Honda Accord, Accused Jackson, produced a firearm and fired shots into the victims vehicle, striking the vehicle three times, one bullet narrowly missing the small child in the car seat. The victim drove to Hartford Police Headquarters and reported the incident. During a witness canvass, Officer Heimerdinger located several witnesses and developed investigatory leads. Officers Hunyadi and Heimerdinger identified two possible suspects from the street names provided. Officer Romanchuck located a .40 caliber shell casing in the intersection of Maple Avenue at Shultas Place. Officer Hunyadi continued the investigation, and on Monday June 30th, 2014, presented two arrest warrants to a Judge at Hartford Superior Court, GA14. Both warrants were granted. On July 2nd, 2014, Jackson was apprehended without incident. Accused Jackson stated he already has retained an attorney and did not want to speak to the police investigators. Jackson, a convicted felon, on Parole at the time of incident and capture, has been arrested 6 times in Hartford. Molina has not been captured. If you have any information on his whereabouts or this incident please contact STF Sergeant Sean Spell at (860) 757-4112.
Accused #1: Jashawn Jackson, M/B/22 (02/22/1994), of 31 East Elliot Street, Apt. A, Hartford, CT.
1. Criminal Attempt to Commit Assault 1st Degree (4 counts)
2. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
3. Carrying a Pistol w/o a permit
4. Weapon in Motor Vehicle
5. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
6. Reckless Endangerment
7. 1st Degree, Risk of Injury to a Minor
8. Breach of Peace 2nd
9. Operating under Suspension.
Court Set Bond of $750,000.
Accused #2: Alexander Molina, M/H/22 (07/24/1991), of 34 Douglas Street, Hartford, CT.
Convicted felon with 13 Hartford arrests.
1. Breach of Peace 2nd
2. Threatening 1st Degree
3. Brandishing a Facsimile Firearm.
Active Stop #18017- Court Set Bond of $100,000. WANTED: HAS NOT BEEN CAPTURED.
On June 30, 2014 at 5:00am, detectives from the Hartford Police Department Special Investigations Division (S.I.D.), South End Community Service Officers, Central Conditions Officers, and the HPD Emergency Response Team (ERT), in collaboration with State of CT Adult Probation and CSP conducted a city wide warrant sweep, “Operation City Guardians”, for Sex Offender Registry Offenders. 31 Target Offenders were identified and warrants were subsequently obtained by the S.I.D. Sex Offender Registry Detectives. As a result, 19 offenders were located and arrested for compliance violations and various other crimes. A total of 26 arrests were made which included non-target offenses.
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