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Arrest: Two Guns and Narcotics Seized

On Sunday, December 28th, 2014, at 7:15pm, Hartford Police Department Detectives from the Shooting Task Force were patrolling Orange Street in the Parkville neighborhood as a part of an ongoing investigation. During the investigation, Detectives pulled into the rear parking lot of 1532 Park Street at which point they observed the three suspects in a Nissan Maxima. As the Detectives drove towards the Maxima, the front passenger (Gamble) immediately bailed out of the vehicle clutching his waistband running west on Park Street. STF Detectives pursued Gamble and observed him throw the a Smith & Wesson M&P .45 caliber Semi-Auto handgun in the area of Park Street at Hazel Street. Gamble was outrun and apprehended. The gun was recovered by detectives. Other STF Detectives were able to detain the operator (Smith) and rear passenger (Harmon) without incident. During a weapon pat down of Harmon, the listed Raven Arms .25 caliber pistol was located in an covert 'inside the pants' holster near his genitals.

Accused Gamble was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Accused Harmon and Smith were in
possession of plastic bags containing Crack Cocaine.

Accused #1; James Gamble, 18 , of Hartford, CT.
1. Interfering w/ Police
2. Weapon in M/V
3. Carrying Pistol w/o a Permit
4. Possession Marijuana

Accused #2; Brandon Harmon, 20, Hartford, CT. (Has previous arrest history)
1. Weapon in M/V
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Possession Narcotics
4. PWITS Narcotics
5. PWITS 1500 feet School
Accused #3; Eric Smith, 27, Hartford, CT. (Convicted Felon, 7 Previous Arrests)
1. Weapons in M/V
2. Possession Narcotics
3. PWITS Narcotics
4. PWITS 1500 feet School

Firearms Seized;
#1: M&P model 45, .45 caliber handgun, s/n DYD9767, with chambered round and magazine containing six
live .45 caliber rounds. Listed in NCIC as "lost" out of Bristol, CT.
#2: Raven Arms model MP-25, .25 caliber pistol, s/n 1372560, with chambered round and magazine
containing five additional live .25 caliber rounds.
Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Maxima color white, CT registration 6AJNT0.

HPD DUI Check Point

Please be advised, The Hartford Police Deptartment will conduct a D.U.I. (Driving Under the Influence/Intoxicated) checkpoint on December 30, 2014 between the hours 5:00 pm and 1:00 am in the City's Northend, near Barbour St and Judson St.

DUI Checkpoint December 26, 2014

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, December 23, 2014


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, December 26, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 809 Asylum Avenue.

This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department's ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD's Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.

For the most up to date traffic information visit the State of Connecticut interactive traffic map including statewide traffic cameras.

The Hartford Police Department encourages you to protect your vehicle and belongings by "putting your junk in your trunk." Click here to view car break prevention tips from the HPD.

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