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Arrest at Future Yard Goats Home

An Off-duty Hartford Police Department Officer was on his way into work and observed a male suspect climbing the northeast fence of Dunkin' Donuts Park (Yard Goats). The ballpark has recently been plagued with burglaries from the site, and its construction trailers. Patrol units were dispatched to the area. A HPD Sergeant located and detained the suspect. During the investigation, a search yielded a bag of .22 caliber ammunition in his sock, along with a full face three-whole ski mask. The subject is a convicted felon with a previous felony weapon charge conviction.

Suspect: Newman, Courtney, 28 {Convicted Felon} 14 C Chalmers Street, Manchester, CT
1. 53a-217 Criminal Possession Firearm/Ammunition
2. 53a-108 Criminal Trespass 2nd
($10,000 bond)

Arrest Made in Bonner Street Shots Fired

On July 4, 2015, at 9:49 p.m., Hartford Shooting Task Force Detectives and HPD Officers responded to the area of 51 Bonner Street on a report of shots fired. HPD Detectives and officers were given a suspect description of a Hispanic male, six feet tall, dreads, wearing a red shirt and was observed departing the area in a black vehicle. After a canvas was conducted, shotgun shell casings and a cell phone was recovered. No injuries or property damage was reported. HPD Shooting Task Force Detectives were assigned the investigation and identified a potential suspect as Aven Adorno. Adorno, a supervised parolee, was later located and interviewed by Shooting Task Force Detectives, where Adorno provided a sworn voluntary written statement confessing to the shooting. When the interview concluded, Adorno was remanded to the Hartford Correction Center (HCC) by Department of Corrections personnel assigned to the Shooting Task Force. An arrest warrant was prepared and submitted to GA-14 and granted on August 20, 2015, with a $250,000 Judge set bond. Adorno is currently incarcerated and will be Habeas to GA-14 for arraignment.

Accused: Aven Adorno, 28, of Hartford, CT
1. Criminal possession of a Firearm
2. Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
3. Reckless Endangerment in the first Degree
4. Weapon in a Motor Vehicle

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.
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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