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Firearms Arrest at 44 Vine Street

In response to the recent increase of gun violence within the North District, on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., members of the Hartford Police Department's Central Conditions Unit and Central Community Service Officers assisted in coverage in the North District with "Hot Spot" enforcement. During this directed patrol, HPD Officers observed a red SUV parked on the sidewalk in front of the "Coconut Cafe" located at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Burton Street. As HPD Officers approached the SUV, the operator immediately pulled away, ran a red light and proceeded to travel northbound onto Vine Street. HPD Officers were able to conduct a motor vehicle stop of the SUV in the area of 24 Vine Street. Upon stopping the motor vehicle, the back seat passenger immediately exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. HPD Officers began to pursue the suspect, who was clenching his waist band, towards the rear of 44 Vine Street. The suspect was able to gain entry to the multi-family dwelling and was located by HPD Officers inside the bathroom of apartment 3-C, where he was taken into custody. HPD Officers recovered a loaded Smith and Wesson (M&P) .40 caliber firearm with 12 live rounds, which was located inside the toilet tank of the bathroom. The Hartford Police Department Shooting Task Force was notified. The suspect, later identified as Abrahm Hannah, 32, of New Britain, CT was transported to the Hartford Police Department Booking facility for several firearm charges.

One Smith and Wesson M&P 40 caliber firearm
12 live .40 caliber rounds

83 44 Vine
Arrested: Abrahm Hannah, 32, of New Britain, CT
1. Interfering with Police
2. Carrying a Pistol without a Permit
3. Possession of a high capacity magazine
4. Weapon in a motor vehicle
5. Criminal Possession of a firearm

DUI Checkpoint December 10, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, December 8, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of Capen Street and Garden Street.

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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