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Narcotics Operation

On December 1, 2014, detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit, with assistance from HPD North Condition Officers, conducted an undercover narcotic operation in the 300 block of Garden Street. This operation was conducted in response to numerous citizen complaints regarding street level narcotic sales as well as the two recent homicides in the area. Undercover detectives conducted surveillance in the area and were able to identify prospective buyers and sellers of narcotics. A total of (9) parties were arrested and charged various narcotics charges. Detectives were able to locate and recover narcotics and packaging material from 399 Garden Street apt 4. All parties were debriefed by Narcotics Detectives. Arrests Below:

Johnny Baker DOB 12-11-58 LKA 22 Atwood Street, Htfd CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics

Joseph Trapp DOB 4-8-53 LKA 60 Niles Street, Htfd CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics

Dwayne Eldridge DOB 10-21-68 LKA 402 Garden Street, Htfd CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics

Phillip Andrews DOB 4-25-49 LKA 34 Huyshope Street, Htfd CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics

Anthony Montanez DOB 3-9-77 LKA 357 Garden Street, Htfd CHARGES: outstanding prawn warrant

Danny Goncalves DOB 11-27-92 LKA 159 Eagle Dr, Newington CHARGES; Possession of Narcotics

Anthony Peirano DOB 7-24-58 LKA 117 Enfield Street, Htfd CHARGES; Possession of Narcotics

Pedro Gil DOB 11-10-86 LKA 279 Garden Street, Htfd CHARGES: possession with intent to sell narcotics,
possession with intent to sell narcotics within 1500 school, possession narcotics

Malcolm Harris DOB 8-26-92 LKA 399 Garden Street Htfd CHARGES: Engaging police in pursuit, reckless
driving, operating unregistered M/V, improper use of registration, possession narcotics (2cts), drug factory,
possession with intent to sell narcotics (2cts), possession with intent to sell narcotics within 1500 school,
operating under suspension, interfering with police

Evidence: 288 bags of heroin
Evidence: 45 grams of pure heroin estimated street value of $4500.00, 2 grams of crack cocaine
Evidence: $581.00 U.S currency
Evidence; packaging material, empty 380 magazine

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PAL Turkey Give-A-Way to Hartford Families

The Hartford Police Dept. Police Athletic League and the UCONN Men’s Hockey Team are teaming up for a  Turkey Give-A-Way to Hartford families.

The event is Tuesday, November 25th at 4:00pm, at the HPD PAL facility (85 Edwards St, formerly Quirk Middle School). The collborative team will be giving away 60 complete meals for our Hartford PAL families. PAL Board members and PAL Staff will be assisted by the UCONN Men’s Hockey team, who will join us at 4:00pm through 5:00pm to distribute the complete Thanksgiving Dinner "kits".  The team will then play floor hockey with the kids in the gym from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.  

For those who are interested in making a monetary or food donation please contact Sgt. Luis Ruiz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / (860) 818-0028 or
Peter Getz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / (860) 209-1908 by Monday, November 24, 2014.


Gang/Gun Arrest

On November 22, 2014 at 10:32pm, Hartford Police Department Shooting Task Force Officers were in the area of 378 Garden Street canvassing for a Juvenile gang member with an active Take Into Custody (TIC) warrant. A person matching the description was observed walking south on Garden Street and was stopped in front of 370 Garden Street. The Juvenile was positively identified and was found to be in possession of a loaded Colt .32 caliber pistol as well as 12 bags of marijuana. He was transported to the Juvenile Investigative Division (JID) to be processed. The Juvenile was eventually transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility located at 920 Broad Street Hartford, for the TIC, and respective firearm and marijuana charges.

Arrested Juvenile: Under 18yo Male. (Dumout Gang Member)

Evidence: One Colt .32 caliber pistol containing eight (8) live .32 caliber ammunition rounds, and Twelve Ziplock baggies each containing a green plant substance (Marijuana)

1. Carrying Pistol W/O a Permit
2. Possession of Marijuana
3. TIC Order


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