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Firearm/Narcotics Arrest April 17, 2015

On Friday, April 17th, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., Investigators from the Hartford Police Department Shooting Task Force, Fugitive Task Force, Connecticut State Police and Department of Probation were investigating information regarding individuals armed with firearms selling narcotics in the Benton Street/Maple Avenue area. During the course of the investigation, they encountered Algelly Diaz, 32 years of age, of 473 Maple Avenue Hartford, Connecticut. Further investigation revealed that Diaz was storing a Beretta Tomcat .32 caliber Handgun, an Iver Johnson Target Model 55A .22 Caliber Handgun, powder cocaine, along with amounts of heroin and marijuana in a nearby apartment.

These items were seized, and Diaz was arrested for Possession of Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Sell Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Sell within 1500ft School, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Sell a Controlled Substance, Drug Factory, Theft of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. He was subsequently transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility. Diaz is a convicted felon on probation for armed robbery.

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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested At Court April 17, 2015

On April 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Fugitive Task Force & Shooting Task Force received information that a wanted person would be present at 101 Lafayette Street Hartford, Connecticut, for an unrelated court appearance.

The man was wanted for his participation in an Armed Robbery that took place on March 25, 2015 at 9:45 p.m., at the Valero Gas Station, located at 867 Wethersfield Avenue Hartford, Connecticut. The Detectives responded, located the suspect, and took him into custody without incident.

He was transported to the Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division where he was debriefed by Detectives. During the interview he confessed his involvement in the robbery. The suspect was subsequently escorted to the Hartford Police Department booking facility to be processed.


Ryan Sims 36 years of age, from Newington, Connecticut.


Robbery First Degree
Conspiracy Robbery First Degree
With a Judge Set Bond of $500,000.00

DUI Checkpoint April 17, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, April 16, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, April 17, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of Garden Street and Westland 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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