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Gun Arrest October 20, 2015

On October 20, 2015, Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives received information that a male individual operating a black vehicle, leaving a specific automotive business, may be in possession of a firearm. Surveillance was established in the area and the HPD Detectives observed a male suspect walk to a black Chevy SUV. This vehicle violated several CT. motor vehicle violations as it traveled north on Windsor Street, then north on Main Street. A motor vehicle stop was conducted in front of 275 Tower Avenue. While conducting the motor vehicle stop the Detectives were able to see the handle of the firearm protruding from underneath the driver's seat of the vehicle. Located was a fully loaded Glock, model 27. The operator was identified as a convicted felon and placed under arrest for several gun related charges.

Evidence: One black Glock, model 27 .40 caliber semi-auto firearm (fully loaded 9 live rounds)
Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Trail Blazer SS Florida Reg

Accused: Shawn Clayton, 35, of Hartford
1. Criminal possession of a firearm
2. Weapons in a Motor Vehicle
3. Failure to activate turn signal
$350,000 Bond

Tower Ave

Narcotics Operation Arrest

On October 20, 2015, at 5:00 p.m., Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotic Detectives, with the assistance of the FBI Narco Task Force and the Hartford Police Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at 535 Zion Street, 2nd floor. HPD Detectives were able to obtain credible information that an individual was selling illegal narcotics from the 2nd floor apartment. A search of the apartment interior revealed three individuals inside the apartment, two of which were found to be in possession of narcotics. The third individual was determined to have an out of town warrant. In addition, an individual in the rear parking lot of the building was also found to be in possession of narcotics. All individuals were placed under arrest for the appropriate charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking Facility. License and Inspections arrived on scene and determined that the building was uninhabitable and would be shut down.

U.S currency $63.00
27 bags of Heroin
69 bags of Powder cocaine
5 grams of raw heroin
Packaging Material

Arrested: Luis Torres, 19, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Herberto Garcia, 34, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession with intent to sell Narcotics
3. Possession with intent to sell Narcotics in a school zone

Arrested: Jose Martinez, 45, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession with intent to sell Narcotics
3. Possession with intent to sell Narcotics in a school zone

Arrested: Wesley Szydlo, 30, of Torrington, CT
1. Outstanding PRAWN warrant

STF Arrest October 18, 2015

On August 23, 2015, at 1:09 a.m., Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers and the Hartford Shooting Task Force responded to Norma's Café, located at 379 Capital Avenue, for a large fight outside. A witness was located who stated during the fight, a male suspect fired one shot into the air. One 9mm shell casing was located. Hartford STF Detectives were assigned the investigation. Hartford STF Detectives developed investigative information identifying a suspect, identified as Joshua Rodriguez, 24, of Manchester, CT. An arrest warrant was submitted to GA14 and granted on September 8, 2015. Over the course of several weeks, numerous attempts to apprehend Rodriguez have been made however he has eluded capture and has engaged HPD officers in pursuits.

On October 18, 2015, at 1:00 a.m., HPD Patrol Officers patrolling the area of Broad Street at Capital Avenue, observed Rodriguez walking. Aware of the active felony arrest warrant for Rodriguez, HPD officers immediately apprehended Rodriguez without incident. Rodriguez was transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility where the STF warrant was served. In addition to the STF warrant, two additional warrants were served for Violation of Probation, Larceny 3rd Degree; Reckless Driving and Operating Under Suspension stemming from an earlier pursuit with a stolen vehicle and HPD officers.

Arrested: Joshua Rodriguez, 24, of Manchester, CT
1. Carrying a Pistol without a permit
2. Unlawful Discharge of a firearm
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree

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Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103

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