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DUI Checkpoint July 3, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, July 2, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, July 3, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., in the area of Jennings Road, on ramp to Interstate 91 South.

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.

Fireworks Reminder

The 4th of July season is upon us and public safety officials caution the general population against the dangers of fireworks. Each year nationwide, on average, there are 10,000 injuries, 3 deaths and 25,000 fires due to the use of illegal fireworks. Don't become a statistic!

The only personal-use fireworks permitted by law in Connecticut are sparklers and fountains.

Illegal devices to use, store or sell in Connecticut:
Bottle rockets, Chinese Lanterns, firecrackers, black cats, lady fingers, roman candles, smoke bombs, party poppers, snakes, professional display aerial shells shot from mortar tubes without a permit from the State Fire Marshal, M-80's, M-100's, Cherry Bombs, Blockbusters, Quarter Sticks and similar devices.

Illegal possession of explosives is a felony! Purchasing and transporting explosives across state lines is a crime!

Please click here: PDF for fireworks information and training for our HPD officers.

Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted

Sexual Assault Suspect

Jose Santos Pedraza, (02/25/51 Hispanic Male, 5'-9" 195lbs, Brown Eyes) is wanted by the Hartford Police Department Special Investigations Division - Sex Offender Registry Unit for the attempted sexual assault of a young child. Jose Pedraza lured this child to his apartment, and once inside attempted to sexually assault him. Jose Pedraza is already on the sex offender registry for similar past offenses. His current whereabouts are unknown as he fled immediately after this incident. The child's age is 5-10* years old.
*Vague To protect the child's identity

Warrant Charges:
1. Criminal Attempt/ Sex Assault in the Fourth Degree
2. Risk of Injury to a minor
3. Disorderly Conduct.
$250,000 Judge set bond.

If you have any information about Pedraza, You are asked to call HPD Sgt. Earl Baidy 860-757-4276.

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