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DUI Checkpoint April 3, 2015

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


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 809 Asylum Avenue.

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.

Prostitution Detail March 30, 2015

On March 30, 2015, detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a citywide prostitution detail utilizing an undercover detective posing "as a John". This operation was conducted in response to citizen complaints regarding street level prostitution in the city. A total of 14 parties were placed under arrest during the operation (13) women were arrested and charged with Prostitution, and (1) women was charged with possession of narcotics. All Parties were debriefed.

Gianna Rames, 28, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Tina Pratt, 27, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Lissette Leon, 49, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Patricia Nelson, 31, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Keelin Erickson, 52, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Sharon Maddox, 48, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Linda Coleman, 51, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Heather Clark, 28, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Nelly Sanchez, 35, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Deborah Smith, 52, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Zenaida Falcon, 46, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Carmen Cruz, 44, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Darlene Coarts, 49, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution

Arson Arrest

On March 31, 2015, at 7:30am The Hartford Fire Department was dispatched to 22 Evergreen Avenue on the report of a fire. The damage to the apartment building was contained within apartment A7. There was one victim sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Other units in the multi-apartment building were occupied at the time. Hartford Police personnel responded to assist. During the investigation, a member of the Fire Marshall's office informed HPD that he believed the fire was arson related. HPD initiated an immediate criminal investigation with the assistance of HFD. Investigators learned that the renter of apartment A7 had set the fire in his apartment intentionally. Evidence was obtained, and the suspect was interviewed. The suspect was arrested and charged.

Arrested: Dennis Edwards 50, of 22 Evergreen Ave. Hartford, CT, 06105
Charge: Arson 1st degree

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