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DUI Checkpoint April 23, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, April 22, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 90 Brainard Road.

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.

Seeking Suspect

Michael Squirewell, is currently wanted for the sexual assault of a female juvenile victim. He has an active felony arrest warrant for Sexual Assault First Degree, Sexual Assault 2nd Degree and
two counts of Risk of Injury to a Minor. His bond is set at $500,000.00

He is associated with addresses in New Britain, Manchester, and Hartford.

Squirewell is an eighteen year old black male, 5'08" tall, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, that goes by the nickname "Mike Live".


Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000.

Information can be given anonymously via the Crime Stoppers tipline (860) 722-8477 or by using the "Submit an anonymous tip" link to the right of the webpage.

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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