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Firearms Arrest May 26, 2015

On May 26, 2015, Hartford Police Community Service Officers received information regarding a felony warrant suspect in the area of Vine Street and Albany Ave. While canvassing for that suspect, Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Albany Ave. A motor vehicle stop was conducted in the area of Lenox Street; where four male occupants of that vehicle were detained when Officers observed in plain view, two firearms within the vehicle. All four males were debriefed by Major Crime Detectives and charged accordingly. The male occupants were identified as Antuane Allen, 21, of Hartford, CT; Darrel Cochran, 18, of Hartford, CT and Nicki Butler, 18, also of Hartford, CT. The identity of the fourth occupant, a juvenile will remain confidential to protect his identity. The evidence seized by Officers from the vehicle is listed below:

One Colt .38 caliber revolver with 6 live rounds
One Ruger .22 caliber pistol with 10 live rounds
Five Cellular phones
One black ski mask

ARRESTED: Antuane Allen, 21, of Hartford, CT
1. Interfering with police
2. Weapons in vehicle
3. Pistol without a permit
4. Criminal possession of a firearm

ARRESTED: Darrell Cochran, 18, of Hartford, CT
1.Interfering with police
2.Weapons in vehicle
3.Pistol without a permit

ARRESTED: Nicki Butler, 18, of Hartford, CT
1.Reckless driving
2.Operation without a license
3.Weapons in vehicle
4.Pistol without a permit
5.Interfering with police

ARRESTED: (JUVENILE) John Doe, 16, of Hartford, CT
1.Interfering with police
2.Weapons in vehicle
3.Pistol without a permit

DUI Checkpoint May 28, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 27, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 583 Maple Ave 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.

Shooting Arrest May 22, 2015

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 8:54am, Hartford Police Department Patrol Units responded to 168 Hillside Avenue for multiple shots fired from a vehicle at an unknown intended victim. Patrol Officers identified the suspect vehicle as a green Infinity I30 with dark tinted windows. Members of the STF/Statewide Narcotics Task Force developed information regarding the suspect and suspect vehicle including a license plate of 9ANBV3. On May 22, 2015, STF Units conducted surveillance utilizing unmarked vehicles. At 5:20pm a 2001 Infinity I30 bearing CT registration 9ANBV3, operated by Elijah Lopez, was strategically stopped in the area of 354 Laurel Street. Further investigation led Detectives to 330 Laurel Street, apartment 404, where the listed firearm, ammunition, narcotics and drug factory was located. Investigators are continuing the investigation into the Barbershop Shooting.

Arrest: Lopez, Elijah, M/H/20 (11/09/1994), of 121 Mildale Ave, Southington, CT.
Charges: Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Obliterated Serial Number, Possession Narcotics, PWITS
Narcotics, PWITS 1500 feet School and Drug Factory.

Seized was the following:
Firearm: Ruger Model Red Hawk .44 Magnum Revolver (obliterated s/n) w/ six (6) live .44 caliber rounds of ammunition. Ammunition; Two live .45 caliber hollow point rounds of ammunition.
326 Wax paper bags containing Heroin.
One T-Mobile cell phone
Red duffel bag containing heroin stamps, grinders, digital scale, cutting agent, rubber bands and numerous empty wax paper sleeves.
Stamps; "WALKING DEAD", "MAK & ch33ze", "MGM", "WAY TO GO", "POPEYES" and "PAID".
Vehicle Seized: 2001 Infinity I30 four door color green w/ dark tints, CT 9ANBV3.


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