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Arrest in March 19, 2015 Homicide

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Hartford Police patrol units responded to the area of Blue Hills Avenue and East Burnham Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located the victim at 668 Blue Hills Avenue suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. EMS responded and transported the victim to Saint Francis hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded and assumed the investigation.

The investigation developed for several months. On July 16, 2015, an arrest warrant was signed charging James Canidate with Murder and firearm violations. Canidate is currently incarcerated in the custody of CT DOC. (He was arrested in March for Assault 1st, Threatening and Violation of Probation with a $750k Bond.) He will subsequently be habeas to court for arraignment on these latest charges.

Accused: James Canidate, 38 of Hartford CT
Charges:
1. Murder
2. Criminal use of a firearm
3. Criminal possession of a firearm

Victim: Teniel Mack, 08/19/83, 92 Boothbay Street, Hartford,CT

Firearm Arrest on Sterling Street

On July 16, 2015, Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotic Detectives received information that members of the "Dumouts" street gang were in possession of a firearm and would be in the area of Sterling Street. Vice and Narcotics Detectives, with the assistance of the HPD Shooting Task Force and HPD North Condition Officers, responded to the area of Sterling Street and observed the suspect vehicle in the driveway of 9 Sterling Street. Through investigation, HPD Detectives and Officers approached the suspect vehicle, a search was conducted and a stolen .380 caliber handgun was recovered from the rear passenger of the suspect vehicle. Cameron Mounds, 18, of Hartford was arrested, debriefed by Detectives and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility. A second passenger within the vehicle identified as Hakieym Dickson, 19, of Hartford was ticketed for possession of a controlled substance.

Arrested: Cameron Mounds, 18, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Carrying a pistol without a permit
2. Possession of a stolen firearm
3. Weapon in a motor vehicle

Ticketed: Hakieym Dickson, 19, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a controlled substance

Evidence:
$712.00 dollars in U.S. Currency
Black, GUT .380 pistol, Model GT380 (stolen from Hartford in 1986)
One bag of Marijuana

9 sterling street

Narcotics Arrest on Madison Street

On July 13, 2015, the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division, South District Community Service Officers, along with inspectors from the City of Hartford License & Inspections and the HFD Fire Marshall office conducted an inspection of an unauthorized rooming house. This inspection was the result of several complaints of an unkept and dilapidated building. There have also been several citizen complaints generated for this building regarding individuals with firearms, open air drug dealing and various other quality of life concerns. Agents from License and Inspections and the Fire Marshall office determined that the building was "unfit for human occupancy" and that all the occupants had to vacate the building. Occupants of 11 rooms were given vouchers for temporary housing and relocated. While conducting this inspection HPD detectives located several individuals hiding in a front room. The Detectives also located in this room two stolen firearms, $960 dollars in U.S. currency, 33 bags of heroin, 20 Grams of crack cocaine, 8 grams of powder cocaine and an ounce of marijuana. All of the occupants were placed under arrest and transport to booking. The juvenile was transported to juvenile detention.

ARRESTED:

Jorge Ramirez 27 of Ward Place HTFD CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Sell Narcotics, Possession with intent to sell Narcotics 1500' school, Criminal Trespass 2nd, theft of a firearm, Possession of Firearm convicted felon, Drug Factory, Poss. Cont. subst

David Lopez 21 of Craig Court East Htfd CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Sell Narcotics, Possession with intent to sell Narcotics 1500' school, Criminal Trespass 2nd, theft of a firearm, Drug Factory, Possession of Control Substance

Jose Cruz 32 Allen Place, Htfd CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Sell Narcotics, Possession with intent to sell Narcotics 1500' school, Criminal Trespass 2nd, Theft of a firearm, Drug Factory, Possession of Control Substance, Possession of Firearm convicted felon

Ivan Vega 21 of Bartholomew Ave, Htfd CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Sell Narcotics, Possession with intent to sell Narcotics 1500' school, Criminal Trespass 2nd, Theft of a firearm, Drug Factory, Possession of Control. Substance

Guadalupe Hoy 20 Burnside Ave, East Htfd CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Sell Narcotics, Possession with intent to sell Narcotics 1500' school, Criminal Trespass 2nd, Theft of a firearm, Drug Factory, Possession of Control Substance

(Juvenile) Male 17 of Wethersfield CHARGES: Possession of Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Sell Narcotics, Possession with intent to sell Narcotics 1500' school, Criminal Trespass 2nd, Theft of a firearm, Drug Factory, Possession of Control Substance

Recovered Stolen: Ruger 9mm pistol & Colt 357 Revolver
Evidence: U.S. currency $960.00,
Evidence: 33 bags of heroin, 20 Grams of crack cocaine, 8 grams of powder cocaine and an ounce of marijuana

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