Gun Buy Back
Saturday, July 19th 2014
10:00am through 3:00pm
Johnson Stewart Community Center
127 Martin Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Gift Cards will be given out in exchange for working firearms
Handguns = $200
Shotguns = $50
Rifles = $50
Guns from other towns will be accepted, but gift cards exchange is only for Hartford Residents.
In Collaboration with:
Mothers United Against Violence
Hartford 100 Man Movement
We Works Coalition
Six Lenovo Laptop Computers, approximately $536.00 per computer, were stolen from the Martin Luther King School located on 25 Ridgefield Street. The inicident was brought to the attention of school administrators after a parent volunteer at the school noticed a storage room door unlocked on July 7, 2014. She was aware that computers are stored there. She notified the Principal's Executive Assistant. The Hartford Police Department was notified and responded. The door to the storage room is a self-locking door and was last seen locked prior to the holiday weekend. There were no obvious signs of forced entry. Only a limited number of employees are intended to have access to the storage room. Burglary detectives were notified and responded. A Canvass for witnesses and suspects came back negative. HPD is working with school security and the investigation is ongoing.
If you have any information, please contact the Hartford Police Department.
On May 19th, 2014, at 7:15pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers and Shooting Task Force Units responded to 116 Heath Street for shots fired. Five 9mm Ruger shell casings were located in the roadway. This case was assigned to Detectives in the Shooting Task Force. The Detectives identified an intended victim who was not cooperative, however witnesses were located. After a lengthy investigation, the suspected shooter was identified as Christian Mendez.
On July 7th, 2014, an arrest warrant was submitted and approved at GA14, charging Mendez with the attempted shooting assault. Mendez is currently incarcerated on a firearm arrest that was made on July 5th, 2014, at 0200 hours, under case #14-21999, at 764 Maple Avenue, Hartford.
Arrest: Christian Mendez, M/H/20 (04/30/1994), 32 Warren Terrace, West Hartford, CT.
1. Criminal Attempt Assault 1st Degree
2. Carrying a Pistol w/o a Permit
3. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
4. Criminal Use of a Firearm.
Bond was set for $200,000.