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Package Store Robbery

On July 2, 2015, at approximately 9:00 pm, Hartford Police Department South End Community Service Officers were in the area of 402 Franklin Avenue. The officers observed a male wearing a red hoody and black mask and another wearing a dark colored sweatshirt carrying a duffle bag, exiting Franklin Avenue Package Store. Seconds later, the victim emerged from the store and pointed towards a black Nissan Maxima fleeing east on Bodwell Street. The officers activated their police lights and siren, at which time the suspect's vehicle increased its speed, engaging the officers in a pursuit.
This pursuit continued through the south end of the city and into the Town of Newington and West Hartford. The suspect's vehicle stopped in the Town of West Hartford, at which time four suspects were taken into
custody.

Arrested: Nolan Evans 22 of Hartford, CT
Charges: Robbery 1st, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1st, Weapons in M/V, Reckless Endangerment, Poss. of Sawed-Off Shotgun, Criminal Possession of Firearm

Arrested: Traistyn George 23 of Hartford, CT
Charges: Robbery 1st, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1st, Weapons in M/V, Reckless Endangerment

Arrested: Jose Montanez 21 of Hartford, CT
Charges: Robbery 1st, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1st, Weapons in M/V, Reckless Endangerment

Arrested: Juvenile 14 of Hartford, CT (Taken to Hartford Juvenile Detention Center 920 Broad St)
Charges: Robbery 1st, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1st, Weapons in M/V, Reckless Endangerment, Numerous Motor Vehicle Violations

Narcotics Operation July 2, 2015

On July 2, 2015, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit and Officers from the North Community Services division conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of the Sands Housing Complex on Main St. This operation was conducted in response to recent shots fired incidents and numerous citizen complaints regarding street level narcotics sales in the area. Undercover detectives conducted surveillance in the area and were able to identify prospective buyers and sellers of narcotics. A total of (11) suspects were arrested and charged with various narcotics charges. In addition Officers recovered two stolen motorcycles and arrested an individual who was wanted by STF for a gun related warrant.

Arrested:
Justin Torres, 28, of Hartford CHARGES: Crim Tres 1st, Poss Narco, P.W.I.T.S Narco, P.W.I.T.S Narco 1500 ft
Pablo Nunez, 26, of Hartford CHARGES: Poss Cont Subst, M/V Tint
Luis Davila, 56, of Hartford CHARGES: Poss Narcotics
Edward Rosado, 24, of Windsor CHARGES: Poss narco, sale of narcotics, sale 1500 of school zone, crim trespass 1st, oper w/o lic
Angel Almodovar, 21, of Hartford CHARGES: Assault 1st degree, Pistol no permit, reckless endangerment, risk of injury, unlawful discharge of firearm (warrant served)
Juan Estronza, 37, of Hartford CHARGES: Criminal trespass 1st
Scott Williams, 37, of Hartford CHARGES: Criminal trespass 1st
Lamel Brooks, 26, of Hartford CHARGES: Crim Tres 1st, Poss Narco, P.W.I.T.S Narco, P.W.I.T.S Narco 1500 ft of School
Willis Wright, 38, of Hartford CHARGES: Larceny 3rd and operating under suspension.
Jose Rodriguez, 32, of Hartford CHARGES: poss of controlled substance less than 4 ounces
Krzstof Tomkiel, 30, of Vernon CHARGES: Failure to maintain lane, poss of narcotics
Vincent Cain, 35, of Vernon CHARGES: Possession of narcotics

Evidence: U.S currency $514.00
Evidence: 117 bags of heroin, 1 ounce of marijuana
Recovered stolen: Two stolen motorcycles (reported stolen from Vermont).

DUI Checkpoint July 3, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, July 2, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, July 3, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., in the area of Jennings Road, on ramp to Interstate 91 South.

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.

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