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Firearm Arrest at 97 Wethersfield Avenue

On July 25, 2015, Patrol Officers from the Hartford Police Department received information that an individual in a tan, older model Lexus had been involved in street robberies throughout the City of Hartford. A description of both the vehicle and the suspect were given, shortly thereafter members of the HPD Shooting Task Force observed a vehicle and individual matching the description provided driving north on Wethersfield Avenue. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the operator was identified as Kuwan Russ, 36, of Hartford. During the stop a Glock 9mm pistol (stolen) with ten rounds was located on Kuwan Russ. Portable police lights, pepper spray, flashlights, a monocular as well as several masks and disguises were located inside the vehicle. Russ, a Convicted Felon with a prior robbery and firearm history was arrested and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility for processing.

Evidence:
Glock model 26 9mm pistol containing (10) 9mm ammunition rounds (stolen from New York)
One red/blue portable police light
One pepper spray canister
One 16X52 monocular
One tactical flashlight
Four ski masks
One dreadlock headpiece disguise
One winter hat
One black T-shirt
One black Champion jacket

Arrested: Kuwan Russ, 36, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Pistol without a permit
2. Criminal possession of a Firearm
3. Theft of a Firearm
4. Weapons in a Motor Vehicle
5. Failure to properly display registration

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Firearm Arrest at Albany & Baltimore

On July 24, 2015, at approximately 1:17pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers in the area of Baltimore Street and Albany Avenue observed a vehicle committing several motor vehicle violations and conducted a traffic stop. During the motor vehicle stop, a juvenile passenger in the vehicle began exhibiting physical behaviors consistent with someone attempting to conceal a firearm. To ensure Officer safety both the operator and juvenile passenger were removed from the vehicle, detained in handcuffs and patted down for weapons. The juvenile, 15, of East Hartford, CT was found to be in possession of a loaded Ruger LCP .380 firearm. The juvenile was arrested and transported to the HPD Special Investigation Division where the juvenile was debriefed and his parent notified; the juvenile was later transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility for several firearm charges. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Keemo White, 18, of Hartford, CT was arrested for numerous motor vehicle charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed.

Evidence:
One Ruger LCP .380 Firearm containing (3) live .380 caliber rounds

Arrested: Keemo White, 18, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Improper passing
2. Reckless driving
3. Operating an unregistered Motor Vehicle
4. Misuse of plates
5. Operating a Motor Vehicle without a license

Arrested: Juvenile, 15, of East Hartford
Charges:
1. Pistol without a permit
2. Weapons in a Motor Vehicle
3. Criminal possession of a Firearm

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136 Edgewood Street/Narcotics Arrest

On July 23, 2015, The Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit, Shooting Task Force, Emergency Response Team, Hartford North and Central Condition Units, Community Service Officers, along with other agencies (Homeland Security Investigators, DEA, FBI, Parole and Connecticut Regional Emergency Service Team) conducted a search warrant at 136 Edgewood Street. The search warrant was due to numerous citizen complaints of drug dealing, illegal gambling and an afterhours club operating at this location. A search of both the interior and exterior of the residence produced approximately $6,000 in U.S currency and five pounds of marijuana. A total of nine people were placed under arrest for various charges. License and Inspections also responded to the location for a safety check. The investigation is ongoing. A similar afterhours club a few houses away was the scene of a recent homicide.

Evidence:
$5964.00 in U.S Currency
5 lbs. of Marijuana
Packaging material and scales

Arrested: Donovan Allen, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a controlled substance
2. P.W.I.T.S controlled substance 1500' from a school

Arrested: Michael Johnson, 57, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a controlled substance
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance

Arrested: Audley Rosa, 46, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
2. Possession of a controlled substance
3. P.W.I.T.S controlled substance 1500' from a school
4. Drug Factory (Outstanding Warrant)

Arrested: Neville Duncan, 29, of East Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. PRAWN Warrant

Arrested: Christopher Henry, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S 1500' from a school
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
3. Possession of a controlled substance
4. Interfering with Police

Arrested: Ackeel Campbell, 28, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S 1500' from a school
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
3. Possession of a controlled substance
4. Interfering with Police

Arrested: Orett Malcolm, 27, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S 1500' from a school
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
3. Possession of a controlled substance

Arrested: Lathan McDonald, 41, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. P.W.I.T.S 1500' from a school
2. P.W.I.T.S of a controlled substance
3. Possession of a controlled substance

Ticketed: Devon Wilson, 58, of Bloomfield, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana

Ticketed: Adrian Cooks, 26, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana

Ticketed: Levell Stephenson, 41, of Bloomfield, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana

Ticketed: Dennis Pennant, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana

Ticketed: Robert Hamrick, 46, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of less than ½ ounce of Marijuana (Outstanding PRAWN Warrant)

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