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Suspect Information Wanted for Homicide

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at approximately 12:02pm, the Hartford Police Department received citizen 911 reports of a person possibly shot in the area of Albany Avenue and Baltimore Street. A short time later, the victim- Joseph Lindsey, arrived at Saint Francis Hospital ED via private vehicle suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper body. At 12:33pm the victim was pronounced deceased by the attending physician at Saint Francis. A crime scene was established and secured in the area of Albany Avenue and Baltimore Street. HPD Major Crimes detectives and Crime Scene detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation.

Several witnesses were identified and interviewed throughout this investigation. Detectives were also able to secure some key physical evidence that assisted them in positively identifying the accused in this incident. On Friday, January 22, 2016 an arrest warrant was submitted to a Judge of the Hartford Superior Court and approved. The arrest warrant charges the accused, Brock Davis, DOB 10/3/1974, with one count of Murder in violation of Connecticut General Statute 53a-54a. There is a 1,000,000.00 dollar cash or surety judge set bond attached to the warrant.

The whereabouts of Brock Davis is currently unknown at this time. Efforts to locate Davis are underway and we will continue to search for him until he is located and brought to justice. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact Sergeant Reggie Early at (860) 757-4248. Anonymous tips can submitted using the "Submit a Tip" link on the website.

Brock Davis

Arrest in July 9, 2015 Homicide

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 5:33pm Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers, South Conditions and Shooting Task Force units responded to 371 New Park Avenue for the report of a serious assault with a firearm. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Daniel Sampel, on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. EMS responded and transported the victim to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 6:02pm.

HPD Major Crimes detectives and Crime Scene detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation. Several witnesses were identified and interviewed. As a result of those interviews two search and seizure warrants were executed at 359 New Park Avenue and 361 New Park Avenue. While executing the two search warrants several pieces of evidence were located and seized. Further investigation revealed the identity of a possible suspect involved in this homicide.

By Thursday, January 21, 2016, HPD Major Crimes Detectives established enough probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant. The arrest warrant was submitted to a Judge of the Hartford Superior Court and approved. The charges for the accused- Sergio Martinez, DOB 4/28/1986, are Murder 53a-54a, Criminal Possession of a Firearm 53a-217, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm 53-203, all in violation of Connecticut General Statutes. There is a 4,000,000 dollar cash or surety Judge set bond attached to the warrant.

The accused, Sergio Martinez, DOB 4/28/1986 is currently incarcerated in the State of New York for unrelated charges. Arrangements are currently being made by the involved jurisdictions to have Martinez transported back to Hartford, CT to face these charges.

Martinez Serg

DUI Checkpoint January 21, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, January 19, 2016

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, January 21, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 217 Wethersfield 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.

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