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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.

Arrest Made in VIN/DRS Operation

On January 13, 2016, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit in conjunction with Agents from the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Service executed two search and seizure warrants/ arrest warrants at two "City Gas" Stations (1510 Albany Avenue and 10 White Street). HPD Vice and Narcotics detectives had two search warrants for Intellectual Property violations, while the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services had several arrest warrants for individuals associated with the businesses. During the execution of these warrants several pieces of counterfeit clothing were seized. Detectives were able to recover a large amount of synthetic marijuana and bath salts which were located hidden in the ceiling tiles of the business. The Agents were able to seize a large amount of untaxed cigarettes. Three individuals working at the businesses were arrested by Hartford Police as well as by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services agents.

Arrested: Shiraj Mhommed DOB 5-4-65 LKA 90 Waverly Dr, Newington
CHARGES: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession of
Hallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Arrested: Ahmed Mustak DOB 1-1-83 LKA 813 Maple Ave, Htfd
CHARGES: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession ofHallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Arrested: Mohammed Shaheen DOB 9-25-64 LKA 178 Allen Street, New Britain
Charges: Counterfeit stamps/labels, Possession of Hallucinogenic With Intent to Sell, Possession of Hallucinogenic

Evidence: 663 counterfeit hats knit winter hats
Evidence: 1022 grams of bath salts, 37 Synthetic marijuana packs
Evidence: U.S. currency $28,187 dollars, large amount of untaxed tobacco products
city gas

Narcotics Operation in South Green Park

On January 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., Detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with members of the South Conditions Unit conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of South Green Park and 33 Park Street. This operation was conducted in response to numerous citizen complaints regarding open air street level narcotic sales in the Park. Undercover Detectives conducted surveillance in the area and were able to identify prospective buyers and sellers of narcotics. A total of (16) individuals, from in and around the Hartford region, were arrested and charged with various narcotics charges.

Evidence:
Two ounces of Marijuana
60 bags of Heroin
15 grams of Crack Cocaine
Nine Suboxone
U.S. currency $441.00

Arrested: Ismael Ramos, 48, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell
Sale of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: William West, 54, of Meriden, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 1st
Disorderly Conduct

Arrested: Nathaniel Jefferson, 23, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd
Possession of Narcotics
Sale of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell within 1500 School

Arrested: Walter Nosek, 45, of East Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Operation under Suspension
Failure to use turning signal

Arrested: Eric Ortiz, 35, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd
Possession of Narcotics
Sale of Narcotics

Arrested: Marisol Rivera, 51, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Maria Karabetsos, 48, of Newington, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Juan Velez, 34, of Winsted, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell

Arrested: Andrew Knapik, 24, of New Britain, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School
Failure to obey a Traffic Control Signal

Arrested: Amor Ahmetbasic, 25, of New Britain, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School

Arrested: Emilio Montalvo, 54, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Loitering
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics Within 1500 Ft of a School

Arrested: Jon Carlos Gonzalez, 40, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Victor Torres, 40, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Failure to keep narcotics in container

Ticketed: Jadaiah Sneed, 36, of Westfield, MA
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Ticketed: Raymond Guzman, 28, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled substance

Arrested: Idalina Morale, 53, of Hartford, CT
Charges: Outstanding Prawn Warrant FTA 2nd

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