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HPD Award Ceremony

On Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 4:00pm, the Hartford Police Department held an awards ceremony to recognize the many heroic actions of police officers over the course of several years.  It was held at the University of Hartford’s Wilde Auditorium.  

Please click here for full list of award recipients.

Arrest from Citizen Tip

On February 5th at 5:30pm, Hartford Police Department officers of the South Conditions Unit (SCU) responded to the area of 990 Wethersfield Avenue in response to a dispatched citizen tip of active illegal sales of narcotics. The tip included a detailed description of the suspect, the suspect's vehicle, and its location in the parking lot of the apartment complex. SCU officers arrived on scene and observed the suspect vehicle parked in the rear parking lot. Officers proceeded to make contact with the operator later identified as Abraham Rolon. While speaking with Rolon, Officers observed a small amount of crack-cocaine visible within the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Rolon also verbally admitted to having marijuana concealed on his person. K9 Officer Moody was notified of the investigation and responded to the scene with his K9 partner Enzo. Officer Moody conducted a K9 narcotics search of the listed vehicle that resulted in a positive alert for the presence of narcotics in the front center console area of the vehicle. A further search revealed a large amount of narcotics concealed within a square plastic insert connected to the backside of the console. The said insert appeared to be factory installed yet was modified in order to conceal narcotics in an attempt to avoid detection from law enforcement.

The following was seized from the hidden compartment of the vehicle:
(1) one ounce of uncut cocaine
(2) .60 ounces of crack-cocaine
(3) .35 ounces of marijuana
(4) 152 sleeves of heroin packaged for street level sales
Rolon was found to be in possession of a total of $1020 U.S. currency that was seized as believed to be derived through the illegal sales of narcotics.
Rolon was placed under arrest and charged appropriately.
Detectives from the VIN division were notified of the arrest and the case will be forwarded to the division
for possible further investigation.

Arrested: Abraham Rolon, 36, of Hartford, CT (10 Previous Hartford Arrests, Convicted Felon)
1. Operating MV Suspended License
2. Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree
3. Possession of Narcotics
4. PWITS Narcotics
5. Possession Marijuana

Seized: (1) one ounce cocaine, .60 ounces of crack-cocaine, 152 sleeves heroin, .35 ounces of marijuana,
and $1020 U.S. Currency
Vehicle: 2003 Volvo S60, color Gray (bearing CT 5AGBM8)

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Garden Street Arrest

On February 5, 2015, members of the Hartford Police Department Special Operations Group (HSI), the Vice and Narcotics Unit, The South Conditions Unit, and the Shooting Task Force were conducting surveillance in the area of Garden Street and Nelson Street. As a vehicle drove past the Detectives, the operator and the passenger were both observed drinking alcoholic beverages. The vehicle pulled the curb in front of a package store at the intersection of Capen Street and Garden Street. The Detectives approached to investigate and the front seat passenger, identified as Carl Hooks (Convicted Felon) was found in possession of a loaded Taurus .357 magnum revolver. The operator of the vehicle, identified as Randolph Privette, had an outstanding arrest warrant (failure to respond/infraction) and both parties were additionally found to be in possession of marijuana.

Arrested #1: Carl Hooks, 31,of Hartford, CT. (20 previous Hartford arrests, Convicted Felon)
1. Criminal Possession Firearm
2. PWITS Marijuana

Arrested #2: Randolph Privette, 31, of Hartford, CT. (12 Previous Hartford Arrest, Convicted Felon)
1. Drinking while Operating a M/V
2. Operating under Suspension
3. Interfering with Police
4. Possession Marijuana. (Outstanding Warrant Served)

Evidence: One (1) Taurus .357 Magnum revolver, containing three (3) live and three (3)
spent ammunition casings, nine (9) bags of marijuana, and $252.00 US Currency

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