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Human Trafficking Arrest during Narcostics Operation

On September 27, 2015, information was provided to the Hartford Police Department Special Investigations Division (SID) from an outside agency concerning the possible kidnapping and human trafficking of an eighteen (18) year old girl from outside of Hartford.

In a joint meeting on 09/28/15, with three additional agencies whom have had prior dealing with the victim, it was established she might be in a specific area of the north end of Hartford.

On 09/29/15, detectives from the HPD Special Investigations Division conducted surveillance of a particular address and developed further information which validated the girl was in fact at this address. With the assistance of Hartford Police Department Patrol Division, Windsor Police Department and detectives from Special Investigations Division, the girl was located inside this address. At this point, no suspects were located.

After the rescue of this victim, an extensive interview was conducted by Special Investigations Division detectives. HPD Detectives (specially trained in Sex Asslt/Human Trafficking)  learned details of how the victim had been held against her will for almost a month. During this time she was trafficked sexually and physically abused repeatedly.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, two suspects were identified.

On December 28, 2015, after an extensive investigation, an arrest warrant for Dwayne “Crash” Hairston, 31, of Windsor CT, was obtained charging him with Trafficking In Persons 53a-192a, Kidnapping 1st Degree 53a-92, Promoting Prostitution 53a-86, Unlawful Restraint 53a-95 and Assault 2nd Degree 53a-60. A second suspect, Eric James “Nut” Williams, 25, of Hartford, was also identified and an arrest warrant charging him with Sexual Assault 1st Degree was also obtained by SID detectives.

On January 6, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics units conducted an undercover operation in the area of 2620 Main Street.  HPD V&N Detectives were able to obtain credible information that several individuals were conducting illegal drug sales from a third floor (south) apartment of 2620 Main Street.

Additional information was also developed that two individuals with outstanding warrants for Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (Hairston and Williams) were also at this location.  Surveillance was established at the location and HPD V&N Detectives were able to arrest several (drug) buyers leaving the location.

During the surveillance, HPD Detectives were able to identify and stop both individuals with the outstanding warrants without incident.  The Detectives then obtained a search and seizure warrant for the 3rd Floor South apartment of 2620 Main St. During the execution of this search warrant, HPD Detectives located narcotics, packaging material, and counterfeit money. Two children, ages 8 and 10 were present during the execution of the search warrant; a notification to DCF was made by HPD Detectives. 

Investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are a possibility.

Evidence:

28 bags of crack cocaine (one ounce)
27 bags of heroin
13 bags of marijuana
$89.00 dollars of UPS currency
$150.00 dollars of counterfeit money

Arrested: Dwayne Hairston, 31, of Windsor, CT (Arrested for outstanding warrant)
Windsor charges:
Kidnapping 1st degree
Coercion
Promoting Prostitution
Unlawful Restraint 1st
Assault 2nd

Windsor charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: Eric Williams, 25, of Hartford, CT (Also arrested for outstanding child support warrant)
Charges:
Sexual Assault 1st

Arrested: Troy West, 43, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Criminal Trespass 3rd

Arrested: Jeri Collins, 34, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Criminal Trespass 3rd

Arrested: Joshua Janton, 34, of Manchester, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Criminal Trespass 2nd
Interfering with Police
Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a License

Arrested: Travis Kelly, 39, of Manchester, CT (2 outstanding warrants) (Absconder from CT Parole and Larceny 6th out of Manchester)
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Arrested: Jerome Greene, 30, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of Narcotics
Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
Destruction of Evidence 
Risk of Injury to Minor 2Cts

Arrested: Michelle Lopez, 31, of Hartford, CT
Charges: (outstanding warrant out of Wethersfield)
Failure to Appear 2nd on MV Charges

Arrested: Juvenile from Hartford, CT
Charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell

Human Trafficing Arrest

Human Trafficing Arrest II

Human Trafficing Arrest III

DUI Checkpoint January 7, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, January 5, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, January 7, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 1888 Main Street.

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 in New Years Day Homicide

On Friday, January 1, 2016, at approximately 12:09am, the Hartford Police Department received several 911 calls of a person stabbed and bleeding at 41 Francis Avenue. On arrival, a male victim was located suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen and chest area. HPD Officers provided first aid. EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to Hartford Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased at 1:11am by the attending physician. A crime scene was immediately established and secured by the HPD patrol officers on scene. The HPD Major Crimes Division and HPD Crime Scene Division arrived and assumed the investigation. Several witnesses were immediately identified and interviewed. As a result, HPD Major Crimes Detectives were able to develop strong suspect information shortly after this homicide occurred. On Monday, January 4, 2016 an arrest warrant was drafted and submitted to a Judge of the GA14 Hartford Superior Court. The arrest warrant was approved and signed. The arrest warrant charged the accused, Tequile Walwyn (DOB 12/30/1996), with one count of Murder in violation of Connecticut General Statute 53a-54a. There is a $250,000 dollar Judge Set Bond attached to the warrant, cash or surety. The accused turned himself in at Hartford Police headquarters today, January 4, 2016 at approximately 11:00am after learning the police had a warrant for his arrest. The accused was taken into custody by HPD Major Crimes detectives without incident and immediately transferred to Major Crimes to be debriefed. The accused is scheduled to be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court located at 101 Lafayette Street in Hartford on January 5, 2016. Details of the arrest will be available at arraignment.

This investigation was a collaborative effort with of the Hartford Police Department's Major Crimes Division, the HPD Crime Scene Division, the Hartford Shooting Task Force, and the Hartford States Attorney's Office.

Tequile Walwyn

Arrested: Tequile Walwyn, 19, DOB 12/30/1996, of 77 Pershing Street Hartford, CT 06112
Charges: Murder 53a-54a, Judge Set Bond of 250,000.00 dollars, cash or surety. (No Hartford Criminal History)



Deceased: Jonathan Douglin, 20, DOB 11/4/1995, of 68 Boulanger Ave. West Hartford, CT 06110

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