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Narcotics Arrest May 19, 2015

On May 19, 2015, Detectives from the Hartford Police Vice and Narcotics Unit received information that a Parole violator operating a blue, four door Lincoln with tinted windows was in possession of narcotics and a firearm. With information provided, Detectives were able to locate and positively identify the individual in the suspect vehicle as Miguel Diaz, 35, of Wethersfield, CT. Hartford Narcotic Detectives with the assistance of South Condition Officers and the State Police Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for Detectives and a clear plastic bag was observed thrown out of the vehicle window before fleeing the area. The clear plastic bag was located and contained 309 bags of Heroin. Surveillance was established at a location on Hillside Avenue identified by Detectives as a "Hideout" for Diaz. Diaz and a second individual identified as Felix Hernandez, 39, of Hartford were located in the area and detained. Consent to search was obtained for that location where Detectives located a firearm, along with narcotics and packaging material. The evidence seized by Detectives through the surveillance and search is listed below:

Seized Evidence

$4099.00 in U.S Currency was recovered
10 grams of raw heroin as well as 609 bags of heroin
Hi-Point 9mm handgun and a box containing numerous live 9mm rounds

179 hillside

Arrested: Miguel Diaz 35, of Wethersfield, CT (also had a warrant for an escapee from Parole)
CHARGES:
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
3. Criminal possession of firearm
4. Reckless driving
5. Reckless endangerment
6. Failure to obey Officer signal
7. Drug Factory

ARRESTED: Felix Hernandez 39, of Hartford, CT
CHARGES:
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
3. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics 1500 feet of a school

May 19, 2015 Homicide

Hartford Police patrol units responded to 124 Irving St. on the report of shots fired and a person shot. (Shotspotter activation reported 17 rounds fired near 121 Irving Street, incident #60333.) On arrival, Patrol Officers located a male victim in the driver's seat of a 2 door white sedan suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Saint Francis Emergency by AMR ambulance. At 4:16am the victim was pronounced deceased. HPD Major Crimes Division detectives are investigating this homicide. The victim has been identified as Mariano Gonzalez III, DOB 6/13/1997, of 105 Fairmont Street Hartford, CT.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Reggie Early at (860) 757-4248, or tips can be left anonymously at our HPD website.

DUI Checkpoint May 21, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 580 Albany 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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