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Stolen Remains

On Friday, December 4, 2015, Hartford Police Department patrol officers responded to 245 Preston Street on a report of stored human skeletal remains. Responding officers made contact with the tenant and were allowed inside of the apartment. The tenant was cooperative and forthcoming and showed the officers where the skeletal remains were located. Detectives from the HPD Major Crimes Division were immediately notified. MCD assumed the investigation and remained in contact with the CT State's Attorney's Office. A search and seizure warrant was drafted and subsequently authorized by a judge of the Superior Court. The HPD Crime Scene Division responded and assisted with search, processing and recovery of the skeletal remains of five bodies. Through investigation HPD detectives learned that five graves had been robbed from a cemetery in Worcester Ma. MCD along with the Office of the Chief State's Attorney will continue to investigate with Massachusetts Law Enforcement. The tenant was taken into custody and charged as a fugitive from justice from the State of Massachussetts.

Accused: Amador Medina, 09/26/83, 245 Preston Street 2nd floor, Hartford, CT
Charges: Fugitive from Justice (Massachusetts)

MEDINAAMADOR
The skeletal remains were seized by HPD Crimes Scene Detectives. Investigation ongoing.

Package Delivery Safety Tips

The Hartford Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extra care this time of year when having mail and packages delivered to their residence. There are steps you can take to be proactive in keeping your package safe from theft.

  • Ask for a tracking number. Most major shipping companies offer this service at no charge. This number allows you to track your packages and notifies you when they will be delivered.
  • Request a "Signature Delivery Option". This requires a signature when the packages are delivered and ensures they will not be left at the front door
  • Request a specific drop off time and date when you will be home to accept your packages
  • Arrange to have your packages held at the shipping service so you can pick them up
  • Ask the delivery service to leave your packages at a side or back door. An enclosed porch where packages are out of sight is also a good option
  • Have your packages delivered to your workplace
  • Have your packages delivered to the home of a relative or neighbor who will be there to accept them
  • Ask to have your packages delivered to a retail store so you can pick them up at your convenience
  • Ask a trustworthy neighbor to keep a "Watchful Eye" out for you packages. If they're willing, ask them to safeguard your packages until you return home
  • Leave a note for the carrier instructing them where to leave your packages (Ex: backdoor)
  • Contact your local post office and ask to have a mail hold order put on your mail
  • If your packages do not arrive as scheduled contact the sender immediately
  • If you have security cameras, be sure that they are working correctly
  • Make sure your property is well lit, good lighting detours theft
  • What Should You Do If You See Packages Being Stolen In Your Neighborhood?
    • Call 911 immediately! Tell the call taker you are reporting a "Crime In Progress"
    • Supply 911 and the Hartford Police Department with an accurate description of the suspect(s) and any vehicles that may be used

If you see something say something,
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DUI Checkpoint December 3, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, December 2, 2015

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 809 Asylum 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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