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Narcotic & Large Money Seizure at 52 Lawrence Street

On August 19, 2015, at 4:30 pm, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division, assisted by officers from the HPD South Conditions Unit, conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of 139 Babcock Street. This operation was conducted in response to the ongoing citizen complaints of open air drug sales taking place in and around the area of 139 Babcock Street. Undercover Detectives conducted surveillance in the immediate area and were able to identify prospective buyers and sellers of narcotics. A total of four people were arrested and charges with various narcotic charges (see below). In addition, officers learned that narcotics were being "stashed" inside the first floor apartment of 52 Lawrence Street. A search was conducted and evidence was recovered. Evidence recovered from both the apartment search as well as the search of the arrested individuals are listed below:

Evidence seized:
$30,147 in U.S. Currency
458 bags of packaged Heroin

Arrested: Jahaira Martinez, 34, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession with intent to sell

Arrested: Robin Day, 50, of Plantville, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Reinardo Otero, 23, of New Britain, CT
1. Existing PRAWN Warrant

Arrested: Raymond Sanders, 22, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Sale of Narcotics
3. Sale of Narcotics within 1500 feet of school
(Had an active arrest warrant for being an escapee from parole)

139 Babcock

DUi Checkpoint August 20, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, August 19, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, August 20, 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.

Hartford Police Explorers Take Home the Gold

The Hartford Police Explorers Post 45 competed in the 2015 Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival in Downtown Hartford on Saturday, August 15.  They proved themselves to be a worthy adversary, taking home the gold in the F Group, Division 1 with a time of 2:48.71.

Congratulations Explorers!

Explorers Dragon Boat Win 2015

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