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Trying to Locate Family and Mother

UPDATE:  The mother of 4 year-old Shafyalya Nicks has been found.

On September 28, 2015, at 10:08am, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to 182 Collins Street on a report of a found 4 year-old girl. Officers learned that a citizen had been driving down the street and noticed the young child wandering alone. Upon further investigation, Patrol Officers identified the address of 150 Collins Street as where the little girl (Shafyalya Nicks age 4) resides. No one was located inside the apartment, but mail revealed that a Shi'day Nicks 22yo, also lives there. According to neighbors, Shi'day Nicks just moved into the apartment building and is not well known by neighbors.

The child was in good health and in the care of CT DCF. However, the Hartford Police Department is trying to locate any family of Shafyalya Nicks. At the same time we are also trying to locate Shi'day Nicks. Shi'day Nicks' previous addresses are Orange Street in Springfield, MA and 23RD St. in Meridian Mississippi.

Photos of the Shafyalya Nicks and Shi'day Nicks are attached. Anyone with information on the whereabouts or family contact for either of these two individuals is asked to contact Sergeant E. D. Baidy Jr of Special Investigations Division at 860-757-4276 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Road Closures for Fireball Run

Please see the listed road closures for the weekend:

The Fireball Run requires road closures in the City of Hartford two days this weekend. Saturday September 26th consists of a static vehicle display on Trinity Street. As a result, Elm Street will be closed from Pulaski Circle/West St. to Trinity Street and Trinity Street will be closed from Capitol Avenue to the Arch. Both are scheduled to close at 9:00am and reopen at 6:00pm.

For the start, Sunday September 27th, Main Street will be closed from Pearl Street to Capitol Avenue. Road closures will begin at 4:00am and are scheduled to reopen around 11:00am. The HPD Traffic Division will assist Fireball Teams travel from the rally area to Interstate 84 West.

Arrest Made for August 31st Homicide

On Monday, August 31, 2015, at approximately 11:57pm, the Hartford Police Department received several 911 reports of shots fired and a male victim shot at 52-K South Prospect Street. On arrival, a male victim was located suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased on scene by the responding paramedics at 12:34am on Sept. 1, 2015. HPD Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.
The victim is identified as William Prieto, DOB 1/25/1983 (32) of 52 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT.

The suspect was identified as Anthony Christiana, DOB 11/05/1987, of 38 Henry Street Hartford. On September 23, 2015, an arrest warrant has been drafted and approved by the States Attorney charging Anthony Christiana with Murder, Conspiracy to commit murder and numerous firearms charges. Christiana was picked up and arrested for Violation of Probation (unrelated charges) on Tuesday September 22,2015.

This morning at the Hartford Police Department, Anthony Christiana was arrested for the Murder of William Prieto, by HPD Major Crimes Detectives. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond. There is a narcotics/money nexus to the motive. The investigation is on-going at this time.

Anthony Christiana, 27yo, of 38 Henry Street Hartford (Convicted Felon with 9 previous Hartford arrests)
1. Murder
2. Criminal possession of a firearm
3. Criminal use of a firearm
4. Conspiracy to commit Murder

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