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Homicide Arrest June 24, 2015

On July 12, 2014 at approx 4:55am Hartford Police Officers responded to the area of 20 Auburn Street on a report of shots fired and a ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim, suffering gunshot wounds to his upper torso. The male victim, later identified as Tyshawn Crawford, 29, of Hartford, CT, was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he was treated but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced at 4:30am.

Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division stayed with the investigation for 11 months. On June 15, 2015, HPD Major Crime Detectives applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for the arrest of Chiffon Milner, 30, of Hartford, CT.
On June 24, 2015, Milner was arrested in the town of Manchester. Hartford Major Crime Detectives interviewed Milner then brought him to the HPD Booking facility, where he was charged with Murder, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Use of a Firearm. A $2,000,000 bond was set.

ARRESTED: Chiffon Milner, 30, of Hartford, CT
1. Murder
2. Criminal Possession of a Firearm
3. Criminal Use of a Firearm

DUI Checkpoint June 24, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, June 24, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of Garden Street and Capen 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 June 23, 2015

On June 23, 2015 Hartford Police Department Detectives from the Vice and Narcotics Division developed intelligence that an individual operating a stolen Jeep, and in possession of a firearm would be in the area of Hillside Ave and Bonner St. The intel gathered also related that the individual operating this stolen vehicle was currently on probation. Further intel said the suspect was carrying this firearm to retaliate for an incident where he was previously shot at. Detectives established surveillance in the area and the Detectives observed the suspect parking the stolen vehicle and entering another vehicle. HPD was able to stop this other vehicle in the driveway of 432 Hillside Ave. A search of the interior of the vehicle produced a stolen 9mm Glock firearm and two loaded gun magazines containing a total of (26) live 9mm rounds. A related search of the suspect's residence yielded a box of ammo and a shoulder holster. The stolen vehicle was recovered. The suspect was placed under arrest for the appropriate charges and transport to HPD for debriefing.

Arrested: Walter Martinez-Nazari 27, of Hartford
1. Carrying pistol without permit
2. Criminal possess of firearm
3. Possession of a stolen firearm
4. Larceny 1st
5. Weapons in Motor vehicle,
6. Possession of high capacity magazine

Evidence: (Stolen) Glock 9mm and two black gun magazines containing (26) live 9mm rounds.
Evidence: One box of ammunition containing (28) live 9mm rounds and one shoulder holster.
Recovered stolen: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

June 23 2015

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