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Vandalism on Farmington Ave.

Overnight several businesses on Farmington Ave. were vandalized. HPD began to receive phone calls early this morning from business owners reporting that windows were smashed/damaged with a rock or brick. At this point HPD patrol Officers along with Detectives are investigating the string of vandalism. At this point nine businesses have been found with damages (An informal list is below). The suspect is a male, approximately 6 ft. 170, bald, dark complexion, white beard, wearing a dark hoodie, white undershirt, jeans and white sneakers. 

Click here to watch video of the suspect, anyone with information should call the Hartford Police Department at (860)757-4000. Information can also be submitted anonymously via the tip line (860) 722-8477 or by using the "Submit an anonymous Tip" link to the right of the website. 

1) 180 Farmington Ave.
Ahern Funeral home
East side window shattered

2) 351 Farmington Ave.
Mark Twain House
West side window
Double pane. Outside pane shattered inside pane not shattered

3) 25 Whitney Street
Moe's Midtown
East side window shattered

4) 86 Farmington Ave
Macdermid Reynolds and Glissman Law Office
Broken front window

5)108 Farmington Ave
Webster bank
West window shattered

6)449 Farmington Ave
MHQ Medical Center
North window cracked only

7) 170 Farmington Ave
Family dollar
Cracked window

8) 300 Farmington Ave.
Island Cuisine
Broken window

9) 256 Farmington Ave.
Unoccupied space
Door glass cracked.

Citizen Letter

Thank you Mr. Adams for your kind words and recognition.


From: Chip Adams
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:18 PM
To: Police Chief
Subject: Heroin off the street

Dear Chief,

Please extend my thanks to all involved who removed so much heroin off the streets!

We are losing way too many young people to this illness.

I never appreciated how insidious this drug was until my good friend lost her son. Someone who could have had any treatment possible, he still lost his battle.

Yesterday I was informed that another acquaintance lost his son. When will it stop?

Thanks again, keep up the good work and stay safe! 


Chip Adams


DUI Checkpoint April 23, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Wednesday, April 22, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 90 Brainard Road.

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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