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April 1, 2015 Arrest

On April 1, 2015, a Hartford Police Department patrol officer was canvassing the area of Martin Street and Judson Street on a report of an erratic driver. The Officer pulled into the rear lot of 131 Martin Street and saw a car matching the description, backed into a parking spot, occupied by a male and a female. The Officer exited his vehicle and approached. The passenger, identified as Kevin Barco 29 of Hartford (Convicted Felon), was found to have an active arrest warrant and placed under arrest. During the pat down the Officer found the that Barco had a .22 caliber rifle slung around his neck. The modified rifle had the stock removed and was concealed by a heavy jacket. The Officer recovered the firearm and secured Barco. A second Officer who was on scene asked the female operator, identified as Geneveive Gallo 25, of East Hartford, to exit the vehicle and as she did a small bag containing crack cocaine fell from her clothing. Barco who is currently on probation for Robbery in the First Degree with a Firearm, was arrested on his outstanding warrant and additional firearms charges. Gallo was arrested on a narcotics charge. Both parties were debriefed by Shooting Task Force Detectives who were on scene.

Arrested 1) Kevin Barco DOB 4/7/84 131 Martin Street Hartford, CT.
Charges: Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of Ammunition, and Weapons in a Motor Vehicle. (Outstanding Warrant for Failure to Appear)

Arrested 2) Genevieve Gallo DOB 8/21/89 38 Crosby Street East Hartford, CT.
Charge: Possession of Narcotics

Evidence: (1) ISSC .22 Caliber sporting Rifle, containing 10 live .22 caliber ammunition rounds, and (1) plastic bag containing a
white powder substance (Cocaine).


DUI Checkpoint April 3, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Thursday, April 2, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Friday, April 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.

Prostitution Detail March 30, 2015

On March 30, 2015, detectives from the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a citywide prostitution detail utilizing an undercover detective posing "as a John". This operation was conducted in response to citizen complaints regarding street level prostitution in the city. A total of 14 parties were placed under arrest during the operation (13) women were arrested and charged with Prostitution, and (1) women was charged with possession of narcotics. All Parties were debriefed.

Gianna Rames, 28, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Tina Pratt, 27, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Lissette Leon, 49, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Patricia Nelson, 31, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Keelin Erickson, 52, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Sharon Maddox, 48, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Linda Coleman, 51, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Heather Clark, 28, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Nelly Sanchez, 35, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Deborah Smith, 52, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Zenaida Falcon, 46, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Carmen Cruz, 44, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution
Darlene Coarts, 49, of Htfd CHARGES: Prostitution

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