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Firearms Arrest on Bond Street

On August 8, 2015, Hartford Police Department Detectives from the Shooting Task Force received information that a person with a firearm was in the vicinity of 100 Bond Street. Surveillance was conducted and a suspect, who was observed matching the given description, was seen displaying characteristics of an armed person. As STF Detectives approached to investigate, the suspect later identified as Taj Banks 25yo, was seen fleeing towards the rear yard of 120 Bond Street. As Detectives gave chase, Banks was observed reaching into his waistband and throwing a heavy object into the rear yard. Banks was detained and a Bersa .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol containing six ammunition rounds was recovered from the rear yard. Banks was arrested on the following charges: Carrying Pistol without a Permit and Interfering with Police.

Arrested : Taj Banks 25 of Hartford CT.
Charges: Carrying Pistol without a Permit and Interfering with Police.
Evidence: One Bersa .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol, containing six (6) live ammunition rounds

120 Bond Street

Cadet Police Academy 2015

Congratulations to the Hartford Explorers and Cadets for their achievements at the 2015 Cadet Police Academy held at the University of Hartford last week.

CPA 2015 Graduation

The awards are as follows:

1st Place female PT Competition-Basic Program
Explorer Ashyia William

2nd Place Felony Stop Competition- Advanced Program
Explorer Omar Gonzalez

2nd Place Crime Scene Investigation- Advanced Program
Explorer Maritza Martinez

1st Place Crisis Intervention- Advanced Program
Explorer Francisco Delgado

3rd Place Building Search- Advanced Program
Explorer Ezier Santiago

Advanced Program Directors Awards given to explorer for most effort shows leadership skills
Explorer Maritza Martinez

2nd Place Highest Team Post Shooting Range Award
Explorer Ezier Santiago
Explorer Omar Gonzalez
Explorer Francisco Delgado

2nd Place female Overall Scenario Competition Practical Skills Program
Explorer Lt. Karina Rivera
Explorer FTO Tahjana Lewis

3rd Place Male Overall Scenario Competition Practical Skills Program
Explorer Khaje Cotto

Highest Academic- Career Development Phase
Cadet Sheveran Thomson

Career Development Directors Award given to Explorer who stands out as a leader and puts forth most effort
Cadet Sheveran Thomson

Explorer Program:

Detective Nikki Mordasiewicz
Special Investigations Division/ Hartford Police Explorer Coordinator

Sergeant Michael Creter
Police Academy

Lieutenant Christene Mertes
Police Academy

Narcotics Arrest on 205 Sigourney Street

On July 29, 2015, at approximately 8:15 pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers of the Central Conditions Unit were traveling eastbound on Collins Street behind a 2014 Chrysler 300. The Chrysler turned southbound onto Sigourney Street and officers observed the occupants of the vehicle discard a large white bag out of the vehicles window. As Central Condition officers executed a Motor Vehicle stop, an officer in a marked patrol vehicle stopped to recover the discarded bag. Inside the white bag, officers located 5.8 grams of heroin in a single knotted plastic bag, accompanied by an ink pad, a "fox" stamp, approximately 1200 unused, blue wax sleeves and two small dividing spoons. The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and later identified as Marc Delgrandi, 19, of Hartford and Jonathan Reyes, 23, of Hartford. Both Delgrandi and Reyes were transported to the Hartford Booking facility to be processed. The Vice and Narcotic Division was notified of the incident.

5.8 grams of heroin
One ink pad
One "FOX" stamp
1200 unused blue wax sleeves
Two small dividing spoons
One credit card
Five Cellular phones

Arrested: Marc Delgrandi, 19, of Hartford, CT
1. Littering
2. Possession of Narcotics
3. Possession of Narcotics 1500 Ft of a school
4. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
5. P.W.I.T.S 1500 Ft of a school zone
6. Drug Factory

Arrested: Jonathan Reyes, 23, of Hartford, CT
1. Littering
2. Possession of Narcotics 1500 Ft of a school
3. P.W.I.T.S Narcotics
4. Possession of Narcotics
5. P.W.I.T.S 1500 Ft of a school zone
6. Drug Factory

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