HARTFORD POLICE NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN SEIZURE OF 6,000 BAGS OF HEROIN AND FIFTEEN ARRESTS


Pedro E. Segarra
Mayor

City of Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
(860) 757-4000
police.hartford.gov


James C. Rovella
Interim
Chief of Police


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PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS
From the City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media

For Immediate Release:    Friday, June 29, 2012

HARTFORD POLICE NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN SEIZURE
OF 6,000 BAGS OF HEROIN AND FIFTEEN ARRESTS 

(Hartford) – An investigation by the Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division, with the assistance of the FBI, State of Connecticut Department of Correction, Statewide Narcotics Task Force and the HPD Patrol Division and Emergency Response Team, has led to the seizure of more than 6,000 bags of Heroin, $7,274 in U.S. Currency and fifteen arrests.

Prompted by numerous citizen complaints of drug dealing and criminal activity in the area of 2495 and 2505 Main Street, an investigation was conducted over a period of several months by the HPD Vice and Narcotics Division, the FBI, Department of Correction, Statewide Narcotics Task Force and the HPD Patrol Division and Emergency Response Team.  The investigation culminated with a  surveillance and apprehension operation on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the locations, and the seizure of more than 6,00 bags of Heroin, $7,272 in U.S. Currency and fifteen arrests.

Mayor Pedro E. Segarra commended all the agencies involved saying, “The success of this investigation stands as a prime example of the benefits of community policing.  Citizens reported illegal activity to police and law enforcement responded.  As a result of their actions, combined with the collaborative response by investigative agencies, their neighborhood is safer today and those responsible for criminal activity will face prosecution and be held accountable for their actions.”

Charged with possession of narcotics were:  Michael Blodgett of Manchester, Joseph Guadiano of Hartford, Steve Massie of Windsor, Cynthia Vary of New Britain, Jennifer Oquendo of East Hartford, Luz Turner of Manchester, Steven Tracy of Enfield, Oscar Pecuilia of Hartford, and Jose Pinto of Hartford.

Charged with possession of narcotics and conspiracy to possess narcotics were:  Angel Santiago of East Hartford, Roberto Perez of Hartford, Anthony Benvenute of Enfield, and Lisa Thompson of Enfield.

Rafael Martinez of Hartford was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell narcotics, sales of narcotics, first degree criminal trespass, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, and sale of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school.  Victor Guadalupe of Hartford was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell narcotics, sale of narcotics, first degree criminal trespass, and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school.

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Contact:   Nancy M Mulroy, Executive Assistant for Communications,  860-757-4021 or 860-550-1025
City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media
Jared Kupiec, Acting Director, 860-692-2711
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Hispanic Hartford Sex Offender Found


Pedro E. Segarra
Mayor

City of Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
(860) 757-4000
police.hartford.gov


James C. Rovella
Interim
Chief of Police


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From the City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media

For Immediate Release:      Thursday, June 21, 2012

HARTFORD POLICE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY UNIT ARREST
MAN ON ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION CHARGES

(Hartford) – Detectives of the Hartford Police Department’s Sex Offender Registry Unit have arrested a man in connection with an attempted abduction of a 13 year female on May 30, 2012.

Manuel Ramos, DOB 7/31/1944, of 177 Newbury Street, Hartford, was taken into custody on June 20th, 2012, by detectives following an investigation which began on May 30th, 2012, when the suspect attempted to lure a 13 year old female into his car in the area of 50 Capen Street, Hartford.  According to investigators, several members of the community witnessed the incident, confronted the male, who then sped away in his vehicle. The juvenile was unharmed.

With the cooperation of the community during the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect’s vehicle and the vehicle operator as Manuel Ramos.  During a subsequent interview with investigators, Ramos confessed to his actions.  He remains in custody on a $75,000 bond and had been charged with second degree criminal attempt to commit sexual assault, criminal attempted risk of injury of a minor and second degree breach of peace.

Mayor Pedro E. Segarra praised the community for their support in the investigation and their  intervention which averted harm to a young girl,  “The actions of those individuals who intervened when witnessing a threatening incident to protect a young girl from a sexual predator is what being part of a community is all about.  I also commend the detectives of the HPD’s Sex Offender Registry Unit for their apprehension of Ramos.  As a result of their actions and the community’s communication with police, an individual who posed potential danger to our children is off city streets.”


Manuel Ramos, 7/31/1944

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Contact:   Nancy M Mulroy, Executive Assistant for Communications,  860-757-4021 or 860-550-1025
City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media
Jared Kupiec, Acting Director, 860-692-2711
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Hartford Local: Homicide Victim


Pedro E. Segarra
Mayor

City of Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
(860) 757-4000
police.hartford.gov


James C. Rovella
Chief of Police


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From the City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media

For Immediate Release:    Wednesday, March  14, 2012

HARTFORD POLICE CONFIRM IDENTITY OF HOMICIDE VICTIM

(Hartford) – Detectives of the Hartford Police Major Crimes Division have confirmed the identity of a fatal stabbing victim as Justin Pereira, age 22, of Hartford.

 

At approximately 10 p.m., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 425 Zion Street.  On arrival the victim was located in the first floor hallway suffering from multiple stab wounds.  The victim was immediately transported to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 10:24 p.m.

 

The HPD Crime Scene and Major Crimes Divisions are investigating the incident.  Anyone with information, no matter how slight, that may be of assistance to investigators, is asked to contact Major Crimes Division Sergeant Brandon O’Brien at 860-757-4089, email at obrib001@hartford.gov, or call Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (a8477).

 

Confidential, on-line tips may also be made at Hartford Crime Stoppers at:https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=734&DSID=734

 

 

Contact:   Nancy M Mulroy, Public Information Officer, 860-757-4021
City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media
Andrea Comer, Director, 860-757-9731
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Trinity College Student Assaulted by Unknown Hartford Locals


Pedro E. Segarra
Mayor

City of Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
(860) 757-4000
police.hartford.gov


James C. Rovella
Chief of Police


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From the City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media

For Immediate Release:    Tuesday, March 6, 2012

UPDATE:  INVESTIGATION OF TRINITY COLLEGE STUDENT ASSAULT CONTINUES;  INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE IN AND AROUND CAMPUS

(Hartford) - Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Police Chief James Rovella today outlined action steps that have been taken in response to the March 4, 2012 attack on a Trinity student, including increased police resources in the area.

Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella said, “Area residents, students, parents, faculty and school administrators will see a greater police presence in the area of the school including pro-active patrols, including uniform patrol officers, detectives and plainclothes officers.   Major Crimes detectives have interviewed the victim and witnesses and are currently following-up on leads.  Furthermore, we are working very closely with Trinity College President James Jones and Trinity College Campus Safety to coordinate efforts to increase public safety both on campus and throughout the area neighborhood.  Two area District Commanders are also assigning extra details in the vicinity.”

Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, “As someone who has experienced violence firsthand, I take any attack on any individual in our City to heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family, and we wish him a full recovery.  The identification and arrest of the individuals responsible for this violent act is of highest priority to both the City of Hartford and Trinity College.”

The location of the incident – an area with several campus and residential housing units – increases the likelihood that someone witnessed the assault. Confidential, anonymous tips may be made both on-line and by phone at Hartford Crime Stoppers, 860-722-TIPS (8477).

Contact:   Nancy M Mulroy, Public Information Officer, 860-757-4021
City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media
Andrea Comer, Director, 860-757-9731
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Local Hartford Police Officer Slain in Action


Pedro E. Segarra
Mayor

City of Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
(860) 757-4000
police.hartford.gov


James C. Rovella
Chief of Police


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PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS
From the City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media

For Immediate Release:    Saturday, August 4, 2012

HARTFORD POLICE RETIREES TO PRESENT SON OF HARTFORD SLAIN HARTFORD POLICE OFFICER HENRY JENNINGS WITH REPLICA OF HIS FATHER’S BADGE

(Hartford) – Police Chief James C. Rovella today announced that on Monday, August 6, 2012, at 11:30 a.m., retirees of the Hartford Police Department will present Henry Jennings, son of slain Hartford Police Officer Henry Jennings, with a replica of his father’s police badge.

Officer Henry Jennings was killed in the line of duty on May 25, 2064, while trying to apprehend a burglary suspect who had previously shot another Hartford Police Officer.  Click on link for background and photo of Jennings family and Law Enforcement Memorial.

The short presentation will be held in the lobby of Hartford Police Headquarters, 50 Jennings Road, Hartford.  The media and public are welcome to attend.


Hartford Police Officer Henry Jennings, Killed in the Line of Duty, May 25, 1964

Henry Jennings Memorial Stone
Wreath Laying by Hartford Police Department, May 2004

Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial
National Peace Officers Memorial
The Officer Down Memorial Page

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Public Safety Announcement


Pedro E. Segarra
Mayor

City of Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, Connecticut 06120
(860) 757-4000
police.hartford.gov


James C. Rovella
Chief of Police


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From the City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media

For Immediate Release:    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

HARTFORD POLICE IDENTIFY HOMICIDE VICTIM

(Hartford) – Detectives of the Hartford Police Department’s Major Crimes Division have identified the victim of a fatal assault with a firearm on August 14, 2012, as Errol Campbell, 46, of East Hartford, Connecticut.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, officers responded to a report of a serious assault with a firearm in the vicinity of 82 Sterling Street.  On arrival at the scene, the victim was located suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was immediately transported to Saint Francis Hospital by ambulance for treatment.  He was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel at 8:10 p.m.

Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions are investigating the incident.  Anyone with information that may be of assistance to investigators, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is asked to contact Major Crimes Sergeant Brandon O’Brien at 860-757-4089.  Anonymous, confidential tips, for cash reward, may be made atHartford Crime Stopperson-line or by calling 860-722-TIPS (8477).

Contact:   Nancy M Mulroy, Executive Assistant for Communications,  860-757-4021 or 860-550-1025
City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media
Maribel LaLuz, Director, 860-757-9731
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Police: Hartford Woman, 39, Charged With Assault After Striking Roommate In Head With Iron

July 09, 2011|By HILLARY FEDERICO, hfederico@courant.com, The Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — A 39-year-old city woman was arrested on assault charges after hitting another woman, a roommate, in the head with an iron during a fight Friday afternoon, police said.

Officers responded to the woman’s Hudson Street apartment shortly before 4 p.m. after someone reported that a fight had broken out inside. Police said Jennifer Harvey and a female resident had gotten into a physical altercation inside the apartment they periodically shared with a male acquaintance.

It appeared Harvey hit her female roommate with an iron, police said. Responding officers found the roommate suffering from a “severe” laceration to her arm and a head wound. Police said the woman was taken to Hartford Hospital with life threatening injuries.

She was last listed in stable condition.

The male roommate, who received minor injuries while he was trying to break up the fight, was also taken to Hartford Hospital.

Harvey suffered a minor cut to her hand and declined medical treatment. She was charged with first-degree assault.

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