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Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged In Hartford Incident Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged In Hartford Incident
Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged In Hartford Incident Two men are facing charges after more than 100 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) attempted a street takeover in a Connecticut city. The incident occurred in Hartford around 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, the department received numerous complaints from throughout the city regarding a group of ATVs driving recklessly and causing hazardous conditions. Boisvert said the group of 100 or more attempted to conduct a street takeover in the city. Some of the ATVs were seized.  Hartford Police Department In response, the department's street c…
Danbury Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl Danbury Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl
Danbury Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl A Fairfield County man has been charged by indictment with fentanyl trafficking. Jairo Abreu, age 31, of Danbury, was indicted on Tuesday, March 12, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, an investigation by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and Hartford Police Department revealed that Abreu was trafficking fentanyl into Hartford.  Abreu was arrested on state charges on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Following his arrest, a search of his Danbury residence revealed approximately three k…
Missing Hartford Man, 58, Found Missing Hartford Man, 58, Found
Missing Hartford Man, 58, Found This story has been updated.  A missing Connecticut man has been located safe, according to the Hartford Police Department. Howard Francis, of Hartford, had been reported missing on Tuesday, Oct. 10 after he failed to show up for a medical procedure, officials said. Lt. Aaron Bosivert, of the Hartford Police, said Francis was found on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and was unharmed.  Original story: Police in Connecticut are asking the public for help locating a 58-year-old man who suffers from dementia. Howard Francis of Hartford was reported missing by a family member on Tuesday, Oct. …
Hartford Man Struck, Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say Hartford Man Struck, Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say
Hartford Man Struck, Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say A 34-year-old Connecticut man was hit and killed by a hit-and-run driver along a busy city street. The crash took place in Hartford around 11:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 5 in the area of Hamilton Street, just east of Hillside Avenue. When Hartford Police arrived on the scene they found Upon arrival they found Omar Espinal of Hartford, suffering from serious injuries after "apparently" being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police. Espinal was transported to Hartford Hospital Emergency Room by Aetna Ambulance where he was later pronounced …
Services Set For Hartford Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Services Set For Hartford Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty
Services Set For Hartford Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty Police in Connecticut are planning to lay to rest one of their own killed in a violent car crash by an alleged speeding driver. Hartford Police Detective Robert (Bobby) Garten, age 34, was killed and another officer was severely injured around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, near Asylum Avenue and Cogswell Street, when a speeding driver ran a red light and slammed into his police cruiser, Hartford Police said. A wake will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, at Dunkin’ Park. The hours for public attendance at the wake will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 16, there will be a Ce…
Hartford Police Officer Killed In Crash, Second Officer Stable Hartford Police Officer Killed In Crash, Second Officer Stable
Hartford Police Officer Killed In Crash, Second Officer Stable One Connecticut police officer was killed and a second is in guarded condition after allegedly being hit by a speeding driver who ran a red light. The incident took place in Hartford around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, near Asylum Avenue and Cogswell Street, when a speeding driver ran a red light and slammed into a police cruiser, police said. An eight-year veteran of the Hartford Police Department, Officer Bobby Garten died from his injuries, police said.  Garten, age 34, was a second-generation police officer, officials said. His father was a detective with the department. Office…
Double Homicide: Police Searching For Trio After String Of Hartford Shootings Double Homicide: Police Searching For Trio After String Of Hartford Shootings
Double Homicide: Police Searching For Trio After String Of Hartford Shootings Police in Connecticut have been working around the clock to locate three men who are allegedly responsible for a double homicide and three other shootings, including another death this week. The latest shooting took place in Hartford around 1:15 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11 in the area of 15898 Park St. Hartford Police officers responded to the area on multiple ShotSpotter notifications, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police. Officers located two unresponsive victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced deceased on the scene. The second victim was transpo…
Two Dead Following Murder-Suicide At Hartford Apartment, Police Say Two Dead Following Murder-Suicide At Hartford Apartment, Police Say
Two Dead Following Murder-Suicide At Hartford Apartment, Police Say A man and a woman are dead following an alleged murder-suicide at a Connecticut apartment complex. The two were found in a Hartford apartment around 7:15 p.m., Monday, July 24 at 70 Russ St. Hartford Police patrol officers were dispatched to the apartment on a report of two dead gunshot victims. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, officers met concerned relatives, who responded to the apartment to conduct a well-being check and located the man and woman.  The pair, identified as 24-year-old Crystal Cooper and Irving Lollar, age 35, were both pr…
Hartford Man Drives Dead Girlfriend To Police Department To Confess, Cops Say Hartford Man Drives Dead Girlfriend To Police Department To Confess, Cops Say
Hartford Man Drives Dead Girlfriend To Police Department To Confess, Cops Say A Connecticut man allegedly drove his dead girlfriend to a police station in the car to confess to stabbing her to death. The incident took place in Hartford County on Sunday, April 16 around 3:30 p.m. in Hartford.  According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert, of the Hartford Police, Pedro Grajalez, age 52, of Hartford, entered the Hartford Police Department lobby and approached officers working the front desk.  He stated that he had just stabbed his girlfriend and that she was in a vehicle parked in front of the police department, Boisvert said. Officers working the front de…
York 'Isaac Newton' Who Shot Mom, Paralyzed Son Nabbed In CT: US Marshals York 'Isaac Newton' Who Shot Mom, Paralyzed Son Nabbed In CT: US Marshals
York 'Isaac Newton' Who Shot Mom, Paralyzed Son Nabbed In CT: US Marshals A gunman who sent a mother and her adult son to the hospital in York City, Pennsylvania has been captured in Connecticut, authorities say. Isaac Newton Ramos-Perez, 44, was found in his "makeshift apartment" around 32-25 Meadow Street in Hartford by the Connecticut U.S. Marshal Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Hartford police department on Friday, Jan. 27.  The arrest stems from charges filed against Ramos-Perez after he shot a 44-year-old woman and her 24-year-old son in a house on the 400 block of West Philadelphia Street, York City on Thursday, Dec. 22 around 8 p.m…
Hartford Teen Nabbed With Crack Cocaine, Firearm After Motor-Vehicle Stop, Police Say Hartford Teen Nabbed With Crack Cocaine, Firearm After Motor-Vehicle Stop, Police Say
Hartford Teen Nabbed With Crack Cocaine, Firearm After Motor-Vehicle Stop, Police Say A 19-year-old Connecticut man was nabbed with alleged crack cocaine and a firearm during a traffic stop. The incident took place in Hartford on Barker St., on Thursday, Nov. 17. Detectives from the Connecticut State Police and the Hartford Police Department were conducting a narcotics interdiction operation in the Hartford area when Jonas Efer Deaza-Escobar, of Hartford, was stopped for multiple traffic violations, said the state police. During the stop, narcotics detection K-9's alerted on narcotics. Detectives seized 11 grams of crack cocaine, a firearm, and a digital scale, state police…
Hartford Detective Arrested Following Off-Duty Shooting, Police Say Hartford Detective Arrested Following Off-Duty Shooting, Police Say
Hartford Detective Arrested Following Off-Duty Shooting, Police Say A Connecticut police detective was arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the hand while off-duty. Harford Police Department Det. Gregory Thomas, age 39, of Wolcott, was arrested and charged in New Haven County in connection to a shooting in Waterbury on Sunday, Sept. 4. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette, of the Waterbury Police Department, officers responded to the area of Kingsley Court just before 5 a.m. on a report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his left hand, Bessette said. The victim was transported to Saint&nb…
Suspect Apprehended After Fleeing  Hartford Superior Court Without Shoes Suspect Apprehended After Fleeing  Hartford Superior Court Without Shoes
Suspect Apprehended After Fleeing Hartford Superior Court Without Shoes A 24-year-old man who brazenly left a Connecticut courthouse in the middle of a proceeding has been apprehended. Marico Ellis, age 24, went missing from Hartford Superior Court just after noontime on Thursday, Aug. 25, wearing a black shirt and pants, according to Connecticut State Police. The underlying charges for which Ellis was at court for include firearms, narcotics, and felony assault violations.  Ellis, a resident of Hartford, was not wearing shoes at the time, police said. Ellis ran out of court during a judicial hearing, during which his bond was being increased, …
Stratford Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Distribution, Gun Possession Stratford Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Distribution, Gun Possession
Stratford Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Distribution, Gun Possession A Fairfield County man who admitted to selling dangerous fentanyl pills disguised as pain medication will spend two and a half years in prison. Stratford resident Luis Colon, age 51, was sentenced to 32 months behind bars Tuesday, July 12, in federal court in Hartford. It followed his March 2021 guilty pleas to charges of conspiring to possess and distribute fentanyl, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Federal prosecutors said Colon, who is also known as “Big Lou” and “Hitman,” sold approximately 300 fentanyl pills that were disguised as oxycodone to a co-conspirator. Fentanyl is a …
Suspect At Large After Fatal Hartford Hit-Run Suspect At Large After Fatal Hartford Hit-Run
Suspect At Large After Fatal Hartford Hit-Run Police are asking the public for help identifying the driver of an Infiniti I30 that allegedly struck and killed a man before fleeing the scene in Connecticut. The incident took place in Hartford on Saturday, June 11 around 11:30 p.m. in the area of Albany Avenue and Garden Street. When Hartford Police responded for a report of a serious vehicle versus pedestrian crash, they found 62-year-old Rafael Ortiz, of Hartford, lying in the roadway suffering from life-threatening injuries, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert. Know this car?Hartford Police Department Ortiz was transported to Saint Francis H…
Possible Grenade Found Buried In South Windsor Yard, Police Say Possible Grenade Found Buried In South Windsor Yard, Police Say
Possible Grenade Found Buried In South Windsor Yard, Police Say Authorities are investigating after a possible grenade was found buried in a yard in Connecticut.  Police in Hartford County responded to a location on Troy Road in South Windsor at about 2:45 p.m. on Monday, April 18, according to the South Windsor Police Department.  A man, who was checking the property with a metal detector, reported that he found what appeared to be a grenade buried about a foot under the grass in the front yard, police said.  Police evacuated the area and closed Troy Road between Rye Street and Brookfield Street. The Hartford Police Department's Bomb S…
Hartford Police Ask Public For Help Locating Missing 75-Year-Old Man Hartford Police Ask Public For Help Locating Missing 75-Year-Old Man
Hartford Police Ask Public For Help Locating Missing 75-Year-Old Man Police have asked the public for help locating a missing 75-year-old man who was last seen in Connecticut. Joel Lewis was last seen on Monday, April 11, in the area of Sisson Avenue in Hartford, according to the Hartford Police Department. Lewis is described as being 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds, with sandy-colored hair and brown eyes, police reported. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, tan cargo pants, and slippers, authorities said. Police said Lewis was diagnosed with dementia. Authorities asked anyone with information about Lewis' whereabouts to call the Hartford Police Depart…
Trinity College Student Killed, Two Others Injured In Hit-Run Crash Trinity College Student Killed, Two Others Injured In Hit-Run Crash
Trinity College Student Killed, Two Others Injured In Hit-Run Crash A college student was killed and two others injured during a hit-and-run crash in Connecticut. The crash took place in Hartford around 11:35 p.m., Thursday, March 31 near the intersection of New Britain Avenue at Henry Street.  All three victims were students at Trinity College located in Hartford, police confirmed.  When police arrived on the scene, they located three female victims, with one unresponsive, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert, of the Hartford Police. All three victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. The unresponsive victim, identified as Jillian Hegarty, age 20, …
Hartford Man Sentenced For Recording His Sexual Abuse Of Child For Years Hartford Man Sentenced For Recording His Sexual Abuse Of Child For Years
Hartford Man Sentenced For Recording His Sexual Abuse Of Child For Years A Connecticut man will spend decades in prison after being sentenced for recording himself sexually abusing a minor over the course of several years, federal authorities announced. Hartford resident Roberto Acosta Torres, age 61, was sentenced by US District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 30 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for recording his sexual abuse of a child for nearly three years. Acosta pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography in August 2021. US Attorney Leonard Boyle said that over the course of approximately six years,…
28-Year-Old Killed In Two-Car Hartford Crash 28-Year-Old Killed In Two-Car Hartford Crash
28-Year-Old Killed In Two-Car Hartford Crash A 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a serious crash in Connecticut that left an Acura split in two after striking a utility pole, police said. Hartford resident Larry Lugo was identified as the man killed in an overnight crash involving an Acura TL and BMW X5, according to officials. The crash happened at approximately 10:30 p.m on Thursday, March 24 at the intersection of Sigourney Street and Farmington in Hartford. Police said that the two vehicles were involved in a crash, and the Acura wound up striking a utility pole and splitting in two. Lugo - who was driving the A…
Police Report Firearms Seizure After Investigation In Waterbury Police Report Firearms Seizure After Investigation In Waterbury
Police Report Firearms Seizure After Investigation In Waterbury Connecticut State Police reported that a significant number of firearms were seized following a long-term investigation into illegal "ghost guns" trafficking. Search warrants were executed in New Haven County, in Shelton, Waterbury, and Wolcott, on Monday, March 21, as part of the investigation of the trafficking in the greater Waterbury area, according to Connecticut State Police. Police said authorities located illegally sold and possessed AR-15 variant rifles and handguns, high-capacity magazines, and ammunition. Authorities also seized narcotics and other contraband during the search …
Deadly Daytime Shooting Under Investigation In Hartford Deadly Daytime Shooting Under Investigation In Hartford
Deadly Daytime Shooting Under Investigation In Hartford A Connecticut man fatally shot in broad daylight crashed his vehicle into a home before dying at a hospital. The shooting took place around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 on Garden Street in Hartford. Ryan McKain, age 33, of Hartford, was found when officers responded to the area of 652 Garden St. on a ShotSpotter activation, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert, of the Hartford Police Department. While officers were on their way, dispatch received reports of a vehicle crashing into a residence at 200 Nelson St., Boisvert said. It was determined that McKain was shot in the area of 6…
Man, Teen Nabbed For Abduction, Assault Of Woman From Marlborough Big Y Par Man, Teen Nabbed For Abduction, Assault Of Woman From Marlborough Big Y Par
Man, Teen Nabbed For Abduction, Assault Of Woman From Marlborough Big Y Par A Connecticut man and a teen have been arrested for the alleged kidnapping, carjacking, and brutal beating of a woman from a supermarket parking lot last year. On Tuesday, March 1, state police arrested Kenneth Gordon, age 20, of Hartford, and a 16-year-old boy following a five-month investigation into the events which took place at the Big Y parking lot in Marlborough on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2021. At the time of the crime, police said the 64-year-old woman was getting into her car with groceries when she was approached by two masked men who demanded money.  When she resisted, the two, a…
Thousands Of Dollars Raised For Funeral Of 21-Year-Old Fatally Shot In CT Thousands Of Dollars Raised For Funeral Of 21-Year-Old Fatally Shot In CT
Thousands Of Dollars Raised For Funeral Of 21-Year-Old Fatally Shot In CT Members of the community have raised thousands of dollars for the funeral services of a 21-year-old woman who was fatally shot in Connecticut. The Hartford Police Department reported that Allison McCoy, of Hartford, was pronounced dead after she was found at an apartment on Evergreen Avenue on Monday, Feb. 7, with multiple gunshot wounds.  Another woman was also injured in the shooting, police reported. Earlier report - Hartford Shooting Leaves One Woman Dead, Another Critically Injured McCoy's mother, Stephanie Howard, set up a GoFundMe with the goal of raising $7,000 for McCoy…
CT Shooting Leaves One Woman Dead, Another Critically Injured CT Shooting Leaves One Woman Dead, Another Critically Injured
CT Shooting Leaves One Woman Dead, Another Critically Injured A shooting in Connecticut has left one woman dead and another in critical condition inside an apartment. The women were discovered around 2:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 7 in Hartford, when the Hartford Fire Department and EMS responded to an apartment at 16 Evergreen Ave., on a report of a person needing medical attention.  According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert, of the Hartford Police Department, upon arrival, they found two women in bed, one with multiple gunshots wounds and another identified as Allison McCoy, age 21, of Hartford, who was pronounced dead at the scene. McCoy had also be…
Person Of Interest Identified In Fatal Overdose Of CT Seventh-Grader Person Of Interest Identified In Fatal Overdose Of CT Seventh-Grader
Person Of Interest Identified In Fatal Overdose Of CT Seventh-Grader Police in Connecticut said that a person of interest has been identified in the case involving the death of a seventh-grade student from a fentanyl overdose. The Hartford Police Department also announced late Tuesday, Jan. 25, that about 100 bags of fentanyl were found in the bedroom of the student who died two days after overdosing on the drug on Thursday, Jan, 13 while at school.  Two other students were also hospitalized but later released.  According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert, of the Hartford Police, the fentanyl found was packaged in the same manner as the 40 bags located a…
CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Crack Cocaine CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Crack Cocaine
CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Crack Cocaine A Connecticut man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to distributing powder and crack cocaine. Frank Biggs, age 63, of Hamden, was sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to two years, three months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to Leonard Boyle, the United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. Biggs pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base on Sept. 22, Boyle reported. The US Attorney's Office said the charge stems from an investigation led by the FBI and the Norwich, New London…
COVID-19: CT Man Accused Of Faking Positive Test To Avoid Court Appearance COVID-19: CT Man Accused Of Faking Positive Test To Avoid Court Appearance
Covid-19: CT Man Accused Of Faking Positive Test To Avoid Court Appearance A Connecticut man has been arrested and charged with illegally fabricating a positive COVID-19 test notification in order to avoid appearing before a judge at a scheduled hearing. Junior Jumpp, age 31, of Hartford, was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 28, and charged with one count each of forgery and fabricating physical evidence, according to the Connecticut State Division of Criminal Justice. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State's Attorney. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Jumpp was out…
CT Man Sentenced For Child Exploitation Offense CT Man Sentenced For Child Exploitation Offense
CT Man Sentenced For Child Exploitation Offense A Connecticut man has been sentenced for receiving child pornography over a mobile dating application. Hartford County resident David Messier, age 36, of Bristol, was sentenced on Friday, Dec. 3, to 75 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release, according to an announcement from Leonard Boyle, acting United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. In July of 2017, Messier began communicating with Amber Foley, formerly of the New Haven County city of Meriden, on the dating application, MeetMe, the US Attorney's Office reported. After exchanging messages, Foley …
CT Basketball Coach Charged With Enticement Of Minor, Drug Offenses CT Basketball Coach Charged With Enticement Of Minor, Drug Offenses
CT Basketball Coach Charged With Enticement Of Minor, Drug Offenses A former Connecticut basketball coach is facing federal charges after he was accused of sexually assaulting underage girls. Danny Lawhorn, age 30, of Hartford, was charged by federal criminal complaint with child enticement and narcotics distribution offenses, according to an announcement from Leonard Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Lawhorn is detained pending a hearing scheduled for Friday, Oct. 22, Boyle said. He has been in state custody since Tuesday, Oct. 5, when he was arrested on related state charges. According to a cr…
29-Year-Old Connecticut Man Injured In Shooting, Police Report 29-Year-Old Connecticut Man Injured In Shooting, Police Report
29-Year-Old Connecticut Man Injured In Shooting, Police Report Authorities are investigating after a 29-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Connecticut.  Officers responded to the area of 679 Blue Hills Ave. in Hartford on a Shot Spotter activation at about 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, according to the Hartford Police Department. Police said officers found a Hartford man suffering from a gunshot wound.  The man was conscious and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the HPD Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS.