Fran Morgan, Staff Writer
HARTFORD — City police has been busy this past week, ridding the streets of guns, drugs and murderers.
Since last week, Hartford Police have issued a search warrant, arrested a man of homicide crack down on illegal liquor licenses among other crime busting activities, according to police reports.
This week, police show a photo of a Smith and Wesson (see photo inset). But there’s no word of how the gun made its way into the hands of three twenty-something young, black men.
On Thursday, detectives from the Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division with assistance from the Hartford Police Department’s Emergency Response Team and the Northeast Conditions unit, served a search and seizure warrant at 67 Edgewood St.
The search warrant was the result of a narcotics investigation at that location, police said. As a result of the search warrant a half of pound of marijuana, packaging materials, scales and a loaded Smith and Wesson .22 caliber revolver were seized.
Four men were arrested:
- Jerrell Strickland, 22, of 88 Warrenton Ave, Hartford was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.
- Marvin Parker, 30, of 166 Collins St., Hartford was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.
- Carlvin Duncan, 29, of 67 Edgewood St;, Hartford was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell controlled substance, possession with intent to sell within 15,00 yards of a school and risk of injury to a minor.
- A fourth party identified as Eric Duncan, 21, of 67 Edgewood St., Hartford was arrested on a violation of probation warrant.
On the next day, Friday, Oct. 22, police conducted a liquor permit compliance inspection at the following four Hartford bars:
- The Mama Juana at 624-626 Franklin Ave. was found to have liquor violations.
- The Sanctuary at 81-83 Asylum St. was found to have liquor violations.
- The Franklin Bar and Grille, at 453 Franklin Ave. does not have a valid liquor permit and is prohibited from serving alcohol. There were no violations at this establishment.
- The New Nutmeg Lodge at 171 Bellevue St. had no violations.
The businesses found in violation were referred to the Liquor Control Division for follow-up, police said.
Setectives from the Hartford Police Department’s Major Crimes Division identified the Hazel Street homicide victim on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The victim, police said, was Bruno Lugo, 32, of Hartford.
On Saturday at 2:21 a.m., Hartford Police officers responded to the vicinity of 21 Hazel Street on reports of shots fired. Subsequent calls for service led officers to 59 Orange Street where Lugo was found suffering from gunshot wounds.
Lugo was transported to St. Francis Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 2:46 a.m.