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Hartford Police Investigate Body Found

Updated Aug. 14, 2013

HARTFORD —  Hartford Police Department is still investigating a shooting and an unidentified body found in the SouthEnd.

According to reports, a body was found about 10:30 p.m. Monday near  321 Linnmoore St. at 7 a.m.

Police said they responded to reports of shots fired and searched the area. They apparently missed the body of the man found with several bullet wounds on Tuesday morning.

Police on Wednesday afternoon confirmed the identify of the body found. The victim was identified as Valentine Santos, 21,of Vernon.

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Hartford Police Capture Suspect in 2012 Cold Case

HARTFORD —  Hartford Police arrested a suspect in a cold case stemming from the 2012 death of Trevon Mauldin.

Marcus White, 32, of Florida, was arrested on July 30 for allegedly murdering Mauldin, police said. His bond was set at $2 million. The Hartford Police’s fugitive task force arranged for White’s capture in Cottondale, Florida where he is being held and is now awaiting extradition proceedings.

Police gave this report of the cold case:

At 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2007, Mark Brown went to 151 Martin St. and asked residents if they wanted their driveway shoveled (it had snowed heavily the night before).

Shortly thereafter, Brown walked back to his truck. Meanwhile, Trevon Mauldin and a female were sitting in Mauldin’s truck, also parked in the driveway of 151 Martin St.

The suspect, Marcus White, exited his apartment at 161 Martin St. and went to talk to Mauldin.  Mauldin and White then approached Brown.  White put a gun to Brown’s head and demanded his money.  Mauldin stood in front of Brown.  White and Mauldin then struggled with Brown.  White hit Brown on the head with the gun and Mauldin held Brown in a headlock.

White then fired two gunshots, hitting Mauldin in the chest. Mauldin was fatally struck in the chest and fell to the ground.  Brown was grazed on the head and sustained a ruptured right eardrum.  White again pointed the gun at Brown and robbed him of $290.  White was last seen running through the backyards and then south on Garden Street.

According to police, it was persistence that paid off  for stellar work by Det. Renee LaMark-Muir.


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Hartford Recovers Stolen Gun Near Enfield

HARTFORD — Hartford Police recovered a stolen firearm and arrested a local man while working in the Enfield area on Thursday.

Police arrested Tyshawn Taylor, 28, of Hartford and charged him with criminal possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and interfering with police. The firearm seized was an Astra A-75.40 Caliber pistol with a magazine and secen rounds of ammunition.

According to police reports, when officers approached Turner at about 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, he fled and exit the My Food Market at 20 Greenfield St. Turner then “scan the area and adjust his waistband, exhibiting indicators of an armed individual” and then ran on Enfield Street, removing the firearm from his waistband and running with it in his hand.

After an officer ordered Turner to drop his firearm to the ground, Turner complied and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Police said the firearm was stolen during a burglary in Bloomfield several years ago.

Turner remains in custody on a $500,000 bond pending arraignment in Hartford Superior Court.

Police is asking anyone with additional information to call the Hartford Shooting Task Force Supervising Sergeant Sean Spell at 860-757-4112.

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Hartford Police Arrest Colt Park Shooting Suspect

 HARTFORD – Hartford Police have arrested a local man for a June 30 Colt Park shooting incident.

The suspect, Mike Martinez, 19, of Shultas Place, Hartford, was arrested for, carrying a pistol without a permit, second-degree assault with a firearm, second degree threatening, first degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. Martinez was also charged on an outstanding felony warrant for first degree robbery in connection with a January 13, 2013, robbery that occurred at Broad and Madison Street.

Police said that on June 30, at about 4 p.m., officers responded to complaints of shots fired during a large fight in the Colt Park.

Based on witness descriptions, officers found Martinez in the vicinity of Wethersfield Avenue and Benton Street, police said.

His bond was set at $350,000 on all charges, pending arraignment in Hartford Superior Court.



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Hartford Police Seek Robbery Suspects

HARTFORD —  Hartford Police are seeking public assistance in identifying two robbery suspects.

The two suspects, depicted in the photos below, are believed to be responsible for a Feb. 5, 2013 armed robbery of a male victim in the lobby of 194 Washington Street, Hartford, police said.

The alleged perpetrators are described as 16 to 25 year old Black and Hispanic males. The Black male suspect is wearing a distinctive Yankees baseball cap. The Hispanic male appears to be wearing a light brown hoodie.

Police have yet to recover the firearm used by the suspects.

Anyone with information, no matter how slight, that may assist this investigation, is asked to contact Major Crimes Division (MCD) Commander Lieutenant Brian Foley at 860‐757‐4463 or email at foleb001@hartford.gov .

Anonymous, confidential tips for cash rewards can be made by contacting Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860‐722‐TIPS (8477), or on‐line at HartfordCrimeStoppers.com

Lieutenant Foley is available to discuss the incident with the media.


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Police Arrest Suspect in Albany Ave Shooting

HARTFORD — Hartford Police on Thursday arrested a suspect in a November shooting that killed Verall “Anthony” Hampton on Albany Avenue.

Byron “Bleach” Williams, 44, of Hartford was arrested at the Hartford Police Department after turning himself in through his attorney, police said. Williams was charged with assault with a firearm, which occurred on Nov. 11 at about 5 a.m., at 1062 Albany Ave. He was also charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a firearm.

The victim, Hampton of Hartford, was shot five times, police said.

Williams has 49 previous arrests in the city and was on probation at the time of the incident, police said.

He is being held on $750,000 judge-set bond.

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Hartford Police Arrest Suspects in Armed Robberies

HARTFORD — Using “all means necessary”, Hartford Police have arrested four male suspects in a multi-state armed robberies in South Hartford, police said.

The four individuals below were arrested and charged with robbery by Hartford Police on Oct. 24, police said.

Anthony Carrier, DOB 11/30/1974, of 7 Brownell Avenue, Hartford.  Charged with an armed robbery that occurred at the Anacaona Grocery, 1022 Broad Street, on October 24, 2012.
Pedro Perez, DOB 5/13/1982, 10 Marshall Street, Hartford. Charged with a Willard Street robbery of a woman’s purse on October 24, 2012. Two juveniles charged with a street robbery at 61 Bliss Street on October 24, 2012.

Also, police said Jerome Betsey, 28, of 111 Skawn Dr., Bristol, was arrested on Thursday and charged with first degree robbery and first degree conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with a robbery that occurred at 344 Franklin Ave., in Hartford after police in Bloomfield, and other towns.

Betsey, (in picture below) was wanted by Hartford Police on an outstanding warrant. His bond was set at $1 million.

Police said Betsey made admissions to multiple robberies dating back to September in the towns of Bristol, Bloomfield, Hartford, Plainville and East Hartford.

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Hartford Police Investigate Cemetery Vandalism

HARTFORD — Hartford Police  was still investigating a recent cemetery vandalism at Waverly Street and Tower Avenue, police said.

About 40 gravestones were rooted up and turned over in a vandalism spree that probably occurred between Oct. 15 and Oct. 19, police said.

Congregation Israel cemetery superintendent said the vandalism was expected to cost more than $20,000 to properly repair the damage. He added that most of the overturned headstones were secured at their bases, requiring extensive repair work. One monument was over six feet tall when standing. In two locations a number of gravestones in a row were overturned, police said.

The superintendent said he was notified by a congregation member who regularly visits his son’s grave.  There are no known suspects at this time.  Police said extra patrol attention was  directed for these cemeteries.

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Hartford Officer Charged in Albany Avenue Car Accident

HARTFORD — Hartford Police arrested a fellow officer who was involved in a car accident that critically injured a civilian at the corner of Albany Avenue and Woodland Street, police said.

Officer Taikwon Dudley was arrested and charged on Thursday with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, reckless driving, traveling too fast for conditions and failure to obey a traffic signal, police said.

The Hartford Guardian first broke the news after sources reported an accident with a civilian critically injured was ignored while Officer Dudley was being treated by the ambulance on the scene.

 According to police internal investigation, Taikwon was involved in a motor vehicle accident on July 13 while he was responding to the area to assist other officers who were trying to catch an armed suspect in to custody. However, Taikwon was speeding “too fast” for conditions at about 2 : 00 a.m. on Albany Ave.
Taikwon’s car collided with Anthony Mansfield’s car. Mansfield, 50, was critically injured and ultimately succumbed to his injuries at St. Francis Hospital on July 20. Mansfield is a relative of Hartford State Rep. Douglas McCrory.

The accident involving Dudley was investigated by the Hartford Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Hartford Police Internal Affairs Division, with the cooperation of the Connecticut State Police and New Britain State’s Attorney’s Office.

Today, Oct. 18, Officer Dudley was placed under arrest and processed for the mentioned charges by Hartford Police.  Officer Dudley was released on a Written Promise to Appear and in Hartford Superior Court on Oct. 25.

“I continue to express my condolences to the Mansfield family in this difficult time.  I thank them for their patience in allowing us to complete a complex investigation as thoroughly and completely as possible,” said Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella.


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Hartford Police ID Washington Street Victim

HARTFORD – The Hartford Police have confirmed the identity of a victim who was assaulted last month on Washington Street and is continuing the investigation, police said.

The victim, Sonia Niomis Rivera, 48, of Hartford succumbed to her injuries on Sept. 29, 2012 at Hartford Hospital, police said.

The State of Connecticut Office of the Chief State’s Medical Examiner has determined  Rivera’s death to be a homicide.

Police said Rivera was assaulted  at 216 Washington St.

Police asked that anyone with information, no matter how inconsequential, that may be of assistance to investigators is asked to contact Major Crimes Division Sergeant Brandon O’Brien at 860-757-4089.

Anonymous, confidential tips, for cash reward, may be made by calling Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (8477) or on-line at HartfordCrimeStoppers.com. 

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