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Hartford Police Identify Man Struck on Wethersfield Avenue

Fran Wilson, Staff Writer

HARTFORD — Hartford Police has identified the victim of a hit and run accident on Wethersfield Avenue Wednesday.

The man, Stanislaw Gnatek, 80, of Hartford, died at Hartford Hospital after being hit in the area of 521 Wethersfield Ave., at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police said.

Police responded and found a single male victim suffering from critical injuries after he was hit by a green pick-up truck as he crossed Wethersfield Avenue. They rushed him to Hartford Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Traffic was diverted through rush hour as police investigated the scene.

Police said they will be looking at whether speed was a factor or whether there was alcohol or narcotics involved.

Three months ago, there was another person struck and killed while crossing the street in that area on Wethersfield Avenue.

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Bloomfield Man Shot on Homestead Ave

BLOOMFIELD — A 29-year-old Bloomfield man is recovering from gun shot wounds after he was accosted on Homestead Avenue.

The unidentified witness was shot in the buttocks and wrist Monday in front of an auto shop parking lot at 10 Homestead Ave., at about 4:15 p.m., when the suspect walked up behind him and fired two shots, Deputy Chief Brian Foley said.

According to the surveillance video of the incident, the suspect approached the victim, and shot him. In the video,  the suspect can be seen running away from the victim, who fell to the ground.

The victim got up and limped out of view of the camera.

The suspect, described as a tall, light-skinned black male in his late teens or early 20s, ran north through the rear yard of the auto shop and west onto Irving Street, police said. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans.

The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition,police said.

Police are asking that anyone with information contact Lt. Brandon O’Brien at 860-757-4089 or submit a tip online at hartford.gov/Police.

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Police: Student Detained After Threat to Hartford School

HARTFORD — A 19-year-old man was detained and later arrested after an anonymous post made on a school app, state police said.

The man, Gian Carlos Diaz,  is a student believed to be the suspect that made the threat after a locked down a tech school in Hartford.

Police arrested him man in connection with a threatening “anonymous post” made on an after school app that sent all four Ansonia Public Schools into lockdown in on May 23.
Through investigation, police arrested 19-year-old Ansonia resident and senior at the high school.

Police charged Diaz on Friday with first-degree and second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.

Diaz was released on a $5000 bond and is expected to appear in court on June 17.

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Hartford Police Arrest Local Man for Illegal Firearm

HARTFORD — Hartford police on Monday arrested a local man for allegedly possessing a gun illegally and resisting arrest.

Amauris Flores, 21, of Hartford, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, violating his probation from a protective order and interfering with police.

Flores, a convicted felon was taken into custody after police interrogated him at his Main Street apartment on Monday. Police found him in possession of a loaded .22 caliber revolver, which is a violation of his probation, police said.

Officers said Flores  “forcefully pulled away” from officers when they tried to apprehend him. He was handcuffed after police chased him, police said.

Flores is being held on a $350,000 bond.

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Hartford Police Investigate 13th Homicide

HARTFORD —  A Hartford man died on Wednesday after suffering multiple wounds from a shoot-out in the South-end of the city, making this the 13th homicide for 2013.

The victim, Jose O’Casio, 24, of 833 Park St. in Hartford.  O’Casio was on probation at the time of his death, police said.

thehartfordguardian_10th_anniversary_458x60_01According to Hartford Police, they found O’Casio with several wounds after responding at 198 Jefferson St. to a Shot Spotter notification of “multiple shots fired.”

Upon arrival officers found him, suffering from those wounds to the head and body.

The victim was unresponsive and pronounced dead at 1:36 a.m. by responding to EMS personnel.

Police is still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call HPD/MCD Homicide LT Brandon O’Brien (860) 757-4089; or web tips can be submitted at http://www.hartford.gov/Police (click “Submit and anonymous Tip”).

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Hartford Police Search for Burglary Suspect

HARTFORD — Hatford Police is searching for a suspect in a burglary that occurred on  Sept. 3 on Westland Street.

According to police reports, Carlos Sanchez allegedly used a fake ID to enter her home at 51 Westland Street.

Police said a neighbor of the victim reported that Sanchez and another man stopped by her door prior to the burglary, trying to sell her gas and electric for less money. The neighbor said one of the men had the photo ID card on him.

Sanchez supposedly dropped the fake ID (pictured below) during the burglary, police said.

Police is asking anyone with information or who may know the person pictured, is asked to call Lt. Brain Foley at (860) 757-4463, or tips can be reported anonymously to (860) 722-TIPS.


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Hartford Police Arrest City Worker, Sister of Joe Moniz

Updated: Monday, September 9, 9:41 p.m.

HARTFORD — Hartford police arrested a city worker for drunk driving after a two-car collision in the West End late Saturday.

Rhonda Moniz-Carroll, 53, of Hartford, was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to travel in the proper lane, police said.

According to reports, Moniz-Carroll’s white Ford Escape was heading southbound on Prospect Ave at about 9:30 p.m. when the car drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a black Nissan Altima head on.

The driver of the Altima, Caitlyn Greenabum, was reportedly unconscious when the emergency crews arrived. She suffered an ankle injury, police said.

Greenabum  was transported to St. Francis Hospital and is in the intensive care unit, police said.

This is not the first time a city employee was involved in a car accident.

In August, Andrew T. Jaffee, the director of emergency services for the city of Hartford, who was fired over several problems with how 911 dispatched emergency officials in the city, was also questioned for his use of his city vehicle.

Mayor Pedro Segarra’s former Chief of Staff, Jared Kupiec, was arrested for using a city vehicle without permission after he resigned. Kupiec was also involved in a car accident earlier this year.

On Monday, Segarra issued this statement on his decision to terminate DPW Deputy Director Rhonda Carroll:

“Ms. Carroll has worked for the City of Hartford for many years and her dedication and hard work is appreciated. Her recent behavior, however, shows a lack of judgment incompatible with her job and my expectations for any employee of the City. Accordingly, Ms. Carroll’s termination is effective immediately.”

Rhonda Carroll worked for the City of Hartford since 1997. Her annual salary was $101,833.16.

Moniz-Carroll is the sister of Hartford attorney Joe Muniz, who has also been arrested for DUI in the past. Moniz was a distinguished attorney who was a lead attorney on the Citron and other high profiled and racially charged cases in Connecticut.


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Hartford Police Seek Double Homicide Suspect

HARTFORD —  Hartford Police is still searching for a local man who is a suspect in the double homicide last Thursday.

Police are looking for Rocky Williams, 32, of LKA 39 Arlington St., Hartford,  Williams is wanted in connection with a double homicide that occurred on Dec. 15 at 224 Maple Avenue in Hartford, police said.

Hartford Police on Dec. 16, obtained an arrest warrant charging Williams with capital felony murder, two counts of murder, home invasion, criminal violations of a protective order, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm, in connection with the fatal shootings of Alyceson Archer-Williams, 27, and Dean Samuels, 31, both of Hartford.

Williams’ Judge set bond at $5,000,000.

Williams, pictured below, is described as a black male, 6’1″, 180 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes. He has a scar on his right elbow and a mark on his chest.  The weapon used by Williams has not been recovered.  Police consider Williams to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Rocky Williams, is urged to contact Sergeant Brandon O’Brien of the Hartford Police Department’s Major Crimes Division at 860-757-4089 or to call the Hartford Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 860-722-8477.

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Hartford Police Discover Decomposed Body

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer

HARTFORD — Hartford Police are still investigating a decomposed body found Friday, months after they were called about an odious stench coming from a home on Goodrich Street.

The body that belongs to a 4o-something woman was discovered Friday afternoon, but police said the woman has been dead perhaps since May.

Neighbors said they didn’t see the woman for months and mail had piled up. The woman, they said, was handicapped.

One neighbor called police after noticing the woman was missing for weeks.

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Police Investigates Stabbing

HARTFORD — Police on Saturday were investigating a stabbing incident on that sent one man to the hospital.

Police said the victim was found in the area of Wethersfield Avenue and Wyllys Street around 5:30 a.m. with stab wounds to the torso and neck.

He was then taken to Hartford Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said..

Police said they have not made any arrests in the case.


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