City of Hartford Police Department
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Hartford, Connecticut 06120
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Daryl K. Roberts
Chief of Police

 

Eddie A. Perez
Mayor

CRIME TIP HOTLINE:  860-527-TIPS

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release:  Thursday, June 21, 2007

HARTFORD POLICE NARCOTICS AND FIREARMS INVESTIGATIONS RESULT IN EIGHT ARRESTS AND SEIZURE OF ASSAULT WEAPON


(Hartford) - In four operations spanning three days targeting illegal drug trafficking and firearms on city streets, Hartford Police seized two firearms, including an assault weapon, a 1996 Ford Taurus, 140 bags of Heroin, 3 grams of crack cocaine, 2.75 pounds of marijuana, and $3,800.  The following eight arrests were made as a result of the investigations:

Ramon Quinones.  Today, at approximately 6:40 a.m., members of the HPD's Violent Crime Impact Team and Intelligence Division executed a search and seizure warrant at 866-868 Park Street for Firearms.  During the search and seizure police seized a .38 caliber revolver with six live rounds of ammunition, one assault weapon, a 995 Hi-Point 9mm with ten live rounds, 140 bags of Heroin, two grams of crack cocaine, and $10004.00 in U.S. Currency.  Arrested was Ramon "Chongo" Quinones, DOB 8/8/79, of 866-868 Park Street, who was charged with criminal possession of a pistol, possession of narcotics, possession of a machine gun, possession with intent to sell (PWITS), possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school, stealing a firearm, and risk of injury.  Quinones remains in custody on $750,000 bond.

Ramon Quinones, DOB 8/8/79      Guns, Ammunition, Drugs and Cash Seized at 866-868 Park Street

Oscar Martinez and Angel Torres.  On  June 20th at 2:30 p.m., in response to numerous citizen complaints of illegal drug activity in the area of the Sands Housing Complex, and months of investigation by members of the Hartford Police Department's Northeast Vice and Narcotics Unit, police arrested Oscar Martinez, DOB 7/28/87, of 51 New Donald Street, Hartford and Angel Torres, DOB 7/6/75, of 73 Haskin Street, Springfield, Massachusetts.  Both were arrested at 51 New Donald Street, and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school with a court date of July 2, 2007..  Martinez was also charged with possession with intent to sell a controlled substance and his bond was set at $30,000.  Torres' bond was set at $15,000.  See mugshots below.

Shelby Lindsey and David March.  On June 20th detectives of the HPD's Vice and Narcotics Division were conducting a mobile surveillance in the upper Albany Avenue area in the vicinity of Sigourney Street.  Detectives observed a white Ford Taurus being operated by a White male slowing down attempting to flag down several pedestrian in the area.  Eventually a Black male enter the vehicle and a narcotics transaction was observed.  After the transaction the Black male exited the vehicle which then drove off south on Sterling. The suspect, Shelby Lindsey, DOB 12/14/85, of 10 Liberty Street, Hartford, was taken into custody after a foot chase and charged with three courts of PWITS of narcotics, two counts interfering with police, tampering with evidence, two counts of possession of narcotics, and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school.  Lindsey's bond was set at $350,000.  The operator of the White, 1996 Ford Taurus, David March, DOB 8/29/56, of 294 Chester Street, East Hartford, was charged with possession of narcotics.  March's bond was set at $25,00 and has a court date of July 2, 2007.  He vehicle, the !996 Ford Taurus was seized by police.  See below for mugshots.

Orande Brown, Rashidi Waite and Torey Woodings.  On June 19th, in response to numerous citizen complaints of illegal drug activity in the area of 1124 Albany Avenue, members of the Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Division conducted an investigation that resulted in three arrests and the seizure of two pounds of marijuana and $2,600 in U.S. Currency.  Arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school, and PWITS of a controlled substance was Orande Brown, DOB 3/4/77, of 249 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford, and Rashidi Waite, DOB 1/5/81, of 1387 Silver Lane, East Hartford.  Also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance was Torey Woodings, DOB 2/13/77, of 2 Franklin Avenue, Hartford.  See below for mugshots.


Oscar Martinez, DOB 7/28/87

 


Angel Torres, DOB 7/6/75


Shelby Lindsey, DOB 12/14/85


David March, DOB 8/29/56


Orande Brown, DOB 3/4/77


Rashidi Waite, DOB 1/5/81


Torey Woodings, DOB 2/13/77

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