(Hartford) - Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts today announced an arrest had been made in the November theft of copper pipe and brass fixtures from the new Hartford Public Safety Complex, currently under construction.
Allen Matthew Hall-Davis, 23, of 2431 Main Street, Hartford, was taken into custody by Hartford police on December 13, 2011, following an investigation by the HPD's Major Crimes Division Burglary Unit in to the November 25th and 29th, 2011, theft of 200 feet of copper piping and assorted brass fittings from the public safety complex site. Hall-Davis was charged with two counts of larceny, possession of marijuana greater then one half ounce, and sale of narcotics. His bond was set at $75,000 pending arraignment in Hartford Superior Court.
“I applaud the HPD's Major Crimes Burglary Unit for their perseverance in this investigation that has led to the arrest of a suspect. Their diligence reinforces the message that we intend to apprehend and prosecute anyone who violates the law," said Mayor Segarra.
Chief Daryl K. Roberts said, "This is the third investigation into the theft of copper piping from the new Hartford Public Safety Complex in six months. We have recovered more than 880 feet of copper piping and made arrests in all three cases. Let the message be clear, crime does not pay."
"The Hartford Police Department will continue to work closely with contractors, managers, and private security personnel at the Public Safety Complex construction site in order to protect construction materials from thieves," said Chief Roberts.
DeMaine (Downtown CSO) and Officer Chris May (Southeast
into the theft of copper piping
and brass fittings from the new Public Safety Complex
currently under construction on High Street, resulted in the
recovery of copper and brass has been recovered at two
different recycling businesses, and the suspect being taken
in to custody.
Allen Matthew Hall-Davis, DOB 9/11/88