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Sunday, November 18, 2018

WE DON'T NEED "THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS" FOR SHOOTING VICTIMS, WE NEED ENFORCEMENT OF GUN LAWS

Jose Rivera-Cruz

It seems that every time we have another tragic shooting, politicians, including our two US Senators, can't wait to run to the nearest television camera to remind us that their "thoughts and prayers" are with the victims  and their families and that they will work hard to pass gun control legislation.

I just want to mention to them, the issue is not more gun legislation.The answer is to strongly start enforcing the legislation we already have on the books with serious accountability for violating gun laws.

Look at the case this weekend of Jose Rivera Cruz. Rivera -Cruz has been arrested and released at least six times over the last few months  on charges that included illegal weapons charges and other crimes of violence

Rivera-Cruz was arrested on Halloween evening less than three weeks ago on Bond Street while he was in possession of a Colt M-15 rifle, a stolen 9mm Glock handgun, 366 bags of heroin/fentanyl, 6 grams of crack cocaine, 4 suboxone films, and 37 rounds of live ammunition. He has since been released on bond. 

Last night  information was obtained that Mr. Rivera-Cruz was once again in the area of Bond Street and armed with a firearm. A motor vehicle stop was initiated for motor vehicle violations, at which point Mr. Rivera-Cruz engaged police in a short vehicle and foot pursuit which ended in the area of 250 Columbus Blvd.  Mr. Rivera-Cruz was in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest.  He is currently in custody and being interviewed by members of the Felony Violence Reduction Team.  Motor vehicle and firearm charges will be applied shortly.

 At 4:59pm Saturday, members of the Hartford Police Department arrested Mr. Jose Rivera-Cruz in the area of Columbus Blvd after a short motor vehicle and foot pursuit. 

Rivera-Cruz is currently being held on a $1.2 million bond stemming from the following charges: 
 

     Reckless Driving 
     Evading Responsibility (2 Counts)
     Criminal Mischief 3 (2 Counts) 
     Misuse of Plates 
     Failure to Renew Registration 
     Failure to Carry Insurance Card
     Criminal Trespass 3
     Interfering with Police 
     Weapons in a Motor Vehicle 
     Criminal Possession of Pistol/Revolver 
     Carrying Pistol with out Permit 
     Engaging Police in Pursuit 

If the Hartford County   States Attorney is incapable or unwilling to come down hard  on gun crimes, then maybe there needs to be a change to someone that will. The case of Rivera -Cruz is a perfect example of a threat that does not deserve to be out in public terrorizing our neighborhoods. No good can possibly come from a drug dealer roaming the streets, running from the Police, in possession of an assault rifle.
A long jail sentence should be proper and just for someone like Jose Rivera-Cruz


FROM HPD

At 4:59pm this evening, members of the Hartford Police Department arrested Mr. Jose Rivera-Cruz in the area of Columbus Blvd after a short motor vehicle and foot pursuit. 

Mr. Rivera-Cruz was arrested on Halloween evening less than three weeks ago on Bond Street while he was in possession of a Colt M-15 rifle, a stolen 9mm Glock handgun, 366 bags of heroin/fentanyl, 6 grams of crack cocaine, 4 suboxone films, and 37 rounds of live ammunition. He has since been released on bond. 

On today’s date, information was obtained that Mr. Rivera-Cruz was once again in the area of Bond Street and armed with a firearm. A motor vehicle stop was initiated for motor vehicle violations, at which point Mr. Rivera-Cruz engaged police in a short vehicle and foot pursuit which ended in the area of 250 Columbus Blvd.  Mr. Rivera-Cruz was in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest.  He is currently in custody and being interviewed by members of the Felony Violence Reduction Team.  Motor vehicle and firearm charges will be applied shortly. More information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

 Mr. Rivera-Cruz is currently being held on a $1.2 million bond stemming from the following charges: 
 

     Reckless Driving 
     Evading Responsibility (2 Counts)
     Criminal Mischief 3 (2 Counts) 
     Misuse of Plates 
     Failure to Renew Registration 
     Failure to Carry Insurance Card
     Criminal Trespass 3
     Interfering with Police 
     Weapons in a Motor Vehicle 
     Criminal Possession of Pistol/Revolver 
     Carrying Pistol with out Permit 
     Engaging Police in Pursuit 

WHEN WILL THE REVOLUTION BEGIN TO TAKE BACK OUR CITY?



Our founding fathers built this Country on the idea of a "Representative Democracy".

Take a moment to think, forgetting State and National politics for the time being, just ask yourself , locally who is representative of your thoughts and ideas, does anyone listen to you locally?

Have you ever attended a City Council meeting and felt that Councilmembers were actually there to represent you and what affects your daily life and the lives of your family?

Better yet,  have you ever attempted to speak during the Public comment session and did you feel as though anyone was listening from the Council Dais? Several of the Council members were probably missing or eventually wandered in when it fit their schedule. And if they were sitting there, were they actually listening or were they busier texting on their phones or whispering their side conversations , not hearing a word from the public speakers,.

In a City our size, we should be able to find people that actually represent us. People we know from school functions, people we know from the grocery store, people we know from Church, people we know from attending NRZ meetings , people we know from volunteering with out in OUR community.

Our system is broke, no doubt about it, and the power is in our hands to fix it. We need to take that power back if we are going to change our City to actually work for us and not for the politically well connected. We need to elect people because they care about us and actually can relate to us. Not people that know how to play the Democratic Town Committee ass kissing game in order to get shoved down our throats  or radical enough in their thinking to garner the favor of the Working Families Party, many of these people we have never seen out  in our neighborhoods at a Community clean up or food drive or recognizable to most residents.

Ok, a quick test here, name the members of the Hartford City Council that represent you, name three members of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee from your neighborhood.

We have to stop electing people because they know how to use the United States Post Office to send fundraising letters across the Country to line their political coffers to buy their offices.

That is not representative Democracy as our forefathers intended, that is selling our Government to the highest bidders.

The POWER is in our hands and we need to come together as a Community to start flexing that power for our own well being and not the well being of the political leeches in our City.

Friday, November 16, 2018

FROM HPD

18-34527


On Friday November 16, 2018 at approximately 0415 hours, Officers assigned to a burglary observed a 2017 Ford Fiesta illegally parked and occupied in the area of 22 Elliot Street. While investigating the parking violation it was discovered that the Ford was Stolen on 11/13/18, at 1400 hours, from 205 Laurel Street in Hartford, CT. Officers subsequently arrested the operator of the Ford for Larceny in the Second Degree 53a-123 and Improper Parking 14-251.


Arrested: Deriso, Teresa DOB 5/18/81, 25 Mountain Street, Willamantic, CT 



Charges: Larceny in the Second Degree 53a-123 & Improper Parking 14-251

Thursday, November 15, 2018

FROM HPD

18-34583

 

On Wednesday November 14, 2018, Detectives from Vice & Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit, conducted an undercover street level prostitution and narcotics arrest operation. The operation was initiated to address the numerous complaints for street level prostitution and narcotics sales throughout the city of Hartford. Detectives conducted surveillance within the identified (Hot Spot) complaint locations, observing numerous suspected prostitutes and street level narcotics dealing in the area. Undercover officers were then inserted into the area and arrests were made. As a result of the operation, (13) total suspects were arrested. (5) adult female suspects were arrested on prostitution and/or narcotics related charges, and the additional (8) suspects were arrested on narcotics related charges or other violations. Several suspects had active warrants which were served.



A1) Corinna Decelles DOB 7/18/89 Lka: NCA Address Hartford, CT

Charged: Prostitution, Possession/Sales of Narcotics

Prawn Warrant Criminal Trespassing 3rd, FTA 2nd

Prawn Warrant Charged: Violation Probation



A2) Nichols, Megan DOB 9/11/88 Lka: 9 Wyllys Street Hartford, CT

Charged: Prostitution 18-34588

Prawn Warrant Charged: Prostitution 53a-82/FTA 2nd 18-29657

 

A3) Amanda Shoen Dob: 3/10/91 Lka NCA Hartford, CT

Charged: Prostitution 18-34620

Prawn Warrant Town Ord Violation, FTR 18-28065

 

A4) Jennifer Lewis Dob: 3/10/66 Lka 22 Vine Street Hartford, CT

Charged: Prostitution 18-34600

 

A5) Francheska Ruiz Dob: 10/28/88 Lka: 75 Main Street Hartford, CT

Charged: Possession Narcotics, Conspiracy Sale Narcotics 18-34596

 

A6) Francis Henriquez Dob: 11/26/77 Lka: 63 Preston Street Hartford, CT

Charged: Possession Narcotics, PWITS Narcotics, Sales Narcotics, Consp Sale Narcotics 18-34596

 

A7) Carlos Vasquez Dob: 7/08/70 Lka: 75 Main Street Hartford, CT

Charged: Possession Narcotics, PWITS Narcotics, Conspiracy Sale Narcotics 18-34596

 

A8) Dorian McGhee Dob: 4/07/90 Lka: 19 Crescent Ave New Britain, CT

Charged: Possession Narcotics, PWITS Narcotics, Motor Vehicle Charges 18-34591

 

A9) Jessica Thomas Dob: 12/09/82 Lka: 203 Williams Street Glastonbury, CT

Charged: Prostitution, Possession Narcotics, Conspiracy Sale Narcotics 18-34591

 

A10) Charles Moye Dob: 3/12/94 Lka: 56 Judson Street Hartford, CT

Charged: Possession Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Sale Controlled Subs. 18-34606

 

A11) Ruperto Cintron Dob: 12/05/91 Lka: 51 Bond Street Hartford, CT

Charged: Possession Narcotics, PWITS Narcotics, Sales Narcotics 18-34583

 

A12) Mellissa Cruz Dob: 5/06/77 Lka: 100 Kane Street West Hartford, CT

Charged: Motor Vehicle related charges. 18-34612

 

A13) Evelise Ramirez Dob: 6/15/88 Lka: 248 Gregory Street Bridgeport, CT

Charged: Possession Narcotics, Drug Paraphernalia 18-34612



Friday, November 9, 2018

ENFIELD COURT DROPS ALL CHARGES AGAINST HARTFORD OFFICER GUZIE

All charges against Hartford Police Officer James Guzie, who was arrested August 1, 2018 by East Windsor Police on Domestic Violence charges , have been dropped.

Officer Guzie has been restored to full duty as a Hartford Police Officer and is expected to return to work in the next week.

Charges against his ex-wife Sonia Marie Guzie are still pending according to Judicial records.