On September 4, 2015, at 6:50 P.m., Hartford Police Department Officers of the Central Conditions Unit and Central Community Service Officers observed a 2002 Infinity I35 traveling northbound on Beacon Street from Capital Avenue. During the investigation, HPD Officers observed several motor vehicle violations with the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 156 Beacon Street.
While approaching the vehicle, HPD Officers observed the operator reach into the backseat with his right hand. When officers requested the operator’s credentials, they observed a black handgun holster tucked into the front waistband of the operator. Officers also observed at that time, in plain view, the handle of a firearm protruding from beneath the front passenger seat. The firearm, a Dan Wesson .357 caliber revolver (with an obliterated serial number) and six live rounds were recovered. The HPD Shooting Task Force was notified. Additionally, the operator had two outstanding warrants and was arrested and transported to the Hartford Police Booking Facility for processing.
Recovered: One Dan Wesson .357 Caliber Revolver (obliterated serial number) and six live rounds
Arrested: Brandan Alston, 27, of Hartford, CT
1. No front plate
2. Operating with a suspended license
3. Misuse of plates
4. Unregistered motor vehicle
5. Insufficient insurance
6. Possession of a firearm without a permit
7. Weapons in motor vehicle
8. Possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number