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Saturday, August 5, 2017



"On 08/05/17, patrol units responded to the area of 62 Edgewood Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim seated in a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Medical aid was provided until the arrival of EMS and Fire. The victim was transported to Saint Francis Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 0706. Detectives from the Major Crimes Division, Crime Scene Division and an Inspector from the Hartford Chief State's Attorney's Office responded and assumed the investigation. Detective DeMatteo was assigned as the lead investigator. The investigation is on-going.

The victim has been identified as Patrick Granville 08/08/88"

Hartford has already exceeded last years total homicide count with 5 months still left in the year.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017



On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at approximately 12:43pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to the area of Ashley Street and Sigourney Street in response to a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive female victim, Rosella Shuler, suffering from severe injuries. A damaged vehicle, later determined to have been stolen from West Hartford, CT, was also located at the scene. The occupants of the stolen vehicle fled the area on foot prior to police arrival. The victim was transported to ST Francis Hospital where she was immediately listed in critical condition. 

A crime scene was established by HPD patrol officers and an investigation was initiated. Accident Reconstruction Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Crime Scene Division were requested and responded to the incident. 
During the investigation, patrol officers, analysts from the Capitol City Crime Center (C4), and Crime Scene Division personnel obtained and reviewed surveillance footage which captured the incident in its entirety. The video evidence and witness information led to the identification of a person of interest who was later interviewed. Based on the information obtained and video reviewed, probable cause was established. HPD Detectives drafted an arrest warrant affidavit for the operator of the vehicle, which was reviewed and signed by a judge of the Superior Court. 

An arrest warrant was originally issued on July 28, 2017, charging Deykevious Russaw, DOB 7/18/1999, of 188 Sigourney Street, Apartment 6, Hartford, Connecticut, with Assault in the First Degree, Larceny in the Second Degree, Evading Responsibility, Reckless Driving and Operating Without a License. 

However, as a result of the injuries from the accident, on Saturday, July 29, 2017, the victim, Rosella Shuler, was pronounced deceased at Saint Francis Hospital. The Hartford State's Attorney's Office was notified and a review of applicable charges was conducted with the investigating Detectives. 

On August 1, 2017 HPD Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Russaw with the following updated charges:
Manslaughter 2nd
Larceny 2nd
Evading MVAx (2 counts)
Reckless Driving
Operating MV w/o License 
These charges come with a $1.5 Million Bond

Russaw is already in custody on unrelated charges. The warrant is scheduled to be served on Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at GA 14, at Russaw's next court appearance.  



On July 31, 17, the Hartford Police Major Crimes Division Auto Theft Unit conducted a full-day/night auto-theft saturation within the City of Hartford.  North and South Community Service Officers, as well as the HPD Traffic Division assisted in the operation.  Below you will see the 7 individuals arrested in the stolen car op. Also a list of the recovered stolen vehicles, and other pertinent information relative to the successful operation.

Of the 16 stolen motor vehicles recovered, 11 were stolen with keys.  11 of the recovered cars were stolen from out of town.  Only five cars recovered during the operation were Hartford thefts.  The current market value for the recovered stolen vehicles is approximately $145,750.00

Hartford is currently at a 13.8% reduction in auto thefts from this time last year.

There was no damage to city vehicles during the operation, no pursuits, no injuries to officers or suspects, no citizen complaints, and no use of force numbers pulled.

1) Jermaine Davis 02/07/1989
24 Wolcott Hill Road, Wethersfield
Charges: Remand to Custody order issued (Probation Violation)

2) Daryn Johnson 12/17/1984
31 Otis Street, Hartford
Charges: Larceny 3rd, Tampering w/a M/V

3) London Jones 02/10/1973
35 Belleflower Road, Windsor
Charges: Larceny 3rd
Additional: Windsor PD Warrant

4) Jose Padilla 4/11/98
149 South Street, Hartford
Charges: Larceny 2nd, Tampering w/a M/V, Criminal Trover 2nd

5) Christopher Cruz-Morales 10/3/93
15 Norwich Street, Hartford
Charges: Larceny 2nd, Tampering w/a M/V

6) Dale Barrows 9/5/89
120 Silver Lane, East Hartford
Charges: Larceny 3rd, Operating all Terrain/City Street

7) Juvenile xx/xx/2001 (17 years old) East Hampton, CT resident
Charges: Larceny 2nd, Operating M/v w/o a license, Disobeying Signal of Officer
Additional: Take into Custody Order (auto theft related charges)

1) 2014 Audi A6, Farmington w/keys
2) 2007 Chevy Equinox, Hartford w/keys
3) 2004 Chevy Malibu, Wethersfield w/keys
4) 2012 Ford Focus, Hartford w/keys
5) 2012 Ford Fusion, Rocky Hill w/keys
6) 2013 Ford Fusion, South Windsor w/keys
7) 2004 Honda Civic, Hartford w/keys
8) 2001 Hyundai Sonata, West Hartford w/keys
9) 2007 Lexus ES350, Newington
10) 1994 Honda Accord, Hartford
11) 2011 Kawasaki KX250 Dirt Bike, East Hartford
12) 2002 Ford Explorer, Middletown w/keys
13) 2004 Ford Taurus, Hartford w/keys
14) 1998 Chevy Prizm, Manchester
15) 2016 Subaru Forester, West Hartford w/keys
16) 2013 Acura TL, Farmington

Four (4) Off-Road vehicles towed; two dirt bikes, two ATV’s
Two (2) Misdemeanor Summons Arrests issued (m/v related charges)
One (1) stolen registration plate recovered
Two (2) out of town warrants served
One (1) take into custody order served