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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


HPD terminates Officer Stephen Stephen Barone;

Chief Rosado's statement:

Today, Chief David Rosado terminated the employment of Officer Stephen Barone after the completion of internal investigations and a formal hearing process regarding charges related to his interaction with a group of young people in August 2018 and his supervision of a traffic incident in July 2018. 


“Our success as a police department depends on our relationship with the community we serve,” said Chief Rosado.  “Every day, the men and women of the Hartford Police Department are out doing good police work with professionalism and respect, and this officer’s conduct does not reflect the values of our agency.  I did not make this decision lightly.  We hold ourselves to high standards, and when we fall short, we take responsibility for it.  After reviewing the findings related to these two incidents, it’s clear to me that there’s no scenario in which Mr. Barone can return to his duties as a productive member of the Hartford Police Department.  As a department, we are committed to building and rebuilding a strong relationship with residents across our city based on mutual respect, accountability, transparency, and a shared desire to live in a strong Hartford.” 
End of HPD statement

I will be posting more on this later today

Tuesday, October 16, 2018



On Monday 10/15/18 at approximately 3:45pm, Detectives from Vice & Narcotics were conducting operations in the south district of Hartford. While conducting surveillance, detectives observed several suspects engaged in an illegal hand to hand narcotics transaction. Detectives secured the suspects in the Laurel Street area, in possession of narcotics (Fentanyl/Heroin). 

On-scene information led detectives to 110 Laurel Street (Apt-B), where an illegal firearm with an obliterated serial number was recovered, along with additional narcotics. In total (1) semi-automatic firearm was recovered along with approximately 300 bags Fentanyl/Heroin, powdered Heroin and Suboxone films. As a result of the investigation, (1) suspect, a convicted felon, was arrested on firearm and narcotics related charges.

Arrested: Luis Roman Dob: 8/26/72 Lka: 110 Laurel Street Apt-B Hartford, CT

Charged: Possession Narcotics (2cts), PWITS Narcotics (2cts), Criminal Possession Firearm, Possession Firearm W/Obliterated S/N, Criminal Possession Ammunition.


On Monday, 10/15/18, at approximately 1600 patrol units observed a stolen vehicle that was being operated in the Southeast corner of the city. Dispatch confirmed the vehicle was listed stolen out of Portland. Together with Traffic Units they were able to locate and stop the vehicle at the intersection of New Britain Avenue and Newington Avenue where the operator was taken into custody. Notification was made to MCD who later debriefed the arrested party. The vehicle owner arrived on scene to recover his vehicle.

(A) Edwin Alicea-Nieves 12-11-96 of 65 Grafton Street Hartford Apt. A


On Tuesday October 16, 2018, at approximately 0140 hours, were flagged down in regard to a paintball gun assault in the area of 262 Franklin Avenue. The victim stated that the operator of a gray Mercedes shot him several times with a paintball gun. The victim was covered in yellow paint and reported that he could identify the suspect. 

Officers discovered a silver Mercedes with dark tints in the area of the 22 Elliot Street. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and two paintball guns were observed in the Mercedes. Officers assisted with a show up identification of the suspect. The victim positively identified the operator of the Mercedes as the shooter. 

Accused: Roldan, Dashua Outlaw DOB 12/9/94, 38 Mapleton Street, Hartford, CT

Charges: Assault in The Third Degree 53a-61, Breach of Peace in The Second Degree 53a-181, Operating an Unregistered MV 14-12a, Insufficient Insurance 14-213b, Failure to Have Tint Sticker 14-99, Misuse of Plates 14-147c