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Friday, December 14, 2018


If Branford can do it, HPD should be able to do it bigger and better.

Maybe we can get Assistant Chief Medina to don his Santa Claus outfit for the lip sync video.

 I am also told by HFD Chief Reggie Freeman that the Hartford Fire Department Fire House lighting competition should be coming to life this weekend as decorative lights will be illuminated on Fire Houses across the City.

 And a genuine thank you to0 all of our first responders who attended the Maple Avenue NRZ Christmas "Get-together ".

Both HFD and HPD have a great working relationship with the NRZ and last night showed that once again. The HFD Fire Cadets were extremely helpful carrying in the numerous donations collected for the Saint Augustine Food Bank, It is encouraging to see the future of HFD learning the importance of community service early on. Many HPD officers , CSO's and others also attended and interacted with community members who attended.

Chief Rosado and his son Esai , direct from hockey practice, worked the crowd and Assistant Chief Thody also attended accompanied by his new fiancee showing off her Christmas present weighing down her ring finger. (It is possible the engagement was moved along by comments made by Deputy Chief Buyak at Chief Thody's swearing in recently to make it official)

Congratulations to Chief Thody and Vicki.

And finally a sincere thank you to Hartford's version of the energizer bunny, my good friend Hyacinth Yennie. I don't know where she gets her energy from, but she never stops working to make her community a better place and seeing everyone coming together last night just shows her tireless and endless love for this City.

Last night is an example of why I choose to live in Hartford

And a great job by Branford PD.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Search Warrant Execution/18-37287


On 12/8/18 at 1213 hours, Officers were dispatched to HPD Headquarters on a report of a serious domestic related incident. Through his investigation, probable cause was developed and an arrest warrant was drafted for Rashid-Thorpe, Yusuuf (DOB 7/25/70) for violating the below listed charges. The arrest warrant was approved by a judge of the Superior Court, with a judge set bond of $250,000. A search and seizure warrant was also drafted based upon information received by Officers and approved by a judge of the Superior Court.


The accused turned himself in at HPD Headquarters without incident on 12/11/18. The search and seizure

warrant was executed by patrol officers on the same date at 2044 hours and several pieces of evidence were

secured, tagged, and submitted to the Property Room. CSD Detectives assisted in the processing of the

apartment. During the execution of the search warrant, ammunition and a firearm holster were recovered.

The accused is a convicted felon that was arrested by VCU Detectives on 4/5/18 for firearms related charges.


Arrested - Rashid-Thorpe, Yusuuf (DOB 7/25/70) 777 Main St. Apt. 1705


Charges - Sexual Assault 1st, Threatening 2nd, Assault 3rd, Disorderly Conduct, and Possession of

Ammunition by a Felon




On December 11, 2018 at approximately 7:15 PM, officers responded to 53 Sharon Street for a report of slashing. Upon arrival, officers initiated an investigation and determined a group of individuals attacked an adult after inflammatory words were exchanged via text message. The adult retrieved a knife and slashed one of the attackers, later determined to be a juvenile. The other attackers fled. Officers collected the knife as evidence and transported the adult to the Major Crimes Division for debriefing. The juvenile sustained a non-life threatening slash wound over the right knee cap and was treated at a local hospital. With the assistance of Major Crimes and Special Investigations Division detectives, the adult and juvenile combatants were arrested and charged accordingly.


Accused Adult: Wynter, Janice (B/F) DOB: 4/15/00 53 Sharon St.


Charges: Assault in the 2nd Deg. (53a-60)