West Hartford Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Suspects lead police on chase after armed robbery at...

    Friday Jul 3 | via WTNH 

    Four people are accused of leading police on a chase after an armed robbery at a Hartford package store on Thursday night. Police say officers saw two males, one wearing a hoodie and a mask and the other carrying a duffle bag, exit the Franklin Avenue Package Store around 9 p.m. They say the victim then came out of the store and pointed towards a car fleeing on Bodwell Street.


    Related Topix: Hartford, CT, Newington, CT, West Hartford, CT

  • Sex Offender Drove Ice Cream Truck With Teen: Cops

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via NBC Los Angeles 

    A registered sex offender is facing charges after police say they found him driving an ice cream truck in West Hartford with a 13-year-old in tow. Tylon Jarrett, 37, of Hartford, was behind the wheel when police stopped him Wednesday evening on New Britain Avenue.


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  • 'We've been called the Peter Pan generation': Grown ...

    Sunday Jun 28 | via Daily Mail 

    Goldie Hawn's ex Bill Hudson says she 'poisoned' their son and film star daughter Kate against him and vows to 'break all ties with them all' in blistering attack Gun terror at San Francisco Pride parade: Marchers left running for cover and 64-year-old bystander shot as gunman opens fire during violent scuffle Obama's best-ever week? Gay marriage legal in all states, triumphant in healthcare reform and a stirring eulogy on race relations - the President's 'victory lap' begins Love is love! America wakes up under a new era of equal marriage in all states in time for Pride weekend as thousands of homosexual couples prepare to tie the knot Could this be YOU? Everyday Americans, including trained professionals and bosses, reveal how easily they fell into masses of debt - and have been left with no escape Engineering student who loved Real Madrid, Facebook and breakdancing: Tunisian mass ... (more)


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  • West Hartford Burglar Gets 10 Years

    Friday Jun 19 | via The Hartford Courant 

    A burglar who was caught by the West Hartford resident whose home he had just burglarized last July was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and six years of special parole. Christopher Colby, 29, pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of conspiracy.


    Related Topix: West Hartford, CT, Cromwell, CT

  • More Charges for West Hartford Man Accused in Golf C...

    Thursday Jun 18 | via Patch.com 

    The suspect is one of two men accused of swiping golf clubs from cars and garages last summer and fall. The West Hartford man already facing a plethora of burglary and larceny charges for allegedly swiping expensive golf clubs from Glastonbury garages and cars, has been arrested again.


    Related Topix: Hartford, CT, West Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT

  • West Hartford man suspected of stealing high end gol...

    Thursday Jun 18 | via WTNH 

    According to police, 23 year old Justin Scalise was arrested by West Hartford police based off an active arrest warrant from the Glastonbury police. Police tell News 8 the arrest warrant come from an investigation over the fall of last year where Scalise stole the clubs from open garage doors.


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  • Judge Denies Bail Reduction for Accused West Hartfor...

    Tuesday Jun 16 | via Patch.com 

    A DirecTV sub-contractor accused of raping a West Hartford woman while at her home to install the service was denied bail reduction on Tuesday and the prosecutor told a Superior Court judge that the man may have additional accusers , according to the Hartford Courant. Rashford Gordon, 38, of 7 Larensen Ridge in Bloomfield, was arrested in March after West Hartford police located him at his next TV install appointment in Hartford, after allegedly sexually assaulting the West Hartford woman earlier in the day.


    Related Topix: West Hartford, CT, Bloomfield, CT

  • Accused West Hartford Rapist Denied Bail Reduction

    Tuesday Jun 16 | via The Hartford Courant 

    A DirecTV installer accused of raping a woman in whose home he was installing the television service in March may have additional accusers, a prosecutor said Tuesday in Superior Court in Hartford. West Hartford police have interviewed a woman who told detectives that Rashford Gordon made sexually inappropriate comments to her while he was installing DirecTV at her home on March 3. The next day, police say Gordon raped a woman while installing the service at her Hillcrest Avenue home.


    Related Topix: Hartford, CT, West Hartford, CT, Cromwell, CT

  • Guns, Ammo Found At Willington Marijuana-Growing Ope...

    Thursday Jun 11 | via The Hartford Courant 

    State police dismantled a marijuana-growing operation Wednesday, seizing 25 mason jars of marijuana and guns and making one arrest. Brendon Laplante, 30, Cosgrove Road was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and other drug offenses, they said.


    Related Topix: Drugs, Tolland, CT, West Hartford, CT

  • Jane B. Hart, strong-minded wife of senator, dies at 93

    Saturday Jun 6 | via The Washington Post 

    Jane B. Hart, whose conscience, determination and personal convictions prompted words and actions on public issues that sometimes went beyond those of her husband, a sitting U.S. senator, died June 5 at a a care facility in West Hartford, Conn. She was 93. Mrs. Hart, who was called Janey, was the wife of Philip Hart , one of the most respected members of his party.


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  • Akua Ba Fitness Owner Suing West Hartford Police

    Apr 27, 2015 | via The Hartford Courant 

    D'Mario Sowah, owner of, and master trainer at, Akua Ba Fitness leads client Lynn Puddington, 57, through a workout in his 10,000 square foot gym. D'Mario Sowah, owner of, and master trainer at, Akua Ba Fitness leads client Lynn Puddington, 57, through a workout in his 10,000 square foot gym.


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West Hartford Law

First-offense DUI after car crash, rolling papers may have been in car, can this be used against me?
I was recently arrested for a DUI after crashing my car into a snow bank. This is my first offense, and it was simply a result of foolishly not eating at all before, during, or after drinking. Thankfully no other person or property was damaged except my car. However, I'm worried that there may have been rolling papers in my car at the time of my arrest. As far as I know, there were no illegal substances in the car, but I'm worried that the presence of rolling papers might imply I was under the influence of drugs, which I was not. Is it possible that the presence of rolling papers could be used against me, even without the presence of illegal substances? How can I prove that I wasn't under the influence of drugs in the event that illegal substances were in my car without my knowledge?
Unless the rolling papers are specifically mentioned in your police report I would not think that they would become an...
Do I need an attorney for a drinking while driving offense? No DUI. What punishment(s) am I most likely to face?
I was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. The officer saw an open beer in my cup holder. I was given a sobriety test, which I passed (no B.A.C. taken). I have no previous moving or alcohol related violations/infractions, and a completely clean record (i.e., I've never been arrested before).
At the very least you should set up a consultation with a criminal lawyer to discuss your case. Especially for a...
I had to plead guilty to a DUI that I am not guilty of?
My urine was clean and I don't drink alcohol at all the cops actually made stuff up. I know that you hear this all the time . But I have the paperwork to prove it . But if I didn't plead guilty then they wanted to put me in jail for 4 and a half years .
If that is the case, then you need to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney right away. If you cannot...
Is my limited driving privilege, issued in North Carolina, recognized in Connecticut?
My license was suspended in North Carolina for DWI (0.14 BAC) for 1 year beginning around May 1st. I have a summer internship in Connecticut and need to drive to and from work. My limited driving privilege in NC allows me to drive for work-related, educational purposes, or maintenance of household between 6am and 8pm Monday-Friday. Will these same conditions be valid in Connecticut?
Contact the Connecticut Dept of Motor Vehicles" Work Permit unit. Someone there ought to be able to assist you. You...
I would like to know if I can get my record expunged of a dui misdeamenor back in November 2010?
I received a dui ten years ago and they is off my record. How ever I received another one in November 2010. I would like to know if I can get that misdemeanor expunged from my record? I am trying to further an education and career in nursing in Connecticut.
Assuming your convictions are in CT, you will need to speak to a criminal defense attorney in your state. Expungement...
This is in regards to My DUI conviction. How Many Points does one gets on driver's license for getting two DUI's in 1 year?
I got arrested for my 1st DUI in January, 2013 and got arrested for the 2nd one in August of 2013. I was Convicted of a DUI misdemeanor as a 1st offender. However I was convicted in November of 2013 & the fact that I have full-filled all requirements & my driver's license is valid & I can drive any car. Besides, I have passed an interview for job as an Electrical engineer. The job nature requires both working in an office and going to different sites for technical support & maintenance & will be required to use company cars. The only factor that may finally determine getting finally selected for this job is the points on my driver's license. Can anyone please tell me how many points I have on my driver's license? Both The arrests were made in & around Hartford, CT. Thank you. Best.
You can go to any DMV office and get your driving record which will show eveyrthing. I believe you may even be able to...
Question about a DUI and criminal record
Let's say in Connecticut that someone is arrested for a DUI. They go to their arraignment and the DUI is dismissed the but moving violation they received along with the DUI was nolled. Does that mean, according the the Erasure Law, that the charge is completely off the record after 20 days and nobody, such as potential employers, can see it? The ticket, as I understand, will be active for 13 months.
You are correct the dismissal will take 20 days to enter, while the nolle will take 13 months to drop off