West Hartford Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • New Britain Man Confesses To Robbing Newington Conve...

    Thursday | via The Hartford Courant 

    A New Britain man already being held in connection to a rash of area robberies was charged this week with robbing a Willard Avenue convenience store and assaulting a clerk last December. Randall Michaels, 33, faces charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault fourth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny and carrying a dangerous weapon.

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    Related Topix: New Britain, CT, Hartford, CT, West Hartford, CT

  • Jared Schlar

    Friday Jul 22 | via WTNH 

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - West Hartford police have arrested a man after what they describe as a bizarre night trying to provoke police.

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  • West Hartford Police Chief Writes Open Letter To Com...

    Monday Jul 18 | via The Hartford Courant 

    After sitting down with four local mothers concerned about police use of force following the deaths of two black men shot by officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, Police Chief Tracey Gove said he knew he had to put the work his department does into words. On July 10, Gove received an email from a resident speaking on behalf of the four moms who said they were "devastated" by the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., on July 5, and of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., the next day.

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  • Edwin Crespo-Marquez

    Wednesday Jun 29 | via WTNH 

    The investigation revealed the suspect knew the juvenile victim. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Edwin Crespo-Marquez, of West Hartford, was arrested on Monday, June 27th.

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  • 2 people injured in shooting at West Hartford home

    Jun 26, 2016 | via WTNH 

    The Hartford Courant reports police received a report of shots fired around 7:30 a.m. Sunday at a home on Jackson Avenue. Responding officers found a man and a woman inside suffering from gunshot wounds.

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  • New Jersey Man Charged In UHart Home Invasion

    Jun 24, 2016 | via The Hartford Courant 

    One of two New Jersey men police say carried out a home invasion and armed robbery at a University of Hartford residence hall in April was arrested Friday and ordered held on $500,000 bail after his arraignment in Superior Court in Hartford. Kaheem Bewley, 21, of Newark, N.J., is one of two men who Hartford police say forced their way into the dorm room, assaulted the occupant, brandished a handgun, then demanded "where's the weed, where's the weed," according to an arrest warrant One of the residents of the dorm room sold marijuana on the University of Hartford campus, police said.

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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...
May CT suspend my license in 2016 for a DUI arrest in 6-2014 that resulted in a "wet reckless" conviction in CA in 3-2015?
I was charged with DUI in CA in 2014, plead to wet reckless in 2015. As terms of my plea, I completed an alcohol education program, paid all fines and penalties in full and was sentenced to 2 years probation. I'm 48 years old. This is my only arrest and conviction. CA DMV suspended my driving privileges in August 2014 for 4 months. My license was not suspended as a result of the criminal plea, only through DMV based on my arrest and breath test. CA will only restore my driving privileges if I complete a 12-week in-state program. Since I live and work in CT, I cannot complete the CA program. My CT driver's license is set for renewal in Sept 2016. DMV informed me on my renewal form that I must appear at DMV, not AAA to renew my license. I am concerned that CT will suspend my privileges as a result of the CA DMV suspension from 2 years ago. May CT suspend my license at this point? What can I do to prevent the suspension?
Do you know the complexity of the query you pose? You are asking a question which requires research of multiple states...
Will a misdemeanor DUI from 3 years ago effect me getting a new job?
Hello, I work in IT and I have received an offer from another big company. I'm wondering if my misdemeanor DUI from 3 (06/21/2013) will affect me passing the background check? (plea 9/25/2013) I disclose in the following in the application "Have you had any motor vehicle violations for which you pled guilty or paid a fine within the past three years? Yes Please explain: Stopped on the way home upon lawyers recommendation entered guilty peel for pragmatic reasons" I told the HR person about this and she said they look for more criminal but I wanted a legal opinion. Thanks in advance.
Not unless it's a job that requires you driving for the employer
I was arrested in 2011 for a DUI and driving with a suspended license. How much will cost to get record expunged?
DUI expungement
Just arrested or were you convicted as well? Pricing really depends on the attorney. Where I am you can expect to pay...
Can I get my license in Vermont and not have to put the ignition interlock in my car?
My license was taken from me for medical reasons (medications) the day after a car accident that became a manslaughter with a mv dui. It was taken in 2010 I was then convicted in 2012. I received time and 1 year suspension. In order to get my license back CT statue says I must have an ignition interlock and show medical proof from dr.'s that I'm off meds and it's ok for me to drive.
If you are a CT licensee, then you will need to abide by their requirements before another state is going to issue you...
I am licensed in CT - Do I need to have an ignition interlock device installed for a DWAI drug conviction that happened in NY?
should I have to have an interlock device installed in my car for the CT DMV for a NY DWAI - DRUGS (driving while ability impaired - drugs) conviction? No alcohol was involved - I pled guilty to DWAI drugs which is why NY didn't make me put it in my car.... Now the CT DMV is suspending my license and requiring IID installed for a year...
Yes you do. Follow the directions provided to you in the DMV suspension letter and do not drive your vehicle until you do
Does NY only report DWAI convictions in the tri state area? What state DMVs will NY DWAI conviction be reported to?
A few months ago I pled guilty to a DWAI drugs in NY. I was a CT resident and licensed in CT @ the time. I just moved to FL. Ironically the same day I arrived here, a letter from the CT DMV was sent to my CT address advising me that my CT driving privileges will be suspended in a couple of wks. If I were to obtain a FL license and no longer hold a CT license, will my FL license eventually be suspended even if I wasn't licensed in FL @ the time of the conviction/incident? ALSO, should I have to have an interlock device installed in my car for the CT DMV if it was a drug conviction and no alcohol was involved?
If you're able to remove all the holds, FL won't likely suspend your license.