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Knock, Knock. “Who Is It?”

by Staff | Mar 21, 2013 2:43 pm

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Cops paid a call to a house on Davenport Avenue—and found a “drug factory” pumping out narcotics in four varieties.

Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:

Early Wednesday morning, New Haven cops and U.S. Marshals served two felony arrest warrants on a 38-year-old man living in a second floor apartment on Davenport Avenue in the West River neighborhood. The warrants were for selling drugs in Milford.

When cops knocked on the door, someone inside said “Who is it?” Police heard the sound of people moving around inside. “Believing evidence was about to be destroyed, the officers entered with great haste,” Hartman said.

Cops found the 38-year-old, along with a 23-year-old man, and a 20-year-old woman. They also found “21 evidentiary exhibits including three boxes of handgun ammunition, over three pounds of marijuana, 14 grams of crack cocaine, 14 grams of powder cocaine, 30 bags of heroin, three digital scales, a vacuum sealer, hundreds of assorted bags used for drug packaging, a marijuana grinder, several iPhones, brass knuckles, and $1,257.00 in cash,” Hartman said.

Cops arrested the two men on 10 drug crimes, including operating a drug factory. They also charged the 23-year-old with possession of a dangerous weapon.

In other police news according to Hartman:

Armed Robbery: At around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Officer Huey Young reported to Southern Connecticut State University on an armed robbery complaint. Three young men told him they’d been walking on Farnham Avenue when a masked gunman took their iPhones and wallets. Cops tracked the phones to Fair Haven, before losing the signal.

2 Shot: At 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Officers Paul Mandel and Matthew Abbate responded to a report of a person shot on Winchester Avenue. They found a blue Geo Prizm with a shattered driver’s side window, still running in the middle of the street.

They found a 23-year-old West Haven man sitting on a nearby porch. He had been shot in the left arm. He was taken to the hospital.

Another man, the driver of the Prizm, showed up at the hospital a short time later. He’d been shot in the left hand and grazed on the left side of his head. Neither victim’s injuries were life-threatening.

“Detectives have been investigating several leads in this case but are encouraging anyone with information on this crime to contact them at 203-946-6304,” Hartman said. “Calls may be made anonymously.”

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