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Murder Suspect Arrested
by Staff | Oct 2, 2013 2:40 pm
Posted to: Legal Writes
Police Tuesday arrested a 20-year-old man and charged him with gunning down Devante Jackson on Aug. 15.
Jackson, who was 20, was shot and killed on Aug. 15 at the corner of Rosette and Hurlburt streets. He was shot in the head.
Police department spokesman Officer Dave Hartman said additional arrests are expected. At the time of the shooting, cops investigated the possibility that Jackson was shot from a white Chrysler 300 with chrome rims, tinted windows and a sunroof.
Police will hold a press event about the arrest at 2 p.m. on Friday.
In other police news, according to Hartman:
Operation “Apple Harvest”
Autumn in New England means apple-picking time. This year it also means cracking down on people who sell stolen Apple products.
On Tuesday morning, police raided four New Haven stores known to sell stolen electronics. They raided Wireless Express on the Boulevard, New Haven Furniture Plus and Elm City Wireless on Whalley Avenue, and Wireless Wizard on Chapel Street.
“The raids netted several thousand cellular and smart phones as well as other electronics and an astonishing amount of suspect beauty supplies,” Hartman said.
Police arrested five people for operating as a second hand dealership without a license.
“Thieves can fetch between $75 and $100 for selling a smart phone to an disreputable dealer. It is our hope that these raids and arrests will serve as a strong message, that those who buy stolen goods will be held as accountable under the law as those who steal them.
“Detectives will be spending a considerable amount of time going through the mountain of recovered phones in hopes of matching them up to criminal investigations. Home invasions, robberies and burglaries have already been connected to some of the inventory.
“Detectives are urging people to keep a record of the serial numbers and unique identifying characteristics of their personal property. We suggest a log of home and personal electronics, power tools, cameras and other such items be kept in a safe place.
“People are often surprised at how much stolen property is recovered from criminals and fences. The department’s 2,250 square foot property room and satellite warehouse in Fair Haven are filled with items of value that we’ve been unable to reunite with their owners.”
Car Found In West River
At 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday, soccer players called police from the field at the corner of Rt. 34 and Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. The had spotted a portion of a mostly submerged vehicle visible in the nearby river.
The police department’s diver team responded and found a 2006 Hyundai Azera that had been reported stolen on Monday. The car was empty except for a large rock placed on the accelerator pedal.
At 11 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to Poplar Street on a report of a shooting. They found a 45-year-old man who had been shot in the back. He was treated and taken to the hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Dad Gets A Posse
On Monday at 9:30 p.m., police arrested four men for robbing two 16-year-old boys. The men had tried to rob the boys near East Grand Avenue and Clinton Avenue. The boys managed to flee and told one of their dads. As the father phoned the cops, the robbers appeared. The father gathered a group of people and pursued the robbers, one of whom pulled out a gun. The robbers ran into the basement of a house on Clinton Avenue.
Police found them there and arrested a 21-year-old, a 20-year-old, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old.
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