Man captured after Hartford chase had been released three weeks earlier on firearms, drug charges

Man captured after Hartford chase had been released three weeks earlier on firearms, drug charges

Pursuit ends in Hartford with arrest on Saturday evening

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A man is in custody in Hartford Saturday night after leading police on a car and foot chase. 

Police attempted to stop Jose Rivera-Cruz on a traffic stop in the Bond Street area Saturday evening. Officials say Cruz engaged officers in a short car and foot pursuit. 

Man leads police on a chase in Hartford; gun recovered

The chase ended on Columbus Blvd. According to Hartford Police, Rivera-Cruz was in possession of a handgun at the time of the pursuit.

He was arrested on October 31 while in possession of several drugs and firearms including over 300 bags of heroin/fentanyl, a Colt M-15 rifle, and a stolen handgun. Police also seized 37 rounds live ammunition during his October arrest. 

Rivera-Cruz is currently detained by police and is being interviewed by members of the Felony Violence Reduction Team at the Hartford PD.

(WTNH) – Hope you had a great Saturday, we did see a good amount of melting during the day. Temps will drop below freezing tonight, so patchy icy areas are expected. Sunday does cooler and some mixed precipitation is possible Sunday night. This shouldnt cause major issues for the shoreline or for the morning drive on Monday, but well be watching it closely! Next week looks dry but chilly.


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