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Hartford police boast of street racing bust, other accomplishments

May 6, 2019

HARTFORD — The city’s police department took to social media to boast about its accomplishments — most notably a street racing bust that result in an arrest and multiple summonses and tickets.

Sunday afternoon, the Hartford Police Department posted a graphic on its Facebook page showing all the things the department had accomplished Saturday. This included the street racing detail, which yielded 22 summonses, 52 tickets, 57 written warnings, one arrest and five towed cars.

Also included in this not-so-humble brag was a warrant that resulted in the seizure of “two guns, cocaine, marijuana and cash from a drug dealer,” and a clean up on Maple Avenue.

Accompanying the graphic was a paragraph of text reading: “Yesterday ... the rain held off long enough for us to get a few things done. Morning cleanup, afternoon Narcotics warrant and an evening race detail. HPD is an all inclusive police department that offers a range of services to our community. We will keep the streets clean of litter, guns and drugs and illegal racing, because we care about our community having a good quality of life.”