The following arrests occurred in the downtown bar area from midnight on January 1, 2010 until late morning on the same day. Because of the holiday, this is a higher number of arrests than usual for the area. Several venues hosted multiple arrests. I am posting this information as a response to the belief that the crime around these clubs is caused exclusively by Hartford residents. Unless noted otherwise, the arrested individuals have stated their home addresses as towns other than Hartford, such as Ellington, Manchester, Southington, Granby, New Britain, Berlin, Glastonbury, and several from Massachusetts:
187 Allyn Street - four separate arrests on Jan 1st for disorderly conduct (Black Bear Saloon)
188 Allyn Street - one for breach of peace and criminal trespass
188 Allyn Street -one breach of peace and criminal trespass
188 Allyn — one for disorderly conduct
103 Allyn Street - one for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass (The Pour House)
181 Allyn Street - two separate arrests for disorderly conduct (between Black Bear Saloon and NV)
121 Allyn Street - one arrest for drinking in public, interfering with police, and disorderly conduct (at restaurant that does not serve alcohol, but wedged between several bars)
315 Trumbull Street - two arrests for criminal trespass and interfering with police (Hilton)
50 Union Place - two arrests (one is a Hartford resident) for combined charges of criminal trespass, interfering with police, threatening, breach of peace (Up or On The Rocks)
84 Union Place - Hartford resident arrested for disorderly conduct, assault, and interfering with police (Federal Cafe)
190 Allyn - one for disorderly conduct
178 Allyn - one for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass
188 Allyn - one for interfering with police (near Black Bear Saloon)
111 Allyn - Hartford resident arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass (One Eleven Lounge)
315 Trumbull - Hartford resident arrested for breach of peace and assault (Hilton)
50 Morgan St - two arrested for interfering with police (Bristol Bar & Grill in the Crowne Plaza)
188 Allyn - one for disorderly conduct
315 Trumbull - one for interfering with police and disorderly conduct
188 Allyn - one for assault and disorderly conduct
315 Trumbull - one for disorderly conduct and interfering with police
111 Allyn - a Hartford resident for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass
338 Asylum - disorderly conduct and criminal trespass (parking lot near Pig’s Eye Pub and Black-eyed Sally’s)
On January 2nd, there was one arrest in the same downtown bar area, but on January 3rd, there were six arrests there, mostly on Allyn.
WFSB reports that:
A Middletown bar has lost its liquor license after the Department of Consumer Protection said it received numerous complaints.
Police said they’ve been called to Public Bar And Grill on Main Street more than 80 times over the past year to break up fights.Police said the bar is a hazard to public safety because the fights take officers off the street.
Aside from special events, like New Year’s Eve or the major parades, we should not expect officers to be taken off the street in Hartford to deal with barroom brawls.
source: Hartford Police Department’s arrest log
Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford.
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