Get all your Manchester Road Race stories and information here

Hartford sex offender sweep nets 34 arrests

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HARTFORD — On Thursday, in a coordinated enforcement and investigative effort with the United States Marshal Service in Connecticut, the Hartford Police Special Investigations Division Sex Offender Registry Unit conducted a city-wide arrest warrant sweep and address verification/compliance check.

The purpose of the operation was to execute outstanding arrest warrants and to verify sex offenders’ addresses.

Deputies from the U. S. Marshal Service, as well as Officers from the State of Connecticut Office of Adult Probation Office, the Department of Corrections Division of Parole, state police and investigators from the Department of Children and Families assisted in this operation. Municipal police members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven also participated in the operation.

A total of 59 operational locations were visited, which resulted in 24 arrest warrants served, one in-custody arrest for narcotics and six targets currently in the Connecticut Department of Correction awaiting warrants to be served. During the investigative stages, three targets were arrested prior to this operation.

You can see 24 of them people arrested in the gallery above. Also arrested in the sweep, but mug shots were not provided for:

  • Courtney Clarke, 56, of Putnam Street in Hartford. Charged with criminal mischief 2nd (drilled holes in Colt Park portable toilets), $20,000 bond
  • Ricarado Feliciano, 28, of Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford, Charged with failure to verify address, $10,000 bond. Registered Sex Offender.
  • Joseph Gallup, 29 of Park Avenue in East Hartford. Currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. Pending charges of two counts of failure to verify address, $10,000 bond. Registered Sex Offender.
  • Timothy Kerr, 26, of Laurel Street in Hartford. Currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. Pending charges of two counts of failure to verify address, $5,000 bond. Registered Sex Offender.
  • Jose Pedraza, 64, last known address of Main Street in Hartford. Located by the U.S Marshal Service in Florida under an alias and extradited back to Connecticut by the Office of Probation. Pending charges – fourth-degree criminal attempt to commit sexual assault, risk of injury, and two counts of failure to verify address, $250,000 bond. Registered Sex Offender.
  • Luis Rivera, 43, of Pliny Street in Hartford. Currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. Pending charges – violation of probation, $25,000 bond.
  • Shaun Savage, 37, last known address of Standish Street in Hartford. Currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. Pending charges – two counts of failure to verify address, $5,000 bond. Registered Sex Offender.
  • Cord Smith, 52, of Clark Street in New Britain. Charged with first-degree failure to appear in court, second-degree assault, two counts of second-degree failure to appear in court, disorderly conduct, and interfering with police, $125,000. Out of compliance and whereabouts unknown for over two years.
    Sex offender registry violation charges forthcoming. Registered Sex Offender.
  • Angelica Vasquez, 27, of Bonner Street in Hartford. Charged with violation of probation (arrested on 10/29/15), $50,000 bond.
  • James Williams, 27, last known address of Bedford Street in Hartford. Located in Roswell, New Mexico, and extradited back to Connecticut for volation of probation charges. Sex Offender Registry violation charges forthcoming. Registered Sex Offender.