Man arrested after failing to present a pistol permit to police
HARTFORD- Police arrested a man who reportedly failed to present a Connecticut pistol permit after a firearm was found in his vehicle on Saturday evening.
Hartford police say it all happened when officers from the South Conditions Unit were conducting a motor vehicle stop in the area of 1 Julius Street around 9:20 p.m.
According to the press release, officers allege the suspect tried to conceal an unknown item under the drivers seat of the vehicle. When the suspect stepped out of the vehicle officers say they found a firearm beneath the drivers seat.
Authorities say the suspect identified as Xavier Cruz-Echevarria, 22, of Hartford, was arrested after he failed to present a Connecticut pistol permit.
The firearm was described as a Silver, Beretta Model 96/40 caliber firearm containing seven live 40 caliber rounds.
Cruz-Echevarria faces numerous charges and his bond was set at $350,000.