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HARTFORD — Three Hartford men were arrested after a stolen car incident, followed by some vigilante justice.

Hartford Police say around 7:45 p.m., they got a call from Felix Cruz, about a multi-car crash that involved a stolen car. The incident happened at the intersection of Airport Road and Wethersfield Avenue.

When officers arrived, they were told that Cruz saw his stolen Toyota, driven by Gerado Santiago, in the south district of the city, and began chasing it north on Wethersfield Avenue.

Cruz wound up running a red light, and struck a car. Santiago lost control of the stolen car, and struck the front porch of a home at 637 Wethersfield Avenue.

Once stopped, Cruz, and his friend, Osniel Gonzalez, began assaulting the Cruz with a baseball bat. All parties were arrested, and charged:

Arrested: Gerardo Santiago 06/17/88 of 217 Wethersfield Avenue Apt. 6 Hartford, CT

Charges: Larceny 3rd, Reckless driving, Using M/V without owners permission, criminal trover 2nd and Breach of peace

Arrested: Felix Cruz 08/21/81 of 34 Madison Street Apt. 1W Hartford, CT

Charges: Assault 2nd, Reckless driving, Operating M/V without license and Breach of peace

Arrested: Osniel Gonzalez 03/01/84 97 Grandview Terrace Hartford, CT

Charges: Assault 2nd and Breach of peace


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