Daily Blotter – Feb. 18

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Shooting Victim Identified
Hartford police have identified the man found dead Tuesday night as James Evans, 21, of Hartford. Police were called to the area of 38 Congress St. just before 7 p.m. Tuesday and found Evans, who was suffering from gunshot wounds. His identity was released Wednesday.

Robberies Solved, Items Found
East Hampton police say they've solved nine daytime break-ins in three Connecticut communities. The break-ins happened in the fall of 2008 in East Hampton, Portland and Glastonbury. During the investigation, police found 11 stolen guns and hundreds of stolen items. Keith Bray, 22, of Portland is being held on $28,000 bond. Four other people have been charged in connection with the break-ins.

Whole Lot of Phone Cards Stolen
Someone broke into a New Haven business through the air conditioning and got away with $3,000 in phone cards and $100 cash, New Haven police said.

The break-in at the Grand Avenue business happened just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. The alarm went off, bringing police to the scene but the person or people had already left.

Schoolyard Shooting

Two people were shot early Wednesday morning at a New Haven elementary school. Police responded to the Lincoln Bassett Elementary School on Butler Street around midnight. A girl was found shot in the arm and a boy was shot in the stomach. Their conditions are unknown Wednesday morning.  Police said 50-60 other young people were also hanging around near the scene.  School is not in session this week.

Bond Increased in Valentine's Day Stabbing

A Bristol judge has increased the bond to $3 million on James Carter, the Bloomfield man charged in his ex-girlfriend's stabbing death on Valentine's Day. Authorities and family of Tiana Notice, 25, said the Plainville woman had complained to police just a few hours earlier that Carter was violating a restraining order against him.

Conviction Upheld in Drug Related Shooting

Connecticut's Supreme Court has upheld a Hartford man's murder conviction in the fatal shooting of an East Hampton man over a drug transaction. Rhondell Bonner was imprisoned for the 2002 shooting death of Scott Houle, 31. Authorities have said the shooting occurred when Houle tried to buy cocaine from Bonner and they fought over payment.

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