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Chase leads police to arrest of convicted felons

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Hartford police arrested two men after a high speed chase early Saturday morning.

According to police, members of the Shooting Task Force were conducting patrols in the area of Main Street at Cleveland Avenue.

Officers observed a blue Dodge minivan with a NY registration was observed traveling at a high rate of speed south on Main Street. Officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle on Main Street at Asylum Street.

Police said the minivan turned west on Asylum Street and went through a red traffic control signal at Trumbull Street. A motor vehicle stop was conducted in the area of 251 Asylum Street by STF Officers. When the officers approached the minivan, the front passenger made movements as if he was reaching for an item along the side of the door.  At that point the operator accelerated away from the officers.

Officers followed the vehicle to Pulaski Circle and onto Interstate 91 south bound and kept a visual on the vehicle from a safe distance. Officers advised via radio that the vehicle was exiting off exit 27 towards Airport Road.

According to police,  as the vehicle approached Airport Road, an officer deployed stop sticks deflating the mini vans tires. The minivan continued west on Airport Road, across Wethersfield Avenue. On Brown Street just west of Franklin Avenue, the minivan lost control and struck one occupied vehicle and one parked vehicle.

Located in the passenger side front door pocket was a Luger Hi-Point 9mm pistol with a chambered round and magazine containing ten live rounds of ammunition. Also located was several grams of Crack Cocaine.

Police arrested Shermane Rose, 34 and James Canidate, 37 of Hartford. Both men were charged with having a weapon in the vehicle, criminal possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics. Police are still investigating after the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Both Rose and Canidate are convicted felons with extensive criminal histories.

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