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2/12/2023 - 2/12/23 - Wintergreen Arrest

Hamden Police - News Release

DATE: 2/12/2023

CONTACT: Sgt. Angela Vey-Public Information Officer

PHONE: 203-230-3767

PIO #: 23-008

On the morning of February 12th, 2023, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) notified the Hamden Police Department that they had Jordan Richards, 5/11/90, in custody. Richards is the suspect from the Assault at Wintergreen School, which occurred on January 31st, 2023. Richards was taken into custody on the strength of an active arrest warrant out of Hamden, which was obtained on February 4th, 2023.

Richards has the following charges awaiting him in Connecticut, Robbery in the 1st degree, Assault in the 2nd degree, Larceny in the 2nd degree, Larceny in the 3rd degree, Interfering with an Emergency Call and Illegal Use of a Payment Card, with a court set bond of $750,000. Richards is being charged as a Fugitive From Justice by the NYPD and the extradition process will now begin.

Over the course of the last week Richards has evaded efforts to take him into custody. He is suspected of engaging various Law Enforcement Agencies in pursuits between Hamden and New York over this time.
We would like to thank all the Agencies that assisted with this investigation and eventual capture of this dangerous individual, especially NYPD Officers who apprehended him earlier today.


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