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7/8/2023 - 7/8/23 - Firearm Arrest

Hamden Police - News Release

DATE: 7/7/23

CONTACT: Sgt. Angela Vey-Public Information Officer

PHONE: 203-230-3767

PIO #: 23-034

On July 6th, 2023 at 6:30pm, Officer Joseph Seagren was patrolling in the area of Morse Street and Saint Mary’s Street when he was flagged down by a concerned citizen. The citizen stated that he just observed a male on a moped traveling on Morse Street while waving a firearm in the air.

Officer Seagren immediately observed a moped traveling in his direction. Officer Seagren attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop, however the moped refused to stop. The moped traveled a short distance maintaining a slow speed, eventually turning the wrong way down Goodrich Street. The operator of the moped drove into bushes located in front of 149 Goodrich Street and immediately fled on foot down the driveway holding his waistband with both hands. The operator, later identified as Jaishawn Richardson, ran around the rear of the house, and back out on to Goodrich Street where he was located and taken into custody.

The New Haven Police Shooting Task Force was in the area and assisted with the investigation. Officers then located a 9mm handgun in the rear of 155 Goodrich Street. The firearm was later determined to be reported stolen.

Richardson was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Theft of a Firearm, Interfering with an Officer, Engaging Police in a Pursuit and Breach of Peace. Richardson was held on a $250,000 bond and was given a court date of July 20th, 2023, at Meriden Superior Court.


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