Hamden Police make arrests in drugs, shoplifting cases

From the Hamden Police Department:

HAMDEN – Members of the Hamden Police Department Street Interdiction Team, Patrol Division and Emergency Services Unit executed a search and seizure warrant Thursday at 129 Shepard St. that was the result of a month long drug investigation.

Samuel Mcelveen

During the search of the residence, officers observed Samuel Mcelveen throw a pillow case out of the window. The pillow case contained 123 wax folds of heroin, weighing 30.5 grams.

Mcelveen, 65, of 129 Shepard Street, Hamden, was charged with Sale of Narcotics and Possession of Narcotics with the Intent to Sell.

Mcelveen was detained on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on Dec. 21.


HAMDEN – Hamden Police responded to Kohl’s Department Store  at 2380 Diwell Avenue on the report of a shoplifting at about 7 p.m. on Nov. 24

Marcus Jarman

“Investigation revealed that Marcus Jarman stole a watch from the store,” said police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. “While being pursued by a loss prevention officer, Jarman advised her that he was in the possession of a firearm.”

Moments later, Officer Rachel Zinni observed Jarman in the rear parking lot of 2380 Dixwell Avenue. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

Jarman, 32, of 147 Cook St., Waterbury. was charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden today.

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