Police said 30 to 40 teens entered the Shell Gas Station at 335 Capitol Ave. after leaving a party, damaged and looted the store, then took off.
An adult and juvenile then arrived at the store, took items and caused further damage, according to police.
Police identified the adult as Travon Shirly, 21, of Hartford, and said he began fighting with officers. He was arrested and his juvenile companion was processed and released at the scene scene.
Hartford police released surveillance footage and said they have identified several of them thanks to their families, schools and the CTfastrak bus service.
"You had a school reach out to us and drop about eight names right away --- boom, boom, boom," Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said.
Police said at least three parents brought their children to the police station to turn themselves in.
The manager of the Shell said he's happy families stepped up.
"I appreciate everyone calling me. It really makes me feel better, like I cannot believe that," Amir Orjani said.