Hartford Police have arrested a man for the second time in three weeks after he was found illegally carrying a gun on Saturday.
Police said they learned that Jose Rivera-Cruz was near Bond Street, armed with a gun shortly before 5 p.m. When officers tried to initiate a motor vehicle stop for motor vehicle violations, police said Rivera-Cruz engaged them in a short vehicle and foot pursuit that ended on Columbus Boulevard.
Rivera-Cruz was found in possession of a RAC .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun at the time of his arrest, according to police.
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He was arrested and is facing multiple charges including reckless driving, evading responsibility, criminal mischief, misuse of plates, criminal trespass, interfering with police, weapons in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a pistol/revolver, carrying pistol without permit and engaging police in pursuit.
Rivera-Cruz was held on a $1.2 million bond.
Officers said Rivera-Cruz was also arrested on Bond Street less than three weeks ago. Police said he was found in possession of a Colt M-15 rifle, a stolen 9mm Glock handgun, 366 bags of heroin/fentanyl, 6 grams of crack cocaine, 4 suboxone films and 37 rounds of live ammunition. He had been released on bond.