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State Police K-9 Captures West Hartford Suspect

Cody Farley. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

West Hartford Police responded to calls from two residents and a State Police K-9 was able to capture a suspect who already had three active warrants.

Cody Farley. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

Cody Farley. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

By Ronni Newton

Reports from two West Hartford residents early Monday morning have led to the arrest of a West Hartford man who already had three outstanding warrants for his arrest, police said.

According to West Hartford Police, the first call received was from a resident of Randal Avenue who thought he saw the light from a cellphone outside his back door.

About an hour later, police said, another call was received from a Knollwood Road resident who told police that she had heard her sliding glass backdoor open and then close.

A State Police K-9 was deployed and was able to track and located the suspect, Cody Farley, 19, of Brookmoor Road in West Hartford, hiding behind a tree on Vine Hill Road. The K-9 had tracked Farley across New Britain Avenue and across South Main Street.

Police said that Farley refused to stop for the officers and the K-9, and took off running through area backyards. The K-9 captured him by the leg.

The capture took place at approximately 2 a.m., police said.

Police said that Farley was found to have three active PRAWN warrants for his arrest.

Farley was treated on the scene by medics after he was apprehended, but refused transport to the hospital, police said.

He was charged in this incident with interfering with an officer and third-degree criminal trespass. He was also charged on two counts of violation of probation, one count of failure to appear. He is being held on $37,500 surety and $5,000 cash bond.

Farley was previously arrested in Nov. 2015 for involvement in a hit and run accident on I-84 while driving a stolen vehicle. According to court documents, Farley was found guilty on several charges stemming from that arrest and was still on probation.

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  • Good job West Hartford Police! Just a tip to homeowners with sliding glass doors. Whether you have a lock or not on the door it’s always a good preventative measure to put a piece of wood on the tracks so the door can’t be slid open from the outside. There are also other ways to achieve this, this one being the cheapest and quickest.

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