Manchester police execute search warrant at hotel, South Windsor police cruiser rammed


MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — An investigation is underway following a search warrant execution that happened on Spencer St. in Manchester Thursday morning.

Manchester police said early Thursday morning, officers with the Manchester Police Department, Capitol Region Emergency Services Team, and East Central Narcotics Task Force executed two search warrants on two rooms at the Hawthorne Suites.

The execution of the warrants resulted in the seizure of firearms and narcotics and a total of two people were arrested.

During the execution of the warrant, members of the CREST team encountered two cars in the parking lot of the hotel unrelated to the investigation. One of the cars rammed a South Windsor Police Department cruiser in attempt to flee the scene. The officer was not injured, but the suspect pushed the cruiser in order to flee the scene.

A second car also fled the area and followed the first car at a high rate of speed. The first car was determined to be stolen out of Tolland and was recovered in Wethersfield.

Anyone who may have witnessed the cars involved in the collision with the police cruiser are being asked to contact Manchester police.

Manchester police said the search warrants were a result of an investigation stemming from firearms, narcotics, and other criminal activity in that area. Over the course of this year, officers have responded to this location a total of 140 times for incidents involving narcotics, noise complaints, trespasses, thefts, burglaries, and motor vehicle complaints.

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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