New Britain police looking for man in attempted kidnapping and assault

Published on Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:15
Written by Lisa Backus


NEW BRITAIN - Police are looking for a 21-year-old Ellis Street man who allegedly assaulted and kidnapped a woman Sunday morning on East Street.

Shaquille Marquez, with a last known address of 535 Ellis St., fled West Hartford, East Hartford and state police, who had been alerted that New Britain officers were looking for him.

Several people called 911 around 10:40 a.m. to report an assault and a kidnapping taking place at 194 East St.

Bystanders told police a man could be seen assaulting a woman, whom he forced into a black Honda with the Connecticut license plate AF37072.

The car had tinted windows, chrome rims and “V-Tech” written in red lettering on the lower doors, bystanders said.

Police later found the woman unharmed in New Britain, Capt. Thomas Steck said. She is not being identified because the case is considered domestic violence.

Officers are still looking for Marquez. New Britain detectives have obtained a warrant for his arrest on a charge of violation of conditions of release.

He will be held on $50,000 bond when he is found, police said.

Court records indicate that Marquez had been arrested on Sept. 18 on various charges, including interfering with police, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, second-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, evading responsibility and failure to drive in the proper lane.

He is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior on those charges today.

Anyone with information is asked to call 860-826-3000 or leave a tip on the Community Tip Line at 860-826-3199 or online at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:15. Updated: Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:18.