On Tuesday, July 20th, at approximately 1:10 am, Sgt. Lukanik of the Middletown Police Department reported hearing possible shots fired while he was patrolling the area of Main St. & Grand St.
Seconds later Central Dispatch received anonymous reports of a drive by shooting in the area of 42 Grand St.
Responding patrol Officers located spent shell casings in the roadway in the area of 42 Grand St, and spoke to several witnesses who confirmed the shots fired and gave a vehicle description. Although the shots were reportedly in the direction of several bystanders outside 42 Grand St, no one was reportedly injured at the scene.
Sgt. Lukanik had also observed a vehicle (matching the description given by witnesses) leaving the area at a high rate of speed, and was able to catch up to the vehicle on Main St. in Cromwell. With the assistance of Cromwell Officers, as well as additional Middletown Officers, a felony motor vehicle stop was conducted, and three occupants were interviewed. One occupant admitted to the shooting, and upon searching the vehicle a handgun was located. Further investigation revealed that the handgun was reportedly stolen from North Carolina. All three occupants were arrested and charged with the following:
Jason Maxwell (Age 28) was charged with:
-Unlawful discharge of a firearm
-Reckless endangerment first degree
-Carrying a pistol without a permit
-Weapon in a motor vehicle
-Criminal attempt to commit assault first degree
-Theft of a firearm, and was held on $150,000 bond.
Sean Goldston (Age 24) was charged with:
-Conspiracy to commit assault first degree
-Possession under four ounces of marijuana
-Possession of marijuana within 1500 feet of a school, and was held on $50,000 bond
Rasheem Grimes (Age 22) was charged with:
-Conspiracy to commit assault first degree, and was held on $50,000 bond.