Date: November 10, 2020
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On November 9, 2020 at approximately 9:00p.m. members of the Hamden Police Department and New Haven Police Department conducted an investigation in the area of 1537 Dixwell Avenue.
The investigation led to the arrest of Shikeem Graham. Graham was in the possession of 50 wax folds of heroin and 22 Oxycodone pills. As officers approached Graham, the person that he was speaking with, fled on foot. He was apprehended shortly thereafter. He was tentatively identified as Darese Blue. During the foot pursuit, Blue dropped a fully loaded 9 mm handgun. The handgun had a “large capacity magazine”, which contained 24 rounds. Blue was also in the possession of 5.2 grams of heroin and crack cocaine. While at police headquarters, Blue would not allow officers to fingerprint him.
Hamden Police arrested:
Shikeem Graham, 25, of 518 Clintonville Road, Apartment D1, North Haven. He was charged with Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics with the Intent to Sell, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Sell. Graham, who was released after posting a $2,500.00 bond, is scheduled to appear at Meriden Superior Court on January 13, 2021.
Darese Blue, 24, of 15 Winthrop Street, Apartment 1, New Britain. He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a High Capacity Magazine, Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics with the Intent to Sell and Interfering with a Police Officer. Blue, who was detained on a $200,000.00 bond, is scheduled to appear at Meriden Superior Court on November 24, 2020.
Shikeem Graham Darese Blue