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Gun thrown on roof gets Bridgeport man gun possession charge

December 26, 2018

STAMFORD - A gun thrown onto the roof of a West Side home as police were brought in to search the place for weapons at the end of last week landed a Bridgeport man in jail who claimed ownership of the lethal weapon.

Capt. Richard Conklin said officers in the Narcotic and Organized Crime squad gathered intelligence that led them to believe that a Bridgeport man was helping funnel guns to Stamford by bringing them to a Connecticut Avenue home where they would be stashed.

After obtaining a warrant to search the home, police assembled at the residence at about 8:30 p.m. Friday to execute the warrant.

While searching the bedroom of a 16-year-old male at the home, police found a sock containing six .357 caliber bullets. They also found five knotted bags of marijuana weighing 15 grams.

When police officers looked out the window of a bedroom in the home, they spotted a .357 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol that had been thrown onto the roof probably at the same time they were entering the home, Conklin said.

A Bridgeport man named Frank Massey, 24, was in the home at the time of the search and he signed a statement claiming ownership of the gun.

“We heard of a number of people coming down from Bridgeport with guns and stashing them at the apartment.

Massey, who has a order of protection put on him by a court judge and is not allowed to be in possession of any weapons or ammunition was charged with criminal possession of a revolver, interfering with police and violating a judge’s protective order. He was held in lieu of a $100,000 court appearance bond.

The juvenile, who has a very lengthy criminal record and is not being named because of his age, was charged with possession of a gun without a permit and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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