The arrests involved attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, attempted homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a fire arm from a vehicle, aggravated assault on an officer, aggravated battery with a motor vehicle, property damage, inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, hit and run, trespassing and fraud.
The first incident happened Saturday, March 26 at about 2 a.m.
Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Lake Mary Boulevard and Sanford Avenue where a deputy was conducting a traffic stop.
While the deputy spoke with the occupants stopped at that intersection, a Ford Explorer occupied by four people approached.
According to the offense report, the victims in the Explorer alleged that Justin Berube, 27, of Sorrento had pointed a shotgun at them and shot one round at their friends in another vehicle.
While they relayed this information to the deputy, Berube, in a Jeep Cherokee, turned east onto Lake Mary Boulevard from South Sanford Avenue.
The deputy called for back up and followed the vehicle, asking the victims to drive behind him. Deputies conducted a felony traffic stop on the Jeep and secured four subjects, of which only one, Berube, was arrested.
According to the offense report, the four victims in the Explorer stated they were at Lake Jesup Park and received a call from a friend saying that the suspects were on their way to the park to fight them.
"The victims were all scared so they got into their vehicle and began to leave the park," the report said.
The suspect vehicle eventually came up to their vehicle facing the passenger side and the victims observed Berube, the front seat passenger, stick a shotgun out of the window and point it at the victims in a reckless manner, the report said.
"The victims stated they were in fear for their lives and that they ducked down in their seats," the reporting officer wrote.
Two females who were in Berube's Jeep said other shots were fired prior to this incident and stated that some unknown suspect shot at them first, and then Berube fired one round at the victims, the report said.
No weapons were found in the Explorer and they denied involvement in shooting any type of weapon.
A Winchester .20 gauge shotgun and Luger .22 were recovered behind the front passenger seat of the Jeep. The shotgun had four live yellow rounds with one in the chamber. The ruger had seven rounds with one in the chamber, according to the report.
"A yellow spent shotgun shell was later recovered near the area where the victims stated the shooting took place," deputies said.
Berube was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and firing a weapon from a vehicle.
At 4 p.m. that same day, the Sanford Police Department responded to shots being fired in the area of 25th Street and Georgia Avenue.
Four suspects were in a gray Chevy, which was reported stolen in Volusia County, an arrest report said. The driver of the vehicle was not apprehended.
Anthony Holley, 18, of Sanford was arrested and charged with trespassing and fraud for giving a false identification to a law enforcement officer.
Blake Ward, 19, of Sanford was sent to Central Florida Regional Hospital and received a notice to appear for charges of trespassing and resisting an officer without violence.
According to the arrest reports, a witness saw Holley run from the passenger side of the Chevy. The arrest report said that the officer saw smoke in the area and several residents running in the street. When the officer saw the Chevy all four doors were open on the vehicle.
The third incident occurred on Easter Sunday.
According to Sanford Police Department spokeswoman, Cleo Cohen, an Easter celebration in Academy Manor started out "a very peaceful day."
Cohen said that although the event is usually a smooth one, two subjects, who had been in a confrontation the night before broke out in a fight at the event.
Andre Cashe, 23, of Sanford was arguing and yelling profanities toward another man, the arrest report said. This was after the men had already been intervened and warned that violence would not be tolerated at the event.
About six hours later, the officer observed a "a portion of the crowd moving rapidly toward the intersection of Bob Thomas Circle and Carver Avenue." The officer found Cashe engaging the other man in a fistfight, and during the fight, officers observed several other men jumping in and taking punches at the two.
The two were handcuffed and Cashe was charged with resisting an officer with violence, inciting a riot, and disorderly conduct.
As the subjects were being walked back to a patrol vehicle two other subjects, Andre Cashe's nephew, Gerald Ward, 21, of Sanford, and a passenger Allen Cashe, 19, of Sanford, started Ward's vehicle in the middle of a large crowd and accelerated in a reckless manner.
While officers were attempting to stop Ward from driving through the crowd, Ward ran over a 24-year-old male, the report said. He then crashed into a marked Sanford Police car and then into multiple other vehicles, in an attempt to "run over a uniformed Sanford Police Officer."
Ward was apprehended after several M-26 Taser deployments by several officers were made.
"There were so many people at this event, it was great that no more people got hurt," Cohen said.
According to Cohen, the officers would have been completely justified to use deadly force, but were able to apprehend the subjects with Tasers instead of having to open fire.
Six vehicles were hit and two people went to Central Florida Regional Hospital for treatment, Cohen said.
Ward was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on an officer, aggravated battery with a motor vehicle, resisting an officer with violence and property damage of $1,000 or more, reckless driving, two counts of hit and run.
Ward's passenger, Allen Cashe, was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence.