Halloween hijinks and shrub-pulling

Early Sunday morning at around 1 a.m., a Berkeley College junior allegedly relieved himself on an unsuspecting late-night diner in the Ezra Stiles College dining hall.

Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said Dustin West ’04, captain of the Yale men’s tennis team, entered the dining hall and proceeded to a gate that separates the serving area from the eating area. West then urinated on the gate and on a person standing near the gate, police said.

West was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree and with disorderly conduct, Patten said.

West declined to comment on the incident.



Gourmet Heaven heckling

Friday morning at around 12:30 a.m., a woman harassed customers while standing at the entrance of Gourmet Heaven, police said.

Margaret Holloway, 51, of New Haven, colloquially known as the Shakespeare Lady, blocked the store entrance to Gourmet Heaven.

Holloway then yelled and screamed at people walking by the store, Lt. Patten said.

Holloway was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.



Marijuana and tinted windows

At around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police stopped a man for speeding and found marijuana in the suspect’s car.

Police pulled over the car of Robert Harlow, 21, of New Haven, at the corner of Congress Avenue and Daggett Street. After Harlow rolled-down his window to talk with police, a gust of marijuana smoke rushed out of the smoke-filled interior of Harlow’s car.

This provided police with probable cause to search Harlow’s car, after which police found marijuana amounting to less than four ounces, Patten said.

Harlow was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harlow was also charged with having illegally tinted windows on his car.



Branford Halloween happenings

Early Friday morning, at around 12:20 a.m., police reported to a courtyard in Branford College in response to complaints that people were knocking over garbage cans and pulling out shrubs, Patten said.

Police said the suspects all wore dark clothing.

One of the suspects was wearing horns.

No arrests were made.



Hard-boiled Halloween havoc

On Thursday at around 3:40 p.m., police arrived at Yale Parking Lot #19 at 17 Mansfield Street — less than a block away from the Yale Police Station — in response to complaints of early Halloween mischief. Upon arrival, police found that six cars were plastered with eggs, Patten said.

No arrests were made.

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