Hobbits, bad habits bring heat



Last Wednesday, around 8:20 p.m., a man threw a fit after seeing “The Lord of the Rings” books in the Yale Bookstore, Lt. Michael Patten said. He also threw the books around the bookstore, police said. Reginald Hill, 40, of New Haven, “went in and just started picking books up and throwing them,” Patten said.

Frodo had his revenge after police threw the book at Hall, charging him with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.



Driveway debacle

Last Wednesday, criminal mischief was reported at the Trumbull College Master’s House, police said. Someone allegedly “broke a piece of flagstone on the ground,” Patten said. The damaged flagstone was part of the driveway of the Master’s House.

No arrests have been made.



This thief got an ‘F’

This past Wednesday, around 1:30 p.m., a professor stopped a thief from stealing a laptop from his office, Patten said. The attempted theft occurred in Room 259 of the Becton Engineering and Applied Science Center.

The theft was thwarted when the professor saw the man walking out of his office with his laptop, Patten said. After the man saw the professor, he dropped the computer and ran, police said.

Patten said laptops are appealing to thieves because they are valuable, easy to steal if not secured, and easy to transport and hide.

No arrests have been made.



Library thievery

Last Thursday, around 3:20 p.m., a theft was reported from Cross Campus Library. Police said a female student left her pocketbook in the library. When she returned to her seat, she noticed that her wallet was missing.

No arrests have been made, Patten said.



Smoke and mirrors — and tinted windows

January 26, around 4 p.m., police arrested a man on the corner of Elm and Temple streets for possession of marijuana. Patten said police stopped Dwayne Fyne, 26, of New Haven, for a motor vehicle violation, and when Fyne lowered his tinted window for police, a blast of marijuana smoke hit them in the face. Police said they found a small bag of marijuana in the console of Fyne’s car.

Fyne was charged with possession of marijuana, operating a vehicle with illegally tinted windows, driving without insurance, and failure to carry registration, Patten said.

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