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Police may be forced to open Jovin files

April 18, 2001 • 0
After nearly two and a half years of refusing to release information about the Suzanne Jovin ’99 murder investigation, the New Haven Police Department may soon be forced to disclose some or all of its file on the case. The state Freedom of Information Commission ordered the NHPD to turn over the lengthy file for »
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State trooper dies from automobile accident injuries

April 17, 2001 • 0
A state trooper who crashed his cruiser in New Haven early Monday morning died in the hospital later in the day. The officer, 29-year-old David Anderson, was off-duty when the crash occurred on State Street at about 1:30 a.m., critically injuring him but leaving his two passengers nearly unscathed. Anderson was driving south on State »
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Intruder apparently enters BR suite

April 10, 2001 • 0
An unidentified intruder apparently entered a Branford suite early Monday morning and set off an alarm when he fled through a fire door, Branford resident Cara Goldenberg ’02 said. The reported incident occurred just two days after a male suspect entered a Pierson student’s room and robbed him early Saturday. Branford College Master Steven Smith »
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Smart Cookie stops brazen Sterling laptop thief

April 4, 2001 • 0
Library laptop thieves beware: Cookie’s on guard. Yale police arrested a man Monday night shortly after he tried to sneak a student’s laptop past Sterling Memorial Library guards by hiding it in the small of his back. After receiving a call from Cross Campus Library advising her of the theft of a laptop there, library »
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Lasaga case on hold for appellate court ruling

April 3, 2001 • 0
The judge presiding over former Saybrook Master Antonio C. Lasaga’s federal child pornography trial will wait until an appeals court rules on a similar case to sentence the professor, delaying the process many more months. The determination of Lasaga’s fate now rests, at least in part, with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which is »
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Reward may draw renewed attention

March 29, 2001 • 0
In a high-profile murder case that grows colder by the day, Yale and local authorities now hope a lot more money and a little more attention could make the difference. The problem, experts say, is that a reward is rarely effective in drawing out reluctant witnesses. Even if it were, would someone who refused to »
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Yale adds $100K to Jovin case reward

March 28, 2001 • 0
In an effort to induce witnesses to come forward, Yale has added $100,000 of its own money to the $50,000 state reward previously offered for information pertaining to the 1998 murder of Suzanne Jovin ’99. New Haven Police Chief Melvin H. Wearing and State’s Attorney Michael Dearington announced the increase to the reward at a »
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Jovin case reward money to increase

March 27, 2001 • 0
New Haven’s police chief and state’s attorney will announce an increase in the reward currently posted for information relating to the 1998 murder of Suzanne Jovin ’99 Tuesday, the television station WTNH reported Monday night, citing unnamed sources. Police spokeswoman Judith Mongillo said New Haven Police Chief Melvin H. Wearing and New Haven State’s Attorney »
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Impact of Naples raid still unclear

March 27, 2001 • 0
The consequences of Friday night’s raid of Naples Pizza and Restaurant by the state Liquor Control Commission remained unclear Monday, although an official said the raid must have been in response to complaints of underage drinking. Commission Administrator Gerald Langlais said the agents involved in the incident would not file a report until Wednesday at »
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Undercover liquor agents raid Naples

March 26, 2001 • 0
Undercover agents from the state Liquor Control Commission raided Naples Pizza and Restaurant late Friday night and detained a large number of Yale students, witnesses said. Between six and 10 agents, some of whom had been covertly observing patrons inside for some time, entered at about 11:45 p.m., preventing patrons from leaving and beginning to »
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Police review board, now a political issue, draws fire

March 26, 2001 • 0
Just days after Mayor John DeStefano Jr. signed an executive order creating a civilian complaint review board for the New Haven Police Department, a group of local activists and politicians gathered at City Hall Friday to condemn the order as inadequate and self-serving. Local activist Emma Jones and Alderman Anthony Dawson, who are championing a »
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City creates new police review board

March 22, 2001 • 0
In a move that he likened to the birth of a baby — with all of the associated difficulties and headaches that suggests — Mayor John DeStefano Jr. signed an executive order at City Hall Wednesday creating a new civilian complaint review board for the New Haven Police Department. The board’s creation will not conclude »