Union says chief put police at risk

March 2, 2005
University administrators received a letter from the Yale police union yesterday alleging University Police Chief James Perrotti and his management team jeopardized the safety of officers by not informing them of the presence of a potentially dangerous police officer on campus. The Yale Police Benevolent Association, which represents 55 officers and detectives, drafted a letter »

Alleged voyeur asks for rehab

March 1, 2005
The graduate student arrested last month for taking pictures of a female student while she showered in a Morse College bathroom is awaiting a judge’s decision to determine if he can avoid a trial and enter the Accelerated Pretrial Rehabilitation program. Rodney Chan GRD ’09, who was arrested on charges of voyeurism and criminal trespass »

Brawl erupts at Toad’s

March 1, 2005
A brawl broke out at Toad’s Place on York Street late Sunday night after a performance by rapper Lloyd Banks, forcing the remaining patrons to evacuate the club. Brian Phelps, the president of Toad’s Place, said the fight took place in the coat room 10 minutes after the main stage show ended, but that it »

Rose Center is on time, on budget

February 28, 2005
The construction of the Rose Center, the future headquarters of the University Police, is about one-fourth complete and running on schedule, Yale planner and engineer Bob Saidi said. The project began in October of last year and is scheduled to be completed this December, Associate Vice President of New Haven and State Affairs Michael Morand »

Morse reports more intrusions

February 25, 2005
Two more incidents of intruders entering Morse College entryways were reported this week, adding to the growing number of intrusions into residential colleges this year. A student in entryway H reported his laptop was stolen from his room Sunday, while another intruder was found going up the stairway of entryway C. The break-ins into Morse »

Police shootings spark plea for departmental reforms

February 24, 2005
New Haven Police Chief Francisco Ortiz has called for departmental reforms in light of allegations of misconduct in recent police shootings. Ortiz spoke before the New Haven Public Safety Committee last week to answer questions about the two most recent police-involved shootings that occurred in October and December of 2004. He said the police academy »

Woman arrested for threatening relatives near Silliman College

February 22, 2005
University police officers arrested a young woman involved in a domestic dispute early Friday afternoon in her home at 66 Wall Street, University spokesman Tom Conroy said. Clarissa Ruffin, an 18 year-old New Haven resident, was charged with assault in the third degree and threatening during a dispute involving her relatives, Conroy said. “She was »

Silliman sees series of intrusions, theft

February 15, 2005
Adding to a series of intrusions into Silliman College, a Silliman student in entryway F reported that an intruder came into his common room early Sunday afternoon and stole his laptop, his roommate’s cell phone and his suitemate’s money. The incident is the third report of an intrusion into Silliman entryways last weekend. One student »

Silliman reports pair of intruders

February 14, 2005
Silliman College students reported two cases of intrusion by unidentified men into their entryways this weekend, two weeks after the arrest of a Yale graduate student for unlawfully entering a Morse College bathroom. Silliman Master Judith Krauss sent an e-mail to the college Saturday evening after the first incident, the intrusion of a male into »

Warrant outlines rape case

February 9, 2005
Court documents released Monday reveal that the accuser of an East Windsor Police officer arrested last week on rape charges was a Yale graduate student, who alleged months of sexual and physical abuse in a complaint last year to University Police. The arrest warrant states the student met with University Police last December to file »

Police nab officer for sex crime

February 7, 2005
An East Windsor police officer was arraigned Friday on charges of kidnapping and sexual assault following a complaint from a member of the Yale community. University Police arrested Rafael Crespo Jr., 29, Thursday at the East Windsor Police Department, Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said. He said police received a complaint from a member of »

Man arrested for possession of heroin, gun

February 4, 2005
University police arrested a convicted felon early yesterday morning after police officers found heroin and a stolen gun in his possession, University Police Lt. Michael Patten said. Eric Trayman, a 27-year-old New Haven resident, was apprehended by University Police Sgt. Jeannine Hemenway and officers Jennifer Crisco and Michael Claxton in front of the Walgreen’s on »