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Up Close | Two years later, drinking still a ‘ticking bomb’

October 10, 2008 • 1
It was half-past eleven, but the night was hardly still. Amerigo Fabbri stepped outside on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 27 — almost a year ago — to see roughly four hundred students, dressed in costume and wielding red plastic cups, crowded in the lower and main courtyards of Pierson College. Music blasted from speakers »
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Around New Haven | Men struck by car outside Anna Liffey’s

October 10, 2008 • 0
The New Haven Independent reported that two men, seen linking arms, were hit by a car driving on Whitney Avenue near Grove Street. Initial reports showed that the men were jaywalking, the Independent states; one was middle-aged and one was elderly. Both men were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The accident follows not only a »
City

Light granted parole

October 7, 2008 • 1
After serving roughly six months of his one-year sentence, David Light, the would-be Yale senior from Woodland Park, Colo., has been released on parole. Light, who last spring pleaded no contest to two counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon — a class D felony — and one count of reckless endangerment in the »
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YPD’s new East Rock unit arrests burglar

October 2, 2008 • 0
A Yale Police Department officer arrested Bristol, Conn. resident Rene Colon, on Tuesday at a parking lot near Whitney and Humphrey streets on charges of burglary, larceny, trespassing and interfering with a police officer, according to a department release. The arrest comes just four days after YPD Chief James Perrotti announced heightened police presence in »
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Liquor violations up in ’08

October 2, 2008 • 0
The University’s annual report on campus security, released Wednesday, reveals a dramatic uptick in the number of liquor violations on campus and the continued prevalence of burglaries in 2007 compared to previous years. In an interview Wednesday evening, Yale Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith attributed part of the rise in liquor violations to new standards put »
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Narcotics unit revived

October 1, 2008 • 2
Lt. John Velleca stood at the corner of Whalley Avenue and Sherman Parkway Tuesday afternoon, his hair closely cut and his suit crisply pressed. Although he follows in the notorious and sourly remembered footsteps of his predecessor, he appeared unfazed by his reborn narcotics division’s tarnished past. Velleca, the newly appointed head of the New »
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One dead in post-club shootings

September 22, 2008 • 2
This weekend, the New Haven Police Department responded to two violent incidents near popular downtown night clubs, mere blocks away from central campus. At least one person has died. A fight broke out at the Center Street Lounge at 2 a.m. Sunday as employees were clearing out and locking its doors, according to media reports. »
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Around New Haven: Homicides in city continue to rise over 2007 levels

September 19, 2008 • 0
A spate of shootings in New Haven in the last week resulted in at least three casualties, bringing the total number of New Haven homicides in 2008 to 18 — five more than last year. Last Friday, a victim was brought to the Hospital of Saint Raphael with a gunshot wound to the head and »
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Around New Haven: City officer still in critical condition

September 19, 2008 • 0
New Haven Police Department Officer Diane Gonzalez remained in critical condition Thursday evening, city spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said. Gonzalez was responding to a report of a domestic-violence incident, a man allegedly beating a woman outside at 53-55 Maltby St., when her car collided with that of NHPD Sgt. Dario Aponte on Sept. 9. Gonzalez sustained »
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Grad students question safety

September 17, 2008 • 22
Andy Bellemer GRD ’10 was fast asleep when his car keys were swiped off his bedroom dresser. As he recalled the possessions that were stolen from his East Rock apartment that night in the summer of 2006, the keys, to him, were the most unsettling. He was in the room when they were taken. The »
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Elm City residents honor NHPD sergeant

September 15, 2008 • 0
Hundreds of New Haven residents, in both uniform and plain clothes, lined George Street on Saturday morning to offer words of tribute and mourning in honor of the late Sgt. Dario “Scott” Aponte. The procession led its way up to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church — less than two miles away from the fatal accident »
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Campus crime rates fall during summer months

September 4, 2008 • 1
Following a flurry of burglaries from residential colleges during the summer of 2007, the number of on-campus crimes was cut almost in half during the dog days of June, July and August. There were 65 instances of Part I crimes — which include violent crimes like robbery and assault but also property crimes like burglary »