Hamden man pleads guilty to Beinecke document thefts

April 10, 2002
Former Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library employee Benjamin W. Johnson pleaded guilty Monday to stealing first-edition novels and rare historical signatures from Yale last summer and selling them over the Internet from his University of Wisconsin-Madison dormitory room. Prosecutors struck a deal with Johnson, 22, of Hamden, that required him to admit to three »

City appeals release order for Jovin file

April 9, 2002
The city of New Haven filed an eleventh-hour appeal in state Superior Court Friday to keep thousands of pages from the case file of the Suzanne Jovin ’99 murder investigation out of the public eye, saying that airing portions of the file would put potential witnesses’ lives at risk and help Jovin’s assailants escape justice. »

Police arrest third man on mugging charges

April 5, 2002
Yale police arrested a third man Tuesday in connection with the three recent armed robberies near campus. Police said Darrell Geyer, 25, of Bridgeport, was involved with all three of the recent muggings. He was charged with three counts each of first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and conspiracy — one for each of the crimes in »

State appeals FOI order in Jovin case

April 4, 2002
Despite a recent Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission decision to the contrary, the New Haven Police Department might not have to release thousands of pages from the Suzanne Jovin ’99 murder investigation case file just yet. Accusing the FOI Commission of making an “arbitrary, unsupportable and capricious” decision in its February ruling ordering the NHPD »

Police charge 2 men in campus robberies

April 2, 2002
Police arrested two men Friday in conjunction with last week’s string of campus robberies, Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said. Marquel Redd, 19, and Julius Smith, 17, both of New Haven, were allegedly involved with two of the three incidents — including the mugging at gunpoint of a Yale sophomore — that occurred near the »

Professor helps police the police

April 1, 2002
Nestled away in the cozy confines of Brewster Hall, studying the latest developments in French economic policy, political science professor David Cameron does not fit the profile of a community-minded New Haven resident. Like perhaps many Yale faculty members, he is sometimes more concerned with what is happening in Brussels than in Newhallville, and he »

Affidavit alleges details of Yale officer’s fraud

March 29, 2002
New details have emerged in the case of the Yale police officer arrested on charges of workers’ compensation fraud. The arrest warrant affidavit for 58-year-old Richard Nicholson — sidelined since September 1996 because of a motorcycle injury he suffered on the job — alleges that he worked as a traffic controller in Montville while simultaneously »

Student mugged at gunpoint over break

March 25, 2002
A Yale sophomore was robbed at gunpoint on High Street outside of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity last Wednesday night. Shortly after 10:15 p.m., Eve Holwell ’04 was walking on High Street toward Crown Street when two men walking the opposite way approached her. One of the men grabbed Holwell’s arm and pointed a gun »

Perambulating rage and a hashpipe

March 8, 2002
Most students are angry with the newspaper after they see their names in the crime blotter. But for Daniel Mulloy ’02, his alleged animosity toward the media may have been the very thing that got him in print. Around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, Mulloy and three other individuals were meandering High Street, Yale »

Lasaga’s lawyer files appeal of federal sentence

March 6, 2002
At his federal sentencing hearing, former Saybrook Master and convicted child pornographer Antonio C. Lasaga wanted leniency. Instead, he received a 15-year federal prison term. But the former Yale geochemist is not done fighting for a reduced sentence. Lasaga’s attorney, Diane Polan, filed a motion in late February to appeal his federal sentence on convictions »

Naples loses liquor license for good

March 5, 2002
Naples Pizza and Restaurant lost its liquor license for good last week after its owner failed to pay a $12,500 fine from the establishment’s most recent run-in with the Liquor Control Commission. In October, the popular Wall Street hangout had its license suspended for 75 days after commission agents found the restaurant was illegally selling »

Lasaga’s assets to be searched in lawsuit

March 4, 2002
The family of the boy former Saybrook College Master Antonio C. Lasaga molested now has the right to search for $3 million worth of Lasaga’s assets. This finding, which came as a pre-judgment remedy imposed against Lasaga last Monday in civil court, marks the beginning of a lawsuit initiated by the boy’s family against the »