Freshman receives threats

September 28, 2007
A Branford College freshman was the target of vandalism and a series of threats over the last week, spurring a flurry of rumors around Old Campus and a constant police presence outside Vanderbilt Hall. In an e-mail to his college’s freshmen late Wednesday, Branford Master Steven Smith warned that a student had reported “several disturbing »

Stats show rise in burglaries, thefts

September 26, 2007
Burglaries and thefts on campus increased sharply last year, according to the 2006 Yale University Report on Campus Security. The annual report, e-mailed to the Yale community by University Secretary Linda Lorimer on Tuesday, shows an increase of over 50 percent in on-campus burglaries and thefts in 2006, following a year during which there was »

Police chief warns campus of rape

September 24, 2007
For what may be the first time, Yale Police Department Chief James Perrotti brought an alleged rape to the attention of the University community in a campus-wide e-mail. In a Community Alert e-mail sent on Friday evening, Perrotti said University officials had recently been informed of an “off-campus acquaintance rape,” though no formal criminal complaint »

Elis face fines for drinking

September 21, 2007
At back-to-school festivities in the past few weeks, Elis have played hard-fought games of beer pong, downed vodka shots, wandered around with Solo cups, and received several-hundred dollar fines for doing so. Police have cracked down recently against underage drinking because of last October’s change in Connecticut liquor law, Yale Police Department Sgt. Steven Woznyk »

Forum reveals local concerns about NHPD

September 19, 2007
For the residents who showed up at a forum last night to discuss the trials and tribulations of the New Haven Police Department, one former police officer’s words seemed to sum up their concerns. “Show it to me, and I’ll believe it.” These words, spoken by former officer Cliff Templeton, captured the concerns of the »

NHPD welcomes 30 new officers from police academy

September 14, 2007
Thirty newly graduated officers of the New Haven Police Department are wrapping up their first week on the job, the latest in a major expansion over the next year and a half. The new officers, who graduated from the police academy last Friday, made their debut Sunday night on the late night shift and have »

Thieves strike third college

September 11, 2007
Timothy Dwight College is the latest dormitory to be affected by room robberies after being hit with at least three thefts over the past weekend. Three TD students had money stolen from their wallets, a week after cash was taken overnight from the wallets of two Davenport seniors and a Berkeley College student in their »

Crime rate holds steady

September 6, 2007
Though summer students at Yale were hit with a string of street robberies and room thefts, Yale and city officials said the level of crime around campus this summer was comparable with the same period in 2006. Major incidents in the last few months included a series of thefts from Morse College rooms, thefts of »

Waterbury teen wounded in Crown Street shooting

September 5, 2007
A 19-year-old woman from Waterbury was the victim of a non-life-threatening shooting early Sunday morning on Crown Street between College and High streets, on the border of campus. Ashley Talavera was sitting in the back seat of a car parked across the street from the popular restaurant and nightclub BAR, when up to five shots »

Burglaries hit dorms

September 5, 2007
A first-floor suite in Davenport College was burglarized early Sunday morning, rounding off a series of room thefts over the summer. Two Davenport seniors had cash stolen from their wallets while they slept after a burglar entered their five-person suite through an open window. Earlier in the summer, a number of Yale Summer Session participants »

Spike in crime hits campus

June 12, 2007
A recent spate of crimes targeting Yale students has prompted YPD officials to release e-mails warning students of what they said is an “ongoing threat.” The same day that undergraduate dorms closed, a graduate student was the victim of an attempted armed robbery near the intersection of Mansfield and Sachem Streets. Four other robberies were »

Imposter defrauds immigrants by claiming to work for Yale

May 24, 2007
Receiving promises of legal residency and the reassurance of the Yale name, numerous immigrants from around New Haven paid thousands of dollars to a man wrongly claiming to be a lawyer at the “Amnesty Law Clinic” at the Yale Law School. Ralph Cucciniello was arrested in New York City earlier this month as part of »