University

Federal investigators fault Yale in Dufault ’11 accident

August 16, 2011 • 13
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 17, at 3:23 p.m. The metal lathe that killed Michele Dufault ’11 in a Sterling Chemical Laboratory machine shop April 13 lacked federally-mandated safeguards, and Yale failed to uphold several safety measures in the machine shop, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation has found. Because Dufault was not an employee of »
City

New Haven sees 21st homicide; set for deadliest year in a decade

August 13, 2011 • 2
New Haven is on course for its deadliest year in a decade after a street brawl led to the city’s twenty-first homicide Thursday. Sean Reeves, a 16-year-old male was shot four blocks from University Towers near the intersection of George Street and Day Street Wednesday at approximately 9:20 p.m. He died Thursday at the Hospital »
City

DOE cites Yale for underreporting crime, sex assault

May 27, 2011 • 18
The Department of Education has found that the University violated several federal regulations — which include a mandate to report all sex offenses to the government — at the end of a nearly seven year-long investigation into the Yale Police Department last week. Now Yale could face punishment ranging from fines to reduced federal funding »
A dozen Yale Police Department officers were stationed on Old Campus during Spring Fling to maintain order.
City

Fewer arrests at Spring Fling

April 27, 2011 • 1
While students celebrated at Spring Fling, Yale’s police department, security and concert staff worked to maintain a sense of order amidst Old Campus parties and alcohol-fueled mischief. The Yale Police Department only deployed about 12 officers to Old Campus during Spring Fling, but the department’s head of patrol, Lt. Joseph Vitale, said that one student »
City

No suspect for High Street shooting

April 27, 2011 • 0
Although the Yale Police Department announced that it arrested a man near campus shortly after the April 23 shooting on frat row, city police say they have no reason to believe he was responsible for that crime. YPD Chief Ronnell Higgins said in an April 23 campuswide email two hours after the incident that the »
City

Briefly: Shooting near Stop & Shop

April 27, 2011 • 1
A security guard at the new Stop & Shop on Whalley Avenue called the New Haven Police Department around 8:35 p.m. reporting that he heard gunfire nearby. According to NHPD spokesman Joseph Avery, responding officers found shell casings one block away, but no victims or witnesses could be located. A spokesman for Stop & Shop »
City

Briefly: Two New Haven cops rehired

April 27, 2011 • 0
The New Haven Police Department announced on Tuesday that it is rehiring two of the cops it laid off in February. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. laid off 16 cops Feb. 17 because of budgetary concerns, a move that prompted more than 200 officers to march on City Hall. But now officers Louis DeCrescenzo and Casey »
City

Shooting on High St.

April 25, 2011 • 535
New Haven violence invaded Yale’s fraternity row this past weekend. A city resident was shot on High Street near fraternities Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon at approximately 12:48 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses on the scene reported hearing three to four shots. YPD Chief Ronnell Higgins sent out an e-mail to the campus at 2:30 »
University

BREAKING: Shots fired on High Street

UPDATED Saturday 6:32 p.m. A New Haven resident was shot early Saturday morning on High Street near Yale fraternities Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Yale Police Department Lt. Joseph Vitale said that the victim was not a Yale student and that his injuries were not life-threatening. Witnesses on the scene reported hearing three »
City

Security union begins negotiations

April 22, 2011 • 2
Amid a dispute between Yale’s police union and the administration, Yale Security has begun the first steps of the unionization process without conflict, despite a tumultuous start. In October, Yale Security narrowly voted 66 to 62 in favor of unionization, but the National Labor Relations Board did not certify the results until Nov. 9 because »
City

BRIEFLY: Witnesses testify at hearing of alleged killer of Yale doctor

April 22, 2011 • 0
Three witnesses testified in New Haven Superior Court Wednesday against Lishan Wang, the accused killer of Yale doctor Vajinder Toor. The witnesses appeared as part of the probable cause trial against Wang, who has been charged with killing Toor in April 2010. Toor was shot multiple times outside of his condominium in Branford. The three »
Frank Limon, who transferred from River Forest, Ill. in April, has faced criticism from a number of sources during his tenure in New Haven.
University

UP CLOSE | A tough year for NHPD chief

April 21, 2011 • 1
Frank Limon could not have known what the Elm City had in store for him. It has been a tough year for New Haven’s police chief, ever since he arrived on April 5, 2010. Budgetary issues, union struggles, and a rise in violent crime have all marred the public and internal cohesion of the city’s »