New Haven fourth most dangerous city in U.S., according to preliminary FBI data

Preliminary Federal Bureau of Investigation crime statistics released this week show that New Haven is the fourth most dangerous city in the United States. The Elm City follows Flint, Mich., Detroit, Mich. and St. Louis, Mo. as the U.S. city with the largest violent crime to population ratio according to the FBI’s 2010 data. This […]

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NHPD seizes record number of firearms in 2011

New Haven Police Department Chief Frank Limon announced Tuesday that his department had seized a record number of firearms so far this year. The NHPD has seized nearly 92 firearms in the first three months of 2011, Limon said at an afternoon conference with Mayor John DeStefano Jr. in department headquarters on Union Ave, according […]

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Traffic stop leads to drug and weapons bust

A routine traffic stop led the New Haven Police Department to a major drug and weapons bust Thursday evening. A NHPD patrol car stopped New Haven resident Michael Turner for his failure to wear a seatbelt while driving on Sherman Avenue at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. According to NHPD Spokesman Joseph Avery, Turner ran from police […]

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Rudy’s reopens

Rudy’s is open for business. After ending its 76 year long stay on Elm Street last summer, the popular tavern opened its newly built establishment on the corner of Chapel and Howe Wednesday night. The bar and restaurant closed following disputes with its landlord, but Rudy’s manager Emily Robichaud told the News in April that […]

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Fewer arrests at Spring Fling

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 […]

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No suspect for High Street shooting

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 […]

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Briefly: Shooting near Stop & Shop

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 […]

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Briefly: Two New Haven cops rehired

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 […]

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Shooting on High St.

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 […]

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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 […]

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Security union begins negotiations

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 […]

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

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 […]

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