Teenager killed in Dixwell

April 18, 2011 • 7
A 17-year-old New Haven resident was shot and killed four blocks from Ezra Stiles College on Saturday. After reports of gunshots in the area, New Haven Police Department officers found Vashun Lewis with a gunshot wound to the chest outside of 229 Goffe St. in Dixwell at approximately 12:15 p.m. After he was taken to »

Shop safety questioned after death

April 15, 2011 • 711
Safety standards in the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory machine shop where Michele Dufault ’11 died may not match industry protocol, according to machine shop supervisors at universities across the country. Dufault died of accidental asphyxiation before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning after her hair became caught in a metal lathe. Yale administrators would not answer questions »

YPD union spreads message to prefrosh

April 15, 2011 • 6
Prefrosh and parents were bombarded with campus crime woes as the Yale Police Union took its labor disagreement with the University to the streets. Members of the Yale Police Benevolent Association, the YPD rank-and-file union, passed out pamphlets that said, “Yale and its host city, New Haven, can at times be a dangerous place,” twice »

Yale to investigate accident

April 14, 2011 • 20
After Michele Dufault ’11, an astronomy and physics major, died sometime before 2:30 a.m.Wednesday morning in an accident in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory’s machine shop, officials from the University and federal government have announced separate investigations into the tragedy. Dufault’s death sent shockwaves through campus Wednesday, and University administrators sent out emails with emerging details and »
Michele Dufault '11

Michele Dufault ’11 dies in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory accident

UPDATED: 6:30 p.m. Michele Dufault ’11, an astronomy and physics major from Massachusetts, died last night in an accident in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, University President Richard Levin confirmed in a campuswide e-mail at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Vice President Lorimer, Dean Miller, and I have met with the family of Michele Dufault to extend our deepest »

Assistant chiefs nominated

April 13, 2011 • 0
The New Haven Police Department took a major step Tuesday night toward securing its “fragile” position in the city. In a Board of Police Commissioners meeting at police headquarters on Union Avenue, NHPD Chief Frank Limon nominated three internal candidates to fill the department’s vacant assistant chief positions. The commissioners voted unanimously in favor of »

YPD contract sparks fight

April 13, 2011 • 607
Contract negotiations between the University administration and the Yale Police Department union erupted into a contentious battle Tuesday night. The Executive Board of the Yale Police Benevolent Association, the YPD rank and file union, emailed the News a press release Tuesday that detailed the various disagreements with the administration — arguments that span the more »

NHPD cold case unit solves first crime

April 12, 2011 • 1
The newly minted New Haven Police Department Cold Case Homicide Unit has solved its first crime. New Haven Police Chief Frank Limon announced Friday that Craig “Mousey” Hines will be charged for the June 1, 2000 murders of Lamont Brockenberry and Lakeia Vaughn. This 11-year-old double homicide was solved by the newly formed partnership between »

Shooting near Alpha Delta pizza

April 11, 2011 • 2
Shots were fired near the Yale campus this weekend for the fifth time since the beginning of March. An early Saturday morning shooting at the corner of Elm and Howe streets, next to Alpha Delta Pizza and two blocks from Davenport College, sent New Haven Police patrol cars rushing to the scene. Although the Yale »

Gunfight erupts next to Alpha Delta Pizza

April 9, 2011 • 7
A shooting at the corner of Elm and Howe streets next to Alpha Delta Pizza sent New Haven Police rushing to the scene early Saturday morning. At least five shots were fired around 2:35 a.m., said NHPD Lt. Ray Hassett, the commanding officer at the crime scene. There were no reported injuries related to the »

Police start academy for Yalies

April 6, 2011 • 0
A new city police program to bolster relations with the Yale community has been announced — but even police officials appear to be unsure whether the program is a response to the Oct. 2 Elevate raid. The New Haven Police Department announced the Yale University Police Relations Academy on Tuesday in an effort to improve »

Police respond to crime increase

April 5, 2011 • 1
In the aftermath of a recent spike in violent crime around campus, the Yale Police have gone on high alert. A violent mugging behind Pierson College, a double shooting in Toad’s Place, and four more shootings on the north side of campus in March have prompted increased vigilance from the Yale Police Department, YPD Spokesman »