City

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 »
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University

Police to investigate Vanderbilt fire

April 4, 2011 • 2
An LGBTQ Co-op poster on a whiteboard in Vanderbilt Hall was intentionally burned Friday night, initiating an investigation by both the Yale Police Department and the New Haven Fire Marshal, according to Berkeley Master Marvin Chun. An unidentified person set fire to a poster advertising Pride Month in Entryway F of Vanderbilt, in the Berkeley »
Art with the tag “Believe in People” has been found throughout the city, from the Skull and Bones tomb to the back wall of the Partners Cafe.
City

Community torn over graffiti

April 1, 2011 • 4
A lost dog, an enterprising boy and Anne Frank have both mystified and angered members of the Yale community since October. When a graffiti artist — or potentially artists — with the tag “Believe in People” painted a giant stencil of Anne Frank on a back wall of the Partners Cafe on Crown Street last »
City

Public ponders policing problems

March 31, 2011 • 0
The New Haven Police Department will find it more difficult to be a community police force after the recent layoffs of 16 officers. This was the conclusion of NHPD Lt. Ray Hassett in a discussion with the News at a police-community dialogue session at Barnard School on Derby Ave. Wednesday night. He said that neighborhood »
City

Briefly: New Haven sees shooting within two blocks of Yale campus

March 31, 2011 • 7
New Haven saw another shooting within two blocks of Yale’s campus Wednesday. Two days after the violent mugging behind Pierson College, and less than a week since a shooting at Toad’s Place sent two sent to the hospital, one man was shot in broad daylight at 161 Whalley Ave., the site of the old Shaw’s »
City

Park St. mugging prompts concern

March 30, 2011 • 25
New Haven crime came knocking on Yale’s backdoor Monday night. A graduate student was robbed and assaulted by three unidentified females near the back gate of Pierson College on Park Street, Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins said in a campus-wide alert email soon after the incident. The victim, also a female, was thrown to »
City

No criminal charges for Pundits

March 28, 2011 • 0
The Yale Police Department does not have enough evidence to pursue criminal charges against the Pundits, Yale’s senior prank society, for events that took place at their Feb. 19 pre-tap naked party. YPD Chief Ronnell Higgins told the News in a phone interview Friday evening that the department had concluded its criminal investigation of the »
University

Police close Pundits investigation

March 25, 2011 • 14
After an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, the Yale Police Department will not file criminal charges against any member of the Pundits, Yale’s senior prank society, for events that took place at the group’s Feb. 19 pre-tap naked party. YPD Chief Ronnell Higgins told the News in a phone interview Friday evening that the »
City

Details from Toad’s shooting emerge

March 25, 2011 • 16
New Haven Police confirmed Thursday that both men shot Wednesday night inside Toad’s Place did not sustain life threatening injuries. Still, the nightclub’s reputation is at risk from the shootout. During a local hip-hop showcase in the club Wednesday night, Toad’s employee Fitzroy Ford, 29, was shot in the left leg and attendee Antonio Streater, »
The two men shot inside Toad’s Place were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.
City

Two shot at Toad’s Place

March 24, 2011 • 22
Two men were shot inside Toad’s Place Wednesday night, and the culprit remains on the loose. New Haven Police Department spokesman Joseph Avery confirmed the shootings, saying it occurred around 10:48 p.m. during a local hip-hop showcase at Toad’s. No Yalies were involved, but members of the Yale community should avoid the area, Yale Police »
The two men shot inside Toad’s Place were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.
City

BREAKING: Two shot at Toad’s

March 23, 2011 • 6
UPDATED: 12:27 a.m. New Haven Police Department spokesman Joseph Avery confirmed two men were shot at Toad’s Place on Wednesday night 10:48 p.m. during a local hip-hop showcase. They were seen being wheeled out on stretchers and were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, NHPD Sergeant David Guliuzza said. Guliuzza said there were »
City

Alleged Harvard killers first targeted Yalies

March 23, 2011 • 3
Two men accused of a May 2009 killing in a Harvard dorm allegedly got their start robbing Yalies. Jabrai Jordan Copney — who allegedly shot and killed Justin Cosby in a Harvard dorm after what investigators deemed a failed “drug rip” — and his alleged accomplice Blayn Jiggetts were accused in Middlesex Superior Court documents »