Yale police to open Dixwell outpost

The Yale Police Department will set up a community outreach center at the corner of Lake Place and Dixwell Avenue as part of the University’s broader revitalization efforts along the beginning stretch of Dixwell Avenue. The YPD will take over the first floor of the three-story apartment building that once housed Broadway Liquor. The creation […]

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Charges against Gocksch ’12 dismissed

No criminal charges will be filed against Michael Gocksch ’12, the driver in the May 26 crash that killed Marina Keegan ’12. Gocksch appeared in Orleans District Court at 2 p.m. Thursday for a hearing after Massachusetts State Police sought charges of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and reckless driving against him. The magistrate […]

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Eli fined for taking friend’s exam in Ireland

An Irish Yalie was fined €200 on Tuesday for taking his friend’s physics final examination in the Irish secondary school system. Conor Dooney ’12, a former member of Yale’s cross country team, and his friend Stephen Boucher pleaded guilty in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to charges of impersonating each other during a Leaving Certificate examinations […]

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State to try 17-year-olds as juveniles

Connecticut will treat 17-year-olds who have committed non-felony crimes as juveniles under its judicial code starting Monday. The move completes the incremental implementation of the state’s 2007 “Raise the Age” legislation, under which 16-year olds began being treated as juveniles at the start of 2010. While several legislators threatened to delay the bill’s implementation, Gov. […]

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NHPD union names new president

Louis Cavaliere Jr. was unanimously elected president of New Haven’s police union on Wednesday, putting him in a position his father occupied for three decades until last year. After current president Arpad Tolnay announced he would step down from the post amid allegations of union credit card misuse, the union’s executive board picked Cavaliere to […]

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Box 63 liquor license suspended

Late-night hotspot Box 63 will go alcohol-free on Independence Day, after its liquor license was suspended for several underage drinking violations last October. Connecticut’s Liquor Control Commission announced Friday that it fined Box 63 $1,000 and suspended the restaurant’s liquor license for July 3 and 4, the New Haven Independent reported. Those penalties are the […]

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Ninth homicide hits New Haven

The New Haven Police Department is investigating the Elm City’s ninth homicide of the year after a man was found dead in Newhallville Monday morning. NHPD officers responded to reports of gunfire shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday on Bassett Street, department spokesman David Hartman said. When they arrived at the scene, they found Andre Williamson, […]

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NHPD union president to resign

New Haven police union president Arpad Tolnay is stepping down amid an investigation of allegations that he abused union finances. The Elm City’s police officers voted unanimously to call on Tolnay to resign as union president at a Wednesday evening meeting, raising concerns about his use of a union credit card and accessibility to the […]

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Police seek charges against Gocksch ’12

The Massachusetts State Police is seeking criminal charges against Michael Gocksch ’12, the driver in the May 26 crash that killed his girlfriend, Marina Keegan ’12. Gocksch faces charges of motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation and reckless driving, as well as a citation for a marked lanes violation. The charges will be reviewed by […]

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FBI investigating alleged NHPD brutality

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Haven Police Department’s Internal Affairs unit are conducting two separate investigations into police conduct during an arrest in the Temple Plaza courtyard on June 2. Both investigations center on the actions of NHPD Sgt. Chris Rubino, who allegedly beat a handcuffed 24-year-old man who had been fighting […]

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Police union condemns chief

In a strongly worded letter to Chief Dean Esserman this week, the New Haven Police Department union condemned the chief’s leadership. The union called Esserman a bully and said his “outright boorish” leadership has sunk department morale and spurred an exodus of officers in a letter written by NHPD Officer Lloyd Barrett, an executive board […]

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Nineteen-year-old man murdered in the Hill

A man was shot dead Friday evening in the Hill neighborhood, at the spot of a homicide a month earlier. The New Haven Police Department received reports of gunshots at Frank and West Streets at 11:05 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Robert Cirino, 19, with gunshot wounds in the chest and leg, according to […]

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