Coliseum hosts mock bomb investigation

December 6, 2002
New Haven police, along with the FBI, investigated the aftermath of three bomb detonations Thursday at the New Haven Coliseum. But yesterday’s investigations were not part of a crime; they were part of the Coliseum Post Blast 2002 School. The investigations took up most of the fourth day of a weeklong program designed to train »

Buses collide en route to Game

December 2, 2002
Four Yale students were rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital and several others were taken to the Hospital of Saint Raphael Nov. 22 after two buses carrying Yale Glee Club members crashed en route to the Harvard-Yale game. Members suffered concussions, split lips, and nosebleeds, and more serious injuries such as a gash on a chin »

The usual suspects: theft, drugs, disturbances

November 22, 2002
Last Friday around 9:30 p.m., a woman went into University Health Services and reported that she was injured by her husband in an argument that turned physical, Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said. The altercation took place in an apartment at 100 York St. Chun-Cheng Kuo, a graduate student at the School of Architecture, was »

Judge closes Jovin files to public

November 20, 2002
Approximately 4,500 pages of documents related to the murder of Suzanne Jovin ’99 remain closed to the public, following a judge’s decision regarding the much-debated case files. In a memorandum of the decision filed on Oct. 31 in New Britain Superior Court, Judge George Levine cited “unlawful procedure” in reversing the decision of Connecticut’s Freedom »

This week: clean and dirty, cameras and drugs

November 15, 2002
At around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, police arrested a man for attempting to steal from the Yale Bookstore, Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said. Police said William Moeller, 64, of New Haven, tried to steal two cans of Lysol from the bookstore. On a previous visit to the bookstore, Moeller was asked by security guards not »

Beginning with Branford, Men of JE start campus conquest

November 14, 2002
Early Wednesday morning between midnight and 4 a.m, a group of Jonathan Edwards College students spread Vaseline on the handles of doors in the Branford College basement and posted hundreds of obscene flyers throughout the college. Earlier in the week, the group planted alarm clocks throughout Branford that sounded at various times of the day. »

Halloween hijinks and shrub-pulling

November 8, 2002
Early Sunday morning at around 1 a.m., a Berkeley College junior allegedly relieved himself on an unsuspecting late-night diner in the Ezra Stiles College dining hall. Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said Dustin West ’04, captain of the Yale men’s tennis team, entered the dining hall and proceeded to a gate that separates the serving »

Affidavit says voters did not know Montano

November 5, 2002
None of the nine people whose ballot applications bear the signature of Michael Montano ’03 actually recognized his name or were able to pick his picture out of a photo array, a signed affidavit states. According to the document, Montano’s signature appeared on the ballots to indicate that he assisted voters in completing the forms. »

Senior faces charges of ballot fraud

November 4, 2002
A Yale senior was arrested in late October and charged with nine counts of ballot fraud, city sources said Sunday. Michael Montano ’03, former campaign manager for Ward 16 Democratic Town Committee co-chair candidates Magda Natal and Denise Maldonado, is charged with falsely affirming that he aided nine Fair Haven voters in completing applications for »

Drinking and drugs on Elm and York

November 1, 2002
At 12:03 a.m. Sunday, two Yale graduate students — a man and a woman — were standing on a sidewalk near the corner of York and Chapel streets when a group of approximately six or seven people walked by and made some obscene comments to the woman, Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said. The man »

UNH to create Crime Scene Training Center

October 30, 2002
An ambitious project at the University of New Haven hopes to put the popular crime television program “America’s Most Wanted” out of business. This past Thursday, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and officials at the University of New Haven announced $2 million in federal funding for the creation of a new National Crime Scene Training Center at »

Russian judges take field trip to New Haven

October 22, 2002
On Jan. 1, 2003, Russia will reinstate jury trials for the first time since the Bolshevik revolution — and it has New Haven to thank. Last week, a delegation of three judges, three prosecutors, and three defense attorneys from Pskov, Russia, visited New Haven as part of a program that introduces Russian legal professionals to »