Prospect shooting wounds suspect

April 13, 2004 • 0
New Haven police officers fired several rounds at two suspects they say reached for a firearm near the corner of Prospect Street and Edwards Avenue Monday afternoon, injuring one of the men, New Haven police Lt. Herman Badger said. Initial reports suggest the confrontation began with a road rage incident in Fair Haven, near Clinton »

Police arrest man for thefts

April 7, 2004 • 0
University police arrested a man in Morse College Tuesday they say is responsible for four burglaries from students’ rooms in the past week. Donald Daluz, 31, of Hamden was arrested for burglaries in Morse and Davenport College Tuesday morning and burglaries at Davenport and Ezra Stiles College committed earlier in the week. Yale Police Chief »

Bomb scare closes Yale Law School

April 5, 2004 • 0
A suspicious bag that caused a bomb scare and closed down portions of the Yale Law School for several hours Saturday afternoon was determined to be harmless, University police said. The Law School was holding a conference Saturday entitled “The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education: Reflections on the Last Fifty Years,” which included »

Racism by Yale police alleged

April 2, 2004 • 0
Asked whether he had ever been discriminated against by the University police, Edwin Foster ’05 replied, “Of course.” Foster said last year he and several of his fraternity brothers, who are all black, entered the computer cluster in Connecticut Hall and logged on to computers. The group was only in the cluster for a few »

Former suspect persists in suit vs. police, Yale

March 31, 2004 • 0
Former political science lecturer James Van de Velde ’82 will ask a U.S. District Court judge this week to reconsider the decision to dismiss his lawsuit against the New Haven Police Department and Yale, his attorney said Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Chatigny dismissed Van de Velde’s federal claims with prejudice in a decision »

Police ready for new space

March 29, 2004 • 0
In late April, University Police will break ground on an expanded new police station on an empty Ashmun Street lot behind Swing Space, said University Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith, who oversees police and security on campus. The construction will continue an overhaul of the quality and location of the department’s facilities which began last year. »

Lasaga may pay victim millions

March 22, 2004 • 0
Former Saybrook College Master Antonio C. Lasaga is liable for $16.5 million in damages to the boy he molested, a jury decided March 10 in New Haven Superior Court. Lasaga and the New Haven Board of Education were codefendants in the lawsuit filed by New Haven attorney Frederick Trotta on behalf of the boy, known »

Fear of bomb closes Beinecke

March 22, 2004 • 0
Police believe trash left over from a meeting of the Yale Freestyle Dueling Association was the cause of a bomb scare that closed Beinecke Plaza for several hours on March 7. Police were contacted around 1:30 p.m. by a person who had noticed a suspicious package near a trash can in front of Woodbridge Hall »

Victim testifies in civil suit vs. Lasaga

March 5, 2004 • 0
The young man sexually assaulted by former Saybrook College Master Antonio C. Lasaga testified briefly yesterday in the civil suit filed by his family against Lasaga and the New Haven Board of Education. The man — identified in court as John Doe to protect his identity — spent less than five minutes on the stand »

Molestation suit reveals flaws in mentor system

March 3, 2004 • 0
Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday in the civil suit filed against former Saybrook College Master Antonio C. Lasaga and the New Haven Board of Education by the family of the boy Lasaga was convicted of sexually assaulting. Lasaga met the boy, who is being called John Doe for the purpose of the trial, through a »

Prostitution is hard work in Elm City

March 3, 2004 • 1
Michelle, a New Haven prostitute, is an enigma. Speaking on the phone, she is an odd mix of naive and worldly, sweet and belligerent, sincere and vulgar. At one point, she says she hopes her story will help other women avoid her bad choices. Only minutes later, she asks whether this article could help her »

Fire dept. faces charge of bias

February 27, 2004 • 0
New Haven firefighters, aldermen and community leaders alleged at a press conference Thursday that the New Haven Fire Department has deliberately prevented minority firefighters from receiving promotions. The firefighters claim the department has eliminated a number of management positions that minorities once held and have changed the captain’s and lieutenant’s exams to stop minority promotion. »