Pizza man robberies are on rise

February 26, 2004 • 0
Delivery men from three separate pizza delivery companies were robbed at gunpoint at the same New Haven address Saturday night. Delivery men from Papa John’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, and Pizza Empire were all called to 231 Starr St., during a three-hour period Feb. 21 and robbed. The crimes are part of a recent rise in »

Police arrest past employee

February 18, 2004 • 0
A former Branford dining hall worker was arrested Thursday for last summer’s theft of more than $30,000 worth of students’ property from the college’s summer storage, University Police Chief James Perrotti said yesterday. Roger Bowers, 52, of New Haven, was arrested on charges of burglary in the third degree and larceny in the first degree, »

SOM student evades gunpoint robbery

February 16, 2004 • 0
A School of Management student was the victim of an attempted armed robbery Thursday evening, the student said. The student said he was approached by a masked man with a gun as he walked near Science Hill at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The attempted robbery is the latest in a string of armed robberies on campus »

University chooses Aylward to direct campus security

February 13, 2004 • 0
University officials have hired George Aylward, a former police chief for Middletown, Conn. and the University of Minnesota, to be Yale’s new director of security, University Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith said. The search for a new director of security began in the fall, Highsmith said, and Aylward was chosen from a pool of highly qualified »

Jury picking continues for Lasaga civil trial

February 13, 2004 • 0
Jury selection is scheduled to continue today in the personal injury case filed against former Saybrook College Master Antonio Lasaga and the city of New Haven by the family of the boy Lasaga sexually assaulted. Lasaga pleaded no contest in 2002 to charges of assaulting the boy, who he met through a city mentoring program. »

Increased laptop thefts concern police

February 12, 2004 • 0
Luis Castellano, a.k.a. Jose Rivera, 30, of New Haven, was arrested Jan. 22 by University police for stealing a laptop from a Yale dorm room. Upon questioning by detectives, Castellano led them to three more laptops he had stolen — all from students’ rooms. Castellano’s case is only special in that he was caught. Across »

Report finds Harvard security has gaps

February 10, 2004 • 0
Severe security and police problems have caused Harvard University to have nearly four times the violent crime of Yale, a recent study by the Student-Alumni Committee on Institutional Security Policy concluded. Yale had 27.1 percent as many allegations of violent crime on campus as Harvard during 2001 and 2002, the most recent years for which »

Cabin fever brings havoc, search for change

February 6, 2004 • 0
There is no law against tidying up your room. But police would prefer if your trash found its way to a trash can — rather than out a window. Police arrested Jeffrey Kelsey ’05 Jan. 17 for reckless endangerment after he allegedly threw weights, lamps and other objects out of the fourth floor window of »

Disputes postpone YPBA settlement

February 4, 2004 • 0
A debate over pensions and how to discipline police officers has held up negotiations between the University and the police union — negotiations that have now dragged on for 19 months after the current contract expired. University officials and leaders of the Yale Police Benevolent Association, the union representing 55 police officers, met again yesterday »

Van de Velde settles suit

January 26, 2004 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. James Van de Velde ’82, the only suspect ever named in the 1998 murder of Yale senior Suzanne Jovin ’99, will receive $80,000 in a settlement of his defamation suit against Quinnipiac University, he said Saturday. Van de Velde, 43, a former dean »

City resident Felder is arrested for robberies

January 23, 2004 • 0
Police arrested Thomas Felder Thursday for a Nov. 22 street robbery of two people, one of whom was a University graduate student, Yale Police Chief James Perrotti said. Police allege that Felder, 29, of 165 Starr St., New Haven, came up behind a man and woman walking near the Esplanade Apartments on Prospect Street and »

Fire breaks out in Science Hill home

January 21, 2004 • 0
A two-alarm fire did extensive damage to graduate student housing on Science Hill Tuesday afternoon, leaving several University students homeless, Yale Fire Marshal Michael Johns said. At 3:45 p.m., the New Haven Fire Department received a report of a fire at 360 Edwards Street, NHPD communications officials said. The fire did severe damage to the »