Most students are angry with the newspaper after they see their names in the crime blotter. But for Daniel Mulloy ’02, his alleged animosity toward the media may have been the very thing that got him in print.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, Mulloy and three other individuals were meandering High Street, Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said. But apparently Mulloy and the trio were out for more than a refreshing brisk walk in the cool New Haven air.

Police said the 22-year-old Mulloy in particular was knocking over garbage cans and dumping them into the street as he walked. The molecular, cellular and developmental biology major then shifted his attention to some activities with a more ecological bent when he overturned several potted plants along the sidewalk, breaking the pots and, in so doing, devastating the flora, Patten said.

To cap it off, police said Mulloy and company took out the remainder of their aggression on a blue Yale Daily News distribution box and knocked it to the ground. Some of Mulloy’s early morning destruction ended up damaging a car parked on the side of the street, police said.

An officer finally caught up with Mulloy and arrested him on a charge of third-degree criminal mischief. Mulloy declined to comment when reached late Wednesday night.

Night-schooler brings something extra to the carpool

Carpools usually end with kids getting dropped off for school or for Little League practice. But 19-year-old night-school student Lindsay Claus’ most recent carpool ended with a drug arrest.

Claus, a Bridgeport resident who is working toward her high school diploma, said she and a friend were in New Haven around 3 a.m. on March 3 picking up someone from work. But the pickup got postponed when Claus’ friend, who was driving, got pulled over for driving while intoxicated, police said.

When the officers stopped the pair, Claus opened her purse and pulled out what Patten called a “vial of marijuana.” But Claus said it was only a seed. Either way, it was enough to give Yale’s finest cause to search the purse and uncover a marijuana pipe, Patten said.

Police then arrested Claus and charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia and gave her a summons to appear in court.

Shoplifting: It’s not just for rebellious teens anymore

Many elderly people flee to Florida to escape the cold Northeastern winters. But this gentleman is a different sort.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, was a cold and miserable day, so one cannot blame the 63-year-old William Moeler for wanting to bundle up with a warm Yale sweatshirt.

But the police blamed him for allegedly stealing it.

Moeler, of Howe Street, was shopping in the Yale Bookstore last Wednesday evening, apparently looking for some shelter from the bitter cold outside, when he allegedly decided that donning a thick layer of Eli blue would do the trick. So he grabbed the sweatshirt off the rack, placed it in a plastic bag he was carrying, and went out the door, police said.

But while he made it out the door, he did not make it out of the radar of Yale Bookstore security.

Patten said security personnel followed Moeler all the way from the Bookstore to College Street, where he was eventually apprehended and arrested.

Maybe now Moeler is thinking more seriously about a condominium in Miami Beach.