Lawyer: Fire was a ‘prank’

Three Yale students arrested for burning an American flag attached to a house were not politically motivated, their lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, William Dow, said that Hyder Akbar ’07 takes full responsibility for lighting the flag on fire early Tuesday morning. Nikolaos Angelopoulos ’10 and Farhad Anklesaria ’10, who were with Akbar at the […]

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Two still held in burning of flag

After their arrest Tuesday for burning an American flag hanging from a Chapel Street home, two Yale students remained incarcerated as of Wednesday afternoon, though the third student was released on bail Tuesday night. According to court records, Hyder Akbar ’07, Nikolaos Angelopoulos ’10 and Farhad Anklesaria ’10 were charged with multiple counts of second-degree […]

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One of three students released on bail after arson arrests

Two of the Yale students who were arrested early Tuesday for burning an American flag hanging from a Chapel Street home remained incarcerated this morning, but the third student has paid bond and was released yesterday. According to court records, Hyder Akbar ’07, Nikolaos Angelopoulos ’10 and Farhad Anklesaria ’10 were charged with multiple counts […]

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Elis jailed for flag burning

Three Yale students, including the son of a former governor of an Afghan province, were arrested early Tuesday morning after burning an American flag attached to a home on Chapel Street. Hyder Akbar ’07, Nikolaos Angelopoulos ’10 and Farhad Anklesaria ’10 were arrested for charges including first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree arson, breach […]

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Local crime rates decline

The first three months of 2007 saw a decline in overall crime in New Haven, but non-lethal shootings were up, following a trend that started late last year, police officials announced Monday. Overall crime for the first quarter of 2007 was down by 6 percent compared to the same period last year, New Haven Police […]

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Local police see recruiting challenges

Though police departments nationwide have been feeling the crunch of decreased applications, the effects of this drop have been felt more strongly by the New Haven Police Department — now in the midst of an expansion effort — than by the Yale Police Department. While the YPD will likely be able to meet its need […]

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NHPD taps new leaders

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. took personal responsibility Friday for recent problems in the New Haven Police Department during a press conference announcing new leadership for the NHPD’s Investigative Services Unit. The new appointments follow the arrest of two Narcotics Enforcement Unit officers — Lt. Billy White and Detective Justen Kasperzyk — on Mar. 13, the […]

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Freshman loses pocket cash to armed robber Friday night

A Silliman freshman was robbed Friday night on Dwight Street. Zachary Abrahamson ’10 said he was walking with a friend from his brother’s apartment on Dwight Street towards Swing Space when he was robbed by an armed man. Abrahamson said Silliman Master Judith Krauss told him later that night that a Calhoun student had also […]

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City reacts to raid on cops

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. As a meeting room in the Elk’s Club on Webster Street began to fill up Tuesday night, New Haven police officers and community members mingled — though perhaps not entirely comfortably — in anticipation of the heated discussion to come. Several of Mayor […]

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FBI arrests NHPD cops

A federal sting investigation into the New Haven Police Department culminated March 13 when FBI agents locked down and then raided NHPD headquarters, arresting two officers — including Lt. Billy White, the head of the department’s narcotics division — and three bail bondsmen at the Chapel Street state courthouse. The FBI took the city by […]

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DeStefano announces city investigation into NHPD

As the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate corruption in the New Haven Police Department, Mayor John DeStefano announced this week that a private research firm will lead the city’s internal investigations. Just over a week after two police officers from the city’s narcotics unit were arraigned on corruption […]

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