Sarah Bruley
Staff Reporter
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Sandy Hook Advisory Commission convenes

Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission — a panel of community leaders formed to make policy recommendations on issues surrounding gun violence, mental health and school safety — gathered today to discuss responses to the anniversary of the 2012 tragedy and upcoming release of a report of Adam Lanza’s mental health.

Police arrest Webster Bank robbery suspect

Police identified the suspect as Derrell Soulds, 38, labeled a parole absconder by NHPD spokesman David Hartman in the release. Soulds was taken into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant for the robbery of the Ion Bank in Waterbury, which occurred last Wednesday. Today, the NHPD obtained an arrest warrant for Thursday’s Webster Bank robbery.

Police investigate Webster Bank robbery

Less than a half-mile away from Old Campus, the Webster Bank was robbed last Thursday afternoon.

Elm St. Webster Bank robbed

Police officials arrived at Webster Bank on Elm Street Thursday afternoon after the bank’s officials reported a robbery.

Ebola threat puts response plans in focus

Thursday’s Ebola scare — which instantly triggered statewide concern about the spread of the disease — has brought Yale-New Haven Hospital, the University, the city and their plans to prevent the proliferation of the virus under scrutiny.

Marijuana dispensaries look to curb crime

State officials say new laws have not significantly curbed illegal use of the drug in recent months.

Two found dead in parked car

While making a routine check of a parking garage Sunday morning, a police officer discovered two dead individuals inside a running car.

Yale Dems host community policing discussion

At a meeting with the Yale College Democrats last night, New Haven Chief of Police Dean Esserman stressed the importance of community policing in curbing crime in the Elm City.

Illegal riders tear down Elm Street

Bystanders stood shocked on Elm Street last Monday as crowds of illegal dirt bikers and ATV riders tore down the road.

In boon for Malloy, crime rate drops

This year’s “Crime in Connecticut” report revealed a drop in the crime rate of 8.6 percent in 2013 — bringing the state’s number of reported violent and property crimes down to its lowest level since 1967.

Police investigating shooting threat at Harvard

Over 300 members of the Harvard University community received an email on Friday threatening them with a campus shooting.